Canon 580EX in housing or Ikelite/SeaSea Strobe
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:08 PM
Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:16 PM
Different story for wideangle when the zoom reflector is in its wideangle position. Compared to a decent amphibic strobe guide number, angle of coverage and color temperature aren't good.
Handling is somewhat limited. Depends on the strobe housing too. Even if the strobe housing allows full manual strobe control (Subal for example) - it's not as easy as tunring the bigger knobs on an amphibic strobe.
It gets quite uncomfortable if you want to add a second strobe later. Two housed system guns are heavy, very expensive and won't deliver more light than a small and decent amphibic strobe for far less money.
Posted 13 October 2005 - 12:36 AM
put it well, but to add my bit - in an ideal world it would be lovely to have:
A ttl macro set-up based on two housed Canon flash guns which give ease of use, power and good macro lighting. (you may need different flash connectors (S6) to take advantage of the Canon units in a housing).
A wide-beam underwater flash unit for wide-angle use - with multi power settings for manual use.
Unless money is no object somewhere there is a compromise - reasonable power, reasonable beam angle, acceptable price!
Paul Kay,Canon EOS5DII/1DS3 SEACAM c/w S45, 15, 24L, 60/2.8 (+Ext12II) & 100/2.8 Macros - UK/Ireland Seacam Sales -see marinewildlife
Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:28 AM
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