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#1 Chris Bangs

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 07:00 PM

Can non digital strobes be used in TTL mode with the S2 Pro?

Now that Aquatica plans to release a housing for the S2, I am considering switching to digital. I hope to avoid sinking any more $$ into strobes (I have too many as is).
Nikon D70s,Fuji S2, And Misc Nikon/Nikonos film gear collecting dust.
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Nikon 12-24 mm, 10.5 mm, 16 mm, 60 mm, 105 mm, 200 mm micro. Sigma 14 mm. + stacks of diopters and teleconverters
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#2 james

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 07:37 PM

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Wetpixel.

In my experience, any strobe will do TTL w/ the S2.

I have used:

SB105
SB102

S&S YS90DX

Ike DS125

Chris, I just got a chance to try the Aquatica S2 housing - I hope to have a full review ready soon.

HTH
James Wiseman
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#3 Miloe

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 06:44 AM

James,
If you would please. Since you have used various strobes with an S2, would you give an opinion on which you feel would be better for a newbie to the camera to use?
Thanks
Gary

#4 james

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 07:14 AM

Miloe,

That depends entirely on what you want to shoot.

If you want to shoot wideangle, then you want strobes with a wide pattern. For macro you don't need that, etc...

I use d DS125's for everything as they have a reasonable wide beam, and are small enough that I can easily use them for Macro too.

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#5 Miloe

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 06:05 AM

Whoops, I guess a use would kinda effect the strobe choice.
For me a wider coverage would prob be best... less chance of the camera pointed left with the strobes pointed right. :freak:

thanks