i simply use a double sided piston clip, like you get it with a finger spool / reel, to clip my two strobe arms together. Simply clip it into both fixing screws, thats it. I like the stainless version, because thats easy to see for the boat crew.
And second use is to fix the neopren port cap, for the fisheyedome, so i can take off the protection after jumping / handling in, and attach it before the rig goes out of the water without loosing it. And at least you can use it to fix / clip the rig to your jacket if needed.
Ceap and helpfull.
agree with you the DOF in wide angle.
But is it the same in macro and supermacro?
And this is what Vigfus wants.
Can you shoot a pic in FX and in DX mode and show us a croop of some fine structure?
No question that a FX system is fine. And i use FX macro lenses to get just the center, there they are best.
The question is only if it is needed...
had the D300 and then a Oly OMD5 and now the D500.
For mostly macro, i would take it. Specially for supermacro, simply because of the DOF against any FX.
If you add some plus lenses or even combinate them, your field of raser sharpness will get so small....
If you pm me an email adress, i can send you pics, and you try what you can get out of them.
There will be allways a better, newer camera,
but the question is do we need it???
Or is sometimes the "old"one better for our Goal?
PS: can add you a pic from last weekend in front of a mountain hut.
5 am, lots of stars, a little bit of moon and 15 sec....
dont know which fibre cables you use, but just go to your favorite dealer and take all different cables in your hand.
Place one series of ends to a light source, and have a look to the other ends....
Means that you should try to hold them paralell directed to the light and other side to your eye.
Then you get an idea which one is bringing the most light....
There are big differences!
If the best one is still not working, then you need a DIY version.
Or simply change to an Inon type4 D2000 / Z240 or the new Z330.
They are a lot more sensitive than the S&S ones...
Have spend a lot of time checking this out, because the design of the originally Hugyfot D500 optical plugs was poor...
Including some hundreds shots, or tried to shoot, with different cables, plugs, a lot of different strobes...
Now there is a new design for the D850 housing, and so i sent mine in for changing.
Should be back by end of the week.
Then i can do new testing, and hopefully it will work with my turtle Trigger ;-))