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Blackwater tips?

29 June 2017 - 11:40 AM

Doing my first blackwater dive tomorrow nite.


My rig is the OMD-EM5 mark 1, nauti housing, Oly 60mm macro, Keldan 4x video, one S&S YS-D1 strobe.


No idea for settings.


Should I spot meter and link the metering to the focus point?


Recommended aperture and shutter and ISO just as a starting point?


I assume continuous AF


TTL flash if exposure is linked to focus point.  If not, what manual settings?


Will the Keldan (6K lumens) be bright enough so I don't need the strobe?


Strobe positioning tips for backscatter?


Any help would be appreciated, I have no idea of where to begin . . . 



1/160 sync--deal breaker?

15 June 2017 - 05:06 AM



I am considering moving to a sony a6500 from my Oly em-5 original version.  My em-5 syncs at 1/250  The A-6500 syncs at 1/160.  This is a difference of 2/3 stop.


Is this a serious disadvantage, especially when shooting animals/divers with sunballs in clear tropical waters?  I have see some A-6500 sample pics where the lens was fully stopped down and the subject properly exposed with flash at 1/160, but the sunball was still too large and blown out, but I don't know if the difference in sync speed would make any difference.


so, I thought I would ask more experienced people here what they think.  Are there other disadvantages that I should know about?


Or, is this  really not that big a deal.


EDIT,  I thought I read somewhere that someone  tested the A-6500 with manual flash at 1/250 and there was no issue with the shutter blades.  Does anyone know about this?  Will the camera even allow this?