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venomguy last won the day on March 4 2016

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  1. Just a Heads up to anyone that is considering to purchase Sea & Sea Strobes, We have gone through 10 (Ten) Strobes over the past 12 months, each strobe would generally last for a few months and then suddenly fail on the next setup only after a few shots, some failed while underwater but 2 Strobes failed above ground while just setting up the test shots. Eight of the Ten Strobes where YS D1s of which all were sent back to Sea & Sea in Japan (Even though these strobes are actually made in CHINA). Of the Eight returned Sea & Sea YS D1 they replaced two, the balance they claimed was due to overheating from firing more than 6 times at high power consecutively which is a totally incorrect assumption on the part of Sea & Sea. Upon raising these issues with the local Sea & Sea dealer they said this was an issue with the YS D1s and that the YS D2 addressed these overheating failures. (reluctantly we purchased 2 more YS D2's) WRONG.... now the two new YS D2's recently purchased in February have also both failed on our dive trip last week to Manado. Its very clear that Sea & Sea in China are not producing strobes that are fit for the purpose of underwater Photography. Based on the data we have all of the YS D1 & YS D2 will fail after about 30 to 40 dives. This is fine if you only dive a few times per year but be very careful if you are planning a 3 week dive trip as your Sea & Sea strobes will be very unlikely to last the trip. One point to note on all the failures above, all strobes were setup with Optical TTL on a 4 Strobes per camera setup. ie (1 Camera Housing with 4 Strobes) Andrew
  2. Blue Manta Liveaboard Asia - Warning to Solo Divers. https://divebooker.com/blue-manta-haz168?gclid=CLWD_OzvmswCFdeHaAod0AcGGw If you ever see ads from this boat please avoid as they are not photography friendly or allow solo diving, They also claim to offer Tech diving but this is also misleading. Contact me if you want to know more They claim to cater for Photographers but don't offer solo diving or in some case use of Strobes which is really crazy stuff for a high end cost of diving they charge
  3. Camera and Subal Housing is still available for sale, contact me directly at agrace@martinbrower.com
  4. The mini dome is for use with the tokina fisheye lens
  5. Subal 5D3 and Canon body for sale - 5D Mark 3 body - Subal 5D3 Housing - Zen Mini Dome - Inon Strobe x 2 - cables price includes all components shown in the below photograph USD 3800 contact : Andrew agrace@martinbrower.com phone: +65 98636250 the camera and housing is located in Singapore
  6. Subal 5 D Mark 2 & Canon 5 D Mark 2 Camera body for sale. Pricing includes all that shown in the photo, further pictures can be sent on request. Price: USD 1900 Includes: Subal 5D Mark 2 Housing Subal 110mm Macro Port Inon Strobe & Cable Scuba Cam vacuum pump Battery please contact agrace@martinbrower.com +65 98636250 Camera and Housing is located in Singapore
  7. Re : strobe connections. The strobes have only be used in Optical Triger modes, Symptoms are you can still hear the capacitor charging up but strobes cannot fire in optical or Electronic sync cords. Each of the strobes mentioned that failed were about 50 to 60 dives and failed randomly , ie in a twin lighting setup , triggered optically , in TTL mode, only one of the strobes would fail during any one dive,
  8. Have recently had 4 of my Sea & Sea Strobes fail over a 3 month period. Has anyone else had similar issues with the YS-D1 strobes? Symtoms are , ready light active but failure to flash when charged . All 4 have since been returned to Sea & sea but I would caution anyone about buying in the future as the fault has still not been identified by Sea & sea service centre in Japan
  9. edges are smooth , with slow transitions, very wide , side by side the L&M lights seem to have a more while/blue light where the Mangrove has warmer tones
  10. thanks Ivan End up going for the same units as yourself VCL 46, as also wanted to use the lights as a diver carry light to show depth of field on some of the shots, got to say I am very impressed , wont be bothering with the L&M 1200's any more as these units really kick, Also great prices, just ordered direct from the web site, arrive less than a week later, via DHL Drew
  11. Hi All, Need some help, have been using 2 x 1200 L&M but find they just don't have the grunt and power I am seeking. currently looking a the LED Mangrove system Mangrove Videosystem K-VS-10L6 http://www.aditech-uw.com/en/shop/1265-man...-k-vs-10l6.html does anybody have some feedback re this system or Mangrove LEDs in general Thanks Drew Mangrove Videosystem K-VS-10L6
  12. Anyone using the radio wireless option on the 240Z Inon strobes, twin setup? I know some use the optical slave sensor and run one single electronic syn cord but looking to go full wireless? ie non sync cords.... Looking to sync with 5D on full manual setting only, thanks in advance Drew
  13. thanks for the explaination, exactly what I was looking for Drew
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