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decostanza

Member Since 22 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 20 2014 01:40 PM
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In Topic: Mounting ideas for a slave strobe?

19 December 2014 - 08:04 AM

Here is a very quick pic showing what we came up with.  This is shown here fully extended; however, when positioned on doubles, the profile is very minimal when folded down.  A buddy machined the ball mount and since I was doing a shoot for some cool UWLD products, thought I would use their clamp in the photo instead of the ones I normally use.

Don


In Topic: Mounting ideas for a slave strobe?

16 December 2014 - 05:28 AM

errbrr,

no worries about the magnet coming off...and if it does...we have much bigger problems. (grin)  I could probably pick up a set of 104's just by the magnet (that is a slight exaggeration but you get the point).  This is a much more flexible option which will allow for ease of transfering the strobe from model to model or re-position in the cave or wreck.  more info forthcoming on the water trials


In Topic: Mounting ideas for a slave strobe?

15 December 2014 - 11:12 AM

To follow up on the mounting issue... A good buddy came up with a magnetic mount that will work great and keep it tucked in-between the tanks.  Granted, it only works on steel tanks but that is not an issue with the group.  This approach will not only keep a very low profile but also allow easy removal.  I thought it was a clever approach that I hadn't considered...and thus thought I would share here.

 

Don


In Topic: NE Indiana underwater photographers / videographers

15 December 2014 - 10:25 AM

Since there have been a number of views to this, here is some info. In full disclosure and to not violate any forum rules about such a post(?), I am affiliated with the shop I mention. Deep Blue Divers just acquired a building that has two 31'dia x 25'deep pools.  Many of us that are local shooters see this as a great opportunity to hone the underwater photography skill set.  If you are passing through the area, or would like to utilize the facility for a photo shoot, give the shop a call.  You can also PM me here as well.  While there is a lot of work going in to this, it probably won't be ready for the general public for a month or so.  Just thought I'd let some of the folks here know before it hits the main-stream.

Don


In Topic: Mounting ideas for a slave strobe?

13 December 2014 - 04:12 AM

Alison,

Thanks for the input...I had a suggestion of using the same bands used for sidemount but came up with a better idea (I think).  I have a buddy fabricating up a couple options, one will clamp to either top or bottom band and the second option will rest between the tanks.  We are doing a test shoot tomorrow and depending on what he was able to fabricate last night, I will post of pic of the finished product.  This should meet my requirements of being low profile, simple and easy to swamp out on models that may have different sized bands.  Once we get this prototype dialed in, we will be making one for a single tank mount.

 

Regarding the divers putting strobes in the ceiling, I could see laying the strobe in a crevice but if they were damaging the cave with their strobes I would be compelled to give them a "WTF are you doing" gesture.  More info forthcoming as we flush out this idea.