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In Topic: Two different chargers for SOLA Light & Motion lights

11 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

I have 2 sola lights also and had the same questions.  When I asked backscatter they said that you can remove the pin that makes it only fit into one of the lights and that it wont affect its performace, basically they said the pin is not connected to any electronic system and its there just for guidance.  It tried to remove it by trying to pull it and couldnt, so you would have to snip it but I didnt want to do that.  So now Im basically traveling with 2 charges.

In Topic: Nauticam 45 view finder #A17228

14 June 2018 - 04:32 PM

Hi Caleb,


How much is shipping to Colorado, zip 81507. Thanks

In Topic: What is wrong with my settings (Sony rx100iv )

03 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

Have to disagree with Mike and undertow.  Your shutter speed is slow enough for the strobe to fill the scene. I would tend to agree if you had a shutter speed that was faster than your strobe (ie 1/250 or faster) but slow is not usually a problem.  See my photo below with same shutter speed both upclose and wide angle (shutter speed 1/100-1/160).  I do agree that you should shoot in M mode. 


25911181217_24190263f6_k.jpgfiji-20 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr


39819982905_cdd7b147fd_k.jpgfiji-25 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr


40715235701_83e1c0eec4_k.jpgfiji-22 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr


40715233511_df935b31ee_k.jpgfiji-24 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr

In Topic: What is wrong with my settings (Sony rx100iv )

28 April 2018 - 10:42 AM

Heres a good intro article to strobe position.  I wouldnt position the strobe directly on top of the camera but a little more to the side.  Top position gives you better color, side position better contrast, diagonal should be a good compromise.  Since you have one strobe try to be aware of the sun and you can use it a second light source (usually also diagonal). Good luck



TimG is also right get as close as your subject will allow you.  I have dual YSD2 and even when shooting wide angle I am within 1-3 ft of my foreground.

In Topic: What is wrong with my settings (Sony rx100iv )

28 April 2018 - 02:11 AM

I have to agree with Atobit. Both pictures are overexposed at the bottom which leads me to believe your strobe is actually pointed down rather than straight or ideally a little bit up from your subject.  Try putting the strobe in the 10-11 or 1-2 o'clock position, this way you get both the benefit of color and contrast as compared to top or side lighting.