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#408344 Scarcity of Z330 strobes (still)?

Posted by okuma on Yesterday, 10:28 AM

We're still shooting our 5  Z 240's.

No problems!

#407349 The Inon Black Disc - A Strobe Mystery

Posted by okuma on 20 June 2019 - 09:22 AM

It is a sonic transmitter that sends out a signal when the strobe batteries are too depleted to fire that and marine subjects are now free to swim about.

A similar device was integral to film cameras and activated when the 36 th. frame was exposed.

#406843 Sola Charger;Wanted to Buy

Posted by okuma on 05 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

Thanks to davehicks who sent me a charger, this posting is closed.

Moral: never pitch unused old gear; some one can always use it!

#402203 Ideal length arms for camera set up?

Posted by okuma on 04 January 2019 - 11:01 PM

I went with 2 18" arms for a while, but changed to 2 8 " on each side now. I believe strobe alignment is more critical than going beyond the 2 8" arm set up.

#402202 Subal adapter - wanted

Posted by okuma on 04 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

I purchased new housings, D500, and Reef fitted type 3 port adapters to acomodate older Subal ports.

#401789 RIP Bob Halstead

Posted by okuma on 19 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

We were diving with Bob on the Telita in 1991 and he was passing around a slide of an unknown striped octopus (Mimic) to see if any one could identify it.

#401153 Amazon Basics, Eneloops, or Eneloops Pro for YS-D2

Posted by okuma on 26 November 2018 - 09:12 AM

I have used eneloops and mahas in 240 z for a long time. Both work very well!

#398016 Raja Ampat liveaboard route

Posted by okuma on 31 July 2018 - 11:50 AM

Good time for a good route!

#397525 1" Ball clamps- branded or unbranded?

Posted by okuma on 19 July 2018 - 11:31 AM

+ 10 for ULCS!

As for going the cheap way; some times you get what you pay for and sometimes you don't!

#397113 Just Starting out...Rig Tips

Posted by okuma on 06 July 2018 - 07:14 PM

Others on this thread have identified the better housings. The best method to finalize your choice is to get to a consumer dive show , or DEMA and hold each one and work the controls. This will make the choice for you.

#397112 Storing Batteries

Posted by okuma on 06 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

I solved my potential problem by inserting a section of insulator between the base of the battery and the charger contact.

#397080 Lithium - Ion Battery

Posted by okuma on 05 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

Lithium - ion batteries are becoming more common in diving equipment, especially in U/W lights.

They pack a large amount of energy in a small volume and consequently are potentially dangerous.

The following video will raise your respect for these batteries; particularly in a flooded situation!



#395633 Nauticam rx100m2 housing no bulkhead for vacuum

Posted by okuma on 22 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

Take your housing and vacuum unit to a local machine shop and tell them you need it to be drilled, tapped and spot faced fo your vacuum unit.

Or send it to Reef Photo & Video. They advertise on this site!

#394657 Blackwater photo tips?

Posted by okuma on 22 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

Go to Face book /black water photo group

A full web site devoted to black water diving.

#394409 A New Lembeh Straits Resort

Posted by okuma on 14 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

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