Are you using Ike's TTL converter cable with your DS-161's and Aquatica housing? Just wondering how well that works.
That is more or less how my personal kit is also setup, I run two DS-160 with their 4301 TTL converter on a Ikelite type 5 pin bulkhead connector, (if using Nikononos 5pins connector use the 4302) exposure is spot on and when it's not, then it's related to subject reflectivity (or most likely user error
) and I doubt that any TTL system would fare better in the same situation. I am quite happy with mine, the only gripe would be the wiring, there is a lot of it dangling around when you are all set up.
On the subject or wiring: Our good friend at Ikelite introduced their Optical converter for their strobe at the Last DEMA show, while it was not very well documented by the other media source (Adam and Sterling did a good coverage job of the DEMA show, and so did Jason and Matt from DGP, so this is by no mean addressed to them) I do think it is a major news item from Ikelite, for the time being it is for manual exposure, but they are a smart bunch when it comes to electronic and I am sure they will get the TTL dialed in sooner than later, I for one will have a pair of those optical converter handy as standard equipment in my kit the moment they are made available.
With Ikelite on board the optical band wagon, it means that all the major Strobe manufacturers will be offering this triggering method soon. Should we start collecting Nikonos V connector sample for the Smithsonian institute
Edited by Viz'art, 24 December 2010 - 08:06 AM.
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