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Bonica Strobe - recommendations?


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#1 xberg

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:37 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for a cheapo strobe after falling on 2 epoques ds150 which stopped working after 15 dives (no flood guaranteed :) ).

The Bonica seems fabulous - the neon head goes for 100 USD at B&H. Does anybody know if the screw is the same size as the epoque's ? That way I can re-use my existing tray and arm.

The Bonica XP seems to bring something like TTL - how on earth does that work with no communication between the strobe and the camera? At best I can understand that the strobes reads the distance - but that simply means that each time I change aperture I have a problem... Seems like a headache producer more than a feature :lol:
Any experience on that?

Otherwise I'm open to any other cheap recommendation. BTW - I use a Canon S50 underwater which I highly recommend!

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#2 Jolly

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:58 PM

have you considered buying a better but still affordable amphibic strobe on ebay?

Julian
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