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Found 26 results

  1. Retra Snoot for Inon Z 240@ 200 euro Location: Switzerland
  2. Hi, It seems that the enthusiasm for a better/cheaper snoot never runs out. I usually find it hard to point the beam of light on the subject, and even a slow moving one escapes by the time I get it. So I wanted a light guide that will show were snoot actually points to. I tried the 10Bar laser focus and found it unreliable and inaccurate. I did design a version where the laser projected on the same line as the strobe using beam splitter. But the laser was annoying. Then I realized that the same design can work with a strong focus torch. The benefit is that I get to see the whole beam and that it is much brighter than the little red laser dot. Here is the result. It is a modular snoot that can either have a fixed head (at different beam diameters) or a fiber-optic attachment that can be manipulated by hand. An example of a photo made with this snoot. I had 12-50mm (Olympus EM-1) + wet diopter lens (nauticam CMC2). The focus light was on red, and my dive buddy was aiming the optic fiber snoot at individual skeleton shrimps.... Would love to hear your comments and suggestions. The design is uploaded to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3749151
  3. Hello, does anyone have experience in building a own snoot with water tubes etc.? I tried to build one and also attached a laser pointer to see where to aim. But I have a problem to connect the plastic tubes with my strobes... Underwater it was falling off very often. Any tip or idea would be helpful! Thanks a lot :-)
  4. Snootistas! I need some advice please. I'm using a Retra LSD on an Inon Z240 sitting on an Inon tripod. I activate the Inon Z240 focus/aiming light and the critter is perfectly light by the LSD. Because I'm using the LSD on a tripod, I know me moving the camera has no impact on the aim of the Inon/LSD. I fire the shutter, the Retra'd strobe fires - but the critter is in darkness. And I'm darned sure the flash fired but is not lighting where the aiming light is pointing. Is there some sort of offset between the aiming light and the strobe output? I would have thought not given the construction of the Retra LSD but can't think of any other explanation. If you use a Retra LSD off-housing (ie on a tripod) what is your experience of getting the aiming light and strobe output hitting the exact same place? Thanks! Slightly Frustrated in Bonaire
  5. This is a snoot lighting set for the Inon Z-240 and Z-2000 strobes. It's in excellent condition, barely used. Cost: $120.00, excluding shipping and insurance. If using Paypal, there will be a fee depending on country. If interested, please PM me or contact information through my website, at http://www.kandfoto.comor through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kandfoto
  6. Hi, Up for sale is a like-new Howshot fiber optic Snoot that fits the Sea & Sea YSD1 and YSD2 underwater strobes. The sale includes 3 Fiber Optic arms and three different lenses for each arm. One arm is for the focus light and the others are for subject illumination. I don't use it nearly as much as I thought I would so it's time to let it go. It can be yours for $190 which includes shipping to buyer. Paypal only. ​14 day return OK. Buyer pays return shipping I live in San Mateo california Thanks for looking, Larry
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. A brand new snoot, never used, with the aiming light. $125. If interested, reply here. Thanks!
