Canon 7D Mark II and Sea&Sea YS-D2

Our goal was to create a TTL controller which works with the widest range of cameras and underwater strobes. That means we are continously test different combinations and if we should, modify the software of the TURTLE.

We’re happy to share this test video of a Canon 7D Mark II camera and Sea&Sea YS-D2 strobe combination. The D2 is one of the newer, popular compact but powerful strobes from the Sea&Sea while the 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C format cameras for underwater photographers. In this video you can see as they work flawlessly with the TURTLE TTL controller.


Wide Angle photography by Damir Zurub

We’re really proud when renowned photographers test the TURTLE TTL-controller and share their shots with us.

Recently our friend, Damir Zurub visited Raja Ampat in Indonesia with a Nikon D810 camera in BS Kinetics housing and Inon Z240 strobe set with fiber optic cord- and certainly with a TURTLE inside the housing! We find the wide angle photos convincing- hopefully you think the same!

Visit Damir’s website ( to see more of his works


New feature: manual control!

The TURTLE V1.0 controller provide TTL exposure control for many Nikon DSLR camera and underwater strobe combinations, the device automatically sets the exposure on your strobes when the strobes fire. We tested it with all available Nikon models, it’s compatible with even older models like D200 or newer ones like D5. It works with Sea&Sea, Inon and Ikelite strobes both with fiber optic or electrical cords. So with the TURTLE you can use a wide range of Nikon cameras and different underwater strobes in TTL mode.

But for more creative control we added a new feature to the TURTLE: now you can switch to manual control easily even under water with Nikon cameras. If you switch on the LCD backlight with the power button, you can change between TTL and manual control. If the camera goes into standby/sleep mode, when you turn it on, the default mode of the TURTLE will be the TTL exposure control.

Hopefully this new feature will be popular amongst demanding underwater photographers. Both control modes work with fiber optic and electrical cords.