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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Am I crazy for spending this much money for being so new to this

Yesterday, 04:00 AM

What are the pictures you want?  Macro is more than possible, you can get very good shots with one strobe, though many shooters still prefer two for more lighting options.  True wide angle is generally not possible as no strobe has the coverage for it.  CFWA, where you balance a strobe lit (small) subject in the foreground with an ambient background, could be possible once you figure it out. 

 

Is it crazy?  As long as you have the means, only you can tell.  My gear is a bargain for the ~100 dives I do in a year, but if I only could do 10 dives a year then I might rethink it. 


In Topic: Camera stealing giant pacific octopus

26 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

Looks like you need a longer lens with more working distance :)
 
Cool encounter though

In Topic: Crayfish..... Image dark or just right?

22 September 2016 - 09:44 PM

I agree also.  Try for more dynamic range with darker blacks and brighter highlights.  You could also play with the white balance as it looks a bit too green to me.

 

In lieu of an editing program on your computer, if you've got this image on your phone, look for a photo app such as Snapseed or Polar.


In Topic: Anilao lens choice

18 September 2016 - 03:04 AM

Anilao is not really a WA destination, the better opportunities are macro. There are a few sites where you can get good WA shots (Twin Rocks, Sombrero, Beatrice, Kirby's). But the vis is not great this time of year if you're going soon. I stick to macro for the next few months.

In Topic: Lens choice

17 September 2016 - 03:32 PM

Those questions have been debated here extensively.  The search function is your friend. Two recent examples:

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=58458

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=58437