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In Topic: Ikelite housing for Canon 7D for sale

04 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

I'm interested in the housing. Please PM me.

In Topic: 38,000 Lumens vs. 32 Guide Number Strobes for Taking Stills, sample pics

08 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

From what I understand, getting the correct exposure is not the issue with using lights, its the ability to stop motion in fast moving subjects. This is to do with the duration of the strobe burst. Strobes allow high intensity light to be emitted with a relatively short duration, thereby achieving correct exposure in a short enough burst of light to stop motion. If the intensity of light is not strong enough, you have to use a longer duration to "burn" in the exposure, thus creating light trails on faster moving subjects. Has any tests been made to measure the duration of these lights?

In Topic: How experienced a diver do I need to for underwater photography?

18 June 2013 - 03:16 PM

There's a keyword that hasn't been raised yet...Respect.

Respect for the situation your in underwater. Respect for the laws your body is governed by. Respect for your equipment. Respect for ocean ecology. Respect for your subject. Respect for your buddy.

Everyone on this forum would be guilty of being a bit of a dive paparazzi from time to time. But the more aware of your surroundings you are without a camera, the better you'll be with one.

In Topic: Ikelite Wiring

29 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

If your shooting full manual (and dont need ttl) you can bypass the chipboards as a workaround.


From memory, in the hotshoe, the centre pin is the trigger and the outside of the hotshoe is the ground. There is a small chipboard inside the hotshoe that will make the connections via springs to the hotshoe. You'll just need the trigger wire solded onto the centre pin point on the board correctly, and then have the ground wire solded onto the little metal spring clip that makes contact with the outside of the hotsoe.


Make note of these two wire colours and run these to the trigger/ground of the bulk head using the following diagram.