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Jack Pokoj
2017-03-09 05:51:24
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 str obes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives wit h my set up. In this time, I have returned both st robes to have the flash tube replaced which sugges ts a serious problem with over heating. Here are t he possible causes of overheating:

Taki ng a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an impo rtant shot. This appears to be incompatible with t he overheating problem so I definitely recommend n ot using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe. < br/>Diving in warm water
Using a high power s etting. To reduce the power either use a higher ap erture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will af fect your creativity underwater!

The fi rst batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for ov erheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, o r the problem hasn’t been rectified?
< br/>Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not i nclude the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had t o complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months sinc e I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation i s to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea nee d to rectify the problem and include the flash tu be within their warranty.

Jack Pokoj Photo
Jack Pokoj
2017-03-18 08:59:08

TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / Joao Ponces wrote:
TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / Marino Palla wrote:
TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / wrote:
Descriptiondear Jack, thanks so much for sharing your experience... I think it might be an useful feed back for everybody and ultimately for the manufacturer too :)
Since my early days as UW Photographer, we used to avoid the Sea&Sea Strobes like the plague! At the time, they were also sold by their Manufactures name, SUNPAK. I tried several ones, and not only flooded often but had the problems you mentioned! But now, they are FASHION! What can I say? The \'great fashion experts\' know everything....
My advice would be to rent from different brands, and choose the one that best suits you! In fact, I use 2 different ones...
I know several photographers who successfully use the YS-D1 without the overheating issue. The D2 appears to have gone back what you experienced. Which ones do you use? I think perhaps Inon might be a better option out here in South East Asia due to the lack of support? In Europe you probably have more options.


Joao Ponces  Photo
Joao Ponces
2017-03-13 02:26:18

TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / Marino Palla wrote:
TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / wrote:
Descriptiondear Jack, thanks so much for sharing your experience... I think it might be an useful feed back for everybody and ultimately for the manufacturer too :)
Since my early days as UW Photographer, we used to avoid the Sea&Sea Strobes like the plague! At the time, they were also sold by their Manufactures name, SUNPAK. I tried several ones, and not only flooded often but had the problems you mentioned! But now, they are FASHION! What can I say? The \'great fashion experts\' know everything....
My advice would be to rent from different brands, and choose the one that best suits you! In fact, I use 2 different ones...


Marino Palla Photo
Marino Palla
2017-03-09 14:21:08

TOPIC / Jack Pokoj wrote:
Problem
I have been using a pair of YS-D2 strobes for 7 months and have done about 90 dives with my set up. In this time, I have returned both strobes to have the flash tube replaced which suggests a serious problem with over heating. Here are the possible causes of overheating:

Taking a rapid burst of photos. The dealer recommend I buy a TTL converter so that I never miss an important shot. This appears to be incompatible with the overheating problem so I definitely recommend not using a TTL converter with the YS-D2 strobe.
Diving in warm water
Using a high power setting. To reduce the power either use a higher aperture, ISO or faster shutter speed, which will affect your creativity underwater!

The first batch of YS-D2 strobes had a reputation for overheating. Either I have a pair from this batch, or the problem hasn’t been rectified?

Warranty
Be aware that Sea & Sea do not include the flash tube within the product warranty which suggests that this is a big problem with the YS-D2 strobe! The 1st time this happened, I had to complain strongly to my vendor to get the flash tube replaced under warranty. I’m waiting to see what happens the 2nd time but hopefully they will honour the warranty as its only 7 months since I purchased the strobes. The cost of replacing the flash tube out of warranty is over $200 so I’m inclined to buy a different brand of strobe should this happen rather than repair the YS-D2.

Recommendation
My recommendation is to avoid buying the YS-D2 strobe! Sea & Sea need to rectify the problem and include the flash tube within their warranty.


Last reply / wrote:
Descriptiondear Jack, thanks so much for sharing your experience... I think it might be an useful feed back for everybody and ultimately for the manufacturer too :)


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