The latest version i-TURTLE  gives a new feature to the customer. We can switching the TURTLE TTL to Manual and back.  We have to use the backlight switch to the change the mode.  The left side DIP switch part 1. DIP is set the default mode. When the camera goes to sleep the TURTLE switch the mode to the default.

Some series for exapmple the Nikon D500 switch the backlight during the expo. So the correct picture we have to switch of the backlight on the camera  “d9” menu.

Here is the menu where we can find this setting.

 

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The TTL works automatically so sometimes there is a slight over or underexposure in specific situations. However in this case you can change the camera’s strobe or exposure compensation.or you can adjust your image during post processing. The TURTLE for Nikon has a manual setting feature so you can turn off TTL even under water. If all photos are overly bright or dark there must be some faults, in this case please contact us.

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It’s simple: if the photos you take in different conditions with different camera settings are not over- or underexposed without any manual setting the TURTLE works properly.

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Basically only the camera and strobe setup matters. If the housing has any bulkhead to control the strobe or a connector for fiber optic cable it should work properly.

  • Trent says:

    Hi I’m interested in your turtle setup for my sony a7, im running it in an ikelite housing with no optical ports….

    been looking also at http://trt-electronics.com/product/led-window-house-without-built-window/ and notice you sell a led window for the housings are this able to be brought to fit ikelite threads and sizes ?

    This is about the only thing holding me back from putting in an order, hope to hear back soon.

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    Yes, you can use both of them with the same TURTLE TTL-trigger. For fiber optic connection we include a LED board, but we suggest to use a multi core cable for the best results.

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    We tested it with Ikelite DS160 and DS161, Inon Z240, Sea&Sea XS-D1, YS-D2, YS-110a, YS-250. As the strobes’ features and power are different, you can change the settings of the TURTLE by yourself so if you change your strobe you won’t need to change your TTL-converter,

  • Wayne MacWilliams says:

    Will it be compatible with the new Retra strobes?

    • Balage says:

      Dear Wayne,
      I ask the owner of Retra, and he told me the retra strobe characteristic same Inon Z240. The TURTLE works with Z 240, but we never take any test with Retra strobe, because we did not get any pieces of tests.

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    You can our range in the webshop but we’re working on the new TTL-triggers so check the news often where we write about the new versions. In this moment we’re finalizing the TURTLE for Sony.

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    As all cameras are different, you can use a specific TURTLE version for several DSLR cameras. The Nikon version works with nearly all Nikon camera models, while there are more TURTLE for Canon versions for different Canon models. In the descriptions we write which cameras are tested with the specific TTL-trigger.

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    The TURTLE is a TTL-converter which control the strength of strobe lighting automatically so you won’t need to adjust it manually under water. (TTL: Through-the-lens metering, a camera feature that permits light metering through the taking lens itself.) You can use via sync cords or fiber optic cables, it works with many DSLR cameras, underwater housings and strobes.

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    If you want to use the strobes via sync cords this diagram of the TURTLE board’s and NIMAR board’s pins will help you.

    If you want to check the pinouts here you can find the popular bulkhead pinouts.

    N5:

    Ikelite:

    Sea and Sea:

    If you have any questions please contact us.

     

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    The TTL-trigger is really small so the most popular housings have enough space for it, but if you are not sure contact us and we will try to help you or download the measures pdf from the downloads page.

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