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  1. If i knew someone who was travelling to the usa i could ask him to bring it with him from usa, but with the pandemic situation i can not find somebody.. damned.. :(
  2. Hi Phil, I did some research and it seems that the price for sending and customs and import costs will be at least 1500 euros. Thats a little bit to much for me ☹ I really liked the setup and your offer but the distance and therefor the costs make it a less interesting deal ☹ Too bad because i really wanted to buy it if the situation was different. ☹ I whish you all the best with selling your set and i am really sorry for waisting ur time ☹ Kind regards, Kevin
  3. Hi, First of all i hope you dont get me wrong. It is not that i dont trust you. Its more like a question because i am thinking about a way to make this work, and what the cost of shippment and declarations would be. First i need to figure that one out.. my adress is in Belgium. I will search for prices or ways for such a transfer and after that i can decide to make a deal or not. Your offer is good... but practically its not that simpel... Have a nice day! Kind Regards, Kevin
  4. Thanks Oskar. I recently sended my original retra in for a repair. So with a bit of luck, they also updated the firmware? Thanks a lot for the link and feedback! Thanks a lot TimG. I will certainly do some further testing and will think about the supercharger addon. Thanks guys!!
  5. I will test it as soon as i can and hope to get rid of my doubts. The reason i bought the pro was the more powerfull strobe and the more lumens pilotlight for snooting. I never thought about physics of the flashbeam that would result in a need for higher flash output by snooting, more battery drain and longer recycle times for my snooting. I really loved the original retra for snooting, only there was the known thermal problem when snooting with the pilotlight at his highest setting. As last, i think Retra really did a great job and they build very good hardware. So this is really not a way to bring Retra down or make other people doubt about retra.
  6. Thank you very much for this kind words!!
  7. I will think about it.. I am interested, but need to think it over.. any idea how much it would cost to send it to Belgium? And how to arrange such a thing practicaly? I mean payment, shipping, warranty for both sides in this deal. I ask it because i never buyed something overseas and certain not without doing it by a webshop. ☺ I ask myself why such a good deal stays unanswered.. if it looks to good to be true, mostly it is... forgive me my way of thinking...
  8. Which area are you from? And is there a zoom gear for the tokina? Can you operate all the buttons from the d7200 in the d7100 housing? Shuttercount less then 1000? Thats only one or 2 dives with this body? Whats your reason to sell? Thank you for your answers!
  9. Thank you very much! I hope to make a dive next week and i certainly will experiment with the new module and will also change the diffuser! Thank you for your answer!! I hope with this combo to improve my accuracy and lighting as i was used from the original retra. Thanks and keep up the good work! Have a nice day!
  10. Hi Oskar, First, a big thanks for your input and efforts every time! I would like to know if there are plans for adapting the LSD or find workarounds so it will be possible to use the LSD on the retra pros without having to use a strobe output from 75-100% while shooting macro? I received the new mounting module for my retra pro, but had no time yet to test this. I hope the experience will feel much better then whit the mounting module from the original retra on the pro strobe. When i tried to use this combination it was really dissapointing but thanks to your posts here i found out that another module might be a solution so i ordered one but had no chance to take it underwater yet. Just for info, do you know if it is possible to upgrade the pilot light on a original retra? Thanks in advance for answering and a big thumbs up for all your hard work and efforts!!
  11. Hi Tim, Thank you so much for your kind words. As you mentioned, I was using a retra LSD for the nudi shot. The second shot was with the 8mm Olympus, without strobes and i underexposed to become the silhouet with as result this double exposure. ☺ Kind Regards!
  12. Hi there, I just wanted to post some pictures from Lembeh 2019 as a test. This are some Double Exposure in camera pictures i took that trip. Enjoy! PB037880 by Kevin De Saeger, on Flickr PA307390 by Kevin De Saeger, on Flickr PB038620 by Kevin De Saeger, on Flickr
  13. Hello, My name is Kevin and i am a Belgian Underwater Photographer since 5 years. I am still in the beginners stage, although i won some gold and silver medals the past 2 years in Open Belgian Competition. I use an Olympus omd m1 mk2 camera in a nauticam housing. Lighting with strobes from Retra and most of the time i do Macro with the Retra LSD. I love this forum and hope to learn a lot and if possible share some things with you guys. Keep safe! And thanks for accepting!
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