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  1. Hello there, I have a pair of brand new Retra Flash PRO for sale with many accessories. I bought the kit for a travel that is postponed for probably a long time, so I prefer to sell everything now. Here is the list: - x2 Retra Flash PRO underwater strobe - x2 Retra Supercharger for Retra Flash Pro and Prime - x2 Retra Bumpers for Retra Flash - x2 Retra Neoprene for Bumpers - x2 Retra Reduction ring for Retra Flash - x2 Retra Protective ring for Retra Flash - x2 Retra White diffuser for Retra Flash - x2 Retra Wide angle diffuser for Retra Flash - x2 Retra Shark diffuser for Retra Flash Asking 2750€ for the kit without shipping. (I'm not interested to sell product separately) Cheers (I can send more photos if needed)
  2. SUBTRONIC was and still is today the producer and manufacturer of the most “PRO” strobes on the market. The Rolls Royce in Underwater photography Yes, Subtronic strobes are heavier and more expensive strobes than any other strobes, but many pro swear by them for their soft light, color temperature, high power and even distributed light coverage. You needed a lot of money in the past to consider Subtronic strobes and afford it… 1'500$/€ still today for a new one. Here is a UNIQUE opportunity to get 1 or 2 of them, SUBTRONIC NOVA Nikon Analog TTL One of the most powerful UW flash ever made by Subtronic with a power of 270 Ws. The UW guide number is 36 (22 for 2 meters) and an underwater illumination angle of 116 degrees, very even distributed with almost no fall-off. The flash recycle time (minimum/full power) ranges from 0.1 to 2.5 seconds. In addition to a Nikon TTL function (analog Nikon cameras!), the strobe also has 6 manual power levels (only these could be used for digital photography). But who uses TTL for wide angle with these strobes? Honestly, they are not ideal for Macro, but a dream for wide angle and Fish-eye The pilot light in the center of the ring flash tube can be switched to two power levels. The strobe also has a slave flash function, an SOS flash function, a flash-ready indicator and a battery charge level indicator. The battery (as a strobe arm Ø 30mm , separate, which is ideal when traveling by plane) can still trigger 200+ flashes at full power, ensuring minimum of 2 dives if not 3. The flash comes complete with battery arm with 2 Subtronic clamps, with a sync cord (N5-N5 or N5-S6 to choose) , charger, and instruction manual. Price for 1 unit = 400€/US$ Price for 2 units = 650€/US$ (2nd strobe is exactly the same) Shipping worldwide for additional 20€/US$ (1 unit)or 30€/US$ (2 units)
  3. Hey everyone! I am a wildlife photographer and diving enthusiast, and I finally want to combine both of these passions. I have to admit that I am a bit overwhelmed by trying to figure out all of the gear I’ll need in order to do so, and I am thus seeking a little bit of help with some questions and with ensuring I don’t make any mistakes buying my first round of gear. If I state anything wrong in my post please correct me, as I am here to learn! Camera I own a Sony a1 Camera. Lenses From my research, the 2 most important lenses for underwater photography are a wide-angle and a macro lens. I currently don’t own a macro lens, but I would probably buy the Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro lens sometime in the future. For now, I want to start with a wide-angle setup. From my understanding, the Sony 16-35mm F4 is highly recommended. I already own the Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM and believe I should be able to find a suitable dome for it? Housing I have been researching different housing options and so far there are 3 housings I am debating: Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing: This is the cheapest option, with the biggest downside being that it’s heavier and not as sturdy as a full aluminium housing. Nauticam Sony a1 & a7S III Underwater Housing NA-α1: The most expensive option. With Nauticam being the biggest player in the underwater housing world, it seems to be an amazing option with the only “downside” being the price and