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Kraken de Mabini

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About Kraken de Mabini

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    Greater Los Angeles, California
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    UW photography, design UW custom gizmos

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D500, D7100, D7200. Olympus TG4 & 5
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    Nauticam NA500, Subal ND7100, Olympus TG 058
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z330, two - Sola lights, three
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    Inon Mega float S, 2, 8 and 5 inch arms, 6 clamps
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  1. Yes, my guess is that the problems will disappear when you switch to the Z240's. Also, I would give Bill's solid core cable another try, this time with the Inon strobe.
  2. WTB Subal Hot shoe cord for Nikon camera, used, working condition, with a hot shoe Nikon plug at one end and a small red plastic female plug at the other. Send PM w details and photo, payment via Paypal.
  3. Yes, my guess is that most, if not all, of the problems will disappear when you switch to the Z240's.
  4. For me the problem was the Sea&Sea YS series strobes themselves, as sometimes they flashed, other times not, if aimed downwards they would flash erratically; all told they were unreliable. Whenever I read about strobe problems in Wetpixel, they often were and are about Sea&Sea strobes. So a few years ago I switched to Inon strobes, first to Z240 and D2000's, and now to Inon Z330 strobes, with no more problems as the Inons have worked perfectly.
  5. Just watched it again, enjoyed it twice as much as the first time.
  6. Lovely collection of fotos, I enjoyed each and all, congratulations! Felicitaciones!!
  7. In aerosol foam the gas is at atmospheric pressure and the foam is soft, so that the water pressure will collapse it as one submerges, bear in mind the ocean water pressure is bit over 100 gm per sq cm per meter of depth*. For repair, it may be better to use carbon fiber and epoxy. - - * 100 cm to a meter, 1.0273 g of weight per cubic cm of water. At 33 feet depth, ~10 M, the pressure will be one plus kilo per sq cm, and the foam will be completely collapsed.
  8. Sure of what? Discontinued? You ask a valid question, as locally Bluewater Photo has discontinued the Nauticam floats, but Backscatter has them for sale. I would, before attempting a repair, take the defective float to my dealer for replacement or repair, and if that failed, I would contact Nauticam directly. That is, assuming I had not bashed the float against a rock or otherwise damaged it myself.
  9. Nauticam seems to have discontinued the carbon float arms, so maybe they are a problem product. As a drill hole or epoxy patch may void a warranty, it seems better to first take the arm to your dealer and ask for a replacement or return. Keep us posted.
  10. My trusty old Inon D2000 strobe just retired, no more flash. To replace it I am considering a new Inon D200 vs a good Z240 Type 4, to backup my two Z330's. Your suggestions and comments will be much appreciated.
  11. All the above are most helpful suggestions. I just sent you a PM
  12. This is how to remove the magnet, from a 2019 post: "On the Inon Z240, D2000 and D180 (and probably other Inon's), the push button assemblies for the light and TTL, located on the strobe's back, unscrew from it for access to the magnets, without having to open the strobe case. "Push the button in (don't turn it) and push a wire or a pin through the holes on the site to fix it. Than turn out the whole thing anticlockwise. This is by the way also the method to open the light switch button." wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/43696-z240-manual-problem/ Best of luck! Edited December 23, 2019 by Kraken de Mabini"
  13. Hi Chris:

      this is the Wetpixel post on how to remove the Inon magnet using a paper clip:

    "On the Inon Z240, D2000 and D180 (and probably other Inon's), the push button assemblies for the light and TTL, located on the strobe's back,  unscrew from it for access to the magnets, without having to open the strobe case.

    For your strobe. two steps are indicated:

    First, reassemble the strobe carefully as the wire solder joints are fragile; make sure the O ring is clean. Test the strobe.

    Second: Remove the magnet as Serge described here in 2011:

    "Push the button in (don't turn it) and push a wire or a pin through the holes on the site to fix it. Than turn out the whole thing anticlockwise. This is by the way also the method to open the light switch button."

    wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/43696-z240-manual-problem/       

    Best of luck!

     

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    Edited December 23, 2019 by Kraken de Mabini "

    1. ChrisRoss

      ChrisRoss

      Great, Thanks, Knew it was around somewhere!

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