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#1 Phil Rudin

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:31 AM

My reviews of these new products are now released in issue #100 of UWPMAG.com. This is a free PDF download until issue #101 is released.

 

 



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:57 PM

Phil, I read both reviews. Very nicely written, very fair, very helpful. As always.

Thanks.



#3 Phil Rudin

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

Thanks Tursiops for the kind words, we strive to provide fair and impartial reviews to all of our readers.  



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

I have an old dive buddy who has had bad luck with cameras going to Fiji next month.  So she asks me what about a simple camera.  I said the TG-5 and Oly hsg (cost ~).  Now here is the tough question:

What lighting would you recommend for simplicity sake?

 

Weefine ring light, a single bright LED, or an Ike DS-51?  (I also have an extra older INON D2000 mod 2, but that would be beyond her).

 

Jack at Optical Ocean has a kit with Kraken/Weefine Ring Light 1000, camera and hsg.

 

She is a great diver but cameras are sometimes a Bridge Too Far~



#5 Phil Rudin

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:09 AM

If you friends intent is to shoot stills and not video my suggestion would be any of the small strobes that fire using fiber optic cords. The Inon S-2000 is probably the most cost effective with a single tray and strobe arm setup. /the Weefine 1000 is more than a bit under powered. The ring light 3000 is a better option but about as expensive as a strobe and most suited to macro. 



#6 Dpd_30

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

For macro on a TG-5 weefine 3000 does an excellent Job.  See our review here.

https://daughertyimp...ing-light-3000/

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

I found the Weefine 1000 more suited to macro video and the 3000 more suited to macro stills and macro video.