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Help with ys01 strobe

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by deeper thoughts, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    The target light stays on when the strobe fires. Is this normal? It does not seem to influence the pix.
    Thnx
     
  2. gstrek

    gstrek Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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    Look again. The target light momentarily turns off when the shutter is pressed and back on after the picture is taken.

    From the YS01 manual:

    "The target light turns on when you
    push the target light switch. The
    target light turns off when you push
    the switch once again.
    The target light turns off when the
    strobe fires, and lights up again when
    the strobe is ready to fire (when the
    Ready lamp illuminates in red)."
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    6,020
    1,763
    113
    I know but we do not see it turn off. I called Sea and Sea and they werent sure either
     
  4. gstrek

    gstrek Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    262
    65
    28
    You got me wondering so I set mine up with the camera in Manual, 1/160 , F8 and forced flash. Camera is Olympus E-PL1.
    YS01 set to TTL and cable in black port.
    Batteries not recently charged.

    Noticed that when recycle time was fast, it was barely noticeable but as I took successive shots, and the recycle time increased, the target light definitely turns off.
     

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