that it’s hard to fix any problems with it myself, since the internal workings are very complex. Aquatica Sony a1 Underwater Housing: Priced between the Ikelite and the Nauticam. What I currently think may be the best option for me- if anyone has any experience with this housing, or a reason I shouldn’t get it, I would love to know more! Strobes and TTL This is what I’m struggling most with. I tried to make a list of all of the gear I need for a full working wide-angle set-up with an Ikelite Housing and Ikelite Strobes: 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony a1, a7S III Mirrorless Digital Right Hand Quick Release Handle with Extension Vacuum Pump with Gauge ikelite DL 8" Dome Port for Wide-Angle and Zoom Lenses in DSLR and Mirrorless Housings ikelite DL 28mm Port Extension DL 50mm Port Extension Zoom / Focus Gear 5509.16 Ikelite Anti-Reflection Ring for Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 (Type I) GM Lens in Underwater Dome Port 2x Ikelite DS-161 Strobe with NiMh Battery DL2 DS Link Sony TTL Converter Ikelite ST1 Hotshoe Kit Sync Cord Two Ikelite Strobes to Ikelite Bulkhead 2x Wide Angle Ball Arm for Quick Release Handle So what I am not completely understanding is: Do I need the DL2 DS Link Sony TTL Converter Ikelite ST1 Hotshoe Kit and the Sync Cord Two Ikelite Strobes to Ikelite Bulkhead to make the Strobes and TTL work? If I use the Aquatica Sony a1 Underwater Housing, what would my set-up look like and what dome port can I use? Apparently, Aquatica works with Ikelite Strobes TTL? Do I also need the Ikelite Hotshoe Kit and Sync Cord or is something like this already included in the underwater housing? Could someone help me with a list of suitable strobes, the required cabels and TTL adapters and with a dome for the Sony - FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM when using the Aquatica Sony a1 Underwater Housing? Also, does it even make sense for me to invest this amount of money at the start and take my a1 underwater? Since I already own the G1 it feels like it, but I know it’s a big and expensive set-up. So far, I have only used a GoPro underwater and I was debating if I should start “smaller” before going for an a1 Housing. Maybe a point and shoot like the Olympus Tough TG + Housing or a cheaper Sony full-frame camera. Perhaps someone with a bit more experience could help guide me on what the best option is. I appreciate any help!
  4. Hi everyone, Does anyone have any tips or tricks for shooting with just one strobe? I’d also love suggestions on websites that discuss the technique. I couldn’t find much content when I searched. The only tip I found was to position the strobe right above camera…around the area where a regular, not u/w strobe would sit if it were attached to the camera’s hot shoe for land based photography. I know shooting with two is best, but sometimes you can only shoot with one. Thanks and happy bubbles, sbp
  5. All gear is in good physical and working conditions and much of it comes with origianl baoxes (more pictures available upon request). Much of it is backup gear or stuff we just haven't used in years. Prices exclude shipping cost which is the paid by buyer. Nikon Compatible Lenses Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED $450 Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX AF Fisheye (Nikon) $250 Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED $350 Canon Compatible Lenses Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye (Canon) $300 (TOPSIDE) Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 Auto Focus APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom (Canon) $450 Sea & Sea Gear (4X) Sea & Sea YS-D2 (made in Japan) $400/each Sea & Sea YS-90DX TTL Strobe Duo $150 Sea & Sea 210mm (8.27") Acrylic Universal Dome Port - (Can be converted for Nauticam w/adapter) $450 Sea & Sea 12-24mm AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor ED Gear $100 Sea & Sea Zoom Gear: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens $90 Sea & Sea Zoom Gear: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM (for Tokina 10-17 lens) $100 Sea & Sea NX Extension Ring 40L with Port Lock $150 Sea & Sea Port Extension Ring 40 $100 Sea & Sea Extension Ring 20L with Port Lock $130 (4X) Sea & Sea 5 pin Sync Cords $50 each Miscellaneous Bluewater +7 Macro Lens (+7 Diopter) $90 Oceanic Veo 1.0 Dive Computer with wrist strap $100 Suunto D4i Dive Computer $225
