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#1 OJSimmonds

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

Hi all,

 

I was reccomended to post this question here, hoping someone can help out.

Looking for a bit of advice, I am thinking of buying a second strobe for my compact camera setup. I have had a single strobe for a about 2 years and several 1000s photos so would like to explore the option of getting a second to give me a bit more flexibility in lighting subjects.

I currently have a Sea & Sea YS110a which unfortunately seems to have been discontinued and no-one has any stock!

It seems the YS-D1 is a sort of replacement, and it does look a good unit with lots of positive reviews, however my question concerns the use of matched strobes – is it important? I am specifically looking at the colour temperatures of the strobes which are slightly different (5400K versus 5600K on the D1) – or would this not even be noticeable??

I would appreciate any thoughts/comments

Cheers

Olly

 



#2 bvanant

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

A 200 degree color temperature difference MIGHT be noticeable on land, but underwater I don't believe you will be able to notice much of a difference.  That being said, there are probably quite a few 110a for sale used either here or on fleabay.  I shoot lots with mismatched strobes but I mostly (OK only) shoot macro and there color temp is not so important.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

I am shooting two Inon strobes, an S2000 and a D2000. The improvement going from one to two strobes is so big,I don't see any difference in colourtemp between the strobes:). Imho you don't have to worry, unless you make professional pics where every little detail matters a lot. In my pics, the differences between te strobes do not show up. I think you're ok, as long as they are the same brand (makes it easier to connect and even that is not always necessary, depending on your set-up).

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

I can not really believe that 200° matters UW.

 

Do you have Lightroom?

Develop one Photo with 5400K and one with 5600K and then one with 5500K.

Check if you see some difference between them.

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

Hi all,

 

Thanks for the answers - I have had a play with lightroom and yes you are right 200K is not noticable when you are looking at the whole picture!

 

Look like I'll be ok with whatever I can get!

 

Cheers

 

Olly