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intova iss2000 sensor?

Discussion in 'Intova' started by rab1412000, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. rab1412000

    rab1412000 Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: philippines
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    hi

    my iss 2000 sometimes fails to detect the flash coming from my canon sd790. i nver had this problem with my intova ic800 i think because the intova has a more powerful internal flash
    i am wondering where the sensor of the the strobe is so i can position it so it has a clear LOS to the internal flash

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2009
  2. IntovaJoe

    IntovaJoe Nassau Grouper

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    There are actually 2 different sensors located at the bottom front edge
    of the strobe. There are small open circles in the rubber boot where the
    sensors are located.

    We also have a fiber optic accessory that will resolve this issue.
     
  3. RobertCF

    RobertCF Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Del Rio, TX
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    The only cable on the Intova site seems to be the one designed for the smaller PX strobe, not the ISS2000. Also, I just ordered the diffuser in an attempt to reduce the shadow effect that the IC600's built-in flash creates (it competes with the ISS2000 strobe, unfortunately). Will the diffuser significantly hamper the ability of the sensors on the strobe to fire? If so, what's the actual cable I need and how would it attach to the strobe? I notice the two sensors on the strobe housing are pretty large, so clearly a tiny little fiber optic cable isn't going to plug in.
     
  4. IntovaJoe

    IntovaJoe Nassau Grouper

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    The fiber optic works with both strobes. The kit contains adapters to
    attach the strobe to one ISS 2000 sensor and blank out the other. Works
    quite well. The diffuser will help with backscatter and even fill
    issues. It will not reduce the effectiveness of the strobe.
     
  5. RobertCF

    RobertCF Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Del Rio, TX
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    I just received the diffuser for the camera housing yesterday. Some quick tests in a dark and in a medium-lit room so far confirm that the shadow effect has been eliminated and the strobe is working famously. I'm looking forward to hitting the water to see how it performs at depth. Thanks again for the help!
     

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