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Sea & Sea YS-01 Universal Lighting Package

B&H # SEYS01 MFR # SS-70043
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Product Highlights
  • YS-01 Strobe with DS-TTL Auto Control
  • 10 Level Manual Control Dial
  • Beam Angle of 100° x 100°
  • Guide Number 20 (ISO 100/m on Land)
  • Depth Rating: 250' (76.2 m)
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • Sea Arm VII Compact
  • Fiber Optic L-Type Sync Cable
  • Strobe Mask Set
  • Soft Camera Bag with Foam

The YS-01 Universal Lighting Package from Sea & Sea provides you with a strobe head and accessories, arm, mask set and fiber optic cable. The products are arranged in a precut foam insert and a soft carry bag.

The #SS-03112 YS-01 Strobe Head is a compact slave strobe that can be used for wide-angle or macro photography. With its circular beam angle of 100 x 100° (110° x 110° with included diffuser) and a guide number of up to 20, it is ideal for small point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras. The DS-TTL (Digital Slave TTL) feature gives you automatic exposure control when shooting in slave mode. It is best to connect the strobe to the housing with a fiber optic cable.

For finer lighting control, it is recommended that you shoot in manual mode, which is easy since the YS-01 has a ten-level power dial located on the back. The strobe has a depth rating of 250' (76.2 m). It will help restore your subject's natural colors, which are often lost underwater due to the ocean's acting as a blue filter. The YS-01 has a color temperature of 5600K, or 5250K with the supplied diffuser. It also features an LED target light.

The #SS-22124 Sea Arm VII Compact is a universal arm designed for compact digital camera systems. Plastic resin construction prevents electric corrosion and makes the arm durable. The ball joint design allows firm tightening and smooth loosening, and a tight grip at each joint makes arm position secure. The Sea Arm VII Compact consists of a Head SS, Double ball M, camera base, ball base and two ball joint sets. Its total length is 18" (45.7 cm).

This kit includes the #SS-50107 Fiber Optic L-Type Sync Cable, which used to connect the built-in sensor on a Sea & Sea flash to a Sea & Sea housing with optical cable port. When the camera's internal flash fires the cable will fire the external flash. The L shaped connectors resist bending and have improved light-conducting efficiency.

Use the #SS-50109 Strobe Mask Set to attach the Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable to many manufacturers' underwater housings. The mask blocks the on-camera flash from exposing your subject, which prevents backscatter. The grommet allows the cable to be attached in front of the on-camera flash so the light will trigger your external strobe.

Also supplied is the #SS-BAG soft camera bag with foam has both a padded shoulder strap and top carry handle, as well as dual zippers to open and close the main compartment. There is a front exterior pocket for additional storage.

Lights
Configuration Strobe head only
Guide No. 20 (ISO 100/m) on land
Power Rating Not specified by manufacturer
Coverage Angle 100° x 100°
110° x 110° with included diffuser
Depth Rating 250' (76.2 m)
Flash Modes DS-TTL, manual
Exposure Control 10 step guide number control dial
Slave Yes
Color Temperature 5600 K
5250 K with diffuser
Targeting Light Yes, LED
Indicator Lights Ready lamp: Red when strobe is ready to fire
TTL lamp: Green for approx. 3 sec. after firing with DS-TTL flash output
Audible Signal No
Recycle Time Alkaline batteries: Approx. 2.5 sec
NiMH batteries: Approx. 1.9 sec
Flashes (Full Power) Alkaline: 230
NiMH: 330
Power Source 4x AA batteries (not included):
Alkaline: 6.0 V
NiMH: 4.8 V
Oxyride
Construction ABS / polycarbonate resin
Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C)
Dimensions 2.7 x 4.3 x 5.2" (6.9 x 10.9 x 13.2 cm)
Weight Land: 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Underwater: -0.35 oz (-10 g)
Arm
Construction Plastic resin
Joints 2x ball joint sets
Components Head SS, Double ball M, camera base, ball base
Length 18" (45.7 cm)
Cable
Type Fiber optic L-type sync
Carrying Bag
Material Exterior: Nylon
Interior: Polyethylene foam
Type of Closure Zipper
Carrying/Transport Options Top handle
Shoulder strap
Exterior Dimensions 13.6 x 10.4 x 4.4" (34 x 26 x 11 cm) (WxHxD)
Weight 1.25 lb (0.57 kg)

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Sea & SeaYS-01 Universal Lighting Package
 
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4.0

Really Nice Light & Arm

By LouSlick

from Mason, OH

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Case
  • Fiber Cable Connection

Best Uses

    Comments about Sea & Sea YS-01 Universal Lighting Package:

    I got this to use with a Canon Powershot & housing and I really like it. The light is powerful and efficient. I used a set of batteries for a number of dives and tokk hundreds of frames. I tried the TTL, but didn't like the results. Instead, set it up as manual on the camera (f 5.6 1/60 exposure) and adjust the light power. It was easy to zero in and get really crisp pictures.I used the spotting light a few times inside a cavern and on a wreck. It's not too bright, but would be great for a night dive. The tray is brilliant. It locks solidly into place and is easy to use. I've tried some arms with the flexible balls and they stink. I'm thinking about getting a video light for the other side next.The only annoying part is the fiberoptic cable. First, if you just want to buy the light, the cable is $. The whole package was only $ more, so that's why I went for the tray. (glad I did). Then, the cable connects to the Velcro on the camera by snapping into a retaining clip. It never felt secure and actually fell off during a dive. (Unbelievably, a friend found it!) Back in the room, I took a piece of cellophane and used that to make the connection tighter. Kind of a kludge, but it worked perfectly. Watch the fiber clip and you'll love this thing.The case is a great idea, but with the installed foam, you can't put anything else in it. I'm probably going to either start cutting the foam out or just bag it entirely. At the very least, I should be able to carry my camera with it, right? Wish they used multiple pieces of foam, so you could custom fit things. So I spent more time talking about the CON's than the PRO's, but that's just me. I'd rather read reviews that tell me what to watch out for. I love this thing. It's awesome and I recommend it. Just find some cellophane and figure out how to set it & use it with your camera.

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    5.0

    Great setup for my sony NEX 5n

    By Georgia Travler

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Diver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Setup
    • Led Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater

      Comments about Sea & Sea YS-01 Universal Lighting Package:

      I purchased two packages and combined them. The set up as easy and works as described. I have not used them underwater yet but I will in April.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Service

      By Shannon

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Underwater Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Even Light Source
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater

        Comments about Sea & Sea YS-01 Universal Lighting Package:

        Ive always been a little scepticle about buying products from overseas, but it is companies like B&H Photo that restore faith into these purchases. There prices are fantastic and the service and delivery for even better.The strobe setup that i purchased from them is fantastic. It is very easy to setup and the TTL setting making it perfect for novices like me to be able to get some great shots. I will have no hesitation in purchasing further cameras and accessories from B&H Photo in the future and I have recommended them to quite a few friends of mine that do allot of photography work.

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