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Inon S 2000 set up

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by Steelyeyes, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    The magnet is only required to turn off the ACC that by default is on. The ACC has to be left on anytime the camera sends a preflash ttl or not is irrelevant. If you set the magnet to turn off the ACC the pictures get dark as the full power is done at pre-flash. Hopefully this is not the case with the op

    The most likely cause of lack of sync is note L RC mode needs to be set to off. Even -2 exposure compensation does nothing to the flash, you need the flash ev to set to -2 which is not what is happening here
     
  2. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

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    I managed to get mine to work for most things. I went with magnets out, STTL, aperature priority. Sometimes depending on what's in the shot (like sand bottom) I get overexposure so I re-aim the strobe or strobes to paint the scene a bit differently with the light. I also look at the pre-shot histogram to kind of plan as best I can for the shot. Works for me. I need to play with it some more but I didn't get as many dives as I'd like on that trip. Buying a house, setting up contractors, and apply for residency really took a lot of time.

    I look forward to more experimentation/learning in March or so.
     
  3. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Loggerhead Turtle

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    I have a D2000 and TG-5. I have found that using the microscope setting and the strobe on Auto has mostly produced good photos. This is with the magnet out. However, I failed no matter what settings I used to get good photos of wide-angle shots using underwater, aperture etc.

    I had lost my magnet but a friend gave me one from his dead D2000. With this in I am getting good results using the underwater setting and Auto on the strobe. I still get good photos using the microscope setting.
     
  4. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    When the Inon (S or D) strobe is selected to sTTL the magnet is irrelevant. If you wish to switch between sTTL and Manual on the S/D-2000 strobes you will want the magnet in. This will cancel the preflash the camera emits for the strobes Manual mode.

    If you are having no exposure from the strobes, you may have the red eye function selected on for the camera. Turn that off. Stand in front of a mirror and take a picture. If you do not see your strobes firing, you are not in sync with the shutter.

    Nem
     

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