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  1. Thanks so much, Chris and Oskar. Oskar got back to me overnight on the weekend—what terrific service! I did double check all my batteries for damage, and didn’t see anything. But it did then work consistently for the final week of my trip! My best guess on the problem was that it had to be my error. Retra is TERRIFIC! I compare it to my Shearwater computer: it works like it’s supposed to, and if there is an issue, I can get answers quickly. Very very happy with my purchase.
  2. Hi all—I sent my logs and this inquiry to Retra tonight, but am also posting here in case any of you can get back to me quickly! Thanks for any help. Hi everyone at Retra, I’m on a Liveaboard and have run into a problem with this strobe. When I’ve turned it to batt-test, no light turns on. I double checked the batteries by moving batteries that were working in my other Retra strobe into the 1GZ3, but the problem recurred. I’ve checked the dome for water (none), and I’ve checked the battery compartment for any signs of damage. It looked absolutely clean. I’ve sent you the logs for that strobe. Can you take a look and let me know what’s happening? I just updated the firmware in both my strobes this evening. I had the problem before I updated the firmware. Right now, the strobe *IS* working. But I’ve run into the problem at least 3 separate times in the last few days. Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer. Lori Ann
  3. Thanks Horvendile, Tim, and Kraken! I followed your suggestions and used a cuticle pusher/spoon nail cleaner manicure tool to easily pop that piece #3 back in. I’m including some photos of the tool because I’ve found it excellent for removing o-rings, too. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find the same one I have available for sale, but this is similar. Professional Cuticle Pusher and Spoon Nail Cleaner | Dual Sided Stainless Steel Pusher and Nail Cleaner | For Nail And Cuticle Care | by Sterling Beauty Tools https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWLC1X2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_VAXP4VFJEP2KYVXJ6XAN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Tim, I sealed the housing and released the seal (and did it two times to be sure), and now it’s not doing the thing where it still flashes green after the pressure is released. I imagine it’s just a matter of time before I have the problem, though, so I’m glad to know the solution. Lori Ann
  4. I was giving my camera housing a good soak in fresh water, and sealed the housing with the vacuum. When I was finished with the soak, I tried to release the pressure, but the green light kept flashing. I then tried to release the pressure by moving the part number 3 from the opposite side I was using, and part 3 came out of part 4 entirely. I’m going to go about trying to reinstall it tomorrow, but the main instructions don’t seem to give any detail about how to take that bit apart. Do any of you have advice? Thanks! Lori Ann
  5. Ido, do you have the Z6 housing or the Z6ii housing? I did a little investigation and found out there is a kit that changes some of the spacing on the buttons to make the Z6 housing more appropriate to the Z6ii. (I now have the Isotta Z6ii housing on my Z6ii.)
  6. I would like to have a spare set of o-rings for my Nauticam 45-degree viewfinder. Apparently Nauticam would like me to pay $83 for this privilege. Have any of you come up with hardware store alternatives?
  7. Hi, I’ve got the Nikon Z6ii in an Isotta housing with an optical flash trigger. My strobes are YS-D2Js which I use in the “green” position. I shoot using manual on the camera and manual on the strobes. (No TTL). The camera flashes every single time I take a shot, but the camera only “sees” the flash on every other shot. Have any of you run across this problem? Also, the live view on my monitor is always good (full color) when I descend, but after I take one picture, I’m seeing only silhouettes in the live view. Have any of you run across that before? I just spent a week aboard a liveaboard fighting with these two problems. Luckily, I’m about to go out for a second week, so I have some time to research answers. I’d be grateful for any help! Thanks!
  8. Bumping and including a comparison of MSRP versus the pricing at which I am offering the kit.
  9. I’m considering buying the Nikon Z6ii. I’m having trouble figuring out how to handle white balancing for video. It appears to me (from the manual and videos online) that I can do a manual white while in manual photo mode, then switch to video mode and use the manual white balance set in photos. Is that a legitimate way to handle it? I also see you can set the Kelvin temperature. I have Sola 3800s and can’t find documentation of the Kelvin temperature. Since the light also has 3 levels of brightness, would each level have a different Kelvin?
  10. Thanks! I haven’t, but I do really well with a set syllabus and structure. So I’d really value an actual class.
  11. Hi all— I’d like to step back and do a land photography course that walks me through the nuts and bolts of manual settings. I took a class online many years ago on iphone photography, and a follow-up course on photo editing. Both were very clear, had a very well-thought out progression from week to week, and have ultimately paid off in spades in terms of my understanding of composition and editing. Have any of you taken one you’d recommend for land photography with your mirrorless or DSLR?
  12. Used for one trip. Excellent condition – only signs of use are minor scuffings on back. Price: $320 plus shipping.
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