  10. I’m selling my Canon 7D with lenses, housing, and accessories as I have recently switched over to the Nikon platform. The housing has never been flooded and I have always rinsed it in fresh water after each use. I’d like to sell the system as a package. I’m pricing the overall package based on the items highlighted in blue but all items listed will be included in the package. Here’s what I’ve got: Total for everything: $4200. Buyer pays for shipping. Camera & Housing: Canon 7D body (purchased new in November 2017 very low # of clicks) Nauticam NA-7D Underwater Housing with ball mounts & vacuum system Ports: Zen DP-100mm Dome Port (for Tokina 10-17mm) Lenses: Tokina 10-17mm fisheye Canon 100mm 2.8 USM Canon 60mm 2.8 USM Tamron 10-24mm rectilinear lens Reefnet Subsee +10 diopter Canon EFS 55-250mm (autofocus slow on the higher end of the focal range) Tamron SP AF-90mm f2.8 Quantaray 70-300mm Canon EFS 18-55mm kit lens Canon 35-80mm EF lens Canon 80-200mm 4.5-5.6 (only works in the 110mm-200mm range) Accessories: 6 ULCS clamps (they have about 350 dives on them so they aren't great but will get you started) Extra battery for Canon 7D Scubacam fiber optic snoot for Inon z240 strobe Nauticam zoom gear (works on Tamron 10-24mm and with rubber bands, also the Tokina 10-17 without having to take the rubber off the lens) 2x Tiffen 52mm UV lens protector 2x Sunpak 58mm UV lens protector Sunpak 58mm circular polarizer Kenko extension tube set DG 3 rings (12mm, 20mm, 36mm) for Canon mount
  11. 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
  12. 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,
  13. Aim your strobes for creative lighting techniques. These flexible arm fiber optic snoots fit the Sea&Sea YS-D1 & YS-D2 strobe. Easy fitting, comes standard with two flexi arms fitted with tips. Pt No: BLUSNT YS-D - Sells for USD$207 + Postage on site below: http://www.reefwreckandcritter.com/snoot-photography-products.html http://www.reefwreckandcritter.com/fiber-optic-snoots.html Used one time Will sell for $135 with free shipping in US
  14. Inon LF-800N Photo/Video Snoot Light Package Brand new (still boxed) Inon LF800-N Dive Light. Spot Beam (5 degree coverage) at 800 Lumen, 2 Power Settings and takes 3xAA Batteries. Full spec can be found at http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lf800n.html A great dive light and perfect for snoot photography/videography. Very small spot beam possible at close range for maximum brightness possible when used with Condenser Lesnes. Package also includes: Colour Filter Set RRP$29 Condenser Lens x2 RRP $59 each Light Holder RRP$29 Inon YS-Mount MV RRP $16 Total RRP for all the above in the US $470 & THB 17159 in Thailand. Selling as I purchased two sets but have only ended up using one of them. Asking price $375/THB12500 + tracked shipping PM or email alex@dive4photos.com
  15. 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.
  16. I sell brand new snoot. For Ikelite strobe DS 160 and DS 161 Price €100 Shipping 20 € Only paypal payment!
  17. Here is the list of dSLR UWP items for sale: Ikelite system: 1. 8 inch dome port assembly 5510.45 (purchased in Nov 2012, used 45 dives) - MSRP $399.95 Price $300 obo 2. Superwide port body 5510.11 (Nov 2012, 45 dives) - MSRP $125 Price $90 obo 3. Flat port 2.5 to 3.5" for Canon 60mm Macro lens 5502 (March 2014, 24 dives) - MSRP $125 Price $90 obo 4. Housing for Canon 7D 6871.07 (Nov 2012, used 45 dives) - MSRP $1499 Price $500 obo 5. Substrobe DS-160 with EV Control, single TLL sync cord, smart charging system, arms and ball joints 3944.91 (Original Ni-MH battery is not included MSRP about $199.95) - MSRP $1139.95 Price $600 obo 6. Substrobe DS-160 with Ni-MH battery 4060.1 (March 2014, 24 dives) - MSRP $950 Price &500 obo 7. Dual TLL digital sync cord for Ikelite strobes 4103.52 (March 2014, 24 dives) - MSRP $159.95 Price $120 8. Dual TLL digital sync cord for Sea&Sea or Inon strobes 4118.2 (June 2014,15 dives) MSRP $179.95 Price $135 9. Reefnet snoot with two tips, brand new (Jan 2015, never used) MSRP $300 Price $150 All items are kept in excellent condition in the original boxes with receipts (except for few). Free shipping to US. Split shipping international. Kit
  18. Even with a fish eye lense a snoot can be helpful to lighten up a colourful object on the foreground without disturbing the natural lighting of the background. In this indoor test I used a self made 15 cm long snoot with a front opening of 5 cm made of plastic piping. The snoot was placed on an Ikelite DS 125 strobe set at the lowest intensity. Pictures were taken with the Olympus EPL5 and the Panasonic 8mm fish eye. Single strobe at the left upper corner at a 40 cm distance, ISO 250, shutter speed 1/125, @ f5.6. The three pictures below show the shots without and with strobe, and the snoot on the strobe respectively. Notice that the lighting of the underexposed background is not affected by the snooted strobe. Meaning that this might also work in UW settings like caverns, when you want to add some extra colour like the branche of a sea fan or so, without spoiling the nice natural lighting of the interior.
