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Syncing flash

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by coonie, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. coonie

    coonie Registered

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    I had the DC 1400 with the older model strobe and loved it. I have replaced the lighting with the new Sea Dragon Duo. When the camera is in the underwater mode the strobe is in sync. However in the land mode the strobe does not sync. I don't recall this being the case with the older strobe. Is there a fix?
     
  2. coonie

    coonie Registered

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    Any reason why I have not received an answer here?
     
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    Morning,
    The external flash is in sync with the camera in Underwater External flash mode. In Land mode the shutter and external flash will no longer be in sync. To use the external flash on land, just set the camera for underwater external flash.
    Technically, you can sync the ext flash to land mode but it’s much easier to keep it sync’d to ext flash mode and use that setup on land.

    In Land mode, the camera uses a different flash firing profile with pre-flashes. In Ext Flash mode, the camera does not fire any pre-flashes. Because of this differing flash profile, you would need to resync the external flash every time you switch between Land and Ext Flash modes
     
  4. coonie

    coonie Registered

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    Thanks. And I will add that I am very pleased with the dc 1400 and my new strobe
     

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