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  1. Hello all, For sale today I have my beautiful pair of Retra Version 1 strobes. I have had these since new, and have been very happy with them. I have done 4 major trips with them. Elegant design and powerful even light. Strobes never abused, never flooded, look and function like new. Few small marks on mounting balls. Electrical connection is S6, never used. Includes 1 inch ball mount. $550 USD each, buyer pays shipping. Located in beautiful Vernon BC, Canada Additional pictures if requested. Will sell separately. As always my sales are straightforward and honest:)) ian
  2. I imagine this is a long shot, but does anyone have the Retra flash LSD mount that they do not use? I think they were originally shipped with that as a free add on. I would be interested in that, or the reduction rings (not the protective ones, the larger version) or maybe other filters too . Thanks!
  3. Hi all, I just received this message via email from Backscatter. I've been waiting for two strobes for almost two months. "We want to touch base regarding your order # XXXX. Unfortunately, we just received word from Retra that they have stopped production on strobes. We will not be able to fulfill your order. We apologize for this disappointment. An announcement will be made by Retra regarding future plans in coming weeks. However, these plans do not include production of any strobes in 2018. " Any comments? Do you know what happened or any info?
  4. One used Retra Strobe Ikelite electrical sync cord connector. Also has an optical connection. Works like new. Comes with two diffusers (only one pictured), neoprene camo cover, original box and manual. Great condition with some minor cosmetic flaws (see photos). I purchased this strobe spring 2018, used it on a handful of river snorkeling trips. No flooding to battery compartment or battery corrosion. This strobe is amazing. Well thought out design, intuitive, powerful, and easy to operate even with gloves. I would've loved to have picked up a second one, but they are currently being redesigned with plans of a relaunch in the future. I couldn't wait around any more and picked up two Inons instead. Shoot me any questions you might have. $740 includes PayPal and shipping fees within the United States
  5. I'm mulling over "investing" in the Retra "Ultimate Light Shaping Device" for another foray into snooting. Last time I made my own snoot with a bunch of plumbing piping - with decidedly mixed results (a subtle way of saying they were rubbish). The online reviews I've read of the Retra LSD are all pretty good. But I'd welcome any views from the WP cognoscente. Anyone got one they'd be interested in selling? Thanks! Tim
  6. I'm looking to complete a strobe pair for some jobs coming up and a looking to get either a second Retra strobe or a second Inon Z-240. I purchased one Retra strobe with Ikelite connection for the summer and recently wanted to buy a second one, but learned that they are temporarily discontinued. I also have one Inon Z-240 on hand that I would be happy to pair up instead. Looking for either in good working condition. Let me know how much! Many thanks.
  7. Hi Oscar can you give us a summary of the intended features in the update? Also, are we clear to use the external battery packs at this time? I think the flashes are great, and I am getting better lighting than ever on my shots. It is one of the best gear upgrades I have done. Can you post any tips for using the LSD? I find it very hard to coordinate holding the camera and manipulating the light to the correct position, and I don't have a buddy to hold and point the flash. Thanks!
  8. Here is a selection of my photos from my recent liveaboard trip in Sudan: Flickr link Rig used - Panasonic lx15 in Nauticam housing plus 2x Retra flashes. Enjoy
  9. Retra LSD snoot for Inon z240 or Ikelite DS200 (i have two adapter) Snoot is in very good condition and price is 250 € + shipping Set includes: - Retra LSD Snoot - adapter for Inon strobe - adapter for Ikelite DS200 strobe - 4 shapes
  10. Hi, I have searched a lot for a proper snoot solution for one of my Inon Z-240s and basically I came across three solutions: fiber optic arms something like Inon's own snoot solution (with other manufacturers having additionally a laser aiming light) Retra Which one would you prefer? Currently I am leaning towards the Retra given its flexibility. But how do you store the Retra when you decide to take a picture without it? Also it is really heavy (600g though I don't know how much in water). Regards,
  11. My pair of new retra strobes arrived this week and I got out for a dive locally yesterday. I own 6 inon Z240s and have been using them since 2010 so this was a bit of a change for me. Some thoughts and observations: - Of the two diffusers received, one fits well and the other wobbles. It fell off in the car on the way to the dive site so I tied it to the strobe arm for the dive. - The retras are bigger than the inons - The only way to put the battery cap down while inserting batteries is on the contacts or on the o-ring, risking picking up dust - There is no serial number on the strobes. Luckily my insurance company is prepared to add them to my policy anyway - The recycle time occasionally becomes really long. Camera times show dark photos after a 25 second pause in one case, and after 3-5 seconds in other cases. This is on 75% and 100% power and I wonder if it is the overheating protection kicking in. Water temperature yesterday was 15 degrees. - The pilot light is very diffuse, and I image could be difficult to see with in bad vis. It's nice to have two power levels and the button doesn't get knocked on/off like the inon aiming light and pre-flash buttons All that said, I was very happy with the power, coverage and light quality of the strobes. The vis was good and I don't think my strobe positioning was optimal, so hard to judge backscatter potential. The colour temperature and brightness of the images was excellent. After 170 shots, the strobes were still showing three green lights out of four on the face plate. Here are a few comparative shots all on my Canon 5D4, 14mm lens and 8" dome, uncropped. 2 x Inon Z240s, full power, one warm diffuser, one standard diffuser, f8, 1/40, iso400 Kelp with the retras, full and 75% power, f13, 1/50, iso800 Taken after a 4 second interval, would have been nice with strobes: Fish on the run, f10, 1/50, iso400 Eyes in the roof, f10, 1/200, iso400 Overall I'm happy with them and looking forward to taking them in the caves. I'll be interested to see how they perform off camera and in warm water.
  12. For Sale Retra Snoot. Fits Sea & Sea D1 or D2 strobes $250 only used a couple times, Guess I'm not a snoot shooter. Free shipping to the lower 48, all others must pay for shipping.
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