  19. Hi, As a photographer and 3D printing enthusiast I created several snots. Usually I find them hard to work with and did not use them much. I recently read article/review about 10bar laser guided snoot. I liked the idea and purchased the laser unit alone for 75$. The laser unit is nice. It is basically a small box with a laser and a flash detector for autoshut-off. I started playing with the design of my snoot and looked at the 10bar original. Their design has the laser unit "riding" on the snoot, and the user has an adjustable knob to adjust the angle of the laser. This means that the beam intersect the actual snoot output path only on one point. Elsewhere it will be off center (and probably off target in the thin version of the snoot). An ideal solution for this would have the laser run through the center of the snoot, this will make it precise at any distance. I knew similar solution from microscopes using beam splitter. The idea is simple. A beam splitter is half-mirror, where 50% of the light pass through it and 50% bounce off. In this design the laser is positioned perpendicular to the strobe. The beam splitter is setup at 45degrees to both beams. The price of this solution is reduction in 1/2 of both the laser beam and the strobe light. Since this setup is used for close macro situation, I reasoned that this will not be a big problem. The next question was finding a beam splitter. A professional grade one is expensive (100s of $). However, I found that there is a game "Khet - Eye of Horus" that uses lasers and beam splitter. For about ~$5 I could buy two beam splitters pieces. A quick test showed that these work fine on the laser beam and on the strobe. Removing the plastic frame, I had a nice beam splitter (and a backup one). I designed a snoot and set out to test it. However, the laser beam was lost somewhere in the snoot. Revisiting my components I discovered that the laser beam was not aligned with its housing. The few degrees of offset were sufficient to cause problems. This required having an adjustable mount for the laser that allowed tuning of the beam. The final design in my CAD visualization: The yellow object is YS-01 strobe. The blue ring is attached to the strobe and allows quick attachment of the snoot. The red box is the laser. The tip at the end is exchangeable and is held in place by magnets. (I did not take a proper picture of the snoot, but can load one later on) Last month I had a chance to try it on a short visit to the red sea. Using the snoot with a macro lens was harder than I expected. The problem was getting the damn red point into the frame. I practiced on a pair of nudis, and finally managed few shots. Opening the images on my computer, I realized that the laser was visible in the image, the auto-shutoff did not work. I set the sensor on the laser to point into the strobe, and expected the bounced light to reach it. It seems that the black plastic was doing a good job of absorbing the light. Taping a piece of white plastic on the inner lower wall of the strobe solved that problem. The next day I tried the snoot with a fisheye setup. This made it easier to find where the laser is pointing and positioning it. Two attempts: Not perfect, but something to work with. Since my trip was short, I did not have too much time to get more experience with the snoot. Next time hopefully I will get a better sense of it.
  20. Hi all, At the moment I am building my own snoot for my YS-D1 and struggle a little bit with the length of the arm segments(I use the 1/4" segments from loc-line). What length of snoot (arms) do you use/recommend? Thanks Simon
  21. I've been looking for a 3rd light to use as a back light in a 3-point lighting setup for macro with my 2 Keldan Luna 4X lights as key light and fill light. The idea is that the 3rd light shines from behind, creating a halo effect, making the subject pop out from the background. I was originally looking at spotlights, but struggling to find something near the colour temperature of the Keldans and a narrow beam. The nearest I've come is the RGBlue System 01 with the RGB-SA01 searchlight adapter (lower down that page), which narrows the beam to 30 degrees. It's more expensive and larger than I was originally looking for. There are narrower and/or smaller lights than this but usually a much higher colour temperature. Then I got to thinking of a snoot for the back light (and for typical snoot shots), and I notice that there is a reductive snoot kit available for the RGBlue. Are there any transmission snoots (fibre optic) that could be used with the RGBlue light? And while we're at it are there any snoots, either reductive or fibre optic, that could be used with the Keldan Lun 4X? The outside diameter is 72mm. Finally, anyone tried 3-point lighting or snoots for underwater video, or have any thoughts on it?
