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In Topic: Over expossure

19 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

The image does not look too blown and would have been workable from raw. You will need to do a lot of post processing shooting a turtle from a distance (> 1 m). At these distances the strobe will be contributing relatively little light and at 10m depth the light is already rather blue.


Have you tried working with the jpg? Some basic jpg image editors (such as Preview on a Mac - it is under "adjust colors") have white balance control and contrast control.

In Topic: Faulty Strobes

19 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

Once you answer Bill's questions and get the batteries charged up you will need to reform the capacitors. This done by leaving a strobe on for a while. Thirty minutes for example. Do this before firing them. BTW NiMH batteries die if they are not used, so you may need new ones. This happened to be when I bought a secondhand but virtually unused strobe.

In Topic: Equipment update question

19 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

I suspect that even the current Canon DSLRs are better than Nikon's for video since they have more expertise in the video area. Also be aware that video resolution is less than even current still resolution. Increasing still resolution is relatively unimportant for video. A thing to look out for is how the video signal is "cropped" out of the sensor, line skipping or whatever. This at least is one issue. The GH4 sounds be hottest for video right now.

In Topic: Working through my options

19 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

Are one time use underwater film cameras still being sold? It is very, very easy to trash camera (regardless of type) gear by flooding - all underwater gear requires extreme (should be read with emphasis) attention to maintenance. There are many reports of flooding on this site, even when people are being careful.

 I just want to have fun, and have something my kids can use.

In Topic: Help needed: What is the thread size of this Ikelite strobe adapter

19 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

3/8 is also the larger sized standard tripod screw size - you might have a tripod head or camera with a female thread to test it on. Since you are in Germany, going to a hardware store to match may not be an option like it is in the US (which is what I have done with underwater gizmos for DIY projects) but maybe try automobile parts stores catering to US cars (if such exists).