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  1. Spitting and potatoes, i expected the former but not the latter I'll try that out and look at a few tips to keep water off. Here's one from this article:
  2. I'm branching out with dog photography and I'd like to get some furry pictures of an active dog in the shallow. For this I'd obviously use my housing, with a wide angle lens and probably a strobe as I've no other way to fire off a flash. However saltwater droplets would be forming on the dome in between most shots as the dog would splash water on to the camera. To rinse I'd probably bring a large bottle of clean water, however droplets would still form (albeit not as bad as saltwater). What would you use in between to make sure it's completely clear, just fine tissue or possibly a microfibre cloth?
  3. Due to timewasters, this is now unfortunately priced to sell at £1000. But fortunate for you guys Priced for a quick sale, please respond here and via direct message if you're interested.
  4. Totally, the first thing to check is to try and figure out where the problem is and track the root cause (can be applied to almost anything in life ) It's likely to be the 3 things really: 1. Cable 2. Strobe 3. Trigger Of those 3, it could be batteries, malfunction, degraded quality (dirt preventing them from carrying enough light through) etc. Go with the most basic setup, test 1 at a time, swap them, try different modes on both strobes etc.
  5. Great, thanks for the response @Kraken de Mabini - I'll definitely give this a go / glow
  6. Hi all, Does anyone have experience with detachable arms like these? http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=detachable&product_id=3040 ...particularly for the use of snooting where you need to have the flexibility of sometimes freehanding it? How sturdy are they? Seems like quite a fragile mechanism with a single spring. Even the Carbon Arms branded one seems to be exactly the same? Thanks in advance
  7. @Kraken de Mabini can you post some detailed images of your cables please?
  8. Sorry to bump this thread, but which thickness end glow works best? I've got one cheapo cable and a sea and sea which is busted now. I did consider going sync cord for a bit but I'd have to buy a new module and a cable!
  9. You're not wrong. I'm really liking the early comparisons here, but money obviously comes in to consideration. Unfortunately we're not all hedge fund managers, so this is quite a big thing for me. Personally I've got 2x ys-d1 which I'd like to keep until they die. So for me to perhaps get 1 retra pro plus snoot means 2 ys-d1, 1 retra Pro and 1 retra only snoot. So I either then have 3 strobes (bad for traveling) or I get rid of one and use an inconsistent setup. The backscatter snoot seems to tick all the boxes I require at a relatively low price, and it's likely it'll be much easier to handle. This way I can easily have 2 strobes and the snoot, or 1 strobe and 1 snoot. If you attach some kind of quick release to it as well it could be quite easy for a helper underwater as well to help aim if it's a particularly difficult subject to get to as it's likely to be more manoeuvrable.
  10. Do you have a link to this video per chance? The blue water light mentioned above I think has all the right things going for it, and at half the price and weight/size, it may be the new benchmark... I'm eagerly looking forward to comparisons of that vs the retra pro
  11. Wow this looks very interesting indeed! I'll wait for reviews to come out as it seems like it could be reasonably priced. If you attach a handle to that and a clever arm which unclips somehow, you could then use it freehand or clamped
  12. Thanks Tim, your posts are always very informative! Aye, I've been doing plenty of searched for the snooting! My problem really is not having a strong enough guide light. And that's a huge issue for me as I'm firing blindly. At least if I could see the guidelight through the viewfinder I'd know if I'm aiming right. I'm going to tulamben shortly to dive with an amazing guide called Ajiex Dharma, so will try the inon and retra combo there. So the lsd also eats up a lot of light? I thought it's main selling point was the fact that it didn't do that?
  13. Hi all, I'm currently struggling with my setup for snooting: * ys-d1 * 10bar metal snoot The problem i have is that the guide/focus light on the ys-d1 is atrocious. It does nothing, and I've even used aluminium foil inside my snoot to funnel as much light as possible. In dark situations is barely works, and apart form that I can't even see where it's aiming with the light, which makes snooting ultimately hit and miss (way more miss). My question is: 1. Which has the best guide light for snooting? Retra flash (old or new?), inon z330, ys-d2 and ys-d3. 2. If I end up getting any of the above, is the retra lsd a worthy purchase above and beyond the 10 bar snoot? Ill only ever use the circular light shape so I guess the quick change is nice on the retra but not imperative for me. I get that it effectively works as a diopter of sorts, but I'm really not concerned about losing light as strobes are powerful enough to compensate. Thanks for any help.
  14. Hi, I'm interested in getting a bigger dome (currently using the mini dome for travels). If anyone has one going, please let me know.
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