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thresherlove

Member Since 21 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2013 11:57 AM
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Best lights to match the 5D III

30 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Hey there,

I'm heading down to Perth and sailing up to Bali over a period of 3 months on a private vessel and decided I need to bring my DSLR down under. I've got my 5D III and all the lenses so now I am just looking into housings/arms/lights. I'm opting for a Ikelite housing as I can't afford an aluminum housing and therefore I've been looking at the DS 161 system for lights. Photography is my main focus, but video is obviously there and I might as well utilize it. Is there another light system that operates both as a video light and a strobe with similar power output in the same (or lower) price range that I should be looking at? I can't seem to find much else! The ease of using TTL with the ikelite system is enticing so I am leaning towards a set up with 2 DS 161's.

Let me know if there's a better option that I haven't seen yet,

Shane

7D housing Nimar Vs Ikelite

22 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hey there I'm looking to purchase my first underwater housing and I've got a couple questions. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the Nimar housing and what they think of it? I know many people have used the ikelite and it's fairly good for the price point, just a bit heavy and bulky. The Nimar is a little bit lighter, and a little cheaper too so my interest has been sparked. Techinically I do have the money to buy a machined aluminum housing but I feel like for the price point a polycarbonate housing is the way to go; especially until I can make some money with it. One of my friends let me shoot his D7000 around Malapascua island a bit and got me hooked but his ikelite housing wouldn't actually communicate with his YS-110a's, is there any reason for that? Finally, would TTL metering work with the Nimar with YS-110a strobes or others?

Thanks,

Shane