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T.Reid last won the day on March 9 2017

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  • Birthday 10/27/1989

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    Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef.

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    Sony A7
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  1. This was such a cheap buy for who ever brought it! Lucky!!!
  2. So was able to get an a7iii to try in my housing, luckily someone on this small island im living on brought an a7iii and was nice enough to let me man handle it to see if it would work! The shutter button can be pressed and works correctly, the front aperture wont slide or change and the bottom plate would need to be modified to fit... If you where really stuck and where willing to modify the base plate and make some button throw adjustments and possibly modify them it could be done, but check for your self I don't want anyone buying an a7iii to try fit it in their a7ii housing I'm opting for buying the A7Rii instead as im sure it fits trouble free.
  3. Hey everyone, I'm a ikelite owner and been trying to find out an exact answer... Obviously ikelite will tell me to upgrade my housing to accomodate the new Sony a7ii but based of looking at photos and the dimensions the new a7iii is only slightly different in size and considering theirs ample room in the housing regardless of the model it shouldn't be an issue. The majority of the buttons should in theory match up with some buttons length or throws needing adjusting... But better yet does anyone here own a a7iii and an older a7ii ikelite housing or had the chance to try it and see what the major change is? I just feel crazy upgrading my camera to a mark 3 and also buying a new housing because 2 buttons don't function! Kind regards, Trent Reid
  4. Since my initial post ikelite has been really good and has replaced the housing and deemed it faulty I'm guessing as the replacement one they let me keep after inspecting the first unit I was using. A lot of the good customer service was from my supplier Digital Diver who sorted out everything for me, even got ikelite to supply them a replacement housing on loan until we found out was was going on with my housing, due to the fact I work as a videographer daily and understood I needed something to be able to work. The loan one ended up becoming my replacement as it fixed all my issues I was having with the setup, since then been pretty happy with the housing no issues and been diving with it for several months. Have now brought a second ikelite housing for my Sony a7 mkii due to great customer service from my supplier and I know if I have any issues they'll get it sorted... I guess that boils down to if you want to buy ikelite or not that it just depends who your buying from and who will be looking after your new purchase if things do go wrong. Down the track I hope to buy a nauticam as its a better commercial designed rugged housing however its twice the price and I couldn't justify buying a double up of domes and ports between the two setups.. Cheers, Trent
  5. yeah thanks for that, seen this it looks like a nauticam led trigger... pretty pricey was hoping to make something DIY but worst case ill be buying one of these butchering it and extending the led's onto wires and place them inside a spare bulk head with a acrylic nut glued in place and mounting the optical cables to that bulkhead nut to capture the flash.... hardest parts being trying to find acrylic bolts that fit the ikelite accessory holes which are 1/2 -20.... might be getting some custom made ones from china if the factory replies....
  6. Thanks for that! photos look great! Think I'm pretty sold on buying these strobes, only issue is getting them hooked up with an ikelite housing so venturing into a DIY led trigger setup fingers crossed it all goes to plan!
  7. Thanks again for the replys, will read those forum posts been reading along with people on Hedwigs mini led setup for the hot shoe and trying to find someone who still makes them as a led correctly positioned seems to be the way to go and a less messy of a setup.... I was even thinking of having the whole bulk head replaced with the correct one needed to install that optical tube thingy there for being able to position it where needed but the glue on block seems easier and if this all really doesn't work that well removing it is simple... I know I can buy the parts needed to setup an internal flash practically anywhere in the housing, making it an led one is a different story.... I've stumbled across this and its nearly worth the purchase if it works correctly since the price I'm getting on the strobes is so darn cheap! but it's a lot to fork out for something I could try DIY like the led's people have made for a lot cheaper! http://trt-electronics.com/#features I even found this that could be super handy if used with something like hedwigs setup to run it ? only issue is finding out what port / thread size it is.... or could I not buy my own acrylic nut that fits the ikelite thread and size to fit this and partly drill it out which looks like what they've done ? http://trt-electronics.com/product/led-window-house-without-built-window/
  8. hoping to get one of these from you hedwig, have emailed you at both your emails fingers crossed your still making them!
  9. how did this all progress along I'm in the same boat with an ikelite housing and looking at optical triggered strobes the only thing is the new ikelite housings are no longer fully clear and I'm having to mount something on a hot shoe extension cable to somewhere not on the front of the camera like a popup flash would be....
  10. I'm thinking the thread side will be an issue but possibly can have the hole re-drilled so long as its larger then the size I've currently got not smaller otherwise I'll go with the other option of gluing a optical port block on the back clear door and addressing the issue that way... How is one to learn without asking questions the more you learn the higher chances of success! I'm just after manual strobe triggering as that's what I prefer to learn at the moment plus the strobes do have a form of learning which you can adjust on the strobe not as good as TTL but have heard it functions quite well. This is why I'm thinking if hot shoe leds seem a bit of a hassle I may just use an actual hot shoe flash which is the same as a pop up flash that should get the job done but obviously more of a battery drain however my battery's last a full dive even filming and I've got several which I change after every dive anyway.... thanks for the reply though and have read that forum post too!
  11. Thanks for the reply TimG, yeah the overall cost to get those part's to give it a shot will be pretty cheap its just the fact of buying the lights and if it doesn't only having video lights! I've never owned optical run strobes so I'm wondering how sensitive they'll be to capturing the correct amount of light or flash thats required to make them operate correctly. Hopefully someone else chimes in shortly cheers!
  12. https://www.instagram.com/tjr.photos/is me or @tjr.photos practically only underwater stuff, mainly photos and some footage trying to post daily as I live and work on The Great Barrier reef as a trip videographer!
  13. so beautiful your work! how many dives does it take you to collect a series of shots like this? I feel like it'd take me a whole 60min dive to capture one subject like this the time to setup the camera in position etc
  14. still not even one reply ? surely someone has basic optical strobe knowledge that could lend me some! I'm hoping to pick the strobes up in a few days when I'm visiting the mainland and this will be the only chance I have for a few months so hoping someone can chime in.....
  15. How you finding the lights im thinking of buying them for my sony a7ii setup ? and photos you could post up ?
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