using an LED light instead of a stobe with a G12
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:01 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:56 PM
Constant source lighting does have some advantages in that its very easy to assess the 'modelling' of the illumination on the subject and with two dimmable lights, you can adjust the modelling very creatively. However on the downside, many subjects are going to back away from bright lights shining in their faces, backscatter can be a greater problem to resolve than when using strobes and the lights can attract plankton clouds which will make photography impossible. At night, I've also found that constantly 'on' lights attract schools of lionfish which always seem to position themselves directly between the camera and your chosen subject... A flick on the tail-fin sends them packing but only for a minute or two.
Your investment in a G12 and Ike housing deserves a half decent strobe, and probably a better one than the YS-27. A flagship model would be the INON S2000 or some of the medium priced Sea & Sea strobes. You'll be able to sync these using the G12's on-board flash and a fibre-optic cable. A small focus light would also be very useful too.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:40 PM
Something nice and bright and wide like the SOLA 1200 works very well
Hi Terri, can you provide a link to some of your images to qualify that statement for the OP?
Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:14 PM
Otherwise, you will be shooting very slow shutter speeds, and everything that moves will be blurred.
The g12 may not have a big enough sensor, to really pull this off. Probably, the iso 800 and 1600 is too noisy.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:58 PM
I have a 4000 lumen "ring of light". What has been said above pretty much sums it up.
Constant light source so what you see is what you get.
Great for macro
Does not match the power of strobes
Can scare some life away
No good for wide angle shots.
Light and battery pack adds bulk to the rig.
If done right you can end up with a very good lighting package. But I have not seen anything commercially available that comes close to my set up.