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  1. This a custom designed fiber snoot system for Z-240 and D-2000 flashes. What sets this system apart from the current commercial units available is the fact that it has 3 optical lines, two for each flash tube and a third for the LED modeling light. Using a snoot without a modeling light is a tricky "hit and miss" experience to what already is a difficult task of aiming your lights on small subjects, especially super-macro shots. This system breaks down for travel and can be used as a standard flash underwater with a twist of the locking system. I used this system with 3 Z-240's, one on each side for normal lighting and the 3rd with the snoot sitting center on a mount that allowed me to simply tilt the optical snoots forward for special lighting and than out of the way for regular fill flash (see photo below). If I needed a lot of light for wide angle work, I could easily twist the outer hub off the unit with the fiber cables, clip them to my BCD and use the Z-240 snoot flash for added fill. You could do the same with two strobes or even a single strobe set-up if you wanted to shoot regular fill flash and have a snoot when you needed it. It simply pushes onto the rear part of the unit attached to the flash the flash and locks in place with a twist. Having a modeling light telling you where your light is going to fall makes it an enjoyable experience. Larger optical cables are used to transmit more light efficiently. I could get good exposures at f32 if need be, but usually shot at about f11 the sweet spot. The optical cables simply screw onto the the front faceplate. The rear section attached with the same screws you use with your Inon diffusers (they're attached with a c-clip, like the Inon diffusers, so you don't have to worry about losing them). I'm selling because I'm paring my system down for a more compact travel rig. Save your money and get a better snoot system at less than than half the price of a Reefnet 2 cable system. Snoot housing and 3 optical cables for $275 THe Z-240 is strictly for demo purposes and does not come with the snoot. The long mount rod which I use for the tilt system is included. Shipping $12.35 for USPS falt rate to anywhere in the US. PM me and/or send an email to mcolleypublic@gmail.com Happy diving, Marshall <script src="safari-extension://com.ebay.safari.myebaymanager-QYHMMGCMJR/8d764284/background/helpers/prefilterHelper.js" type="text/javascript"> </script>
  2. Strobes fired via fiber optic cables transmit light from the camera built-in flash to the external strobes via a slave system. Ikelite DSLR housings for the Nikon SLR camera’s however have an electrical TTL circuit connected with the hot shoe that transmits the electrical signal via a bulk-head and sync cables to their strobes. In these housings the built in pop-up flash cannot be used to trigger a fiber cable. The housing just doesn’t allow the flash to pop-up. Ikelite does sell an optical adapter that fires any of their strobes for housings fitted with fiber optic cables. But not for their own housings. Sea and Sea new MDX –D7100 housing does have this possibility for the Nikon D7100. I wonder if Ikelite could not follow the same strategy? And offer their clients a (future) DSLR housing that permits both optical and cable bulkheads. What you need first, is a small extension of top of the housing that doesn’t block the pop-up flash anymore..
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