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  1. 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
  2. Wondering if anyone else have the same issues with YS D2? I was at Raja Ampat recently using a New set of Sea & Sea YS D2 X 2. Both strobes fire with no problem when I tested it on the LOB. However, when I dove to about 15 to 20 meters, both strobes fire for about 10 to 15 times and then the right strobe stopped firing. It was giving me blinking signals, indicating that my battery is dead. I swtched On and Off. It doesnt work. Thinking I must have forgotten to charge one set of the batteries, I tried again during the 2nd dives. As for my 2nd dives set up, I decided to swap the strobes from left to right. Just to make sure it wasnt my syn cord that was giving me problems. I tested again on the LOB before diving with it and both sets of strobes fires well with no problem. I have 16 pieces of Enloope batteries so, i have the privilege of using a different set. Same thing happened again. it will fire for about 10 to 15 times at the depth of between 15 to 20 meters before the same strobe which was initially giving me problem failed to fire again!!! This time there was no warning lights. It just cut off. When I turn On and Off again, the blinking red/gree lights appeared warning i have problem with battery or something else wrong with it. I tried one more time with the YS D2, checked and re-checked everything syn cord etc. Swapped the unit from left to right. It fires well on LOB. Again, it will fire for 10 to 15 times, at about 15 to 20 meters in the water before the same unit dies on me. Same warning blinking lights. Fortunately, I have also brought along my old set of YS D1 x 2 just in case. I decided to revert back to YS D1 for the rest of my dives. I have no problem with the YS D1. It fires well on LOB and also in the water all with the same settings. On 12th Dec 2015, I have returned the problem unit to my retailer in Malaysia which was then sent to the distributor in overseas. I have no idea who the distributor is but I was told, it has been sent back to Sea&Sea in Japan. I have written an email to the retailer in Malaysia describing my experience with the problematic strobe which was then forwarded to the ditributor and Sea&Sea. I have indicated I do not want a Repair unit as it was brand new when I used them. As at today 5th Jan, 2016, I have no new information or updates despite following up. On the positive note, while i had the 10 to 15 times of usage, I must agree the beep sound to re confirm that my strobes were ready to fire again are very useful. The lighted up indicator and knobs are one of the plus point too. Its just the reliability that kills the overall experience of this new YS D2. Does anyone else have similar problem? I will update on the progress of YS D2 which has been returned to the retailer.
  3. 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
  4. 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. ‚Äč14 day return OK. Buyer pays return shipping I live in San Mateo california Thanks for looking, Larry
  5. How exactly does a strobe setup work? I would like to purchase a Sea & Sea YS-D2 to go with my D850 and (prospectively) a Nauticam housing. The D850 doesn't have a built-in flash, so I would just hook up the YS-D2 to the D850? I want to use TTL, and would I need a TTL converter for this setup?
  6. I have the following Sea&Sea O-Ring sets from when I owned my RDX rebel housing and YS-250 and YS D-1 strobes which I have sold, So my stock pile is you chance for a great deal They are priced individually or for the 2 for special price you pay shipping and PayPal fees, USA Shipping Only.Here's the list: 8- pieces-SS-17210 O-ring set for N sync cords Retail$19.95 each. Your price $6 each or 2 for $10 8- pieces-SS-10580 O-ring set for YS D1/D2 YS 01/02 YS110a Retail13.95 Your price $6 each or 2 for $10----- 4 SOLD 4 Available 4- pieces-SS-56290 O-ring set for Sea&Sea compact macro ports Retail16.95 Your price $6 each or 2 For $10 12- pieces SS-62127 Oring set for YS 250 Pro strobes Retail$19.95 Your price $6 each or 2 for $10 13- pieces SS-62101 O-ring set for NX ports Retail $19.95 Your price $6 each or 2 for $10 Contact me at my email deedeeflores01@aol.com OOOOOPS Adjusted 2 For Prices
  7. My YSD2 did the usual blinking lights deal and went overseas for 3 months for repair. Was working great until this week when it now ONLY fires at full strength. Dialling the power down does nothing. Do I need to banish it to another country again for repairs or is this something I can fix easily? Frustrated by seemingly endless reliability issues ... please help! I should add, I've swapped out the batteries and fibre optic cable to no effect. And I'm having the same issue across 2 different cameras and housings.
  8. Buy one or a couple of strobes in good condition Sea & Sea YS-D1 no more than $250 Sea & Sea YS-D2 no more than $350 or Spare part: Main circuit assembly for YS-D2.... also i need service manual for repair YS-D2 (my ys-d2 no correct working...) Payment PayPal, Shipping to US address
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