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Anglerfish v3.0 trigger issues
ProfF posted a topic in Photography Gear and TechniqueHi I have a brand new Anglerfish trigger (4 dives total). After some training I learned how to reliably turn it on (took a while to get their system). Today I returned to diving and the trigger wont fire. I know that I turned it on (funny blinking blue lights) but the optic bulkhead wont flash. I checked with two cables and then finally resorted to look at the led to see if it flashes. Aside from turning half blind with all the test strobes I could not get it to work. The product manual writes: "If the optical trigger does not trigger the remote strobe, remove the fiber optic cable from the unit and inspect the small high power LED inside the optical bulkhead. Operate the camera strobe serval times and see if the LED blinks while the camera strobe fires. If the LED does flash bright, the fault could be in the optical cable or the strobe settings. Make sure you follow the strobe manufacture’s settings for operating the remote strobe via optical cable. [goes on discussing cable troubleshooting] " The manual does not say what to do if the LED does NOT flash bright.... which is my situation. And again, the battery is ok and the trigger turn on/off sequences work as they should. Any ideas for further checks? (I don't have an electrical cable to test with) Thanks!
Im trying to trouble shoot one of my YS D1 strobes that slowly quit firing last weeek. I've already checked all the obvious stuff (batteries, fiber optic cable, flood, water, settings...) The strobe power indicator lights still glows - so I know it is getting power... it is just quit firing (my second strobe works fine) I was told that I could trouble shoot the strobe by manually firing it in the following manner.... I'm not clear on these directions, so please let me know if you know how to properly do this: 1) remove the sync cord cap 2) using a metal object (like butt end of tweezers) push in the center pin 3) at the same time, press two of the 5 pins (which ones???) This is supposed to trigger the strobe. Can anyone provide more insight into this process - and / or other ideas to trouble shoot the strobe? FInally - if it is the "bulb" it will cost upwards of $200 USD to fix. Is it work the price to fix or would I be better off buying a little INON strobe for $350 instead? Thanks so much!
OMD-EM5 won't always turn on
markw posted a topic in Photography Gear and TechniqueHi, I'm half way through a trip to Raja Ampat and my EM5 is playing up. Yesterday, the on switch didn't work all the time and the problem has got worse today - not turning on at all. Is this a known issue - are there any fixes that I can try? It has not been wet or knocked. Thanks for any advice, Mark