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In Topic: Strobe positioning with fisheye - tips needed!

14 June 2015 - 02:36 AM

There are two solutions depending on what you photograph:

- 2 strobes pointed slightly inward: this will create some kind of WA Snoot as it will illuminate only the center of the photo.
- 3 Strobes: the two external ones pointed outwards to cover the edges and one central to cover the middle of the photo.
   This works only with clear water as the central strobe (except you position it high above illuminating downwards) will create a lot of backscatter


To illuminate with very wide lenses you need to practice to nget a even illumination or the desired effect




Here a picture of the WA Snoot effect:

In Topic: "Collision" trailer

09 June 2015 - 10:01 AM

Woww, beautiful and scary! Nice lighting!


In Topic: another strobe or 105mm

08 June 2015 - 09:55 PM

I agree with ErrBrr,

if you can have good viz to do wide angle, a second strobe, if viz is mostly limited and not too much surge then switch over to macro.

As far as i know Australia has a lot of macro life (as everywhere) you just have to teach your eyes and have the patience to spot it!


In Topic: Inon z-240 won't fire

06 June 2015 - 09:40 PM

Optical cables are much more reliable than electric cables and i had no problem at all with them on my D90, D7000 and D800.


When your strobe don't fire then there is a problem with the strobe, the cables or the camera.
As you can trigger the strobe with your video lamp it seems that strobe and cables are fine.

To fix the problem you need to start with some tests:

- check the strobe stetting in your camera's menu, especially strobe power settings as you might set them previously to low to save battery
1° try to trigger the strobes on land holding the camera in front of the strobe to see if the strobes fire

2° try to trigger the strobe holding the strobe and cable in front of the cameras strobe to see if the strobes fire with the cable
3° check that the camera's strobe can and is fully open while inside the housing, Nikon strobes don't fire if not fully open



In Topic: Does a harness bcd improve shooting uw?

05 June 2015 - 09:50 PM

I dive only wings, Zeagle Ranger and OMS FeatherWight.

The Zeagle is very very sturdy (mine have 1000+ dives on it) and comfortable, but very heavy while the OMS is a very light wing, perfect for traveling.


Regarding your question: what makes improving shooting photos and protecting the environment from you is the right buoyancy!

You can achieve thet wit a) experience and b) right wighted and correct weight distribution while the type of BCD is not really so important.

I personally prefer the wing type bcd for several reasons and to be honest, i have some problems with trim for the first minutes when i use a traditional bcd.


If you want a for-your-lifetime BCD then i suggest you a Zeagle Ranger, but due it's weight and size it's not very appropriate for traveling by plane.