  6. Hi Folks, I am headed to the Galapagos next month and thought it might be an excuse to upgrade my strobes. I am currently shooting YS-D2Js. They have been relatively reliable compared to the train wreck that were the D2s before them. That said, one seems to be acting up a bit, so I thought it might be time to look at alternatives. I have loved the Reta concept since the original Pros were released. I also have the LSD snoot that will work great with the Retras. I understand now that Retra has caught up with manufacturing delays, so shipping is immediate. Compound that with a weak Euro, the Retras are tempting. A few questions: The D2Js have a rated cycle speed of 1.5 seconds at full power. There are lies, damn lies, and that statistic. It seems much longer. How does the cycle speed of the Retras at equivalent power compare to the D2Js? Also, I seem to have a tendency to hit the thermal throttle of the D2J wherein once you take enough shots at maximum output, it needs to cool, and prevents you from taking further pictures for a while. With its all-aluminum housing, does the Retra last longer before you hit the thermal throttle and/or does it cool down faster than the D2J? Thanks! -Drew
  7. I have a pair of Retra original flashes for sale. These are surplus to requirement as I now have some Retra Pro Xs. Included are wide angle and white diffusers. The Wide angle diffuser is designed for all types of wide angle photography in blue waters. White diffuser is especially suited to green water dives or situations with high chance for backscatter. Disclaimer Unfortunately one of the strobes has a dent (see in pic). Both strobes have been to Retra UWT in Slovenia for servicing (I can provide records). The one with the dent had its charging circuit replaced. $1200 USD/set + shipping I'm based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. If you live close-by then I arrange pick-up. I prefer to sell them as a set but I open to selling sell individually. Neil
  8. Olympus omd1 MII in Isotta housing, with Inon Z330 strobes, Focus light, clams and arms, 60 mm Makro and port included. Everything in a good condition, housing is fresh serviced. All together 2500 Euro. Excluded shipping, transport costs. I'm located in Austria. Pictures on request. Contact can be done over my dealer if wished.
  9. Basically brand new. Used twice. They fit Sea&Sea YS-D1, YS-D2 and YS-D2J strobes. I have the YS-D3s now and have no use for them. They've been sitting in a clean stored away area for awhile now and would love to get them to a good home. Selling for $50 for both or $30 apiece. Brand new they are $90 apiece. Thanks! Dan
  10. Setting up new camera and housing. Can't get my strobes to fire. Setup details below. I just bought the Nikon Z7II Mirrorless camera and housed it in my first ever Nauticam housing (have been shooting Ikelite with previous DSLR cameras). Strobes are Ikelite DS160s (freshly back from servicing at Ikelite). I am using Sea&Sea SS-50128 F/O Sync Cord II M/2 fiber optic cables. Interfacing with the strobes using ikelite 4401.3 fiber optic adaptor. I can see the flash firing inside the housing by viewing with the fiber optic cables disconnected. Fiber optic cables seem to be fine as I see the fire at the non housing end of the cable when not connected to the strobes. I tested the strobes using Ikelites "shorting" method to verify the strobes are working (brand new batteries and fully charged). That leaves the fiber optic adapter as the culprit. Any insight/suggestions for troubleshooting or testing these adaptors? I am sending an email to Ikelite to see what insight they might have. Thanks, in advance, Lopes I can't get the strobes to fire. I have verified I am getting firing from the camera to housing as I am seeing the red flash through the fiber optic ports.
