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#1 diverdoug1

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

I will be trying a new W/A strobe setup on my upcoming trip to Palau. I have switched from dual Ikelite DS161's to triple Sea&Sea YS-D1's. 2 of the strobes will be on 20" arms and one will be mounted in a "modeling light" position but angled upward to minimize backscatter. I plan to use the 100 degree diffusers. I am looking for input about my intended strobe set-up. I will be using a 9.25" megadome with a 16mm fisheye and 16-35 zoom on a D800
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Edited by diverdoug1, 02 December 2013 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

I think you are still going to suffer with backscatter from that central strobe.....especially here the water has a lot of particulates.

 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:43 AM

I agree. Were you not getting the coverage you wanted with the 161s?

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

Coverage with the 161's was adequate, but travel weight with back up strobes and extra proprietary batteries was heavy.  If backscatter proves to be problematic with the central strobe angled upward, I might add an 8" arm.  when I shot the fisheye with the 161's I had them right next to and slightly rearward of the dome, facing outward (in a similar orientation to the central strobe now) with no backscatter issues.  When shooting dual strobes, I found this the best compromise with a 180 degree fisheye to avoid strobe flare and backscatter, while still getting some illumination directly forward of the dome.


Edited by diverdoug1, 03 December 2013 - 08:20 AM.