  22. Given that my last topic here was about the Shogun housing that cost me an arm and a leg, I thought I'd go to the other end of the spectrum and describe the cheapest piece of underwater video equipment that I ever bought. Last weekend, I was wandering around a huge hardware store here in Bangkok when I had an idea for a snoot. I found two bits of "reducing diameter" water pipe that fit snugly together and, by some miracle of hardware sizing, fits perfectly on the iTorch Pro 7. Because the wider end is slightly tapered, it slides on tight enough to wedge on without any tape, velcro, clamps or locks. It needs to be wiggled slightly to get it off. It's like someone designed these plumbing pieces to be made into a snoot! Of course it helps that the iTorch Pro 7 is exactly a particular dimension and has its one switch far enough back that the snoot does not interfere with it. I just glued the 2 bits of pipe together and painted it black with a can of matt spray paint. It fits into the same pocket on my BP/W belt as the one that I use to carry my light filters. From about 15cm from the mouth of the snoot, it makes a oblong of light about 6cm across with quite defined edges. Total cost: about $5 for two, plus the spray paint. Regards Peter The iTorch Light and the water pipe parts: The finished Snoot painted black: The Snoot mounted on the light:
  23. 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>
  24. INON SNOOT SET FOR Z240/D2000 FOR SALE - £205 including shipping Currently advertised on eBay UK at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271162227079?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649. The must have accessory for underwater photographers - this Inon Snoot Set is designed specifically to fit the Inon Z240 or D2000 strobe range. Snoots can be used to block extra diffused light to eliminate backscatter, highlight a subject by illuminating only the subject to give a spotlight effect on a subject, provide directional lighting to show the texture of the subject, etc. The Inon Snoot Set contents: Rubber Hood 72, Rubber Hood Sleeve, Step up Ring, W40°Filter LE x 2 , Snoot Tube 10, Snoot Tube 26. PLUS a spare W40°Filter LE & a Mesh Bag with Snap Clip for safely carrying the Snoot Tubes on a dive. The Rubber Hood is securely attached onto your Z240/D2000 strobe via a supplied dedicated aluminium sleeve, which is screwed onto the diffuser mount screw holes on the strobe. The Snoot Hood has a lanyard to attach to the strobe so it cannot be lost. Selling as upgraded my strobes to Sea & Sea YS-250 Pro's and the Snoot does not fit this model without modification! The item is in excellent 'As New' Condition with absolutely no sign of corrosion on any of the metal parts. This retails for £255 at Cameras Underwater, so save yourself £50! More info on the Inon Snoot Set can be found at http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/snoot/z240.html and http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/inon-z240-snoot. Item located in Thailand, so will take approx. 7-10 days for (FREE) delivery to the UK/USA/CAN/EUR/AUS. Other countries may take a little longer. Some sample images using this Snoot are on my website at http://www.dive4photos.com/Gallery/Macro-Gallery.html.
  25. Hi guys, I just come back from Lembeh, shoot some video footage on my new GH2 with +10 dio, I am quite impressed with that camera, too bad I can not use manual focus. Now I check some other videos and it seems, I need to buy some tripod (for camera only) and make a snoot for lights. I was looking for some snoots for Sola 4000, but I can not find any, everything is DIY, which is also good, so one can use imaginations and skills. Do you have any tips, how to make good video adjustable snoot? I would like to change easily position of light (using LOC I guess), but I would like to change also the amount of light area, and if I understand correctly with fibre optics I can not do that (using for example this DIY http://www.divematrix.com/showthread.php?11303-Photo-Essay-Building-a-Fiber-Optic-Snoot ) I got 2+2 big nauticam arms on camera, so position Sola 4000 is quite OK, so in my mind comes some adjustable simple snoot using this technique: http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-techniques/article/underwater-snoot-photography/ but adding adjust (somehow?) the length of the snoot. Any tips are appreciated.
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