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In Topic: Retras in the water

02 December 2017 - 01:28 PM

The nice thing about cave diving is that there is rarely snow underground. That looks cold!

In Topic: New Inon Z330

02 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Too late, I already bought a pair of retras!


The thing that drove me away from another pair of Z240s was the overheating protection. I was sick of burning out tubes and capacitors, especially when Inon's only solution is to replace the whole internals and this service is very hard to obtain in Australia. Hopefully the Z330s have solved the heat problem. The duckbill shade cap also looks like a useful bit of kit. I wonder if it could be retrofitted onto a Z240?

In Topic: Retras in the water

25 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Yes, eneloops. I suspect I am supporting the brand, I'm on my fourth batch of 80 batteries at this point. I just wish they would make the sparkly ones again  :)


Field battery changes for me normally involve damp hands, wet hair and a very dusty or muddy rock to balance everything on. I can see holding the battery cover in my teeth for the retras might be the best option. At least it stops distracting chit chat while prepping for the next dive!

In Topic: Whales of Tonga 2017

16 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

Love the silhouette from underneath. How deep were you to get the whole whale in frame?

In Topic: Remote trigger device?

16 November 2017 - 02:40 PM

RF doesn't work through the water. The only thing that does is visible light, and even then you will have trouble trying to pass the light through the surface of the water to trigger a sensor. My standard set up for strobes in water, camera out of water is an electrical sync cable with a visible light remote trigger on the end of it sitting on the shore. The sensor then needs line of sight to one of your speedlights but can be stretched a cord's length away from the strobe, and sensors are much less visible than strobes.


There may be an RF sensor that can attach to the electrical sync cable, but I suspect you will have to DIY. They don't work underwater so not many people trying to make them work with underwater strobes. I'd be interested if you find anything.


Alternatively go for visible light. Hedwig sells the triggerfish sensors and you can get electrical sync cables from any underwater camera shop.