My Sea & Sea YS-D2 flash tube has just broken! The unit is only 15 months old, and has done about 300 dives, when I checked my gear pre-dive today I noticed that one of my two strobes no longer worked. On closer examination I found that the flash tube in one strobe was just a pile of powder inside the housing, is this normal after such a short time?
I have just switched from mainly macro work using TTL, to wide angle shots where I use manual mode and generally more strobe power, could this have something to do with the problem?
Can anyone help me with the following questions:
- how/where do I get the strobe repaired (I live on a Caribbean island)
- any idea how much it costs
- I have a spare YS-D1 which I intend to use as a backup do I need to change any settings in either TTL or manual mode to factor in the D2/D1 mismatch (camera is an OMD-EM1)
Thanks in advance guys :-)!