Originally Posted by twvancamp
Thanks for the response, Chris!
I've been propping up the meter in a subject position, keeping the dome on and the flash is set to manual.
I did a very rudimentary test for the ambient meter: putting the meter in even lighting and comparing the results to my phone meter app and an in-camera meter that has been trustworthy. Maybe not a perfect test, but it confirms the meter is at the very least close to on target, much closer than the results of the flash test suggest.
Is it possible the ambient metering works, but the flash metering doesn't?
Or maybe the problem is the compatibility between camera and flash.
Its possible for the flash metering to be out of calibration when the ambient light metering is good.