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02 December 2013 - 01:13 PM
sweet size !
sweet weight, I guess, as I couldn't find it.
What would be the way to use them with a 5dMk2 Ike housing, if any ?
10 October 2013 - 03:10 PM
not exactly what you've asked for, but I shoot with a 5dmk2 and a 10-17mm tokina, into an Ikelite housing.
The reasons of my choice :
- I don't shoot enough UW to go with a lighter and nice looking Aquatica or Nauticam. Also I'm not sure I'll make better images with an aluminum housing. But I can be wrong.
- choice of the Tok 10-17mm came from its availability to CFWA, shorter than the 15mm/2,8 I had before.
- The port is a 5' (very well) homemade by Bill underwtarcamerastuff, which makes the setup lighter than with a 8' dome.
- so far, so good. I'm happy.
- as soon as I find a better setup I'll probably go for it, but I'm not searching. (maybe a sexy, small, 100D with housing (?) and lightweight pair of Inons.)
But today, I don't see the point to sell a kidney to afford it.
samples on my website.
03 October 2013 - 02:46 PM
don't know this model,
but I had enough bad experiences with Intova, for not giving it a new try.
I've watched the video linked, Joe seems to hard believe in his product,
I hate bashing brands and/or distributors, and so, I never do it, I just don't buy.
but with Intova, the joke is such unreal in term of quality and service, that I can't forget.
In one word : half the price, or less = true. But it does not deserve more
15 September 2013 - 07:45 AM
thanks for your comment Alison.
Lee is right regarding strobes instead of video lights.
But I see 2 disadvantages :
you need 4 strobes : 2 triggered + 2 with you
and you get no clue of the potential shades created by the muuuuuultiples stalactites/stalagmites
Also, now, a good set of twin heads video light cost a bit more than 1 good strobe.
Lee, thanks for your comments too.
I'm glad you like.
Just an opinion : knowledge of the cave, is not really a safety matter, considering if you are in there it's because you can, because you are trained for and/or well guided.
I think it's more a matter of going straight to the nice frame, the nice rays of lights, and more generally : photographic considerations.
14 September 2013 - 08:34 AM
from a recent trip to Mexico, here are some tricks I could experience, and happy to share :
- the dive must be dedicated to photography for the best results (in opposition to shoot while diving)
- a good, powerfull, wide angle video light carried by the model is important
- excellent knowledge of the cave gives the good angles, and avoid waste of time
- most of the times seting were 1/50 at f5, 800 iso, on a 5dMk2, with Tok 10-17mm
- strobes were at the minimum, sometimes turned-off, sometimes fired at distance. But I've never used the strobes at their max.
pano from 10 images :
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