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  1. well just to add some n=more confusion to the light debate i recently purcaced a LE550w to go with my LE250. now i use the LE550W as my camera mounted light , focus assist , critter spotting some video work ect and keep my LE250 in my BC pocket as a backup torch and something to give my dive model ect the difference in light output is substantial , i thought the LE250 was brighrt then when i used the 550 WOW . i easy get 2 dives out of the 550 using it most of the time . both are really good lights , i just felt i needed more light . i really like the look of the LE240 as a small BC torch Matty
  2. it depends on how handy you are , if your tray is big enough for the ikelite housing you could drill the holes or even make a baseplate / tray out of aluminum flat bar .it may not be as pretty as a commercial one but it works. just make shure they send you 2 baseplate bolts as the ikelite thread is unusual and not a common size . if you have the cash and are not that handy just buy one and be done with it. your tray will unscrew from housing Matt
  3. Hi Nicool the subject of auto off has been discussed elsewhere also but i have found the stronger light output of your strobe, means that i hardly ever see the focus light in my photos except when im shooting slow shutter , eg 1/30 or 1/15 sec with apeture wide open with strobes set wide apart this is when im shooting deep , low light , in shadow , so not very often . definitely not in macro / closeup shots so in 95% of my pics i don't see my focus lights effect in the outcome , but in answer to your question .no auto off , but i think they are the best focus light out there at the moment Matt
  4. Hi Nicolas i purchaced the le 250 thinking a brighter light would be too much , after using it for a dozen dives i now feel the le550 would be ok , the wide would be best i think for general photography , aiming and video work . the redfilter really reduces the light output , but i have not used it underwater ,if you were planing on swaping filters underwater you would need to attach little lanyards to them as i think they could float away quite easily . small angle coverage is for a spot type light ,wider is better . i think the inon LE ligts are very good , compact , low weight . and like everything built by inon , top quality , THEY JUST WORK. it feels like a light that it built to last. the only other decider is batt life , 60 min LE550 ,,, or 130 min LE250 ,, unless im diving at night i usually dont run my light all the time , so i guess a LE250 lasts around 3-4 dives and the le550 lasts about 2 dives . Matt
  5. thanks All loftus - its a bit disturbing the weird off the wall comments people are posting , do people really think the radical things they are writing or is it just for reaction??? i have actually deleted a few of the more offensive ones. the choice of music is by chance , i uploaded the movie to youtube and randomly chose a track and thats what came up . a very rare thing to see , i love this site , its a critter dive , you never know what you will find , i went there today and found a very sick blue ringed octopus , still alive but rolling around on the bottom . Thanks for the comments Matt
  6. Hi Folks im not sure if you have seen this short video i shot this about 2 weeks ago in Jervis bay Australia , an amazing experience but disturbing to stt how cruel nature can be. shot with Nikon coolpix P5100 in ike housing with inon uwl100 and dome , inon le250 comments welcome Regards Matt
  7. hi guys focus lights are an ongoing subject , for me shooting with a compact i have to say a focus light is essential. ive had a fisheye fix48 led light for about 1 year which worked well untill a recent leak , good unit but a bit heavy , i decided to not bother with the repair (if it can leak once it can leak again ) after some thought i went for the inon LE 250 , i mainly chose this unit because of the long battery life and compact / light weight design i think batt life is around 130 mins using the enlops . ive just done 2 dives with the unit and it works well , it delivers similar to slightly more light to the ifisheye fix 48 . i would say if your thinking of doing any video shooting or macro work with the light and no strobe , id go for the LE 550w, hope this is helpfull to some folks Regards Matt
  8. HI Sebastian thanks for the pics and light information , your setup looks very nice. still swinging in my decision , but i need to choose soon as im going in a local photo comp for the October long weekend Regards Matt
  9. i did a google conversion on the price of ¥12,800(i think) which ends up about $140 usd or $160 aud, may be a bit of overkill for a light to check my strobe settings, but when i was looking at other lights they are 1/2 the price but only produce 1/8 the light of the little inon , and if i know inon gear it would be a light that would last for years i emailed Yuzo at uwdigitalcamera.com for a price and availability but he hasn't got back to me yet. very impressive video of lionfish hunting , the output looks stunning . The Intova 4.7w looks very nice also , its just the postage to Australia is a killer , buying through B&H photo is like $50 Aud postage for a $38 usd torch , Go Figure thanks Matt
  10. Hi All long time no post , i was searching for a small LED light to attach to my BC shoulder strap for night dives to allow me to see camera and strobe settings it may also be a good light for a model to hold while im taking shots of them . i came across this light which looks promising , being and INON i would expect excellent build quality and performance. looks like it uses 3 AA batts , 5W led , screw on of switch , double o ring , Aluminum i was wonedring if anyone has used one of them yet ? Comments? Link to the inon page english http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/LE250_En.pdf Japanese http://www.inon.co.jp/products/light/le250.html perhaps someone can help me out and insert a Pic of the light Thanks Matty
  11. if you looking for a really good quality suit , go the seatec http://www.seatec.com.au/ Australian Made , very good quality, he will do modifications (like Pee Zip , integrated Hood, zipperd ancle or wrist ) or even custom make . ive purchaced cheaper suits that looked good at first but actually started to fall apart within a year of regular use . advice buy suit that fits , or is custom made . every time you use a suit that is not quite rite you shiver and think im not really happy with this suit grrrr every time you use a propper fitting suit , you thing MMMMM warm comfy . money well spent ! i use a seatec Drysuit , custom made , which would be a overkill for Bizzy , and am very happy with it . Regards Matty
  12. sea&sea Dx2g or Dx1g with a inon strobe , i think the Dx2g and Dx1g use a Ricoh camera which has a wide lense that is quite sharp with short shutter lag , macro of 1cm and allows the addition of further wet lenses to get even better macro and give further working distance. Matt
  13. a really nice collection of pics . you make the fuji sing . Matt
  14. Hi From what i understand you can only shoot manual with the ike housing and sync cable , Stt will not work , if you want Sttl you must use a fibre optic cable . i use a older z240 strobe with a ike compact housing and fire the strobe with sync cable. i use manual strobe settings. im not shure if the type 3 z240 has same settings as my type 2 but i use these settings main dial set to M -0.5 > -6 ev controller start at 4 and adjust up or down as neded other button just push in and make sure it stays in thats what i use best of luck matty
  15. Hi All i thought i would post a few of my recent pics , and hopefully get some feedback all tahen with nikon coolpix p5100 in ikelite housing with twin inon strobes and inon uwl100 and dome attachment , first image was of a seafan taken in Jervis bay Australia (temprate water ) at a depth of 22m , 1/1000 sec spot metering and f4.3 iso 100 next shot was also taken at Jervis bay in about 15m of water , the vis was down quite a bit on this day, 1.250th f 4.3 iso 100 comments welcome Matty
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