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#1 Aotus

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:01 AM

Dome diffusers have come up a lot, but I can't find a broad coverage of the options, and I wonder if there are new opinions about how to best create a soft even light with these aging favorite strobes. I am looking for the best option for wide angle shots, something budget-friendly, i.e., worth paying for when I already have the standard flat diffusers from S&S. Any opinions from the more experiences would be much appreciated. I'm sure that I missed some, so please feel free to chime in with any others worth looking at. Thanks.

 

There are the white domes, which sometimes look cheaply made, or thick enough that they may lose too much light:

Glowdive - http://www.glowdive....tdome/index.htm

Onderwaterhuis - https://www.backscat...Sea-YS-D1-YS-D2

10 bar, cheapest of the lot -  https://www.opticalo...d2-strobes.html

Mozaik - https://www.housingc...oz-diffysd.html

unbranded? - http://www.prodiveim...r-for-ysminusd2

 

The local favorite, I gather, has a new more transparent version for wide angle:

CM series ii - http://www.cmdiffuse...r-sea-sea-ya-1d

 

The "air-sealed" dome is sexy, but doesn't diffuse as well(?), and positive buoyancy might be annoying?

FIT - http://fitprouw.com/...product_id=2284


Edited by Aotus, 05 March 2018 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

no opinions/suggestions?



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

Thanks for the information



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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:34 AM

I have the CMDOME, I guess the Series I (older model). The dome is OK, in fact I like that it is not a bulky as the others, but the way it fits to the strobe sucks.

the Series II look nicer.

 

I use it all the time, Macro and WA, because it is too hard to remove/replace. It does hold air, which slowly leaks otu, and hold water upon surfacing, which VERY slowly leaks out. I drilled some more holes in the thing to help that.