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  1. I have placed three synch cords for sale on ebay: Two Sea and Sea 5-Pin Sync Cords for Underwater Photography: Item # 171030404313 Item # 171030405254 One S6 to Sea & Sea 5-Pin Sync Cord for Underwater Photography Item # 171030460905 Copy and paste these item numbers into the ebay "Shop By Category" line and click search.
  2. I have placed two Inon Z-220 strobes up for auction on ebay: Item # 171030349342 Item # 171030356274 On ebay copy those item numbers into "Shop By Category" and click search.
  3. I wonder if the Heinrichs Weikamp External TTL Converter for Canon that used to be available from Reef Photo (http://reefphoto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2355) might have solved my problem and given me eTTL capability as well. One of the people at Reef just told me that this converter is no longer available and that company is no longer in the business of making converters. It is not clear as to whether the SEA & Sea converter would solve my problem and it doesn't have S6 connectors to mate with my Seacam housing.
  4. I was not referring to eTTL. I just want the Inon Z-220 modeling and target lights to work as designed in manual exposure mode.
  5. I have a new Seacam housing, a Canon 5D Mark II, dual Inon Z-220 strobes and S6 cables connected between the housing and the strobes. Everything works well with this setup in manual mode but I can't figure out how to make the modeling lights and LASER target lights to work the way they used to work with my Fuji S2 PRO and a Sea & Sea housing. The Seacam hot shoe is configured with a single pin (the pin that doesn't have a mate) as recommended by Seacam for non-TTL manual mode. I can't find information about the pin outs for the Canon 5D Mark II and am reluctant to add additionall pins to the Seacam hot shoe without further information (I destroyed a Sea & Sea strobe a few years ago when I shorted some pins on the strobe by mistake). Has anyone had success with a similar setup? Art
  6. The housing has been sold. Thanks everyone.
  7. I am selling my personal Seacam silver 5D underwater housing for a Canon EOS 5D digital single lens reflex camera. The housing is in mint condition and comes in the original box. The housing is listed on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...=STRK:MESELX:IT I am also selling my Canon EOS 5D on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...=STRK:MESELX:IT
  8. I don't know if you are still looking but I have a Sea & Sea S2 Pro housing with the macro port and wide angle port.
  9. I have been using the 100mm Macro in a Seacam 5D housing and it is fantastic. I had originally been using a 60mm Macro on a Nikon N90 film camera and then on a Fuji S2 and always had problems getting close enough to fill the frame even with the 1.3 factor with the Fuji S2. It took me several dives to get use to the 100mm on the Canon 5D. I had to get adjusted to the longer working distance to fill the frame and the difference in the exposure settings on my two Inon strobes.
  10. I just got back from Grand Cayman. I shot a lot using my new Seacam 5D housing and Canon 5D. I brought along a 4 pound Averatec 3700 12 inch laptop computer (with 512MB of memory and Windows XP) but found that the computer bogged down when using Adobe Photoshop CS2 to work on RAW images. It seemed to get slower and slower the more images I worked on even after closing each image before opening another image. If I rebooted it wasn't so slow until after working on more images. In addition image on the screen changes dramatically depending on viewing angle. I have thought about doubling the memory to 1 GB but because of the compact design of this laptop major surgery is required to do so. This leads me to my question: What light weight laptops are people using for travel?
  11. Do the laser and modeling lights work on both strobes as you describe when you use two single cords or only when you use a dual cord? Thanks, Art
  12. Interesting. I sent an email to Sea&Sea and they responded that the 5D housing had a 5 pin connector. However the info on their homepage says that it has a 6 pin. Do you happen to know what is correct? Thanks, Art
  13. If two strobes are connected do the modeling light and the laser light work on either of the two strobes, or just one, or neither? What about other housings where you don't have a printed wiring board to work with?
  14. I recently bought a Canon 5D and I am planning on getting a new housing. I currently have a Fuji S2 in a Sea & Sea housing. To use my two Inon Z220 strobes with the Fuji S2 the two type-N ("Nikon") strobe ports on the housing need to be wired with all five contacts on both ports wired for the modeling lights and laser lights to work on both strobes. I attached a drawing showing the wiring. How do the type-N strobe ports need to be wired to work with the Canon 5D to allow the modeling lights and laser lights to work properly? I know that you can arrange the contacts on the Seacam housings but I read that the two type-N strobe connectors on the Sea & Sea housing are wired 6-pin and 2-pin which I do not understand unless they count the connector sleeve as a pin. In any case how do the type-N connectors need to be wired to allow the Canon 5D to work correctly with my two Inon Z220? Thanks, Art
  15. I bought a Travel Pro Extreme 22 inch rolling duffel for $90. Here is a link to a picture and description: http://www.1800luggage.com/product-product...category_id/469 I use it as a flight carryon for the the things I would not trust shipping in the Pelican or in the dive bag. In addition it carries a change of clothes and my ditty bag. This rolling duffel works great for getting back and forth to the boat. It has several zip pockets to hold small tools, flash cards, batteries etc. It also has a large zippered pocket that holds my 8 inch dome port. The housing with handles attached fits perfectly and I use a large piece of bubble wrap to wrap the two strobes with arms attached. The rolling duffle has upper and lower sections that open up with a zipper to a large interior. For traveling I put my wetsuit, regulator, prescription mask and computer in the lower section. I put everything else in the top section. For getting back and forth to the boat I use it in the "opened up" configuration. It is pretty rugged and dies quickly. It fits under the seat on the boat but I try to put it below deck if I can. It collapses flat so it doesn't take up too much space. I bought some small "dry bags" from Hudson Trails Outfitters for the batteries etc. They fit perfectly in the duffle's zippered pockets.
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