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TheDeepDweller

Member Since 02 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2009 11:49 AM
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In Topic: Stoopid question(s) ...DX-1G vid mode

31 July 2008 - 09:01 AM

Nice shots, looks like nice clean water! I still remember my first few dives and don't think I'd have been able to cope with handling a camera on top of everything else.
Were you using the setup in macro mode? Looks like the subjects were quite close, you do have to wait a little for the camera to focus in macro mode though which I find somewhat frustrating at times. I find getting the subject well lit with the strobe focus light helps speed things up.
Dive safe,
TDD

In Topic: Stoopid question(s) ...DX-1G vid mode

23 July 2008 - 08:55 AM

Just to confirm, I set the camera running last night and it happily recorded a 20 min continuous clip at 640*480, 30 fps so it looks like the card / battery would be the only limiting factor. When filming it only seems to "zoom" digitally not optically, but it can be zoomed then set filming again happily enough.

Good suggestion... :D Why I was curious, is when I was looking at the Canon G9, it could only do pretty short clips...think that set at the lowest res and framrate it was about a minute.


In Topic: DX-1G and YS110 missfire?

22 July 2008 - 04:40 AM

Just thought I should add my experiences into the discussion. Mostly I have had no problems with my dx1g / ys110 combination. I am shooting on manual 1 using the port towards the edge of the camera housing for the cable. I had some problems to begin with as the slave select was getting knocked off, switch seems quite sensitive to a small amount of movement? Occasionally strobe will fail to fire towards the end of the day when I have failed to allow enough time to recharge, I am using 2800ma duracell NiMhs and get a good couple of dives off a set using the aiming light most of the time.
Haven't tried TTL as I have read it doesn't work, also don't think the strobe syncs at higher shutter speeds (Problems over 1/250th) so just turn the strobe right down for a lot of macro stuff.
Hope this is of help,
TDD

In Topic: New DX-1G

12 July 2008 - 12:20 PM

Greg,
As the strobe is slaved to the flash from the camera you have to make sure the camera flash is firing (ie set it to always fire) and you have to make sure it is "popped up" before you put the camera into the housing as the only control you don't have on the housing is the one to pop up the flash. I know that I will forget one day and curse quite excessively, a good argument for firing off a quick shot or 2 after you've put everything together to make sure it works I guess?
I think backscatter will always be a primary concern for us temperate water divers?
Dive safe,
TDD

In Topic: Stoopid question(s) ...DX-1G vid mode

12 July 2008 - 12:10 PM

Greg,
Video seems to be limited only by the size of card / storage. I have an 8gb card and it shows about 30mins as available on full quality. Not sure if buffering etc becomes a factor after a while? I have only shot 10-15 sec clips as I was having battery problems (Due to breaking my charger by dropping it down a staircase - try to avoid this)
TDD