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In Topic: Travelling with full SLR set up in hand luggage, Any issues?

07 October 2015 - 04:39 PM

Amen to that!  When you add up the costs for all the extra charges, inconvenient schedules, sometimes nasty charter terminals, and the risk of schedule upsets due to delays and cancellations, its often far better and not much more expensive (if at all) to go with established airlines. Even if you have excess weight, their charges are far more reasonable and they'll let you get away with more since its not their business model to charge for every gram

In Topic: Leak Sentinel V4 and Vacuum Valves

06 October 2015 - 09:44 PM

Nice review!  I have been very happy with the Leak Sentinel v3 on my NA-EM5 housing and can't imagine not having one.  I also like that I can upgrade just the electronics to this new version.  

In Topic: Diving in Croatia

24 September 2015 - 05:55 AM

Nice nudi shots.  I especially like the isolation and dark negative space you were able to create with the first two.  Well done.


Focus could be sharper on all three but especially the purple flabellina.  If you are using autofocus, try switching to a single focus point as small as possible. Aiming to get the rhinopores in focus is often a goal (though your images work regardless and would be worse if you followed that advice).  


What camera / lens are you using, with what settings?

In Topic: Inon 2000 or z240 for macro

13 September 2015 - 09:44 PM

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "quality" of light in this context.  They have nearly the same color temperature (Z240 = 5400K, S2000 = 5500K).  Both can use diffusers that warm the light a bit.  Obviously the guide numbers are different. The Z240 is more powerful and has two perpendicular flash tubes (versus one on the S2000) so theoretically it has a more even spread of light, but that's not really a concern with macro. 


Here's a recent example of mine, straight out of the camera, shot with two S2000 strobes with diffusers, using sTTL:



In Topic: Inon 2000 or z240 for macro

13 September 2015 - 03:28 PM

If you want versatility, Tim is right. The Z240s will do it all.


Having said that, I use the S2000s with my m4/3 system, shooting macro on sTTL about 90% of the time, and am perfectly happy.  Their compact size is a real advantage in tight spots. But they are just about useless for wide angle, unless shooting CFWA where you only want to illuminate the foreground and expose for ambient light in the background.