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  1. Got one. Thank you!
  2. I'm looking for a Retra Flash, original model with N5 connector. Best regards Christopher
  3. I understand. Let me know how it turns out. I may have buyer for the second, I'll push to get a confirmation on that.

  4. I understand. Let me know how it turns out. I may have buyer for the second, I'll push to get a confirmation on that.

    1. windwaternwaves


      You still interested in one strobe?

    2. Oceanus


      Yes, sorry for the late reply. I have sent you a pm.

  5. Hi, I'm interested in one of them. Will you sell them separately? Best regards, Christopher
  6. Funny how some threads seem to live forever. There's lots of good information accumulated in this one. For travel and tropical water the fairly new Scubapro Go Travel may be worth considering. They are lightweight, and very comfortable to wear barefoot. I'm a big guy, and find them a bit soft when I really want thrust, but most of my photo dives are quite slow so I can live with that. For travel (to tropical water) I switched to barefoot fins years ago. When I don't need boots / socks it also saves weight, and its one less item to forget or lose. Other barefoot fins often give me blisters after 2-3 days of intense diving, the Scubapro Go Travel is the first barefoot fin I have tried that doesn't. The spring strap design is actually really comfortable, and makes them fit most people.
  7. Can I ask where you got those stainless steel buttons? Thanks, Christopher
  8. That maybe what happened in my case. I have two sets of eneloop pro, and a smart charger taking eight. Normally I pick all 8 fully charged out the charger and put them in the flashes. I was in a bit of a rush that morning, and may have put a discharged battery back into the flash. I'm running charge - discharge - charge cycles in the smart charger on all my eneloops this week, and I will do my best to "misuse" them on upcoming dives.
  9. As far as I know all batteries can generate gas, and you will probably not be safer with any other brand. Underwater photographers use eneloop due to their good performance. I will continue to use mine, with no worries. Statistically, this is extremely rare. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Hydrogen generation can happen, however very rarely. Of all batteries I have used I was really surprised it happened with an eneloop, and also my newest set - 4 months old. No problems whatsoever with previous sets. I've done a charge - discharge - charge cycle in the charger, and it seems fully charged. Will try them again.
  11. Yesterday I had an Eneloop Pro battery venting gas inside my flash. Consequently, I had to use a tool to open the battery compartment due to overpressure inside. When placing all four batteries in a smart charger it indicated that one of them was completely discharged. No visible signs of anything wrong. I have used various Eneloop batteries since 2010, and never before had any problems. Considering how popular Eneloop batteries are among underwater photographers I was surprised to read that Panasonic clearly states they should not be used in airtight appliances - because they may release hydrogen gas if misused: Please do not use eneloop Ni-MH in underwater lights or other airtight appliances Link to Panasonic Q&A. Scroll down a bit. Have anyone else experienced Eneloop batteries venting gas?
  12. Pair of Subal SN-900 Flash housings with diffusors from Onderwaterhuis. Cables are not included. Prefer to sell as package, and I'm open for offers. As separate items I'm asking 500 EUR (995 EUR new) for each of the flash housings, and 50 EUR (85 EUR new) per diffusor.
  13. I'm selling my Nikon 16-35 mm, extension ring, zoom gear and diopter for Subal type 4 port opening. All items are as new. Selling it as a complete kit or as separate items. Open to discuss offers from 1000 EUR for the kit, or please contact me for prices per item. The equipment is Located in Sweden, will ship within Europe at cost.
  14. I received my pair of Retra Flash and my LSD this week. Dived with it yesterday, my first impression is that this is really solid, well designed equipment. From many years in business process outsourcing, i.e. handling customer service on behalf of global brands, I must say I’m impressed with the service from Retra. I took the best offer and ordered in the end of February. I have placed two add-on orders since then, to be delivered with the Flashes. I expected delays, after all I had placed an order for a product still being developed. All though encountering delays, Retra did everything right. They kept me informed. They set the expectations right. And they delivered on promise, on the exact date they said they would, and everything received as ordered. That would give high customer satisfaction scores on pretty much any scale I have seen. Its easy to be a good supplier when everything runs smoothly. Its when something goes wrong you can separate a good supplier from a bad one. In my case Retra handled things very well also when facing delays, and in my opinion they have demonstrated everything I look for in a good supplier. In comparison, I own gear from suppliers very far from Retras standard when it comes to customer experience. Just wanted to share my views on the customer service part after reading this thread. Have a nice sunday everyone, I’m off playing with my new Flashes.
  15. I´m really looking forward to receiving my Retras. It will be my first flashes with optical cable option. As far as I understand a flash trigger unit is the way around the limiting internal flash recycle time. Can anyone recommend a flash trigger unit for Nikon D800? Christopher
  16. Mint condition. 400 EUR or best offer. Located in Sweden. Will ship within Europe at cost.
  17. Considering selling my Nikon 16-35 mm with extension ring, zoom gear and diopter for Subal type 4 port opening. All items are as new. Selling it as a complete kit only. Will consider offers from 1000 EUR. Located in Sweden. Will ship within Europe at cost.
  18. Slightly off topic, but if you're not aware of it its worth noting that the 14-24 requires a ring with larger inner diameter in the front end. That means you will need to put the lens on from the front after you put the camera in the housing, as it doesn't go through the ring from the back. It can be a hassle, specially in the field. I damaged the lens doing that, the aperture got stuck. Repairable, but still. I can confirm the corner sharpness is not optimal, but I have only compared with the 16mm. However, shooting pelagic you should be able to get around that. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  19. I have a Subal ND700 for sale. Please find my contact info in my profile. Best regards, Christopher
  20. Subal ND700 for sale. Open for offers. Please find further details here.
  21. Subal ND700 for sale. Please find further details here.
  22. Thanks. I just got confirmed that the setup with the 33 mm extension will accommodate a diopter. Since I already have the port I´m going for that. Nikon 5T and 6T seem to be favored by many. I understand they are discontinued? Naive to ask if anyone have one for sale? :-) Christopher
  23. Hi I read in Alex Mustards reviews of D3 / D700 that the original Subal port for the AF-S VR 105 mm doesn´t leave room for a dioptre. 1) Would anyone know if the 60 mm port (FP 75/4) + a 33 mm extension ring will allow a dioptre? 2) Any recommendations for which dioptre to go for? Thanks, Christopher
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