Light vs Strobe
Posted 14 May 2002 - 10:04 AM
I`m would like to have some more light than the internal flash in the DSC-P5 can provide. And I`m wondring if it is best to invest in a slave strobe or a underwater light such as the HVL-ML20 from Sony. I mostly dive in Norway where the sea is quite dark. I`m no proffesional and have just reacently started to take underwater pictures.
Posted 14 May 2002 - 10:36 AM
Ikelite or Sea&Sea both make great strobes for underwater use.
Posted 14 May 2002 - 11:42 PM
As i haven't decided which strobe to buy yet, the only thing i can say for sure is that with my Oly pictures taken with a combination of video light and internal strobe are better than the ones taken with internal stobe only. Adding some light seems to improve the AF capabilities of my camera.
I'm going for a combination of light + strobe.
Posted 20 May 2002 - 02:25 AM
Posted 20 May 2002 - 11:37 PM
Thus far I've used only video lighting, and it's worked for me, but I do mostly macro. If you autofocus, then you need a source of constant light... Strobe would be great for wider angle / more distant scenes, but those are not all that common here.
I did a dive with a buddy using a strobe, while I had a video light. We both did some shots of a giant octopus in a den, and his strobe scared the $#%! out of her, while the video light just made her squint.