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Issues synching my DS-161 strobe

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Hi,

 

I just got a Nikon d7100 with an Ikelite housing and a ds-160 strobe. So a newbie and might well be missing something obvious!

 

I can't get the strobe to synch. In TTL, the strobe fires but not when the shutter is open so I get lots of dark pictures. In manual, every 5 strobe flashes and ~40-50 shots the two coincide and I get a lit picture.

 

Is it the synch cord that is not working properly or do I need to set my camera to some special settings?

 

Thanks!

 

Giulia

Edited by giulia

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For the ikelite system, it is important that both the strobe and the housing switch are in manual mode ! (or both in TTL mode)

 

If you leave the housing as is and simply put the strobe in manual, I get black images as well.

 

Also, check the position of the little switch underneath the camera tray (should be on the DS125 / 160 / 161 position)

 

if both TTL and manual give problems, it might be the cord.

 

http://www.ikelite.com/support/faq/cords.html

Edited by Cerianthus

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Thanks, it gives issues on both manual and TTL. I think there is a loose connection somewhere as I consistently get black images when both strobe and housing are set to either. I usually shoot with my camera on manual mode.

 

I think you are right it is probably the chord - hoping it is not actually the connectors.

 

Thanks!

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