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SL960D not firing under water

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by parzdiver, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

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    I bought the strobe second-hand and it didn't have the clear ring of Velcro. Is that something I can buy as a spare part? I believe the strobe was originally part of the DC500 package, so when I got it, it had the "ring" to attach it to that housing, but not the Velcro piece.

    Thanks Joe.
     
  2. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    parzdiver,

    If you visit our websites manual download section, you will find the manual for the Digital Pro Flash that walks you through setting up the Flash Link with your camera. Here is a link to that page: SeaLife Underwater Cameras

    Let me know if this helps and if not, send me a PM.
     
  3. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Parzdiveer,

    PM me your address and I will send you out some parts to help complete your set-up.

    Joe
     
  4. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,168
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    Joe - Thanks much! I'm diving next week in NC and will be testing the strobe. The connection looks good and it is firing fine above water. Underwater will be the test!
     
  5. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Parz diver,

    So how did the flash work with the new set-up?
     
  6. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,168
    1,547
    Thanks so much Joe! Flash is working much better with the new set-up. It is firing every time. Took pictures while diving off Nags Head. A few of them were definitely too "hot" even on the lowest setting.

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    Would the diffuser help with this?

    All my pictures are at Nags Head Diving

    Thanks again for the support! I'll definitely look to SeaLife for any future purchases!
     
  7. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Parzdiver,

    Good news that it is working. Now you want to make sure you have adjusted the auto brightness inside the flash head as it looks like you need to turn it down. Do you have the instructions still? It explains the process in there for adjusting auto brightness.

    Yes the diffuser will help out some with the wshing out.

    Joe
     
  8. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,168
    1,547
    Thanks again Joe. I have attempted to adjust the brightness with the knob on the OUTSIDE of the flash head. I don't see any adjustment options INSIDE.

    Following the instructions, I adjusted the knob, but my test firings all seem to be the same. I had it turned all the way down, but was still getting over exposed on some shots.

    I took these pictures a Dutch Springs quarry. Visibility wasn't horrible, but there was a lot of particulate, creating lots of back scatter. http://www.parzynski.info/Divin/Dutch-8-29-2009/index.htm
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  9. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    These pictures look a 100% better. There isn't much taken close/macro so hard to see if it is overflashing or not. The exposure on most of these shots look dead on.

    The adjustment I meant is inside the head on the right side. It is a slide switch that has 4 settings, 1 - 4. This is the brightness setting.
     
  10. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,168
    1,547
    Thanks for the information.

    I don't think my flash has those settings, the only switch is the "pre-flash" switch. Remember, I have the SL960D, not the newer pro flash. Although I did find some useful information in that manual that is not in the older manual.
     

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