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Subal ND500 housing and V2 TTL system

24 November 2017 - 03:16 AM

Hey folks


Quick bit of help needed if anyone knows the answer:


I've just got the Subal V2 TTL board for my new ND500 housing. But the hot shoe connector isn't connected to the V2 board and there are several possible plug sockets! Anyone know which is the right one? A photo of the board is attached.


And does anyone know the right DIP switch settings for the Inon Z240? I can't find any instruction sheet for the V2. I've emailed Subal but need a quick reply. I'm about to leave on a dive trip!






Lightroom Classic Syncing with XQD/D500 RAW

02 November 2017 - 06:49 AM

I've just taken delivery of a Nikon D500 and am trying to work out how to upload RAW files from a Lexar XQD card through a Sony XQD card reader into Lightroom Classic.


Lightroom Classic  (and my iMac) see the files and they appear in the LR Import module; but when I click "Import" nothing happens.  I get the message "Copy and Import" in the Import LR module but the indicator never moves and no images appear.


But if I download all the files into a folder on my Desktop and import them through the LR Classic Import module - no problem.  


So it's not a problem of LR being unable to read the D500 NEF files. And it doesn't seem to be that the iMac can't read the Sony XQD card reader or Lexar XQD card.


So why can't I import files directly off the Lexar card into Lightroom?


Any thoughts?







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??!