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Terrible experience with Sea & Sea and YS-D1s

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by tomstgeorge, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. tomstgeorge

    tomstgeorge Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Tulum, Mexico
    HI Turisops - yes you are correct - you would need to add a remote sensor and a sync cord to make it work reliably as a slave strobe. The triggerfish sensor seems to be the most commonly used for cave diving photography. Liz Rogers has a good write up here: Off camera strobes
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  2. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    Glad to hear this got sorted. I'd hate to think that you had to resort to a public flogging on SB to get results, but whatever works...

    You are right about the Ikes being heavy, but I figure that when I stick them in my Peli case with an Aquatica housing, two D7000 bodies and three lenses (and a flat port, arms, chords, diopter, viewfinder etc.) another pound or two is neither here nor there.

    I think part of the reason the Ikelights are very popular here, is that our water is so friggin' cold (39° to 42° below 70', year round) that you need some serious batteries to hold up. I generally shoot at about 2/3 max power and I can literally shoot 10 frames as fast as I can pull the trigger and not have an issue with the things recycling.

    Anyway, good luck with your new toy!

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