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    Studio City, CA
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    Padi OWSI, Photographer, Public Speaker, Martial Artist, Stand Up Comedian

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    Canon 5DS
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    Ikelite 200FL
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  1. Housing is sold ($650 on eBay for the curious). TTL module still available
  2. On my profile (and every profile) I see a "community reputation" score. But I don't see any information on what that means, how one earns these points, how one might give or remove those points from another, or anything else. Any insight or a link to the description of this? Thanks!
  3. So Phil, that means the Ikelite, by WS, actually outputs more light energy (160WS) than even the Retra and Seacam. I'd be curious to see more info on the Inon z-330 II, as it seems to be somewhat of a black box as to the output/spread, as it's not made it's way into any online comparison that I can see (and Inon doesn't list WS ouput). I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that they didn't actually up the power of the strobe, they just changed the lens and kept the previous GN, which I'm guessing is fudged a bit as it should be lower when diffused.
  4. Phil, thanks for the detailed post and article links. I'm downloading as I type this. How would you compare the 161 to the Z-330 II? I understand the size, but how does the light ouput, spread and refresh rate compare between these two? Thanks again! Super helpful.
  5. In the side by side comparison I see a strobe labeled SC-150 which has a really nice profile, but a Google search reveals no such strobe... What is this mystery strobe?
  6. Another thought is that, if Sony is anything like Canon, you should be able to map a custom button to do what you want... Just a thought.
  7. I currently own a DS161 (and two DS160) strobes, which are fantastic, but also large and heavy, and lacking a built-in optical slave trigger. I use them for UW Portraiture, but I'm considering grabbing an Inon Z-330 II for travel... On paper, the Z330 II looks significantly smaller, lighter, and brighter (guide 32), with a larger spread undiffused. However, on paper isn't always the same as in person. I'm curious if any of you who have experience with BOTH of these strobes could chime in, and let me know, will I love the Z-330 II, or regret buying it and go back to travelling with the DS161? Is it not worth the extra expense? How is the refresh of the Inon vs Ike? Does the ring-shaped flash tube of the ike and warmer color make a difference to you? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
  8. If I were you, I would get the high sensitivity optical slave triggers... They can be used with the optical cables, but the 'hood' for the cables can be used, and the strobes can then be used as optical slaves from other flashes. Gives you more options for basically the same price. https://www.ikelite.com/products/high-sensitivity-optical-slave-converter-for-remote-triggering-of-ds-strobes
  9. I have a Canon R5, which I'm currently using with the 16-35 F4 EF lens via control ring adapter, and anxiously awaiting availability of the new Canon 14-35 RF F4 lens. It's small, light, and looks to perform rather well... and would give you a great zoom between 14 and 35... Which seems to really cover the bases for what you need. Also, if you're looking to save money, you could go the route I'm going and get the Ikelite 200DL housing for the R5... It'll end up costing you about $2500 for the housing, extension, 8" dome port, and zoom gear... That's a HECK of a lot less expensive than other manufacturers, and IMO, every bit as serviceable. I'm a huge fan of the R5... the autofocus and eye tracking smokes anything else out there, the 4K 120fps and 8K video recording are incredible, and the dynamic range and internal stabilization give you a huge level of "forgiveness" for low light situations. Just my 2 cents!
  10. Chris, thanks for the SUPER helpful reply. I was piecing this together as well, using the info on Ikelite's wiring diagrams section of their site... Unfortunately, the bulkheads they sell have wires coming out that don't match the color information of the Ikelite cables... (I'm assuming it's some hotshoe color standard?) Example: https://www.ikelite.com/products/b1a-ikelite-ics-5-bulkhead-with-connector-replacement So it still leaves me in a quandry as to which cable coming out of the ikelite bulkhead's backside would be the trigger, and which would be the ground. Regarding converting this over to a 1/8" mini plug, as best I understand it, the tip gets the audio (which in this case would be the trigger) and the shield gets the ground... Does that sound right? https://www.ikelite.com/blogs/faq/wiring-diagrams-test-firing-strobes Thanks again!
  11. I've seen a few people mention that they had made "homemade" DIY enclosures for pocketwizards that they are interfacing with using the 15' ikelite extension, to then fire above the water flash units. What I can't find is any info on just how you splice from Ikelite cable to stereo/mono cable to trigger the input of the PocketWizard? Any insight on what wires must connect to what wires for this to work? Thanks in advance! Den
  12. Ikelite Underwater Housing for Sony A7II, A7R II, A7S II cameras. Rated to 200 feet deep. Great condition with minimal signs of use/wear. This is Ikelite's very latest housing style, using the Dry Lock port technology. The housing includes a vacuum port as well, which is a fantastic feature. Selling because I have multiple housings for multiple cameras (Sony and Canon both) and need to consolidate. This exact housing sells new from Ikelite for $1695. You can have the exact same thing for less than half the price. Includes original manual, registration, O-rings, etc. Functions perfectly, and I can demonstrate the function of it if you come to pick it up in Los Angeles. If sold at asking price, I'll include free shipping within continental US. Asking $800 I also have the optional TTL adapter for the housing, which allows the Sony to use Ikelite's renowned TTL technology to pre-flash your subject, adjust lighting, and then properly light your subject automatically. Ikelite is known for having the best TTL system in the industry. The TTL module sells for $375, and I'll throw it in with the housing for an additional $175.
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