Omnishot on HU1. Does it work?
Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:22 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:23 PM
HU1, rarely with a zoom though.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:07 AM
I have found success using the Omnishot with the HU1 so long as the focus puller doesn't turn the HU1 off. If he turns it back on afterwards the lowlight jams the system. This is particularly bad with the microforce connected. I am having far more success with FM70 batteries rather than FM50's.
Clearly the HU1 sucks more power than the HU2 and requires more "surge power" to start it up. This is too much for either my batteries, Omnishot or combination of the two.
Omnishot have been insanely helpful helping me through this problem which has included sending me another unit to help me diagnose. My conclusion is that the Omnishot works better on the HU2 than the HU1 and I would still recommend it on the HU1 but:
Focus Pullers don't turn the unit off at all (a lot don't like to anyway)for fear of that battery not re-sparking the HU1
Focus pullers check both lights are on and green before every shot
You stock up on FM70's rather than FM50's
This still works out to be the cheapest battery solution for the HU1 by a large margin! and I have only good things to say about Omnishot support.
There is still always a chance that I have an issue with my low voltage circuit on my HU1 so I would love it if others would share their experiences of using an Omnishot on an HU1.