2014-11-01 Sail Rock & Hen Island
I struggled with the GH4 + YS-D01 combination compared to my usual 5D3 + DS161. I had the strobes on TTL and that just didn't work, the result is totally unpredictable (usually strobe too weak). Then I changed the strobe to manual, but that didn't work well either because the camera just wouldn't fire. As I learned later, it was still recycling it's internal flash. Not used to that form the 5D3.
The import thing is to set not only the external strobes to manual, but also the camera strobe, and to dial it's power all the way down (1/128). On full power (which is default for manual) the cycle time is 6 seconds.
Next time I'll try with these settings:
1/7 Quality: Raw
4/7 Electronic Shutter: Off
1/3 Firing Mode: Manual
1/3 Flash Syncro: 1st
2/3 Auto Exposure Comp. OFF
2/3 Manual Flash Adjust 1/128
6/7 Shading Comp. Off
1/9 Silent Mode: Off
2/9 Eye Soensro AF Off
2/9 AF Assist Lamp: OFF
2/6 Monitor Luminance: 2*
The import thing is to set not only the external strobes to manual, but also the camera strobe, and to dial it's power all the way down (1/128). On full power, which is default for manual, the cycle time is 6 seconds.
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