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In Topic: Fixing cooked Z240s

19 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

Hi Ole,


My friend reckons it is a proprietary secret just at this moment...so apologies, but I might have to leave you to some trial and error for that one. I'm pretty sure he ordered a big bag of different sizes and after making sure they would work with the capacitor, tried a few different ones. If you want to post the strobes he is taking orders on repairs.





In Topic: Canon 5dS and 5DR

12 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

I believe Darren Jew in Australia has had the 5Ds in the Nauticam 5DIII housing and it fits, as yes, it is the same body.

In Topic: Fixing cooked Z240s

11 February 2015 - 01:13 PM

Hi Don,


Thanks for the invite! In April I am headed to Mexico for a lot of caving and a little bit of cave diving in the Huautla system. I feel a bit silly to be flying to the other side of the world to see just one cave, especially when I'm so close to the Yucatan, the Bahamas and cave country (is there any other part of Florida?). On the other hand if I start adding caves to the trip I may never make it home. I have invites from more than a few of the very friendly Florida natives and I do need to get over there again one day. I'm tentatively thinking Jan 2016...maybe.


Enjoy your trip. I look forward to seeing the images.



In Topic: Full Frame SLR wide angle corrector port tests

31 January 2015 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for the explanation of the components Alex - I studied the housing photos you posted earlier but wasn't able to spot the difference. I am very interested in something similar with my rig based on those results you are posting. I currently shoot the Canon 14mm full frame in the caves behind an 8" dome and rarely dip below f8 because the rocks go all fuzzy around the edges. Even at f8 or f9, close up rocks give an irritatingly fuzzy foreground. A bigger dome is not feasible as it may not fit through the restrictions. Your setup would solve that problem very nicely.


The 14mm lens doesn't however take a filter as the front element is not flat - would it still work? Maybe with a little duct tape on top of the blu-tac...

In Topic: Strobe output issues

19 January 2015 - 04:11 AM

I don't know the camera well, but perhaps it is pre-flashing. And the strobes are able to recycle something fast enough at the lower power, but not at half or above. Does the strobe appear to be flashing at the higher powers but the light can't be seen in the image? This would suggest the strobe is being triggered by the pre-flash of the camera and cannot recycle fast enough for the main flash.