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Anyone need Subal Type 3 port O-rings?

29 July 2017 - 04:12 AM

Hey guys


I've got a couple of Subal port type 3 o-rings left over from my move (err, some years ago!) to a type 4 port for my ND800 housing.


One is black, one blue. I must admit I don't know what the difference is.


If they are any use to you drop me a PM. I'll happily mail them to you free of charge if you live in the EU. 


It seems a pity just to throw them out if they can find a happy home.


19 July 2017 - 01:03 AM

Has anyone been in touch with Subal over the last few days? 


I've tried to get on to their website a few times since Friday and only get an Error message.


Very odd.....



Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.



DX to FX and back again

20 May 2017 - 09:18 AM

With the arrival of the highly rated Nikon D500, I wondered if anyone has experience of moving from full frame (FX) to - or back to - DX? Any D800 or D810 users out there who have moved to a D500?


I'm interested in what you think about it. I found the move from the D300 to the D800 amazing in terms of resolution, crop-ability and the richness of colours. I wondered how much - if anything - you might lose moving from a D8xx to the D500 - other than the massive, croppable files.


Folks using a D500 underwater, are you delighted with it? Just happy? Or so-so? Or hate it??!





Fibre optics and TTL

21 December 2016 - 01:52 AM


I'd welcome your views and advice on an aspect of TTL and fibre optics.

I use my Nikon D800 built-in flash to fire my Inon Z240 strobes via fibre optic cables. It works well.

What are the advantages of using a different form of strobe initiator, for example the recently advertised Turtle TTL or Subal's TTL V1 system? I understand that recycling will be faster (although that bothers me that I'd burn out my Inons!). But are there other advantages?

I read somewhere that the strobe output of the Inons is limited by the guide number (thus power) of the built-in camera flash. A different initiator would avoid this. Is this true?

To upgrade what I have would likely cost between 500-800. Quite a chunk of cash. Is it worth it? What would I gain?