  11. Sea & Sea YS-D2J with Neoprene Protector – Used no more than 10 times/5 months old VVGC £375.00 Sea & Sea YS-D2 with Neoprene Protector – VVGC £325.00 Both are in perfect working, with caps, no floods or leaks. 2 x Sea & Sea 5 Pin Sync Cord with caps Used VGC £40.00 each 1 x Sea & Sea 5 Pin Sync Cord with caps New £55.00 each 1 x 10 Bar Strobe Snoot with aiming laser (YS-D1/D2 Fit) – never used £150.00 https://www.backscatter.com/reviews/post/10Bar-Strobe-Snoots-Underwater-Snoot-Review 2 x Wide Angle Diffusers for Sea & Sea YS-D2J /D2 (not a matching pair) very similar to the link below £20.00 each https://www.uwcamerastore.com/dome-diffuser-pro-for-hartenberger-250hs Prices include UK Shipping. Flip shoot in image has been sold
  12. Sony RX100 VII camera has been used lightly on dry land since purchase in early 2020. Edges of battery compartment have been nicked up, but this doesn't affect function. Comes with: 3 batteries and battery charger Compact case 3D-printed flash defuser Great aftermarket manual. Fantasea FRX100 VI Limited Edition housing, with original packaging, has been tested once underwater. Backscatter double handle tray w/wing nuts, for Go Pro/compact cameras, has been tested once underwater. 2 Loc Line flex arms, 12" long, 3/4" wide, with YS adapter ends, tested once underwater. 2 Backscatter MF-1 Mini-flash underwater strobes, with original packaging, tested before a mirror; never been in water. Backscatter OS-1 optical snoot with aperture cards is new in original packaging. 3 Nitecore 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and and Q2 rapid charger for strobes are new with some original packaging. 2 Backscatter universal fiber optic cables (Sea&Sea type), tested once underwater. Kraken Hydra-3500+S-RGB video light, with original packaging, tested once underwater. Bluewater BWP-Macro +7 wet macro lens with 67mm thread, in original cushion case (no cardboard pkg), never in water. Kraken KRL-12 compact wet wide lens with 67mm thread, with original cushion case and instruction sheet, tested once underwater. Offering all of the above as a set for $2,395. Buyer pays shipping.
  13. Complete lightweight, compact kit. All items are new or used once, on 10/28/21. Items used on 10/28/21 all worked fine. Fantasea FRX100 VI Limited Edition housing for Sony RX100 VI & VII cameras -- used once, original packaging Backscatter bs-fa double handle tray w/wing nuts for Go Pro and compact cameras -- used once 2 Loc Line flex arms, 12" long, 3/4" wide with YS adapter ends -- used once 2 Backscatter MF-1 Mini-flash underwater strobes -- new in original packaging Backscatter OS-1 optical snoot with aperture cards for Backscatter MF-1 strobe -- new in original packaging 3 Nitecore 18650 and Q2 Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and rapid charger for MF-1 strobe -- new, some original packaging 2 Backscatter universal fiber optic cables (Sea&Sea type) -- used once, original packaging Kraken Hydra-3500+S-RGB video light -- used once, original packaging Bluewater BWP-Macro +7 wet macro lens with 67mm thread -- used once, original cushion case (no cardboard packaging) Kraken KRL-12 compact wet wide lens with 67mm thread -- used once, original cushion case and instruction sheet Why I'm selling: Signed up for UW photography instruction trip in 2020, just before lockdown. Never went, but bought the equipment in advance. Finally got back into water last month and found out UW photography takes more concentration and buoyancy skill than I have. I have substantial ear-clearing problems requiring physician consultation/scripts, and which force me to make a lot of depth changes, challenging my fairly rudimentary buoyancy maintenance skills. UW photography is a further complication I just don't need. Best online prices I could find for all these items as of 10/31/21 totaled $2706 + tax. Offering the whole kit for $1,595. Buyer chooses/pays for shipping method. 
  14. For sale is a used pair of Sea & Sea YS-D2J strobes. Includes the manuals, diffusers (100 and 120 degree), the ball mounts, and the YS mounts, as well as a few tubes of o-ring lube, an extra battery cap and o-ring for the battery cap. I bought these in 2018, and have dove with them ~150 times. Full disclosure: the battery compartment on one of them flooded about 2 years ago. I cleaned it out, replaced the battery cap and o-ring, and haven't had any issues with it since. New these go for $689.95, get the whole kit from me for $800, including shipping in the US.
