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JohnVila

Member Since 04 Jun 2017
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2018 03:27 PM
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In Topic: Snoot for Inon Z-240

27 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

Hi. Wondering if a z330 mount might be announced for the retra snoot? Oskar?

 

Cheers John


In Topic: Cowrie from PNG

21 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

The photos uploaded without web address: to be fair to the copyright owners -  1st photo from daveharasti.com/nelsonbay/cowries/Volva_volva1.jpg and second from i.pinimg.com/736x/5c/7c/34/5c7c34fbb5ff531261e527d64cf25472--volva-snails.jpg


In Topic: Cowrie from PNG

21 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hi - definitely a spindle / egg cowry species. I found a similar pictures here:

 

 

 

Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.


In Topic: Cowrie from PNG

21 November 2017 - 05:15 PM

Hi - definitely a spindle / egg cowry species. I found a similar pictures here:

 

"http://www.daveharasti.com/nelsonbay/cowries/Volva_volva1.jpg

 

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Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.


In Topic: Nauticam ttl converter for d500 housing

20 November 2017 - 09:41 PM

So when you mentioned on a dive that you had the problem and shutter release was locked up. Did you change your strobes back to manual during that dive? I just want to make sure that if TTL misbehaved, at least going back to manual would be a good back up. However, if the board decided to act up and there was no way to get around it while on a dive, may be it is not worth bothering with it, I guess.

Hi -- this happened before diving and I dived cameraless!! I can only assume it was a circuit board issue as when I tried a nikon external flash everything was fine. After a third attempt at home with the strobes they started firing normally - beats me but it was very annoying. With the switches on the board both are down - down for inon on left and down for TTL on right. The fact that TTL switch is on does not (as I understand from reading here and elsewhere) preclude the use of manual settings.

 

On the inons I just turn the strobe dial straight to manual. When I use TTL on the strobe, despite the fact the ttl converter itself is lighting to confirm TTL (green light) and the strobe itself has TTL confirmation light (green as well I think) the shots are always badly underexposed. I am not having that problem in manual mode, but it did not matter what I did on the weekend, nothing worked, despite trying all switch settings, changing the batteries etc, I will have to use trail and error over the next few days and if the problem persists I will reinstall the original flash trigger and send the TTL one for repair / replacement as it is under warranty.