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  1. There is no guarantee that they will swell or loose shape equivalently all through. One can't control this. And yes degradation is a definite possibility in time.
  2. WOW lucky you. And love the first image. What an experience. I am planning on doing Srilanka next year to look for these. Fingers crossed. Diggy
  3. Thanks a ton. This is also most helpful. I have gone and obtained a 1DX MK3 with Monitor etc etc. And need to get this behemoth completely neutral underwater. Diggy
  4. Thanks, Wolfgang, this is of great help. Diggy
  5. Has anybody used these kind of exercise blocks as buoyancy floats ? These can easily be cut to a shape desired and am sure one can easily make a hole to arm size or as required. They are compressed foam blocks made of Polypropylene. These seem to float nicely in a bucket of water and also don't seem to retain water. But don't know what pressure would do while diving ? Thanks for any help. Here is a link https://www.amazon.in/AmazonBasics-Set-Yoga-Blocks-Black/dp/B01FN7X7KE/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=exercise%2Bblocks&qid=1636531775&sr=8-5&th=1
  6. Yes I agree with that! Lest see how long they last :-)
  7. Thanks, Yes had gone through that review. Although I have not tried the Retras (and I do believe they are fantastic) am honestly happy to have moved to these from my old solid and faithful Z240's. Still have them. These are powerful enough though, definitely more than the 240's. I am now looking to make some diffusers for these that may render softer light. Diggy
  8. I recently used these strobes on a trip to the Maldives. This is in no way a professional review, but I was v happy with the strobes. The luxury of not worrying on recycle time at around half power was something that my earlier strobes would not allow. Also they would last for over 3 dives easy and recharging time was within 3 hours. They are heavy for travel though. A single battery to charge also helped. Each single battery has 4 18650 rechargeable cells. One could shoot a series of images which had dynamic action scenes that were changing every second. I still felt that the diffusers should be more matte than they are currently as the light in my personal opinion was a little harsh and the diffusers, though helped, could have been made to render softer light. Am attaching some images that I took with these strobes. Due to limitations on upload will add below this topic. Diggy
  9. Davide I did buy these and they are a similar size to the nauticam larger clamps. But like I said in in reply to the above query. Am not sure if they would last as long as the nauticam ones.
  10. I would definitely say that these clamps are v. good. I just used them on a 14 day trip. BUT the ultralight would have an edge in terms of how long they would last/function efficiently IMHO. Diggy
  11. Check this out. You will get your answers :-) https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/68006-group-buy-for-613-core-fiber-cable/&tab=comments#comment-429903
  12. Usually unless otherwise specified, most o ring grease will work with black o rings. Coloured o rings are made with specific chemicals and for those, specified grease will work. If any general non-specified o ring grease is used there may most likely be the possibility of o rings expanding or losing their shape etc. etc. I personally shifted to Tribolube 71 after reading many articles here on Wetpixel. This works with almost all coloured o rings without any issues. I have used this with Olympus housings (red o rings), inons (yellow rings), nauticam (grey o rings) and also with some blue and white ones without any issues. https://www.divegearexpress.com/tribolube-71-o2-compatible-lubricant?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8eOLBhC1ARIsAOzx5cHj5tkziE_5VtFiAirBZJfULz0VDp6Co3yrkNqypFfqx2vYpd4XTwAaAmgQEALw_wcB You can buy larger quantities here: https://syntheticlubricants.aerospacelubricants.com/viewitems/scuba/tribolube-71-2Hope this helps. Hope this helps. Diggy
  13. I think Bll and Chris have given very relevant thoughts as to why. Am attaching some v old pics when I was using a canon G7 with twin DS 51 strobes(ikelite) The closed anemones and the soft coral close up. The next two were with an Old E330 and Twin Inon strobes. I am not quite sure if the power of these strobes may be sufficient to light up this large scene.
  14. Yes they won't be the optimal strobes for wide angle photography.
  15. In some situations and rare occasions that extra battery and recycle time can make a difference.
  16. Superb video. Look forward to more. If wishes were horses, would be there yesterday ! Thanks for sharing Diggy
  17. Hi there, Budget permitting go for a system that is most dynamic and one you can grow with. If a serious photographer for publishing articles in magazines, digital media etc etc then I would avoid point and shoot options. Like the post above says, there are some really great DSLR deals that are worth looking at. Mirrorless though are lighter and smaller to carry. Finally keep asking yourself, why do you want to take these images and what is your final goal with them. This then would go a long way in deciding the system most suitable, budget permitting. Diggy
  18. Yea I believe so. Therefore will carry the Z240's too. BTW, had seen that review and to be honest it did not seem too negative. Anyways the weight of each strobe is close to or just over a kg. Will post my results once I return. Diggy
  19. Yes The Z240's are work horses beyond compare. I am still using mine effectively since 2012. And I have only changed the magnets. They still perform flawlessly. I am about to travel to the Maldives next week and will be trying out the new SUPE Scubalamp D Max strobes. But guess what, am also taking the Z240's with me.....Just in case
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