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In Topic: Sea&Sea YS-D1/YS-D2 Not Designed For High Speed Sync

13 November 2015 - 01:27 PM

Jack: Thanks.

In Topic: Sea&Sea YS-D1/YS-D2 Not Designed For High Speed Sync

13 November 2015 - 05:30 AM



I am having trouble understanding how the strobe is a limitation on the sync speed. It has always been my understanding that the camera dictates the max sync speed. I use a D7000 with a max. of 1/250. I also thought that the strobe fires much quicker, i.e. 1/1000 or faster, even at max. dump. So the camera front and rear curtains should dictate the max. sync speed.


I have YS-D1s and always use manual camera and strobe settings, so it's apparently not an issue for me. But I'm trying to understand the issue.


What am I missing?



In Topic: Reef House or Coco View in Roatan???

10 November 2015 - 02:15 PM



Thanks for all of the input. Right now I'll be going to whichever one I can get into. Both are pretty busy with none to few vacancies.


Thanks again.



In Topic: Travelling with full SLR set up in hand luggage, Any issues?

04 October 2015 - 04:44 PM

I carry a similar carry-on. Never had a problem with US airlines. Foreign airlines have much more strict carry-on limits and I've had some questions. Once I tell them that it's full of camera gear, they usually leave me alone. It really depends on the gate agent.


For most foreign trips where I get two checked bags at 23 kg each, I now back a small roller bag into a larger duffle bag. It appears to be a standard bag (doesn't shout "valuable contents" like an exposed pelican would), yet affords my housing, strobes and misc. parts extra protection. I bought a carry-on backpack for the camera bodies (2X) and all lenses and other high value gear. i.e. computer. All is insured.


Never had a problem


Good luck.

In Topic: Insurance for camera (including travel)

04 October 2015 - 04:40 PM

If you're eligible for USAA membership, they have a Valuable Personal Property policy that is all-risk. It's an excellent deal for photo equipment. I have had one claim due to a flood (equipment failure) and it was paid promptly with few questions.


Since you quoted value in pounds, you're probably not eligible unless you're ex-USA military.