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#1 bear35

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hi,

I have just got an Olympus EPM1 with housing and a light & motion 500 focus light.
The problem is now what strobe to go for??
Is there that much difference between them? :)
Any ideas would be good to hear, thanks guys.

#2 AndyBarker

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

Hi,
their are many to choose from Inons are very good & have 3 in their range, also you can use all with a fibre optic lead, but saying that Sea& Sea also have a great range which some work with a fibre optic lead. As their are so many it really comes down to your budget, you can get strobes from about 300.00 GBP upwards, it may also worth a look on the used equipment for sale on Wetpixel or ebay. or uwp magazine.
regards,
Andy :)

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#3 Timmoranuk

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

My advice, FWIW, is to buy a strobe which will remain useful to you as your u/w photography develops. When I upgraded to a Canon G9 I was advised by Steve Warren (Ocean Optics) to get a Z-240, a strobe which would remain relevant however far my photography progressed. How true that was as I now shoot with DSLRs and own four Z-240s... Any INON strobe will be good value to you as would most from Sea & Sea and Ikelite. Study the advertisements from first the rate dealers who sponsor WP and make your choice from the selection these companies supply.

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