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Larry C

Member Since 10 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2015 06:43 PM
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In Topic: Sea&Sea strobes don't turn on anymore

13 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

Did you bend out the contacts on the cap?  Sometimes they get flattened out and lack tension.  If your battery compartment has been previously flooded, even a little, you may have to install new contacts.  Try the cap from your YS-D1 on the YS-110 first (they're the same).  It'll cost about $150 to change the lower contacts and put a new cap on, but be forewarned that if that doesn't work the strobe is toast.  They don't make the PC board for it anymore.  I have two YS-110 paperweights in my cabinet, each of which I spent the $150 repairing three weeks before they quit for good.  I was able to salvage the new $59 caps as spares for my YS-D1's.


In Topic: Life of a Strobe?

27 June 2015 - 03:50 PM

Both of my YS-110's died about a year apart at 9-10 years.  At that point they're generally unrepairable because Sea & Sea stops producing the PC board.

If the strobes fire, they're probably fine.  Besides your setting and distance from subject, make sure your strobes are timed correctly for the preflash.  Take a picture in the mirror.  If your flash doesn't show, your camera setting or your strobe setting is wrong for the camera.


In Topic: Do anyone know direct email to Sea&Sea Japan?

27 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

http://www.seaandsea...rt/contact.html


In Topic: Need source for Sea&Sea YS-250 battery connectors

25 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

Have you tried something like these http://www.allelectr...er-0.156/1.html

Measure your spacing.  These are .156


In Topic: Tokina 11-20 and Sigma 18-35/1.8 The lens dilemna... (D7100 & Ikelite)

22 June 2015 - 07:38 PM

If you've already got an 11-16, I don't think there's any point in an 11-20.  Difference is miniscule.  10-17 is a much more popular lens if you can get past the fisheye distortion thing.

I've seen very nice pictures with the Nikon 18-35.  The Sigma is 5mm smaller (72mm vs. 77mm filter) and has the same 11" minimum focal length.  The Sigma is also internal focus and internal zoom.  It's almost 5" long, so you'll need a lot of extension probably.  If the length is similar to the Nikon, you might find specs that work.  Good look with a zoom ring if nobody else is using it.  Max. image reproduction is 1:4, so you're not going to get macro out of it.