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In Topic: Manual and TTL

Yesterday, 11:22 AM

At the risk of being somewhat argumentative, I have yet to find a TTL solution that really works consistently when shooting wide angle.


Whilst the mechanics of metering and flash exposure are technically possible, the TTL circuits have no way of actually determining which part of the image they are actually lighting. To balance using strobe light to light the foreground and ambient light for the rest of the image is a challenge. 


With practice, using manual control of strobes is actually pretty quick and efficient. 





In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

22 November 2018 - 11:57 AM

Just a factual correction, Seacam has HSS on their Seaflash 60D...


It is currently in production, and It works too!


All the best



In Topic: Dema coverage(or lack of same)

20 November 2018 - 01:19 PM



For a variety of reasons, Wetpixel was not at DEMA this year.


Wetpixel Associate Editor Abi Mullens was there reporting on social events, but we did not cover products.


We will be there in 2019, and in the interim will ensure that we keep everyone up to date with regular front page posts detailing new products. We will also be at the BOOT show in January and will cover new products there



In Topic: Diving in Cenotes - Dive Op Recos Pls

05 October 2018 - 06:35 AM

I have just been with Under the Jungle: https://www.underthe...le.com/en/home/


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Highly recommended.



In Topic: O-ring lube

18 September 2018 - 12:07 AM



I say use the one your housing manufacturer  recommends then you will never have to concern your self which one should I use.


Is great advice until you have housings, strobes, focus lights etc. from different manufacturers that all "need" different lubricants!


I guess how long a tube lasts is really a function of how much you dive too. A 2oz tube lasts me around 2 years, so approximately 800 dives or so.  


Tribolube is significantly more expensive in Europe, and the shipping costs from the supplier are around $21-hence the $50 price tag...I am about to order some more, so have been shopping around :)


Saying that having one lubricant that does everything is worth the (small) expense.


I would love to have a definitive answer on what Nauticam lubricant is. I recently bought some Dow Corning 55 O ring lubricant for another purpose, and it looks like the Nauticam grease too-but is not universally compatible!