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Superman

Member Since 17 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2012 07:45 AM
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Cozumel Video

02 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Here is my first attempt at an underwater video with an SLR

I did not use a red filter as I was shooting both video and stills, I need to figure out how this would work for both. I do shoot in RAW so if there is a way to do this please share!

Setup:
- 5D Mark II
- Sigma 15mm FE 2.8
- Ikelite Housing
- 8" Ikelite Dome
- 1 X Sea&Sea YS-D1 Strobe
- Sola 800 Photo

This is a link to some of the still photography I did

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=48308

Viewed best with a good sound system cranked and in HD!

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This was my first attempt with a GoPRO and no LCD shot last year

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Cozumel - First Attempt

29 October 2012 - 07:24 AM

Hi Everyone,

I would like to share my first attempt at underwater photography. I just got back from 11 Days on Cozumel where I stayed at the Iberostar Resort / Dressel Divers.

I also shot video which I am still sorting through and will post the result when it is done.

I learned a lot from this adventure including:
- Starting out shooting in Manual / Manual Strobe equates to about 20% more air consumption (Thankfully not an issue for me as I usually finish a dive with 1500 PSI)
- I want a second strobe
- The need to really extend the arms out on the strobe for WA to avoid Backscatter
- Diving in a recreational group can make it difficult to spend the time to get the results I wanted
- Minor scratches on the outside of the dome are not an issue, however dust inside the dome is very bad at large apertures
- What settings on the 5D make life easier and more difficult!

I shot all images in full Manual both Camera & Strobe and RAW format

Setup:
- 5D Mark II
- Sigma 15mm FE 2.8
- Ikelite Housing
- 8" Ikelite Dome
- 1 X Sea&Sea YS-D1 Strobe
- Sola 800 Photo

Below are a few photos, if you would like to see more in a slideshow fashion you can check them out @ frameamoment.com/underwater/

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I would like to thank my Fiancé and Best Dive Buddy for her help and allowing me to spend a small fortune on Gear.

Any comments / critique are welcome

5DMKII + Ikelite + YS-D1 Help

23 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for some help / suggestions on my new setup. I have previously done professional photography topside (Weddings, Calendars etc..) but am completely new to underwater.

I do have a desire to do both video and stills but to start I think I will be focusing on stills. I also plan on mostly wide angle to start and eventually macro.

Most of my diving is in tropical waters, I visit Cozumel a couple of time a year.

Currently I Have:

- Canon 5DMKII
- Sigma 15mm FE 2.8
- Ikelite dSLR Housing #6871.02
- Ikelite 8" Dome #5510.45

- Ikelite Port Body #5510.11
- Ikelite Dual Tray

Considering:

- Dual S&S YS-D1 Strobes
- Ikelite #4118.2 Two Strobe Sync Cable
- Ikelite 1 Inch Ball Adapter for Quick Release Handle #9571.3
- Arms ???


1. Will this setup be fully compatible (I understand TTL will not work) and functional?

2. I have no idea which arms to look at Please help

3. Have I missed any pieces / parts to make this setup function?

Please make any suggestions / alternatives.