Canon 5Ds with TURTLE project

One of our customers had a dream. He planned to travel to the Lake Baikal and wanted to shoot photographs above and under water. So he bought a Canon 5Ds camera with 11-24 lens.

We offered our help to assemble the complete underwater setup. We suggested an NA 5DSr housing with Ikelite DS 161S strobes. As he needed remote control as well, we designed and built one which works from 10 meters distance.

Certainly our customer needed a reliable TTL trigger as well for his camera and strobes, so our e-TURTLE 5Ds trigger was a perfect choice for his setup. In the photos below you can see how we built it inside the underwater housing.

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Great news for Olympus users

We’re really proud of the feedbacks from our customers who are satisfied with our Nikon, Canon or Sony version TTL-triggers. But certainly some people ask about our plans or share their ideas what should be our next development.

We listened to you and because we were asked about a TTL-trigger for Olympus cameras we decided to work on it. And now we’re happily share the first test shots with the new o-TURTLE for Olympus cameras.

We have to finalize the product, but in a few weeks you can order your o-TURTLE from our webshop or purchase it in one of our dealers’ shop. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

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The TURTLE and the Sony A9

Today we tested one of the newest and most exciting cameras in the market, the Sony A9. Our TURTLE TTL-trigger worked really fine with it, so we’re really proud the share the photos,

Camera: Sony A9


Lens: Sony Zeiss 50 mm
Strobe: Ikelite DS160 electronic sync cord
Settings: ISO 200 , Aperture range F 1.8 to F 22, Mechanical Shutter

Thanks to the Fotoplus for borrowing the camera!

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Nikon D810 test

As our customers use different camera models for underwater photography, we try to test as much models as we can. Recently we had the chance to test the TURTLE for Nikon TTL-trigger (more exactly, the tiny TURTLE XS) with the Nikon D810 and Inon Z240. We tried it with different aperture and ISO settings and here comes the test shots with the different settings. What do you think about the results? We’re quite satisfied!

(Thanks to the Fotoplus for borrowing us a camera!)

 

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A review of the TURTLE

In the latest issue of Underwater Photography Web Magazine (UwP 95) Alex Tyrrell published an article about his experiences with the TURTLE TTL-converter’s Nikon version.

The renowned underwater photographer who tested our product regularly runs UW photo workshops as well. So we were really curious about his opinion. We’re happy to share his conclusion: “Overall I am very impressed with the TURTLE and consider my money well spent. I’m also happily surprised at how well the TTL performed, particularly the shooting speed.”

We highly recommend to read the full in-depth review with the test shots and detailed experiences. We would like to thank you for choosing and reviewing our product, Alex- we wish you nice shots with the TURTLE!

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Sony owners, the TURTLE is coming!

When we started planning our first TTL converter certainly we chose the camera to use with what we owned: we made a TURTLE for the Nikon cameras. The next step was the Canon version. So when we’re started introducing the TURTLE for the world of underwater photography we felt the majority of the photographers will happy with our TTL converter solution.

In January we visited the Boot Show in Düsseldorf. We met some partners in the diving industry, showed the converter underwater housing makers and distributors. While they were interested in the product many of them asked us: when can we make a similar product for Sony cameras?

After a little bit of research we found out the Sony became more and more popular in underwater photography. This made us thinking and to cut a long story short, we decided to develop a TURTLE TTL converter for Sony cameras.

We’re happy to announce the completion of the first version. We added a gallery of test photos to show the TURTLE works with Sony as nicely as with the Nikon and Canon cameras. Certainly we still have a lot to do, we’re preparing for extensive testing and fine tuning with different cameras and strobes. But hopefully we can start shipping the TURTLE TTL converter for Sony cameras in a few weeks! Are you interested? Please write to us (info@trt-electronics.com) and we can tell you more about the details!

Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (you can find EXIF data in the photos)

Strobe: Inon Z240

Functions: 1st curtain,  Rear curtain, flash exposure compensation, full ISO range

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A TURTLE for every setup

The TURTLE TTL-converter is really small so it fits in any older or newer underwater camera housings. There are Nikon and Canon versions, it works via fiber optic cable or sync cord, you can use it with many kinds of strobes. If you upgrade your setup, buy a new camera, new housing or new strobe, you can use the TURTLE with them.

We tested the different setups but the most important is the satisfaction of our customers. We’re really happy when we can help improve an older camera setup’s capabilities with our TTL-converter. Would you like to see how the TURTLE fits into different housings? Here are some examples!

One of the setups consists a Nikon D60 in Sea&Sea housing and Sea&Sea YS-110 strobes with sync cords. The other setup is a Nikon D300 in UK Germany housing with Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobes which works either sync cords of fiber optic cables.

Guys, thanks for choosing the TURTLE TTL-converter! We hope you will share the photos which you shoot with these setups!

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The TURTLE in the Nemo33

Last weekend we visited Brussels and dived in the huge pool of Nemo33. A pool like that is a good place to test a TTL converter, because of the very different lighting conditions depending the depth and the place inside the pool. We were sure the TURTLE will work fine but we always look for chance to test, review and improve.

We are satisfied with the results of the short dive. 40 minutes is not enough to make a serious model photography session but we tried to test the setup (Nikon D7100 camera and Sea&Sea YS-D2 strobes) in the shallow and deep parts and in the artificial cave. We share the photos we took to prove the TURTLE TTL converter worked fine as usual.

We are grateful for the Nemo33 because they let us dive with the full camera and strobe setup!

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Happy New Year!

We had an exciting year in 2016: we started selling our products, the TURTLE TTL converter for Nikon and Canon cameras. After many tests and redesigns we finalized the small but powerful gadget which will make life easier for demanding underwater photographers. Stay tuned for news and reviews and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We would like to thank to everybody who helped us and we wish a Happy new year! Hopefully all of us will have awesome dives in 2017 and those who use TURTLE TTL converter will share their exciting photographs!

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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.

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