Aquatica A300 eTTL + 300D + 18-55mm Starfish picture
Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:21 AM
Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:22 PM
Please tell us more:
What strobe do you use?
How is the TTL performing?
Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:37 AM
Canon 5D; Aquatica housing; 2 Inon Z220 strobes; Canon 100mm macro, 17-40mm ; Sigma 15mm FE, 24mm macro, 50mm macro
Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:02 AM
More to the point:
1/I'm excited to finally see the results of the ICU.
2.The results suck, at least on your model. From what you've showed us on your test, it's definitely worse then no ICU - what appears to be a fixed, low power output as herb suggests. There's no way your flash should be underexposing at such wide apertures as your test suggests. (BTW, what's the guide number of the DS-125?)
3/Is the test with dual strobes, or only one?
4/Have you tried to shoot the test with the on-camera flash - just to make sure your camera isn't faulty.?
I have a sneaking suspicion your ICU is an extremely counterproductive addition to your housing. I think it's fluked the starfish photo, but isn't doing anything like what it's meant to.
I heard a rumour that Aquatica was using a single pre-flash system, which would be of dubious efficacy. It's disappointing to see your test - I've been waiting for the ICU ever since I first heard of it. I want to believe. But I thought I'd wait and see the results first...and so far they're sort of bad (and worse, this is the better of the two ICU's you've had!).
If you can let us know a bit more about teh settings etc, it would help to make sure I'm not unfairly maligning Aqautica's E-TTL system.
Shooting with Phase One and Canon. EWA-Marine Factory Test Pilot.