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In Topic: Manual and TTL

15 December 2018 - 11:09 PM

@Barmagalot-spot metering uses a metering zone in the center of the frame, so unless you use AE-Lock (and even then, I am uncertain if this locks TTL exposure) you are creatively limited as to where you put the subject.


The other problem with using TTL is that if you get good results, it is hard to diagnose how or why they have occurred. It is hard to replicate the recipe...There are simply too many potential settings to know why the image is well exposed. Hence it tends to limit the actual process of learning how exposure works. 

Manual exposure and manual strobe settings are actually simpler to use. Once you have a setting that you like, you can repeat it as often as you wish! You can't learn manual exposure control while shooting TTL!



In Topic: Manual and TTL

14 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

At the risk of being somewhat argumentative, I have yet to find a TTL solution that really works consistently when shooting wide angle.


Whilst the mechanics of metering and flash exposure are technically possible, the TTL circuits have no way of actually determining which part of the image they are actually lighting. To balance using strobe light to light the foreground and ambient light for the rest of the image is a challenge. 


With practice, using manual control of strobes is actually pretty quick and efficient. 





In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

22 November 2018 - 11:57 AM

Just a factual correction, Seacam has HSS on their Seaflash 60D...


It is currently in production, and It works too!


All the best



In Topic: Dema coverage(or lack of same)

20 November 2018 - 01:19 PM



For a variety of reasons, Wetpixel was not at DEMA this year.


Wetpixel Associate Editor Abi Mullens was there reporting on social events, but we did not cover products.


We will be there in 2019, and in the interim will ensure that we keep everyone up to date with regular front page posts detailing new products. We will also be at the BOOT show in January and will cover new products there



In Topic: Diving in Cenotes - Dive Op Recos Pls

05 October 2018 - 06:35 AM

I have just been with Under the Jungle: https://www.underthe...le.com/en/home/


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Highly recommended.