Brand new to the forums, found out about this place after attending an AMAZING workshop at Beneath the Sea given by Michel Gilbert!
Ok first let me tell you what I currently have:
Sony DSC-TX5 camera inside a Sony MPK-THJ housing. An that's it....
Been using it for about a year now, and obviously never got anything "spectacular" since not using an external strobe and typically keeping the camera on auto-everything...
So what I'm looking to do is to start to work my way up to some better equipment, however I'd like to do it piece-by-piece so my wallet has time to fill up again between purchases. At this point, my "goal" setup would be like a Nikon d7000 or Canon T3i, matching Ikelite housing, and maybe a pair of Ikelite DS161 strobes. Macro seems to be what I'm mostly interested in now, so I'd have a flat port.
I was thinking about maybe getting the strobe first. My current housing has a standard tripod screw hole on the bottom of it, so I figured I could use the Ikelite 9523.62 tray and if needed, modify it to mount my camera to it with the tripod mount. And then I have a place to put the strobe. (I was originally thinking of getting the 9523.68 that says it has a tripod mount, however it is $50 more, and I think would be rather big for my point and shoot.)
So now here is my problem / question: How to I get the DS 161 to work with my Sony TX5? I would like to do TTL w/ the fiber-optic converter... BUT I don't know if this is even possible with my camera, since I don't see it listed when I look at the different fiber optic cables that are compatible with the Ikelite fiber optic adapter. Does anyone have any ideas on how I would go about this, what parts I would need, and how to set it up?
I figured on the ikelite housing since it seems to be the most affordable one out there. And figured on the DS161 strobe to primarily do stills, but on occasion shoot a little video. I'm open to any suggestions people have, however keep in mind I'm a beginner on a budget, but I want to do it "right" the first time with few "stepping stones" in-between. I'd rather just have a goal setup, and slowly work towards it.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide!
tronageMember Since 26 Mar 2012
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