Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:08 PM
I wouldn't want to use it for every macro dive - because ring flash light gets a bit boring after a while, but it works and it certainly has a place.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:07 PM
Canon 5D MK2 - Sea and Sea housed - 17-40L 100mm - Sigma 15mm FE - twin YS250 pro's and gadgets galore
Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:49 PM
Send my regards to the folks there with you particularly botso (bassim) and his lady Lisa.
Edited by loftus, 20 January 2009 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:42 PM
Basim is down next week, Jeff. He's on week 2 - when I actually have everything figured out!
Here are some pictures of the ring-flash in the pool on Sunday. The one with me in, was taken by Julian Cohen.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:02 AM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:25 PM
Yes, I'm bored already.
The main downside is that the style of lighting is very repetitive. Certainly wouldn't want to use it on all my dives.
The stuff I like the most are the real close up shots with patterns, like #1 and #4 in the first series, the fish portraits just seem too flat
Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:20 PM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:48 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:04 PM
Here's a few shots from when I used your ring flash on my Canon 5D with Inon Strobes.
and this one... There's some serious backscatter problems on this one. Not quite sure if it was because of the ring flash lighting, but this guy was definitely stirring up the sand a lot!
I wanted to post this so you could see the lighting in the back of the throat. (But's it's a failed image in terms of quality).
It was fun to play with tupperware last week! The ring flash was an interesting idea, but I'm really excited about the other tupperware products you were using. I'm planning on making my own of those before the next trip!
Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:23 PM
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:07 AM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:18 PM
I looked three times, before I found what You were talking about
The hair on your sensor/ lense is making me twitch though
Nice shot's tought!
Canon G9 in Ikelite Housing; SubStrobe DS-160
WA lens Ikelite W-20; Inon UCL-165 M67 Close-up Lenses
Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:27 PM
The self cleaning D700 vibrating sensor was useless against the hair!
Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:27 AM
The first shows how the ring-flash seems to make some subjects glow from within.
The second shows how the ring-flash really helps get light into tight spaces.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:45 AM
just saw this today .. similar sort of idea but for on land .. it would probably be a VERY easy device to produce for UW use.
Seems to me would probably sell well on the back of how usefull and good it would be .. especially if you could use it .. not use it .. on the same dive and imagine having use of ring flash or normal flash .. might come in v handy.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:32 AM
- Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
Nikon, Seatool, Nexus, Inon
Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:37 AM
Main updates are bigger inlets into the ring diffuser for the strobes, white, rather than chromed/tin-foil reflectors (both chrome paint and tin-foil seems to loose their sheen with exposure to seawater and thus reduced light output), less opaque front window to the unit.
Here is a test shot with the Mk2: