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Everything posted by Joss

  1. Come on, you should be proud about your no-labels housing. After a few dives you will not need them at all.
  2. Seems like you learned a lesson, jejeje Glad to hear the retras are ok and the only loss were the batteries.
  3. If you decide to cut the cable, I have learn that a nail cutter works fine.
  4. What do you mean by "too long"? You might try the Aquatica Sync Cord Clamps https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/164829-REG/Aquatica_19215_Sync_Cord_Clamps.html Or something similar from an electrical hardware shop.
  5. That would depend on what lenses you already have, you can also try a tele-converter with the tokina 10-17. If I were to choose a single lens, the 10-17 would be the best option.
  6. Dive computer bip? C'mon, there is nothing more annoying during a dive than a computer beeping! I know is not your case, but now a days there are better options like the vibrating alarms. Cheers, Joss
  7. I get surprised at every time I see folks comparing the new Retras Vs the YS-D3's. Just make a search here on WP about S&S strobes. If you want to save some money better think about the Inons.
  8. Awesome work! At some point it is so close that it gets scary. What focal length was used?
  9. I like the say to hell part. What trigger system are you using? I would get new Inon or Retra strobes if time and budget allow for.
  10. Another option is to try with the TRT electronics trigger, it works with the YS-D3 strobes according to their webpage.
  11. Plus one or two steps of dynamic range. Surely that will do the trick for me.
  12. Hi, what about the Sony compact RX100-VA? Nauticam still sells the housing for it and you can add macro and wide wet lenses.
  13. Hi, I’m sorry about it, I don’t think that S&S cables make any difference. I use the Howshot 613L + Retras + UWT trigger without problems. Regards, Joss
  14. Out of curiosity,I would like to understand why wet add lenses work on mirrorless full frame cameras but not on dsrl cameras. For example, Nauticam WWL-1 works with full frame Sony but not on dsrl. Nauticam is announcing the new WWL-C with the Nikon Z-50. Doesn’t the Z-50 has the same sensor of the D500? Is the distance between the sensor and the main lens that important? Kind regards, Joss
  15. I would recommend: San Benedicto – El cañon: Wide angle or Fisheye San Benedicto – El Boyler: Fisheye for Mantas and dolphins, they get super close. Roca Partida: Wide angle and maybe no strobes? For Hammerhead shoals in the distance Socorro – Cabo Piers: Fisheye you will see mantas and dolphins Socorro – Punta tosca: Fisheye or Wideangle Regards, Joss
  16. I believe D500 is not a back illuminated sensor. I would not expect many UW photographers upgrading from D850 to D880. Or from D500 to D580. Maybe for those going full frame, the especulated D880 might be appealing. In my case, current situation does not allow me to think about upgrading any time soon. Joss
  17. I shoot underwater with a D500. I only do photos and the specs of the rumored D580 don't make me think about upgrading anytime soon. Maybe a back-illuminated sensor with higher dynamic range?Anyway, I’m just not ready for mirrorless and I’m very happy with my D500 and current lenses. I wonder how Nikon splits its sales between cameras and lenses.
  18. Hi, have you seen this: NIKONOS ADAPTER FOR NA-A7II/A9 https://www.nauticam.com/products/nikonos-adaptor-for-na-a7ii-a9 Take a look on this article by Scotty Graham: https://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2016/12/05/the-sony-a7r-underwater-with-the-iconic-nikonos-15mm-lens-by-scotty-graham/ Maybe you were after options for the "more recent" autofocus nikonos lenses... Regards, Joss
  19. With the 105mm VR and the Port 87 you still have space to add a "dry" dipoter. However, there is no problem with wet diopters. Same with the 60mm AF-S and Port 60. I have no try dipoters with this lens. You can also use the 105mm VR wit the Port 60 and a 20mm extension. Regards, Joss
  20. Hi, how do you plan to use them? 300mm might be to long for typical macro shots. I pretty much use 3 setups on a Nauticam for D500. All of them slighty negative but confortable. Macro (60 & 87 ports): 2 Inon Mega Float Arm S + 2 Aquatica 8" buoyancy arm Fisheye 100mm port: 2 Inon Mega Float Arm M + 2 Nauticam 300mm arms Fisheye 230mm port: 2 Aquatica 8" buoyancy arm + 2 Nauticam 300mm arms with 1 sitx jumbo insert each The big diameter of the Inon Mega floats is perfect for a computer and also to carry macro diopters. Regards, Joss
  21. Hi Pavel, Does it means that if we have the previous firmware on the converter it is better not to update the Retras's firmware? Kind regards, Jose
  22. It is funny they have patented the multi selector, it looks super complicated and I doubt anyone copying it. However, it works great on my D500. Let me know how it goes with the silicone grease, the play / F2 lever in my housing is also sticky.
  23. With Uwtechnics trigger / converter, you just have to set the dial to position 6 (Retra) and select the mode (Manual, TTL, HHS) on the Retra Strobe. It is super easy.
  24. Hi, I’m not familiar with the new Z-330, but I was happy with my old Z-240 until a bulb in one of the strobes turned dark. (That gave an excuse to get the Retras without feeling bad about spending money in this expensive hobby). I have been shooting a pair of “Retra Pro” since February and light output difference compared to the Inons Z-240 is very noticeable. I would say 2 stops, maybe more? This is evident special on wrecks, pictures look quite different. The battery consumption is high, specially shooting wrecks at full power. But I haven’t run out of batteries (eneelop pro) in my 2 dives trips. Normally 100 – 150 shoots. It’s true that Retra is a new company, but I’m very happy with the support they offer. They have replied my emails very quickly (hours). I’m happy with my Retras, and I think you will be very happy with any of them: Retra and / or Inon. Just stay away from S&S. Regards, Joss
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