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About sharkadobo

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    SF Bay Area, California

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony A7RIII
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D2, YS110A

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  1. Hi all. Just wanted to give a final update on my issue with my Sea & Sea YS-110a and YS-D2 not firing with my Aquatica flash trigger. I sent a video of myself doing all the tests that I was advised to do in this thread to the Bluewater rep who helped me with my purchase. I did this on 3/1. Seemed like the rep couldn't get a response from Blake at Aquatica. I finally had time to drive down to Monterey to troubleshoot with Backscatter. The latest Sea & Sea was also tested on both ports and it wouldn't fire from both right and left. Inon Z330 worked, so I bought two on the spot. I was just so over my issue and disappointed with the lack of customer service from both Bluewater and Aquatica. I dropped $5k on this new Aquatica setup and at the very least expected to get help figuring out wtf the real issue was. Lessons learned. Grateful for everyone's advice.
  2. Seriously!!! Bluewater and I are still waiting for a response from Aquatica. We think the issue is with the Aquatica flash trigger. and yes, I cleaned the bloody things
  3. My housing was brand new when I did all the suggested tests above.
  4. Thanks, guys. Just wanted to give an update about my issue. 1. I primed 2 of these random 613 cables and they didn't work with my YS-D2: https://www.amazon.com/DIVTEK-Underwater-Diving-Photography-Coiled/dp/B07FSGKW5S/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=613+fiber+optic+cable&qid=1613672246&sr=8-3 2. One annoying shipment delay later, I ended up having Backscatter 2-day their 613 cable to Oahu. It works with my YS-D2 only in the left port! So if I upgrade my 110-A to something newer, I'm guessing it wouldn't fire if the 613 cable is plugged into the right port either? It's frustrating, but I'm going to contact Aquatica to see if maybe the problem is with their flash trigger.
  5. Guys, I need help. Sorry to piggyback on this thread, but I kinda have a similar issue I just dropped $$$ on an Aquatica housing and ports for my Sony A7R3. Drove from the Bay Area to LA last week to pick up from Bluewater because I'm leaving for Oahu on Tuesday. I told the Bluewater rep I had a Sea & Sea YS-D2 and Sea & Sea YS-110a. I guess this isn't a widely known issue, otherwise I think he would've suggested for me to switch to sync cords OR buy the S&S 613 optic cable. I called Aquatica and the guy I spoke with suggested sync cords because he's heard of strobes being triggered by other strobes when using the type II 613 cables. He added that S&S must have overcompensated for the lack of sensitivity. I'm not entirely screwed on my trip because the 110-a works with the trigger. Of course the recycling time is slow because it's old, but it works! The YS-D2 doesn't. At all. I've always shot with fiber optic cables because I don't want to deal with the added o-ring fussing and leaking. My question to you guys is - should I get that S&S cable for my YS-D2 or say to hell with S&S new strobes and just get Inons/something else like the original poster did? I've had issues with the uneven power and recycling time of using two different strobes anyway... Thank you in advance for your advice!
  6. Didn't realize I could potentially get international buyers. Within US, i'll ship via flat rate priority for $12. Any other place, we'll have to recalculate. Thanks.
  7. Switching over to mirrorless and selling these lenses. I think I still have the boxes. Both are in good condition with no scratches on the lenses. Shipping or pick-up from the SF Bay Area. Add $12 for shipping. Canon 60mm - $250 Tokina 10-17mm - $370
  8. I'm selling my rig because I recently bought a new camera and want to house it. I've used this on roughly 100 dives and I've never had any flooding issues. What I'm selling: - Sea & Sea RDX550D Housing (houses Canon T1i and T2i) - Canon T1i body - Sea & sea port base S (to connect the ports) - Sea & Sea compact dome port 46100 for the Tokina 10-17mm (comes with neoprene cover) - Sea & Sea zoom gear (to use with the Tokina 10-17mm lens) - Sea & Sea macro port 52 for the Canon 60mm lens - aluminum tray with handles
  9. Selling a brand new Light & Motion GoBe Action camera kit. Never been used; I won this from a contest but unfortunately, I already have lights. This is perfect for GoPros or Intovas and comes with two GoBe 700 wide lights and a tray with two flex arms to hold both lights. From the Light & Motion site: • Action Camera kit includes two 700 Wides and Action Camera Tray. • Action Camera Tray fits most action cameras with a 1/4-20 mount (GoPro Hero series w/tripod mount accessory, Contour, Intova Sport, Sony HDR-AS series). • Dual 700 lumen lights add up to 1400 lumens, certified to the FL-1 Standard. • Innovative design allows light heads to be interchanged for ultimate flexibility. • Waterproof to 120 meters. Please PM me if you have any questions. Thanks!
  10. New to the forum, but I've been looking at the photo contests here for years. Recently bought a new camera which I'm dying to house!
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