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This is a mind bender, While doing a shoot using monolights connected to a Nikon D1x I encountered exposure problems. After the lights were metered for the best exposure, I started shooting. The first ten or so shots were fine, and all of a sudden the next ten shots looked like they were 8 stops over, and then it went to looking ok. The first thing I did was switch monolights thinking there was a problem with the flash, this did not resolve the issue. Next I switched camera bodies, still the intermittent overexposure persist. And the 1-800 to Nikon tech support rendered no soloutions either. Can one of you Brainiac's solve this puzzle. One other thing, when I switched strobes I also changed sync cords. I'm open to any wisdom you may share in this annoying problem Thanx in advance

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Did you use the same lens with both camera bodies?

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I have had this problem before in the past. In my case, it was the lens. The aperture was sticking open intermittently. It would show the correct fstop on the camera display but it was actually stuck wide open within the lens. Check your lens out or test this with a different lens and I think that will take care of your problem.

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