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Best Strobe for Olympus PEN E-PL1

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by jkotovsky, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. jkotovsky

    jkotovsky Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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    My wife has an Olympus PEN E-PL1 with an underwater housing PT-EP01 and a single Sea & Sea YS-27DX strobe and strobe arm. I would like to buy her an upgrade strobe for her birthday. Questions:
    • What is the recommended single strobe for her camera?
    • Can the YS-27DX be used as a secondary (slave) strobe or is it better to buy 2 new strobes? If 2 new strobes, what is recommended?
    • If we replace the YS-27DX, what do you do with the old strobe?
    Thanks!
     
  2. BHB-Diver

    BHB-Diver Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Florida
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    I found your question because I just received the housing to take my Olympus epl1 underwater and, like your wife, also have a sea and sea ys-27dx. I would like to ask you a question: Have you had any problems syncing the flash to the actual shot? I have been "practicing" on dry land trying to dial in the settings and don't seem to be able to get the flash timing right - nor do I know how to adjust it - and the pictures are coming out almost black when the flash fires, but otherwise normal without the strobe.

    Have you encountered this issue? if so, how did you resolve it?
     

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