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About chris.pienaar3@gmail.com

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    Sea Nettle

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    South Africa

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    South Africa
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 40D 7D G11
  • Camera Housing
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Intova ISS 2000, Sea&Sea YS-D1 YS-D2
  1. My D2 was operating haphazardly with no output control after about 18 dives. Was replaced under warranty, took several months from South Africa to Japan and back. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I have just used duct tape to save myself a few dollars. I neede a focus gear for my Canon 100mm non IS. They are available online, but due to our weak currency and high shipping costs I needed to look for alternatives. I have sent the dimensions to a friend to design and print a gear for me, but that will take too long and I have a trip planned. I do have a zoom gear for a Canon 10-20 but the tube is too short. After a real "lightbulb" moment I decided to try the gear I have and stick it to the lens with ducttape, and voila! A working solution! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Have you invetigated the "leak sentinel". Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Or just buy some Hydrotac stick in lenses for your mask , just search on Amazon for Hydrotac Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. As far as I know, the DS 161 is the only combined strobe/ video light. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Strobes provide more light than lights. You can shoot stills at low shutter speeds but I find it too slow for me, 1/60 or so when I need at least 1/125 or more. Lights also tend to be warmer, than strobes. http://www.backscatter.com/learn/article/article.php?ID=151 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Just got feedback today on my YS - D1 that failed. Seems like a small leak past the battery compartment door has led to damage. So much for the idea that the battery compartment is sealed off from the rest. R3300-00 to repair. Still a lot cheaper than replacing with a new one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I have been having some Sea&Sea issues . I bought a pair of YS-D1's as my first set of strobes and after about 5 uses, the one just stopped switching on. Tested all and eventually contacted Manex Marine, the agents in South Africa, and sent it back to them by courier. Apparently they would send it to Japan fro investigation, repairs or spares - This was in November 2015 , since then not a peep from the agent or Sea&Sea. I ma currently following up with the agent but no answer yet.. A Deadly silence. I bought a Ys-D2 as a replacement as immediately as I was entered into a shootout the week after the YS-D1 failure and needed a strobe. I was syncing by sync cord and I must say that all the upgrades on the YS-D2 makes it such a great flash and a pleasure to use. Gone is the constant angst about moving a switch by accident and missing a shot when it counts. The colour coding on the settings and the ready beep also works great for me. However I had since had a small flood into my Hugyfot housing due to a failed O-ring on a bulkhead and the sync board in the Hugy housing is beyond repair. My Canon 40D and lens were not harmed, thank goodness. I then switched to dual fibre optic while I am waiting for a replacement card to arrive from Belgium. Now the problem: Setup: Hugyfoy Housing with optical pickup through bulkhead. Fibre optic cables from camera housing fibre optic pickup ( just a perspex plastic capsule through a bulkhead, no electronics, to a YS-D1 and a YS D-2. Camera Canon 40 D Settings: Manual, shutter speed anything from 1/50- 1/250 aperture from f2.8 -f32. Flash assist on camera is off. YS-D1 setting manual - no pre flash YS D2 setting Manual - no preflash - green mode When I trigger the camera, both flashes trigger but the YS-D2 does not have any effect on the image as if it does not sync. Switch off the YS-D1 , the YSD2 triggers with the fibre optic, but does not have any effect on image. Connect the YS-D2 via fibre optic to the optical output on my YS-D1 and problem remains the same. If I switch to manual with pre flash and make sure that the pre flash mode is set to factory default, the flash triggers at full power outset and the image is overexposed, as expected. In neither of these modes do I have any control over the output power via the Light output dial. WTF am I doing wrong or am I reading the manual wrong ? Please help.
  9. Damselfish I would like to buy this Hugyfot 40D housing from you. I am in South Africa and will foot the courier costs. Please Confirm if it is still available and method of payment , I would prefer something like ebay, paypal or crdeit card ( mastercard) Regards Chris Pienaar +27 828978260 chris.pienaar3@gmail.com
  10. David, any ports left to go with the housing? I am in South Africa, would you be willing to mail at my cost?
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