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In Topic: Australian Giant Cuttlefish Article and Front Cover

01 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

Nice work! 


I would say that "just off the beach" is accurate but perhaps doesn't describe the difficulty of getting to said beach in the first place. Whyalla is not close to much.

In Topic: one Inon Z240 producing less light

24 December 2017 - 07:02 PM

Those little bits of brown dirt are burn out...sorry for your loss :-) 


The only "official" service available on a Z240 is complete replacement of the internals. Sea Optics has done one strobe for me themselves and sent one to Japan as well. While I appreciated that they could do it, in both cases this took a long time and many unanswered phone calls to them. 


Steve's website is here: http://www.tfmengineering.com.au/Full disclosure, he is a friend and dive buddy as well as a business owner. He did a fair bit of experimenting with one of my Z240s to find the right replacement tubes, and has since changed over four sets. It's nice to have full output out of them again.

In Topic: Official Insurance Thread

23 December 2017 - 03:39 PM

I use professional photographers insurance in Australia, which covers all kind of useful things like checked baggage on flights, stolen from vehicle, rentals while awaiting repair/replacement, etc. It also has a rider to cover water damage from leakage while in use in the housing. Taking the camera body out in the rain is not covered, on the other hand.


Might be worth investigating if similar providers exist for professional photographers in your part of the world?

In Topic: one Inon Z240 producing less light

23 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

Have a look at the tubes. If they are brown-ish on the weaker strobe, you've found your problem - overheating and burn-out. Steve at TFM in Melbourne has replaced inon tubes for me with success.

In Topic: Retras in the water

02 December 2017 - 01:28 PM

The nice thing about cave diving is that there is rarely snow underground. That looks cold!