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In Topic: Best options for optical remote slave triggers?

18 October 2011 - 07:11 PM

One big problem is that the" triggerfish" should have a separate power supply ^_^

How much power is actually required though?

My main reason for wanting to go optical with these is to eliminate any potential floods through cable connections etc - I don't know what it is like these days but 20 years ago it was a problem that I could do without.

In Topic: Best options for optical remote slave triggers?

10 October 2011 - 03:26 AM

The INON D-2000 and Z-240 strobes have rather sensible sensors and are able to work without cable for distances between 0 and 30 ft, depending on the viz you will encounter. The only complication is that the sensor has to be orientated to the camera, what limit the angle a bit.
I was able to trigger a Fantasea Nano strobe from about 15 ft with my Z-240 in 90ft of viz and i guess that the INON will trigger from more far.

Unfortunately it's a bit hit & miss when relying on the Inon's sensor, which might be ok if you are doing a shallow dive and have loads of time to make small adjustments to strobe orientations, but when you are on a tech dive on a wreck there simply isn't time to be faffing about with stuff like that. My current system of laying out fibre optic cable at depth is a pain in the butt but it is reliable. Hopefully an optical remote slave trigger will become available that is on a cable like the Triggerfishes are.

In Topic: Best options for optical remote slave triggers?

09 October 2011 - 12:08 AM

It would work in some situations, but not in others where the strobes are hidden - please keep me updated on progress. I'm looking for some really thin fibre optic cable at the moment that might take away some of the problems of hiding the cables like I currently run.

In Topic: Bali or Phuket - Nice place to stay / dive??

17 December 2010 - 05:55 AM

I was expecting it to be wet as it's the wet season, but a few that have turned up here the last few days didn't do their research. Has been bucketing down for most of the day.

In Topic: 7d live veiw instead of viewfinder

17 December 2010 - 02:13 AM

Try "Menu" fourth red box from the left, second line, AF Mode, select then pick your choice. If I was going to try live view and W/A with a bunch of Anthias , I'd think about prefocusing on my hand and shooting with the focus locked.

Cheers Steve. I'm leaning more and more towards using the 7D's live view for wide angle - I wasn't sure how well the AF would work with anthias but prefocusing was going to certainly be the option if it didn't work - prefocusing with the 10-17 should just about have everything in focus.