Hi all, Hope everyone had a good xmas? I have just put my new G11 rig together (picture below) but ive got a problem. I used to attach the optical cable for my Z240 to the diffuser for the housing using one of the Inon Cap Set's that just hooked over the top. Now ive got one of the Fantasea BigEye lense's I cant use the supplied housing diffuser. I now need a new way to attach my optical cable in place in front of the flash on the housing. I dont want to attach it to the lense as I will need to remove it for Macro shots. If anyone has any suggestions this would be great, ive seen that Sea & Sea do a mask set but its £50 which seems excessive to me and from looking at what it comes with is slight over kill. I also think at some point im going to need to get another strobe arm as currently have just 1 8inch. Many thanks,
With the new S2000 strobe from Inon, you get an extra bit (I'm sure it has a technical name too), which allows the strobe to fire from the flash without the need for a fibre optic cable. A friend of ours who has the Z240 was convinced that this would work with his strobe as well. It may be worth checking out as it would mean that you would not need to attach anything to your housing. Hopefully someone else can come up with the technical name for the bit. I'm going to call it a sensor for now.
The one downside we have found with this sensor is that it is too sensitive and keeps firing when other people's flashes go off too, even pointing it at the sun on the surface can set it off, which we are worried will reduce the strobes lifetime through lots of needless flashes. Otherwise it sems to work great though.
Hope that's helpful.