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TimG

Member Since 19 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2014 07:31 AM
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In Topic: Want to buy Inon Z-240 Strobe

22 July 2014 - 09:06 AM

Thanks, Bill. I'll check it out more closely. Sounds a winner!


In Topic: Want to buy Inon Z-240 Strobe

22 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Hey Kraken

 

Not that this helps amnong any, but how did you adapt the fibre optic cables to fit on the Inon sensors?

 

Tim


In Topic: FOCUS LIGHT

22 July 2014 - 04:00 AM

Hi Arnie

 

There's lots of advice on this already if you have a poke around the Forums.

 

Fisheye Fix lights have been popular.  The latest flavour du jour, for focussing for U/w photography, seems to be Light and Motion's Sola range. I've just ordered the Sola 800 Photo (note, there is also the Sola 800 "Dive" version too - but the "Photo" version includes red LEDs).

 

I'd suggest the main features should be: ease of use and recharging, reliability, reasonably broad coverage; variable output (don't want to blind the talent), some way to switch to red light (scare the talent even less) and then price (always a tough one). 

 

Whether to get one or not depends on the dive environment. If you shoot mainly in clear, sunlight water (dreams eh?!) then you may be able to get away without one even with a 100m macro lens. Or manual focussing may be enough. But if the light drops off or turbidity increases, then a focussing light, with a 100mm or 105mm lens, becomes more and more useful.  It's balancing that out against the impact the light has on the critters - hence the suggestion that having the ability to switch to the less scary red light is a help.


In Topic: Sola Photo 600

16 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

I'm interested. PM sent.

 

Tim


In Topic: For Sale: Subal ND30 for Nikon D300

15 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

All sold now