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Nicool

Member Since 08 Aug 2008
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In Topic: Inon Z240 cannot "see" red light signal from Nauticam LED flash trigger?

Today, 01:01 AM

Is the lower right button on the Z240 in the ‘IN’ position?
 
I tested the housing with my Type 4 Z240s before it went to you and it was fully functional, can you check the button on the strobe?
 
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Hi Alex,

Thanks for your reply, it's good to know you had it functioning on your side, then i know the housing is allright. Now i hope my strobe and fiber optics are as well.

Yes that button is "stuck in" (doesn't wobble), anyways it works fine if i plug the fiber optic to the NA-D300s housing.

In Topic: Nauticam NA-D500 for Nikon D500

Yesterday, 11:25 PM

hi there,

 
So my NA-D500 housing has arrived and it's just fantastic! Love the ergonomics and design! And the size as well: it fits in my Manfrotto carry-on roller bag thanks to its reasonable height.
 
Now it's all ready for Sunday's dive, equipped with Tokina 10-17, vacuum system is green etc. etc...
 
BUT i couldn't manage to get my Inon Z240 type IV strobes to work with the new manual trigger (i am not talking about the optional TTL one, but about the one which comes baseline with the housing).
 
My Inons are both properly setup in manual mode, and i am sure they work well since i just need to move the fibre optics from NA-D500 housing to my NA-D300s housing which sits next to it, and they fire just well with the NA-D300s housing.
 
I have looked through the optical fibre attachment holes on the NA-D500 housing, and i can see a pretty bright light coming out when i pull the trigger... though this light is red. 
 
Could that be the reason why my Inons don't like it?
I'd be grateful for any idea on how to fix this, otherwise i'll be stuck with available light shots this Sunday, but i'll dive next to beautiful gorgonians, it would be a shame... ;)
 
Of course i've written to my local dealer, a very reactive person which i couldn't thank enough, but i am not sure he'll get my message during the weekend, so if some of you guys have ideas, you're welcome to save my gorgonians dive :)
 
thanks
Nicolas

 

I thought it could deserve a dedicated discussion, so new thread open here:

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=58037


In Topic: Nauticam NA-D500 for Nikon D500

Yesterday, 03:39 PM

hi there,

 
So my NA-D500 housing has arrived and it's just fantastic! Love the ergonomics and design! And the size as well: it fits in my Manfrotto carry-on roller bag thanks to its reasonable height.
 
Now it's all ready for Sunday's dive, equipped with Tokina 10-17, vacuum system is green etc. etc...
 
BUT i couldn't manage to get my Inon Z240 type IV strobes to work with the new manual trigger (i am not talking about the optional TTL one, but about the one which comes baseline with the housing).
 
My Inons are both properly setup in manual mode, and i am sure they work well since i just need to move the fibre optics from NA-D500 housing to my NA-D300s housing which sits next to it, and they fire just well with the NA-D300s housing.
 
I have looked through the optical fibre attachment holes on the NA-D500 housing, and i can see a pretty bright light coming out when i pull the trigger... though this light is red. 
 
Could that be the reason why my Inons don't like it?
I'd be grateful for any idea on how to fix this, otherwise i'll be stuck with available light shots this Sunday, but i'll dive next to beautiful gorgonians, it would be a shame... ;)
 
Of course i've written to my local dealer, a very reactive person which i couldn't thank enough, but i am not sure he'll get my message during the weekend, so if some of you guys have ideas, you're welcome to save my gorgonians dive :)
 
thanks
Nicolas

 


In Topic: Nikon D500 DX camera first impressions underwater.

Yesterday, 03:22 PM

Just got my D500 in from Amazon (they were the first to fulfill my backorder...). However, it does not have a warranty card. Has Nikon done away with warranty cards or am I just missing the card?
 
I'm considering sending it back...


Look at the last page of the paper manual.
I have bought mine from a reputable dealer and it's there (not a separate paper).

In Topic: which brand(s) for reliable clamps

25 May 2016 - 05:35 AM

Wow thanks guys for the very informative answers, i couldn't dream of more :-)

 

 

I was surprised to read Nicool was having problems with ULCS clamps; and then Alex saying he changes his every 400-500 dives.

 

I've had the same set of 8x ULCS clamps since 1999, they've done around 1500 dives - nearly all with Inon Z240 strobes - and I've never had a problem with them. Same o-rings. Nothing changed or tweaked. They get rinsed (usually!) after dives.

 

Maybe I have just been lucky with them.

Would you recommend separating the clamps from the strobe arms in the rinse tank?

I must confess that after pushing all housing buttons for salt residue, and turning strobe knobs, i am too lazy to take care of arms clamps, but maybe it's worth it?