  15. Hi Everyone, I now have for sale two like - new, lightly used Inon Z330 Strobes including diffusers. No problems, floods, or any other issues, they are in excellent shape! Asking $350 each or $700 for both. Buyer pays shipping. PayPal only please, using Pay to "Friends and Family" to eliminate fees. If interested, please contact me at my email: thbjr@earthlink.net. Thanks for looking! Tom
  16. I put a snoot on my YS-01. I love it, but struggle because the focus light on the YS-01 is so weak it does not penetrate the snoot. So I'm left guessing where to shoot.The problem is, I want it all.1) A decent strobe upgraded from the YS-01 that I can shoot with a snoot without the guessing of where the light will land. It needs to have a focus light that can penetrate the snoot. I'd love something more powerful to add to my photography equipment.2) The ability to take the snoot on/off so I can use the strobe as a strobe (The FlipSnoots are pretty cool for this)3) Affordable (Affordable is defined as <$700 ideally)Is it a pipe dream?And I know many of you are going to say Backscatter Mini Flash with Snoot, but I can't find the specs on it?I don't think it's any more powerful than my YS-01 so I struggle to drop the coin for upgrading to something with a focus light. I'd rather go all in on something that will upgrade both my strobe and snoot experience. Most of the time my focus is on not snooting, so I'd rather upgrade the strobe with the option to snoot (not the upgrade the snoot with the option to strobe)If there's something that is >$700 tell me about it so I can decide which kid to sell off. (It's a joke...maybe) I hear the Retra strobe is da bomb for a lot of $$$. My eyes have been looking at the inon z330 or Ikelite DS160, but I'm not sure of the snoot ability or focus light situation. TIA
  17. Strobes VS Video Lights - Can underwater video lights be used for underwater photography? A few years ago I was a strong believer that video lights were just not powerful enough, but my opinion on this has totally shifted - Video on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjmYtUQCFOw
  18. Hi, I have got a Seafrogs housing for my Sony a7iii with 16-35mm F4 and the 6" dome port. I have ordered the Sony fe 90mm F2.8 as well. Now I need to get strobes, I was set on the Inon S2000 but they seem underpowered and I want to get it right from the beginning. I am thinking of getting two Inon Z330 because Retras are too expensive. If the recommendation will be the Inon, what should I do with the trigger? It seems the dual synchro cable is expensive vs fibre optic. However then the is turtle trigger option which is also expensive but somewhat a better solution. This lighting is confusing me and I am looking forward to your recommendation. Thanks
  19. Two Inon Z240 type 4’s. Excellent working condition. Cosmetic wear and tear. $500.00 US for the pair with $25.00 Shipping in the US.
  20. Two Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes in perfect condition; $950 for the pair; shipping free within continental US
  21. For sale are my two YS-D2 strobes, lightly used both fire great I just switched to Retra's One for $375 both for $700
  22. BJF66

    Inon Z330 x 2

    2 x Inon Z330 strobes for Sale in Very Good Condition 2 x Standard Dome Filters 2 x 4600 Dome Filters 2 x Nauticam Ball Joint 1 x Spare O'Ring and Grease Kit Never Flooded, always rinsed after use. £1075 Plus Shipping Located in UK
  23. For sale, a very nice pair of the original Retra Flash strobe heads, just factory serviced, so buy with confidence. Also included, wide-angle diffusers (130deg 4500k -0.6F) and neoprene protection covers. Main specs to note: powerful 100Ws output, fast recyle time (eneloop pro), 300lm pilot light. Smooth, even lighting; and of course, they match perfectly with the Retra LSD snoot. €1150 + shipping
  24. I just had my sea & sea ys-d2 strobe die on me and am looking for advice on replacement strobes. I've been looking at the inon z330 and the retra pro. I've talked to a couple of places and haven't gotten much help. One said the reliability of the retra pros is unknown because they are too new and they recommended the inons. Another place said my current ys-d2 strobes were more powerful than the new retra pros, which doesn't seem right. I've also read there's an issue with ttl with the retra pros. Does anyone have insights into the reliability of the inon z330 or the retra pro strobes? I'm interested in all good, bad, and dispelling information about these two strobes or any other strobes I should consider. Delia
  25. Original boxes, purchased in 2017, including diffusers. Perfect condition. Also included are CM dome diffusers custom made for Z240's. $750. plus shipping for both strobes and dome diffusers. Will be shipping from Los Angeles. By the way, the dome diffusers sell for $130. Per pair. I am including them with the strobes at no extra cost. .
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