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#1 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 29 July 2002 - 05:22 AM

Any tips how to shoot in the night?
e.g. : how to hold the strobe & the camera?
I assume I need to use the strobe also to light the point I shoot so the camera could set the AF/WB....
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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:29 AM

Hi Dede,

actually shooting at night is very easy with a simple dive light. If find it even easier than daylight shooting... It is just a little bit hard to catch fast moving objects... If you shoot in automatic mode, the camera will not be able to freeze fast movements without a strobe... But try shooting withour strobe first. A strong modelling light should deliver nice quality fort Lionfishs, Corals, Octopus etc. Trouble starts with a "dancing" spanish dancer... Also feeding sepia's can be a problem. The edges will appear unsharp.

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 06:48 PM

In Cocos I set my 5000 as such:

Wide angle lens, one DS 125 set about 2 ft above the camera and set to F, Fixed manual focus set at 4 ft. F8.0, Aperature priority.

Camera fired first shot when buffer was empty almost instantanously. (i.e. no shutter lag!!)

Mix in about 500 white tip reef sharks in a feeding frenzy at dusk every night and you get some cool pixs.
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Posted 11 August 2002 - 10:23 AM

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#5 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 08:07 AM

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Nikon D200, Ikelite housing, Dual SB105.