It's been ages since I've posted here. Let me give a quick background. I used to have a housed SLR with dual ike strobes to do my UW photography. I really liked it but my kids are now starting the process of getting certified. For the next several years, I'll be diving with teenagers new to diving and don't think I could really focus on UW photography until they all get some experience. With that said, I now have a gopro to record moments relatively easily as they come. So far, I like it. I have been borrowing my brother's L&M sola 800 on the dives. For my next trip, I won't be able to do that but I hate to spend the $$ on a light. Assuming buying a high dollar video light is not an option, which would be better for my purposes? BTW, I have the flip filter system for the GoPro.
Dive without a light completely
Mount an ikelite mini C mounted (non halogen). I already have the mounting for it.
I would think if the dive light worked relatively well, you wouldn't see so many people paying $1000 for specific video lighting. So looking for some schooling here. is it the light temperature, brightness, or something I'm not thinking of? If diving with that light, should I have a specific color filter different than I would typically use?
Thanks, BTW, I'm super excited to be diving with my oldest son this year. He just finished his pool dives this weekend. Been diving solo for so long (wife doesn't dive) i can't remember what its like to go on a boat with someone I already know so this will be really special for us.