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#1 davichin

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

SAGA has always surprised us UWPhotogs with solutions to long term problems like using ports in a different housing brand by constructing adapter rings or flipon-flipoff wet lenses mechanisms, length changing macro port etc... Now, after several trials by different photographers and Retra of installing a lens at the end of a snoot, they have built their own version which includes very clever and useful new ideas:

- It has a focusing mechanism to adapt to the required distance (the lens screws in-out).
- It has a group of optical fibers to conduct the strobe´s target light to the center, so even strobes with off-centered target lights (Inons, S&S YS-D1...) can be used and "pointed", and with a non-diffused but strong light (see pic).
- It has a rolling disc with different diameters (I guess one can make any shape...) with confirmation "clicks" on every step.

I have not tried it yet but it really seems smart. Contact www.sagadive.com

Pics:

General view:

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Extended lens:


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Inside:

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This is a picture of the target light, which seems very bright:


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One strobe shot:

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Some pool tests:

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Edited by davichin, 10 August 2012 - 03:22 AM.

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#2 RBernardo

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

Hello,
i am lucky, i already try this new SAGA snoot.
I can say is very good. To point, there are no better. I recieved mine yesterday, tested in the pool..., i believed that is the best snoot in the market.
And the most important thing is that i use INON, as you all know, the pilot light is not the center ..., very happy with the fist tests

kind regards

RB

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#3 Udo van Dongen

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:36 AM

I was asking for the price but i already found it: € 500,-. Hoped it was cheaper...

Edited by Udo van Dongen, 24 August 2012 - 12:46 AM.

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#4 haring

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:43 PM

SAGA has always surprised us UWPhotogs with solutions to long term problems like using ports in a different housing brand by constructing adapter rings or flipon-flipoff wet lenses mechanisms, length changing macro port etc... Now, after several trials by different photographers and Retra of installing a lens at the end of a snoot, they have built their own version which includes very clever and useful new ideas:

- It has a focusing mechanism to adapt to the required distance (the lens screws in-out).
- It has a group of optical fibers to conduct the strobe´s target light to the center, so even strobes with off-centered target lights (Inons, S&S YS-D1...) can be used and "pointed", and with a non-diffused but strong light (see pic).
- It has a rolling disc with different diameters (I guess one can make any shape...) with confirmation "clicks" on every step.

I have not tried it yet but it really seems smart. Contact www.sagadive.com

Pics:

General view:

Posted Image




Extended lens:


Posted Image

Inside:

Posted Image



This is a picture of the target light, which seems very bright:


Posted Image


One strobe shot:

Posted Image


Some pool tests:

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this looks awesome! I love the light it creates!

I was asking for the price but i already found it: € 500,-. Hoped it was cheaper...


Wow that would be mnore than $800USD. It is a little bit expensive for me.