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DS-TTL and the DX-1G

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by hammerhead man, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. treb

    treb Angel Fish

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    Hi Marc,
    I have not tried 1/500 but I see no reason why it will not work. Give it a try out of water first, you should be able to tell after the first shot.
    If it works, which I suspect it will, then your shots will have dark distant background. Not a problem with most macro shots. If are doing shots with distant background and want some natural light effect in the distant background, you may need to reduce the speed.

    The the speed set on the camera has no effect on the strobe. Strobe operating range is governed by the guide number, which for two YS110's I calculate is about 30 out of water (approx 10 to 15 underwater). For ISO 100 and TTL mode set on the strobes, the calculated range will be approximately as follows:

    Wide angle
    Aperture Distance (max)
    f2.5 4.0-6.0m
    f9.1 1.1-1.6m

    Full Zoom
    f4.4 2.2-3.4m
    f15.8 0.6-0.9m

    Staying within these ranges of f stop and distance should be handled by the TTL system.

    By the way, I now have two YS110alpha's. I met someone that had a single YS110 and wanted a second so I sold him mine and bougth the second YS110alpha.

    Cheers
    Treb
     
  2. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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    Would someone please post a picture of the adapter? Thanks!
     
  3. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The adapter image is attached. This has been included with each housing for over 1 year now.[​IMG]
     
  4. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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    So this just fits over the two sockets on top so light doesn't come through them?

    Is there something this that can be used with the housing for the 8000G?
     
  5. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    HI,
    Yes, it does fit in the 2 upper sockets on the front of the housing, however, it repositions the cables so that they are more directly in front of the camera's internal flash and thus can get the most light transmitted to the strobe sensor. At times, when a very small amount of camera flash is emitted it may not be enough light to transfer to the strobe sensor, thus causing the strobe not to flash. This is due to the TTL on the DX-1G/2G and hence the addition of 0226 to the housings.
    There is no use for the DX-8000G.
     
  6. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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    So the only way to use a FO with the 8000G is to just attach the end of the cable to the outside of the housing in front of the flash? If so, what are the 2 sockets on the top of the 8000G housing above the flash for?
     
  7. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The 8000G has 2 foc ports for dual strobes. Put the diffuser in the up position and plug in your FOC and your ready to shoot. The 0226 adapter mounts vertically not horizontally and would serve no purpose on a DX-5/8000G housing. Enjoy.
     
  8. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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    Thanks... I am getting an Inon strobe but have been told that they now make a FO cable with the L type plug for S&S compact housings. Is that the correct type of plug for my housing or do I need a different one.

    Appreciate all your help!!
    Am hoping to get the 2G next year after I save more money.:D
     
  9. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I recently buried my old SeaLife DC500 :depressed:, and have been in the market for a replacement (this time used I think) camera, and am currently looking at a couple of used DX1g's with the TTL strobe. These threads are very helpful in learning before making such a purchase. Thanks.

    Any idea what such camera should be selling for, now that they have been discontinued, and whether or not Sea and Sea will continue to support them?
     
  10. hammerhead man

    hammerhead man Manta Ray

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    Hi Jim, I have seen them on ebay new for around $450. While they are discontinued, Sea&Sea will continue to support them for the next few years. I currently own the DX-1G and really like it. It produces very nice pictures. If you click on my Photos link in the left panel, you can see pics that I've taken with it. If you have the extra money, I would buy the DX-2G; however, that will put you back another $400. The plus is that if get the 1G and want to upgrade to the 2G, all the accessories will work on the 2G (wide angle lens, close-up lens, etc).

    If you have any questions, email me at jamescrew6@verizon.net.

    Regards,

    Bill
     

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