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chphoto

Member Since 21 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 15 2014 09:02 PM
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Flash Deflector on Ikelite

15 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

I understand that Ikelite is not Bentley of underwater housings, but it is the one I have at the moment for my Sony RX100II. Aside from minor usability issues - it will work fine for me.

However one piece bothers me a lot, for perhaps irrational reason - the deflector. It is huge, leaves marks on the port every time I put it on, and tends to caught on something. So I tried to create deflector myself that is velcroed to the housing. Issue is that some light still goes over the top of it (some, but less, also visible with Ikelite own deflector).

Questions: Is it relevant? My internal flash is not as powerful as the two strobes that I am using with the housing, and most of the light from the internal flash is deflected. Would that minor light spill be a problem?

 

I will probably have time for one or two dives during the upcoming vacation and would hate to have light issues on top of me still learning the ropes underwater. 

 

Thanks!


Makes sense to switch from EP-L1 to RX100

06 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if any of you could help me make a decision. 

 

At this point I am using Olympus EP-L1 camera with Olympus housing and Olympus strobes + 9-18mm lens. I love the way it works. Quite well for my needs. 

 

The only problem is that I am trying to make my travel gear as compact as possible. I also own RX100, so I was wondering if it would make sense to use that camera as my dive camera as well. I am not too concerned about the flashes - I always use them in manual mode. My main concerns are around controls and lens limitations. 

 

The questions that I have:

1) Is there way to use flashes with Ikelite housing, of Nautica is the only way to go.

2) How well do controls work on either Ikelite or Nautica

3) 28mm of RX100 is not too wide. Are the wide angle/ fisheye adapters are good optical quality wise. 

 

Any other thoughts would be appreciated!