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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?


Uwatec Luna, dive logs, downloads and Dive Log DT

17 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

I'm fed up messing about with the glacially slow Scubapro/Uwatec SmartTrak running on my Mac under VMWare (the Smart Trak J for Mac is even more horrible).


After a Google search I came across Dive Log DT which appears to be able to download from the Uwatec Luna and runs under Mac OSX.


Does anyone use this and what do they think? Were you able to transfer an existing SmartTrak database of dives into Dive Log DT?


After years of trying to sort out SmartTrak/Mac it seems too good to be true that there is a solution.....