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In Topic: Nauticam Macro Port 94 for Canon 100mm L $300

25 June 2016 - 10:33 AM

Still for sale... Drop to $275

In Topic: Nauticam extension ring 30 with lock

25 June 2016 - 10:32 AM

Still for sale...

In Topic: Inon LF-800N

20 May 2016 - 03:53 PM

Actually, adding the condensing lens (sold separately) helps a lot for snooting subjects approximately the size of a dime... Since the light is condensed it allows for settings at faster shutter speeds and smaller apertures.

In Topic: Nauticam extension ring 30 with lock

17 May 2016 - 10:34 PM

For DSLR ports

In Topic: Inon LF-800N

05 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

For snooting  it is very hard to get a true black background unless it is a night dive or a deeper dive with little ambient light.  I think it is a useful tool to experiment with different lighting situations, such as backlighting, slow shutter work.. or mixing with ambient light  because the light output is uniform, beam is tight and in the right situation... it is very easy to use. I don't think it is a substitute for flash snooting such as with fiber optic attachments or the Retra light shaper.  My settings are usually 1/125, F10-14 ISO400. There is a little room for adjustment on these settings but at the highest output the beam simply isn't strong enough to light the subject at faster shutter speeds.  The other challenge to shooting with a torch is that you lose the ability to "freeze" the image as flash does. Shooting at 1/125 you must be very still in order to get a sharp image. So shooting in even a small amount of current or surge is a challenge to get sharp images. Saying that, I don't think I would ever go on a macro night dive without one in my pocket. It is really nice to not have a dedicated attachment on the strobe to deal with.