hmm test it on something that glows, before you start buying stuff...as it can make a serious hole in your pocket
never had UV lamp but think the beam should be purplish kinda. Either way, if it's real UV you should be able to see fluorescence with your naked eye.
as for fluro...read the below, really good source of all kind of information on fluo diving
as for yellow filters, this guy did an awesome comparison of different ones....you can choose one depending on the wavelength of your light. Color wise it will either remove all the blue leaving just green/red or you will get a bit of purplish background...depending which wavelength is filtered.
I have two - Big Blue (generic, think equivalent to Tiffen 12) and B+W 022. Big Blue gives me a bit of purple, B+W pure green. That is with the strobes, light only they are both green.
He also sells some blue lights, but never tested these. Considering his knowledge they might be very good though.
As for filters, I am using sandwich ones from Firedivegear. He has some for D1 strobes:
There is also a flip model. Think they fit D2 but he also does custom ones so pretty flexible. One thing is he is based in US so shipping (plus customs....) might be a bit of a pain. He did have a partner in Netherlands that one could order from but dunno if that's still the option. Drop him and email and ask. Good service though, when glass in one broke (might have been screwed too tight...) , he mailed replacement one at no charge.
There is another company, H2O that does filters in Europe. They look pretty much the same but no idea if it is the same design (at least for Z240). GF just ordered these so she will be testing them for the next few weeks, can report then, albeit she is using different strobes (Symbiosis SS-2).
There are some more designs out there so just look through that first website, plenty of links
Edited by makar0n, 15 July 2017 - 09:36 AM.