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Hi guys,


A couple of weeks ago I went into my local Taiwan based UW camera shop to buy some more necessaries ::) and watched them testing a hotshoe TTL converter for Olympus to INON/Sea and Sea strobeswhich I thought might be interesting to some of you. As English is not their first language, I thought I’d help them write a test report. Further details are available at http://www.divervision.com/catalog/product...products_id=296.


I’m no expert so I’m just reporting what they have told me, my Chinese is not perfect so if something is lost in translation…I've also never written a testing report before and I'm about as techincally minded as Mother Teresa... well that’s my disclaimer ;D. If you’ve got any technical questions I would recommend you contact them directly.


The camera they were using in this test was the Olympus SP350 and an INON D2000W strobe although apparently this has also been tested with similar results with the Olympus C-4040Z, C-5050Z, C-5060WZ, C-7070WZ, C-770UZ, C-8080WZ, SP-350 cameras and all TTL compatible INON and Sea and Sea Strobes (not YS-20 and YS-60).


It seems the benefits of this setup are that it is very easy to install and does not require any customisation to the housing. Flash can be activated in supermacro made and unlike with optical cable there is no need to wait for the camera’s internal flash to recharge before firing (thus catching those critical manta moments). Strobe to housing cable is a customised 5 pin synch cord http://www.divervision.com/catalog/product...products_id=297.


These two shots show the installation method:










These are the results of testing…
















I haven’t personally seen many testing reports but these look pretty good to me. Hope this helps some of you…


See y’all..



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This looks similar to the Heinrich setup for my D200

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This will save folks from buying the bulkhead replacement, which is pricey... nice report.

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Hi ,

it is a Heinrichs Weikamp Oly TTLC3 Konverter but poor connected to a original Olympus cable .... the electronics are not covered.......they sell it under their own brand ???......... Heinrichs Weikamp did not know till today..... I wonder who is the manaufakturer of the Olympus to Sea&Sea synccable it looks like 10bar but they only offer a 2 wire non TTL cable...... Olympus to INON/SEA&Sea Synccable and you need a complete wired cable to transmit TTL to the strobe as they told the YS60 is not compatibel this is not right but you need to know how to connect.



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Hello all,


My name is Sam and I am representing Divervision. The content of this thread has been brought to my attention and we would like to make the following remarks.


It is not our policy to become involved in petty disputes on the public stage, but since we are working hard to establish a good reputation in the English speaking market I feel it is appropriate to reply to comments made in the previous posting.


First, our thanks go to Alex (Alsky72) who insisted that a testing report would be something that would be of interest and benefit to UW photographers in the forums that he visits.


The TTL connector we have produced is indeed a Heinrichs Weikamp Oly TTLC Converter which we have converted. As it is a customized conversion it has been agreed that we sell it under our own brand name. Matthias Heinrichs is well aware of this and in recent communications has expressed his appreciation that the Heinrichs Weikamp converters are being used in more and more products.


We at DiverVision are all keen divers and UW photographers and our main interest is in assisting other likeminded people to improve their UW photography experience with affordable products. We have developed this product as a convenient solution for UW Photographers to benefit from TTL without having to change the bulkhead in their housing. As I mentioned earlier, we are working hard to build a reputation for excellence which is why we do not appreciate others who think that berating their ‘competitors’ is an effective marketing technique for their own products.


For those of you interested Alex has kindly posted a second part to our TTL test report which shows performance at different distances from the subject and at using the camera’s Flash Exposure Compensation Control.




The results are evident as can be attested by the numerous UW photographers now using this TTL solution.


You are all most welcome to contact us if you want more information.


Thank You,


Divervision International Inc.

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with all due respect, DiverVision appears a complete net ghost to me. the site shows no business registration data, even no telephones or anything - anything - except the form for emailing. I would think twice before sending my money into nowhere. Or, better to say, I would not think twice before NOT sending my money into nowhere. Although I admit I am interested in this device, the Oly TTL converter.

Any suggestion?




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