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About barbaracvilla

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    Spain
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony A6000
  • Camera Housing
    SeaFrogs Salted Line
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea&Sea YS-D1

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  1. I am selling a pair of underwater strobes/torches by i-Divesite, model Symbiosis SS2. They just got back from revision and repair in Hong Kong and are working perfectly. I work daily with photography and videograhy, and for that reason the Symbiosis are a bit to heavy for me. I now use a pair of YS-D1 for photos and only occasionally use torches for videos. The strobes have a beautiful light temperature, same for the torches. It is perfect for who likes both photos and videos and don't want to carry both a set of strobes and a set of torches. One of the torch lamps has been changed (the old one burned) in 2017 and one of the batteries as well. They are still in warranty until November 2019. It includes: -2x Symbiosis SS2 with original batteries with ball mount adapters -2x original chargers (US plugs) -User Manual (not available online) -Torch lamp removal tool -1x YS mount adaptor See attached images. And if needed, more photos and in high resolution in this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/53ynfx582qczvm7/AACafma9ShvwBH5Jy8eSyN7ra?dl=0 Items located in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain) Price asked: 1000€ + sending costs
  2. Thank you for this pictures! I supposed it was not so easy to do it and it gives a good idea of the combinations of lenses and ports! I was thinking on buying a 10-18mm lens... but now everything that is related to this housing is on hold :/
  3. Hi there, I bought a second hand, barely used, Salted Line A6xxx housing a while ago. And I have to say I am far from being satisfied with it. I only used a few times, as it flooded in my 3rd dive with it.... I was using the dry dome 6'' port and it leaked as soon as the 40.0m line was crossed. I know the dome port is designed to 40m maximum. But how can I trust a port that couldn't handle 10cm more of water? I blame the one meter long barracudas that were under me... but anyway, life goes on. A lot of stress on this occasion and a mishandling on the boat made a nasty scratch on the dome... what left the housing out of the water for about a month while I dealt with the scratch. When it came back on the water, the housing leaked again. But not straight way. Only at the end of the second dive of the day, around 28m deep. Once again, when ascending, the leakage stopped. This time is was just a bit of water, it didn't wet the camera itself. But the conclusion was: I don't trust this housing anymore After this episode, I did a full cleaning in the housing, checked o-rings, greased them and put all back in place and went for a test dive, with paper inside. When I came back from the dive there was about one full glass of water inside.. and because it was so much water, I couldn't see exactly where it came from. Washed with fresh water, dried enough to don't have droplets inside and went for another dive. No paper this time. I would observe closely since 1m deep. And about 4m deep it started. It came from the bottom of the camera, from close to the pistol grip access. Ok, mistery solved I thought! Went back to the dive center, washed and dried it again (I don't recommend to anyone ever rinsing the insides of your camera housing... it feels horribly wrong), replaced the pistol grip plug o-ring and crossed fingers that it was just that. Next day, I went for another test dive, empty housing. On about 4m deep water started to flow from the bottom of the housing again. On the same spot, around the pistol grip plug. But it looked that it was coming from the corner of the plastic, not from the screw itself. I suspect that water was flowing in between the housing plastic and the metal thread that hold the plug in place... As the housing was in warranty, I sent it back to the store and received a new one about 2 weeks ago. Guess what?? Went for a test dive and it leaked! Only deeper than 35m. It was not the housing this time, but the dome port...... I opened it all, put all pieces apart, inspected and greased the 3 o-rings that are there and went to the water again. Is leaked one more time. Now at 31m deep. The interesting thing is that it clearly leaks from the neck of the dome. Not the attachment to the housing, but where the neck and the back of the dome attach. There is a white o-ring in this connection. So far, that's my story with Seafrogs.... I am waiting for an opportunity to test the other ports this week. To be sure that the only leakage now is the dome port. Now, looking back, I wish I had documented these processes in pictures. But if someone needs it, I can manage to get some. Maybe is just me having very bad luck... but I am definitely apprehensive to out my little loved Sony in a Seafrogs again.
  4. Hi everyone, I will share my recent experience with scratch removal, as it my help someone. I got tons of good ideas from this thread (thank you for this!). So two months ago I had a flood in my Salted Line A6xxx housing, while diving at 40m deep. How it happened it's a story for another topic... but the important is that I got a very nasty scratch on my 6'' acrylic dry dome port. It was deep enough that you could feel the level difference clearly with your nail. I wasn't very eager to try removing it, as I had had bad experiences with other plastic domes before. A colleague recommended me the Novus kit and luckily I found it in stock on a store nearby. I applied it after reading/watching thousands of reviews. And it worked. Not perfectly...but enough to don't throw the dome in the trash can. It was possible to remove the heavy scratch almost 100%. I only see it now because I know where it was and how it looked like but the thing is: in the process of removing the heavy scratch you create a ton of lighter scratches. The solution number 2 is good to get rid of the heavy marks of the solution 3, but it leaves a lot of fine, smaller marks. The solution 1 has no abrasive at all... and that's where there is a problem. You don't have anything to remove the fine scratching. In this moment I resorted to tooth paste to do the finishing. It worked better than I expected. It is far from been as clear as new, but the heavy scratch is gone and I honestly can't see much effect of the fine scratches in my photos. I suppose part of them fill with water and become harmless. I would like to try the mesh kit on a next occasion... but actually, I wish I never had to remove scratches of a dome port again!
  5. Hi people, I am an oceanographer and divemaster and I work full time with underwater photos and videos in Tenerife for over a year. I already used several topics in here to help with equipment maintenance and tips, but just recently got to actually make an account for myself. Better later than never? Cheers
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