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In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

04 May 2012 - 10:47 PM

I have had a Luna for over a year now and the only issues I have with tank pressure are a momentary loss of tank pressure but it starts reading again within 30 seconds or less. The only time I have had any Uwatec computers, Smarttec or Smartpro or Luna,have trouble all the time reading the tank pressure is when the sender was positioned opposite the wrist unit. So it was trying to transmit through my body. I have noticed that it stops displaying my tank pressure around 250psi pretty regularly. Not often I breath a tank below that anyway.

In Topic: Sync Cords -- Single vs Double..thoughts?

04 May 2012 - 10:20 PM

Humpback has it right. If you are doing mostly macro work you can get by with slave. When you start shooting wider angle you will reach a point where the slave becomes unreliable. When you go to say 14 mm lens and open out your strobes the slave will hardly work well. Even in tropical waters.

In Topic: Aiming Lights

07 July 2011 - 06:23 PM

I shoot the 105mm and 60 mostly. In Washington State, USA. This is dark green water. I use the light below. I do not have hot spots. I am able to mount it using the ULCS adapter for the slot in the top of my Sea & Sea housing. I believe somebody mentioned the model number. It is the one with a square flat disk held to a straight ball by a screw and washer. It slides in and you tighten it and attach the strobe with clamp and ULCS adapter for your light. I found the ULCS adapter arm for the sea & sea strobes works with the light below. Also, it has a signal flash mode option. It has come in handy in poor viz to find my buddies. Thankfully, I have not had to use it on the surface.


It does take 5 AA batteries. Bother! It is less than $100.

In Topic: Can old strobes work with digital cameras?

07 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

[quote name='rwe' date='May 29 2011, 11:14 AM' post='283240']
The Nikonos SB-105 must be fired electrically and can not be fired by fiber optics so that is not an option if he is going to use that strobe.

I guess I will stop firing my SB-105 optically then. I have used the sea & sea L fiber optic cord with the SB diffuser and drilled a hole over the slave sensor. hold in place with silicon or duct tap. I am using the Nikon D7000 and rear curtain flash synch. I am looking for fiber optic adapters for point and shoot camera that fires Sea & Sea strobes. I figure I can put the camera end over the SB-105 sensor and the strobe end into the housing.