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Mark Twain

Member Since 06 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2017 11:55 AM

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In Topic: Inon Z-240 vs. Sea & Sea YS-D2

22 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

I'm glad that I have bought Z-240ies from what I've heard about Sea & Sea so far. The knobs are definitely to small and to numerous, especially in comparison to my previously owned DS-161/125 and the battery compartment is a bit fuzzy - but what counts in the end is reliability.


Unfortunately I did not have many occasions where I could try out my new strobes but in a few days I'm going on a trip to the Red Sea and I will report more after that.

In Topic: Sigma MC11 + Sigma 10mm fisheye = on Sony A6000... Your opinion plz ?

31 August 2016 - 12:55 AM


:).....it is good idea I know.
I thought about it (LA-EA2 is the Aps-c modeland tried to ask sigma if they know it will work - and they don't
 I'm trying to find out if someone actually test it




I had the Sigma 10/2.8 and I tried it on my A7 with LA-EA3 once and it worked (although I would have had to shave it to cover the A7's full frame sensor). AF was naturally slow but this should not be an issue with LA-EA2/4.

In Topic: Sigma MC11 + Sigma 10mm fisheye = on Sony A6000... Your opinion plz ?

30 August 2016 - 03:31 AM

Why not stay with the Sigma 10/2.8 and use the native Sony LA-EA3/4 instead? Having said that, I don't know if that combination phyiscally fits into your housing but AF should be fine at least with LA-EA4 (I'm not sure how well the a6000 performs with the LA-EA3).

In Topic: Inon Z-240 vs. Sea & Sea YS-D2

08 August 2016 - 01:04 AM

I don't understand why you think the D2 will not work with fiber; I am using them and they work fine (but the fiber needs to be very high quality). I use both and for warm water I think the Inon's are great, in cold water with dry gloves the D2 is much better and at night in the dark it is easy to see the D2 controls.  As for longevity it appears that Inon is winning that battle.  



Unfortunately I have no idea where I read about the incompatibility, I was 100% sure I read it on Nauticam's homepage about Sony A7/ii mini flash trigger but I can't find that information there any more. Probably my fault.


Longevity and reliability is very important for me, those two factors justify sacrificing the better controls of the D2.


Auto mode is not really important for me. Previously I had Ikelite DS125/161 in an Ikelite housing but I hardly ever used TTL (sometimes when doing macro).

In Topic: Inon Z-240 vs. Sea & Sea YS-D2

03 August 2016 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for the answers. I'm using a Sony A7 inside Nauticam's NA-A7 housing. I've already downloaded the manual of the Inon Z-240 and it is indeed trash. But after a bit of googling I found some decent manuals on the internet. Basically, using the Z-240 is pretty easy if you do not have TTL. Just put them on FULL for a full dump or manual and adjust the strength of the flash with the right wheel (if I remember correctly).


I'm going to buy those Z-240 (you convinced me :lol2: ) from a local dealer here in Vienna so if something goes wrong I know in whose letterbox I'm going to pee :diablo: :D