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Member Since 29 Jul 2008
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In Topic: Nauticam port with 60mm macro, focus gear?

11 April 2016 - 03:26 PM

When shooting with my105 lens doing super macro, I find the ability to focus manually is indispensable. When shooting the 60 My depth of field is much larger and fine manual focus adjustments are not routinely needed IMHO.

In Topic: YS-D1 vs the new YS-D2

11 April 2016 - 08:00 AM

I have 4 YS-D1  and 2 YS-D2, Only reliablility issue I have had with any of them is when I had some minor corrosion on a D! battery cap, it caused the strobe to misfire, resolved with a cleaning of the contacts.  Otherwise flawless through over 1000 dives.

In Topic: snoot: on light or on strobe

11 April 2016 - 07:55 AM

Yes, the z240 will produce a much more intense cone of illumination.. "Cone of illumination" sounds like something out of a SciFi novel :)

In Topic: snoot: on light or on strobe

10 April 2016 - 10:34 AM

Don't consider it needing to be "dumbed down" , we all started somewhere :)  .  To get the dark background, you need the brightness of the snoot light to overwhelm the ambient light conditions, so that when your camera is set up to properly expose your subject, the background looks very dark.  In conditions where the ambient light is bright, the snoot output must be very powerful. 

In Topic: snoot: on light or on strobe

08 April 2016 - 06:36 PM

The main CON is that you will always be shooting within a very narrow (and in some situations non-existent) exposure range which will have your subject adequately exposed, while giving you a very dark underexposure outside of your area of illumination. It may work ok in very low ambient light conditions, but you will certainly be limiting yourself in conditions where the ambient light is brighter.