Tried to formulate a test on this subject last nite Metz CL1 Nikon D100 shooting strictly manual, so here goes as best as I can explain it. 1. late afternoon sun I exposed for the sunset set flash exposure (on the flash) for 1 less stop of exposure on subject, alas everthing overexposed. Test 2 darknes fell manually set camera to 1/60 at 5.6 set metz flash to 5.6 again several overexposures ( this works with all my other cameras, Canon's Bronica's at weddings etc) Now this is gonna throw a curve into it! Battery went dead in camera, inserted new battery, guess what exposures dead on 1/60 at 5.6 for about 10 to 12 shots then back to total overexposures, beginning to ask these questions:
1. Compatibility between metz CL1 and D100?
2. The battery issue brings this one up, voltage surge maybe?
3. Maybe the lens is at fault,Nikkor 85 1.8D, just got it about 1 month ago bought used from KEH, my other lens Nikkor 24-120 works fine in the studio with my Novatrons and white lightnings.
4 Going to test the 24-120 lens tonight with the Metz.
I use the wein safesync to connect between camera and my flash whether its the metz or studio lighting.
Keep you posted and if anyone has any ideas please respond!
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