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Ikelite DS 125/160 as studio strobe

14 March 2010 - 04:06 AM

Hi there,
I am a land based Adventure/Travel photographer who also shoots underwater.

As I am expanding my lighting I suddenly had a great idea... or is it?

To expand into commercial photography on location I need to buy extra strobes... was thinking about the lightweight Nikon SB-900 until it dawned on me that I already have an Ikelite 125 strobe. As I need a second underwater strobe anyway I thought of using 2 ikelites on land with a slave unit. It has a ringflash and even a modeling light and a built in battery... Great on location

Does anyone have experience with using UW strobes on land???

I can imagine that you do not want to burn the modeling light too long without cooling, but the strobe does not get warm by using the flash repeatedly.... I already hooked it up with an extended Nikon TTL cord and it works fine on manual.

If this works I have a nice set of studio and underwater lights and only need to customize a mount for them. underwater

looking forward to your experiments/experience



Tokina 10-17 vs I am new on the Forum and now contemplating between the tokina 10-17mm...

10 March 2010 - 05:12 AM


I am new on the Forum and shoot with a Nikon D200 in Ikelite with 8" Dome and a Sigma 12-24mm full frame.... (that fits after drilling out 1 mm of the dome port wall)

Because of loss of sharpness in the corners and no cure I am now contemplating between the Tokina 10-17mm and the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD

The Tokina 10-17mm is a favorite with lots of UW photographers but crap on land, plus it is very fisheye
The Tamron 10-24 is has a very good review at dpreview.com and fits in my port. Also for architecture the lines are straight.

Has anyone good experiences with the tamron 10-24 preferably in combination with the ikelite 8" dome?

looking forward to hear about it.


Frits Meyst