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In Topic: Shooting schools of barracudas

13 August 2015 - 09:07 AM

Baracudas in the blue is a tricky fish to shoot as they are rather reflective and the nearest ones burn out.

1° You should position yourself that you have them alineatet all on the same distance
2° reduce the strobe power to expose the nearest ones right or a little underexposed to avoid burn out the light parts

3° you should use mainly ambient light and use the strobe just to lighten them enough to isolate them from the background

4° having the sun in your back will help greatly to iluminate them by the sun and you may shoot only in ambient light

5° shooting them against the sun creat spectacular photos, but you need to consider hints 1-3 and master your strobe output

6° if they are stationary and not shy you may switch to spot metering to get the nearest/lightest one exposed right while the farer ones get graduately underexposed


You rather underexpose a bit and later adjust brightness, shadows and highlits on the computer than burning the whites.



In Topic: which setup to shoot burst underwater?

10 August 2015 - 11:43 PM

I belive that other brands of strobes, especially the ones with a plastic housing will have the same problem of overheating strobe tubes.

The same problem can occur using a housed land strobe as it can^t dissipate the heat generated by the strobe tubes.
Subtronic claims that their Pro270 strobe can handle fast strobe flashes (but this may related to fast strobe recharge)
http://www.subtronic...0 ohne Zubehoer
You may write them a email to verify that.


In Topic: Nikon DX wide angle lens and dome

02 August 2015 - 09:28 PM

I would suggest that you rent and try the Sigma 15mm DG.

The extreme short focus distance and the 180° field of view would give you the possibility to have the models without distortions

and crop away the left and right sides where distortions will be visible. The only important thing is that you hold the camera perfectly horizontal to  avoid a bent horizont.

I use the Sigma 15mm in my Hugyfothousing with the Hugyfot minidome and f/9+ show no noticable soft corners.

If here are minor distortions you may use Lightroom or Opticspro to get rid of them.


In Topic: Zeiss Contessa - Cleaning/Servicing

29 July 2015 - 09:22 PM

You may ask Zeiss directly,

they have a great customer service.





P.S. nel caso che parli italiano: http://www.zeiss.it/...it_it/home.html

In Topic: Terrible Hugyfot housing support and parts

28 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

I have 2 Hugyfot housings and use them from 2011 on.

I had several contacts wit Hugyfot and i always got a quick response and usefuls responses to my questions and i got always the pieces i needed.
Nor my D7000, nor my D800 housings had or have issues with corrosion, nor did they had any issues at all.


You may direct your emails directly to Pascal Eeckhoudt.