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fongwee

Member Since 03 Aug 2003
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2009 06:34 AM
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In Topic: Diving in Anilao and Puerto Galera

21 March 2005 - 03:01 AM

Thanks for the recommendations. Anymore??

In Topic: Pics taken with DS50 and C5050 ?

22 January 2005 - 01:51 AM

Hi bevied,

Only saw your post today. Don't really know how well the DS50 works with C5050Z. Thanks for organising the dive. I can only say that the DS125 works well from my limited time on Friday. The only problem is the estimation of the settings. 1st shoot is always off. I think need more practice.

In Topic: Problem with 12-24 and Ike dome

22 January 2005 - 01:48 AM

From what I understand, the 12-24 needs the ike part no #5509.12 to operate the zoom. Yours is probably the wrong one.

In Topic: Where to go? Bali, Borneo, Thailand????

16 January 2005 - 07:06 AM

Thank you all for the advice. I am still waiting for my chance to go. Can't wait anymore but got a major exams coming up. Sigh. Can only take a short dip in the murky waters of Singapore next week.

In Topic: Pics taken with DS50 and C5050 ?

16 January 2005 - 06:49 AM

I have been advised to buy it with the manual controller rather than the TTL slave sensor for the reason of more control of light output from the strobe. The manual controller provide 10 levels of light output. I would try it next friday. See you then too.

As for the pre-flash, I understand that it can be set to be on or off depending on how you set your camera.

For C5050Z, you can actually force the camera to fire 1 flash only by shooting in manual mode with slave function. This would provide the flash needed to fire the strobe. However for this to work, the ike slave sensor also has to be turned to pre-flash off.

If you shoot in auto or manual but not in slave mode, you would have to turn the switch on ike slave sensor to pre-flash on. This would force the strobe to fire twice imitating the pre-flash of the camera.

I would try to shoot in pre-flash off in manual mode. The reason is to cut off backscatter by putting the internal flash to the minimum number needed to trigger the strobe. The setting ranges from 1-10. Also by using this method, you can shoot in S-macro mode since the internal flash can be fired only in slave mode. Last of all, it saves battery on the camera.

Hope this answer your question.