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JimSwims

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In Topic: thoughts on mini domes

Yesterday, 01:31 PM

Shooting crop sensor with the 10-17 a mini is definitely the way to go me thinks. Will sure be easier to swim about with to.

Only caveat I can see is losing the ability to practically do under over compositions.

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Advice on a Subsee holder

25 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

Hey Dave,

 

AFAIK the Deeproof adapter is the best option, but then I haven't researched for other options for some time. The one for 100mm ports

works well on the MP60. I liked the solid construction and ability to flip diopter in and out. I did use a hole on the unit to attach a "just in

case" lanyard though the unit never showed any sign of slipping off.

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Z240 erratic behavior after 3 year - expectable?

07 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

Time to start at the start again and go through all your steps, from camera settings, to strobe settings and all equipment connections.

 

*Check camera flash setting. Make sure it isn't set to Red Eye or something odd that will affect sTTL sync.

 

*Assuming a possible issue with optical cables, did you check both ends of cable?

 

*Have you removed the ACC magnet to see if it is corroded and the possible issue?

 

*Check over all camera settings with others using the same. Lots of info on your camera here- http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=52608

 

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Z240 erratic behavior after 3 year - expectable?

02 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

Hi guys!

 

Many thanks for all these valuable feedbacks!

Let me answer to some of the comments:

 

Strobe internal issues - source?

Apart from errbrr, it seems that all of experienced reliability with your Inon strobes themselves (not mentioning the FOs here)...............


@JimSwims,

Maybe it was just obstructing dirt on housing side afterwards, but if I experience some more issues I'll definitely cut the housing-sides of the FOs. Are you saying that a sharp knife would do the trick, or scissors? Is there any partiuclar way to shape the cut for light to travel better.

I am thinking this actually could be the cause, as among last weeks I have regularly removed/inserted my FOs from housing side (which I didn't do in the past), and have possibly damaged them.

Battery cells were fine I presume, as I charge them regularly, and the red ready light came on quite quickly..............................................

 


Thanks again for all the help!

 

 

Hi Nicholas,

 

as Jim Anderson has said above I just cut the affected ends off with a sharp Craft Knife straight across the cables. I learnt early on to

put the FO cable ends in my mouth to wet with saliva before inserting. This helped to avoid the ends bending or flexing when inserting

into the cable ports on the housing. I felt that over time the repeated bending could turn the clear plastic milky.

 

All in all I have no complaints for my Inon strobes. They are compact, relatively light and do what I want when I want. Just wished that

manual was easier to read :mocking:  I have however used them 90% of the time for macro and only in temperate water, so haven't pushed

their tolerances.

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Flash flooded or?

01 July 2014 - 12:28 AM

Most folks use rechargeable Nickel–metal hydride batteries in their strobes. Everyone has there fave but

I have been using the Powerex cells for many years and happy to recommend them. I started using the

2700mAh cells but switched a few years back to the 2400mAh Imedions which are now my brand of choice

for AA cells. Coupled with a good smart charger you can't go wrong IMHO.

 

Cheers,

Jim.