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ds-1 battery life

23 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

I just returned from a week in Bonaire shooting with two new DS-1 strobes. When shooting after a couple of dives I have noticed that both flashes stop firing. They start to show that the batteries are low. Once I get back to dry land and replace them everything once agian works. I have a pluse tester and I am using enloop bateries. The tester showes that the bateries have 80% charge left but still the flashes seem to struggle. Is this common with these flashes? Any information would be helpfull.


Ds161 or Inon Z240 on new Nauticam D7000 housing

13 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

I have just received my new Nauticam NA-D7000v housing. I had a Nikonos bulkhead installed without knowing that the HDMI port will not be available if I have the Nikonos installed. This has put me in a interesting position. I wanted to use TTL for my marco shooting. I have several DS161's so I ordered the Ikelite TTL adapter and cables. To make a long story short I cannot use TTL with my Ikelite strobes and still get the HDMI port. The housing is stock with two fiber outputs so my question to all is What will I gain or lose by switching to Inon Z240's? Anyone who is using the Inon strobes that switched from Ikelites.
Please share your comments and advice.



Housing the D7000 users responses

08 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hello fellow UW shooters,
I am going to finally to replace my aging D200 system with a D7000 rig. I spent hours at the scuba show in Long Beach this weekend asking all kinds of questions. What i am looking for is information from the end user on the Nauticam NA-D7000V or the Aquatica AD7000 what they like and dislike. I am sure each one has it own little quarks but that is only discovered after the user has some time to play with the system in the water. I have read all the reviews on these two housings. I feel from a manufacture spec side they are similar. I plan to stick with my dual DS161 strobes and reuse my Ion 45 degree view finder to save a few bucks. Other than those items I will need to purchase all new housing and ports. I am leaning toward the mini dome, i have been shooting a 8 inch dome since I started but traveling with it is becoming a real pain.
Any insight or thoughts from those that have used either system would be helpful. Can anyone speak to the customer service of Nauticam? I know how good and responsive Jean is from Aquatica. Awesome is the first thought that comes to mind. But service is a big piece of the of the equation.I have seen very little about Nauticam. Thanks for the help.


D800 or D7000

12 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

It is time to upgrade from my D200 setup. I was looking for any advice D800 or D7000. Any thoughts would be well received.