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In Topic: New Seaflash 60d vs. Sea&Sea YS-D2

12 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Now for some shots with the second one that failed. #1 was with Seacam at the time. One shot is from a stained system. There are beaver ponds upstream of where I took the shot (as well as downstream). The other is from the day of failure #2. Same technical issues as #1. The setup shot shows an A on the display as it was in TTL mode. The tree branches in the front of the camera in the setup shot are the same ones in the underwater shot.

In Topic: New Seaflash 60d vs. Sea&Sea YS-D2

12 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

Now for shots done with just one strobe. These were done with the first strobe that failed. I was using just one because everything had to fit into a backpack as the location involved going upstream a bit and away from the road. The strobe failed while I was shooting the bright Coho Salmon you see in the pic. I swapped batteries as well as synch cord (I had packed in some back-ups) to no avail. Strobe powered up but did not fire.


These were TTL with as well. I was able to watch the digital display while doing the first shot as I was standing fairly close.  There is a one digit display showing how much of the output was used like .6 for 60% etc. This was part of the learning process for using the strobe model. The other was shot with the housing near the center of the stream where I could not see the display.

In Topic: New Seaflash 60d vs. Sea&Sea YS-D2

12 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

Thank you for the reminder. There is a new J version of the S&S strobe to address the issues I believe. I got my 60Ds in July and got in a few shoots with both strobes for about a month when #1 failed. I went on shooting with just one strobe. #2 failed in October before #1 got back to me. I have a few shots of my set ups and results. First up is a 2-strobe shoot. It is at the confluence of small clearer water tributary with silty glacial water. The clear trib goes through these culverts first. People often stand on them to go fishing here for charr. I used TTL with flash exposure compensation. This was shot into the "sun" as the camera is pointed south. The strobes provided fill flash.

In Topic: New Inon Z330

11 December 2017 - 09:55 PM

@ Jock. I have a similar history with four SS200s at my start with digital. Seacam 60D is the only strobe of the new models with cabled TTL in separate Nikon and Canon versions.


@ Adam. Good point about the protruding dome. The Retra and Seacam 60D also have protruding domes though maybe not to the same extent. One can put on protection rings hide to enable placing the strobes face down on a table to work on them. I just did this with one of my Retras as I had to swap out the wired bulkhead - this was very easy to do. I left these rings off in the pix. I used the groove in the  Paterson developing tray you see in the pix to help with balancing the strobes when placed dome down. It look as if your plate will be full comparing these new strobes!

In Topic: New Inon Z330

09 December 2017 - 05:57 PM

Recycle speed testing



I'm pleased to report that it looks like we will have a Retra on its way too...



I'm going to test the strobe underwater very shortly and will test beam angles then.




Were the histograms for all your shots identical? When I have done such a test the first shot was brighter than the rest.