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YS-110a 30 min timeout: any way to disable it?

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by A_kaza, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. A_kaza

    A_kaza Angel Fish


    I'm using a DX-2G + YS-110a.

    The strobe has a "feature" (which for me is often a "bug"): after 30 minutes
    of no photo taken the strobe switches off and the only way to turn it on
    is to turn the ON/OFF knob first to OFF then to ON. It might me a good
    idea when the purpose is to save battery life. But in real life, I often
    find myself in the following scenario: I dive without meeting too many
    interesting photo objects and more than 30 minutes passes since the
    last photo taken (without me noticing). Then, all of a sudden, some very
    interesting creature comes within the visual range. Now, instead of just
    pressing the "power" button of the camera (which is set to 5 min timeout)
    I also has to waste time on turning the strobe power knob first to OFF
    then to ON and wait few more seconds until it charges and since
    usually the interesting creatures are fast and appear only for a few seconds,
    I miss the shot.

    Is there any way to disable the 30 minutes timeout "feature" of the YS-110a strobe?

    If not, a suggestion for future models: allow a user to disable it if (s)he wants to.

  2. SEA&SEA

    SEA&SEA Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    Thanks for the suggestion, we will pass this on to the appropriate department in Japan. The YS-110a does have an auto-shut off feature at 30mins to save battery power. There is no way to disable this feature.
  3. Lwang

    Lwang Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NYC
    take moar pictures.:eyebrow:

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