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I just got my Sony A6600, Nauticam housing and already have two Inon D-2000 strobes.  I've been told that my only option to trigger the strobes is Nauticam's trigger designed for the A6600.  The Nauticam trigger does not support TTL and I didn't want to cut off that option if I didn't have to.

  • Does anyone know of other options?  
  • Has anyone used the S-Turtle TTL Trigger with the A6600 (or other A6XXX), if so your thoughts?

Thanks,
David

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UWT seems very popular here on WetPixel. I think one reason is that an engineer (? I think) from UWT is on here often providing good support. @Pavel Kolpakov

 

If you buy one, make sure you buy it from somewhere that has very fresh stock. UWT apparently had a bad batch of triggers for Sony. A couple of us here got bitten by that. Me, with my a7rIV and another member with an a6400, I believe. I have been waiting 2 weeks now for my replacement trigger that is supposed to be "fixed".

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On 3/20/2020 at 11:38 PM, stuartv said:

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Actually, there was recognized a firmware defect in one batch of Sony version. Some later the issue was fixed. The whole batch replacement is already sent to dealers. If anybody needs a replacement, please ask your local dealer or UWT directly, the replacement will be shipped the same day.

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By the way, Nauticam housing NA-6600 has a little bit different mount place for TTL-Converter, than previous housings of this line NA-6000 ... 6500.   UWTechnics specially developed new product (#11077-HSS) for NA-6600 housing. It also includes Retra TTL-profile and HSS.

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[mention]Pavel Kolpakov [/mention] is the uwt ttl trigger fitting the fantasea sony6600 housing?


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1 hour ago, caolino said:

 is the uwt ttl trigger fitting the fantasea sony6600 housing?

UWT does not produce TTL-Converters for Fantasea housings yet. Among plastic housings supported for today are only Seafrogs (Meikon), Ikelite and Nimar. But i think, the TTL-Converter #16033-HSS (for Seafrogs A6xxx housings) may be very similar for Fantasea, it even can fit. You have to specify some dimensions, contact UW Technics by e-mail.

Seafrogs-A6xxx-TTL-installed-small.jpg

Seafrogs-A6xxx-TTL-small.jpg

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@Pavel Kolpakov Just curious about that picture you posted. What is the gold-colored strip that is mounted in the bottom of the housing? Is that a moisture detector? If so, what does it do? Does it make the strobe trigger LEDs flash or something to alert the user to moisture? Which also makes it where they cannot really use their strobes for taking pictures anymore?

 

I'm curious because I think the trigger for my a7rIV does not have a strip like that? (but if it does, I'd like to know it, and what it does)

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1 hour ago, stuartv said:

@Pavel Kolpakov Just curious about that picture you posted. What is the gold-colored strip that is mounted in the bottom of the housing? Is that a moisture detector? If so, what does it do? Does it make the strobe trigger LEDs flash or something to alert the user to moisture? Which also makes it where they cannot really use their strobes for taking pictures anymore?

Yes, it's a moisture detector. The photo is a of a SeaFrogs A6xxx Salted Line housing, and the converter replaces the moisture detector that ships with that housing. If that gold strip gets wet, the converter starts beeping loudly, same as the Meikon/SeaFrogs leak detector. If you're not too deep when a leak starts, you might be able to surface in time to save your camera and/or lens. See here for an example.

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@Barmaglot Thanks. I figured. It looks just like the strip in the bottom of my Meikon housing for my E-M10. I was really more curious about how it would alert the diver. I'm a doofus. I didn't even think of the possibility that it would beep. LOL

 

I recently got a Sony camera and a Nauticam housing with the Nauticam vacuum port and the built-in leak and vacuum detector. Man, I am loving that! I used it for a week in Utila. I would put it all together and pull a vacuum the night before. Seeing that green light still on the next morning and each time before I splashed was a very comforting feeling!

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Here are showed some details about that Leak Detector on combined TTL board for Seafrogs A6xxx housing: 

 

 

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