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About Kraken de Mabini

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    Nikon D500, D7100, D800E, Olympus TG4 & 5
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    Nauticam NA500, Subal ND800, Olympus TG 058
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  1. Yes, it was just now, 8/14/2019 in Google Sheets sign-in, free, no ads or emails: "Underwater Strobe Finder, July 2 "
  2. The worksheet of Available Strobes has been updated as of 12 August 2019. I have added 2 lists of strobes currently on the US market from Bluewater photo, useful as references of what is available. I have also added an early list of Strobe Repair workshops, which is incomplete and needs much information. Please feel free to update this Worksheet. I hope you find it useful. https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6501-underwater-strobe-finder
  3. The worksheet of Available Strobes is updated to 12 August 2019. I have added 2 lists of strobes currently on the US market from Bluewater photo, useful as references of what is available. I have also added an early list of Strobe Repair workshops, which is incomplete and needs much information. Please feel free to update this Worksheet. I hope you find it useful. https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6501-underwater-strobe-finder
  4. I have added Strobe Repair Locations to the Available Strobes spreadsheet. Please add and correct. The spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1otS2RTR47KhaFdBkO6Gd7DDju3CQLEnTT2Wwetay4vE/edit#gid=0
  5. If I may, the Sea&Sea YS-D1 has a well documented and bad track record, many failures, and on this basis alone is best avoided The YS-D2J has a good track record, but may be prone to overheating when fired repeatedly and fast. The Inon Z240's are confusing to use, and their magnets are a pain, as noted above by Interceptor121. My two Z240's went dim (half intensity) in the midst of a Raja Ampat dive trip on a small boat, with no recourse. Probably bad magnets. The Inon D2000 strobes are a bit less bright but quite reliable. They are also a good buy. Unfortunately they also have magnets. It is a good idea to learn on land how to open and inspect the Inon magnets: The push button assembly unscrews for inspection, spare magnets and units may be available but I have not purchased one. Currently I travel with two YS-D2J's and a D2000 for backup.
  6. Scott Gietler has prepared a recent, undated, list of available strobes with his evaluations: https://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-strobes Scott lists and evaluates a number of strobes that are no longer produced but are sold second hand, so his list nicely complements the Available Strobe spreadsheet.
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  8. This Wetpixel post describes how to make one's own fiber optic cable, using Amazon supplies: DIY fiber optic writeup with parts. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=60564. The use of grommets as Sea&Sea cable plugs is rather clever. I use just the grommets, without O rings, to connect my DIY Toslink f.o. cables to S&S YS-D2J strobes, they work just fine. = I use Toslink fiberoptic cable from eBay, 3 to 4 mm o.d. and ~1.3 mm diam for the light fiber. It fires my two Sea&Sea YS-D2J's reliably in M mode, from a Subal ND800 or a Nauticam NA D500. My Toslink home made cables are tough, inexpensive and always work, no complaints.
  9. Hi, if I recall correctly, the O-ring size is a 5 x 1 mm (internal diam x cross section)
  10. Have you tried longer arms to space the strobes further out from the camera? Also check the ISO setting, bring it down to 100 or 200, turn off Auto ISO if the camera has it.
  11. The cable's push-in plug has a small O ring which keeps it in place by friction. You might try a very slightly larger or thicker O ring on one plug, see if it works. Your local Scuba dealer or a dive club member might have a bottle of spare O rings. I buy my O rings from theoringstore.com. Two O rings from different batches, with the same nominal specs can vary in thickness and diameter, so say a 1 mm nominal O-ring might be 5 or 10 % thinner or thicker than another from a different batch. Switching O rings might make a good difference in how tightly the plug fits. Let us know how it works out. see also: O-Ring Basics. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=63544&hl=%2Bkraken+%2Bde&do=findComment&comment=403124
  12. Hi, if I understand your problem I would suggest the F.I.T. fiber optical adapter for S&S connector to Nauticam DSLR housing sold by Fun-In in Taiwan http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&path=58_137&product_id=1064 I got two of them for my Nauti ND D500 housing, and connect them to the strobes with Toslink home made cables and S&S like terminals made out of Amazon bought terminals. Wetpixel has several lengthy posts on self made fiberoptic cables, most using Toslink cable, it is worthwhile to go over them for ideas. How to fix a broken Sea&Sea fiberoptic cable http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59258 or if this is not the solution, you might consider attaching photos of the clippy and screwy parts, and describe the problem in technical terms.
  13. I doubt a neoprene strobe cover once wet interferes with cooling. My Sea&Sea strobe jackets are made of wet suit scraps cut in square shape and laced with show laces, they have protected the strobes for several years. The local wet suit shop kindly gave me the scraps. Added buoyancy: none. For my Inon Z240's I made flotation jackets out of Divinycell (polyvinyl chloride) foam wedges held together with duct tape, they worked well until the Z240's flaked out. Added buoyancy: satisfactory. Let us know your progress.
  14. One Inon S2000 strobe available in new, perfect condition.
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