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In Topic: Lurking for Lights! Want compact video lights for rx100 rig

16 September 2014 - 07:28 AM

You might want to refer to our Video/Focus Light Specifications Chart to compare features of popular lights (not all by any means...).



In Topic: Problems triggering Ikelite strobes with housing Sea&Sea Nikon D200

15 September 2014 - 04:37 PM

You may have an issue with the Nikon's TTL sync pin freezing the camera when it gets the wrong connection. Does the camera still operate or does it lock up?


You can put a small piece of electrical tape over the one pin to see.

Also with dual bulkheads it can get tricky. You have to turn on the stobe that's the master and then the strobe that's the slave...although I'm not sure if that applies to Sea & Sea housings.


Refer to Ike's FAQ for help: http://www.ikelite.c.../faq/cords.html there's a couple of Q/A's on this issue.



In Topic: Am I going soft: Nikkor 16-35mm

15 September 2014 - 11:13 AM

Our favorite saying around the shop is "zoom with your fins"!


As I get older, I like shooting prime lenses more and more; sharp, fast, easy to house and cheap.



In Topic: Am I going soft: Nikkor 16-35mm

15 September 2014 - 08:53 AM

Umm, i wouldn't give up the ghost yet. Just switch gears on your lens selection. Use a Sigma 15FE for CF/WA and the 16-35 for blue water shots, where corners don't matter. Or work your shots with it so that the corners are in the blue or black.

I shoot the 17-35 in a DP-170 Zen port and have found it shoots very well, but ya gotta know your limitations... ;-)

In Topic: Am I going soft: Nikkor 16-35mm

14 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

I dunno, you shouldn't have to be using diopters at all if you have a large enough port. All you are doing is taking a great optics and dumbing them down, IMHO.


I think the main issue is that the port is too small. Stopping down and adding a +2 helps a lot, but until you shoot that lens with a 9" port, I would expect corner issues. Shooting vertically, you can put two corners in the blue so it's not as apparent. But the Sigma 15FE or Nikon 16FE will shoot rings around the 16-35 for sharpness, especially with a smaller port.


Rectilinear zooms are best used for big animals where you need a little more reach, than CF/WA.