Aquatica Fuji S2 Pro Digital Housing Review
Posted 01 July 2003 - 02:53 AM
One thing I don't understand is why the housing has TTL and manual flash synch sockets. Surely, with the S2 TTL depends on the setting on the flash and not on the housing/camera? Or is this just a carry-over from the D100 housing that won't be on the production version?
Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:33 AM
Thanks for the kind words about the review. I appreciate them a lot.
The way I understand the "bulkhead thing" is that you can order them in any combination that you wish. The unit I tested had a 5 pin TTL and a manual bulkhead. I think you're right that this is probably the same configuration that comes stock on the AD100 housing. I tried using both bulkheads as I was shooting manual flash.
I personally would order the housing with two TTL bulkheads for the redundancy - even though I don't use the TTL very much anymore.
And PS - Yes, I agree with you that this is the camera/housing combinaton to beat right now. The 12-24DX lens wrocks!
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Posted 01 July 2003 - 05:41 AM
James, would you mind sharing a little more about these "bouyancy arm segments"? I am curious... are you using some sort of small device to provide positive bouyancy to the rig to help offset the weight and make it more neutral? I hadn't ever thought about doing that before, but it's a fantastic idea.
From James' review of the Aquatica housing....
"I decided to use buoyancy arm segments to help offset the weight of my strobes -- especially for better balance when shooting macro with the strobes out in front."