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In Topic: What type of fiber optic cable for DIY sync cable

03 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

I also use a 1$/m Toslink cable for my inon s2000-s. Perfect for the job. As far as I remember, the core is 1mm.

In Topic: Nauticam production model fibre optic strobe trigger & YS-250

15 July 2013 - 09:12 PM

If you plan to disassemble and you have a little soldering experience, you'd probably be better off with a completely DIY version.



Yeah, but I need to get a new camera and a new housing to use it, won't work on my lowly 7D.  Can it be partially disassembled to make it work in a smaller housing? 



In Topic: DIY LED and UV dive lights

01 July 2013 - 02:29 AM

What is the power rating of the LEDs you bought?



I am also thinking to put a blue-light together for photography but I guess I'll need

around 50W (e.g this module). Meaning that I'll need a better power source, maybe a

new driver and a heatsink.



I have built my own light out of a Princeton Tec Miniwave LED i had hanging around. I replaced the current LEDs with blue ones that are 475nm from seoul. they are very bright and give great color and it was very easy to do. I also ordered a bluestar light with barrier filter and the excitation and barrier filter for my camera, all from nightsea. the barrier for the filter for my camera is a tiffen #12. my question is that the light that the light i built doesn't show as much fluorescence as nightsea's light. it seems the PT Light is too bright do i need to add a filter to get similar results?

In Topic: Floresence photography Advice

01 July 2013 - 02:00 AM

I am thinking of getting into fluorescence photography as well and considering two types of lightning:


#1: DIY continous LED light using a 50W 460nm module - I have to find the right cheap "host" light yet.


#2: Blue filters, cutting off at <470nm for my INON S2000's - Here I am looking for the right filters that transmit >90% of the

blue (below 470nm) and <5% above 480nm. I browsed through the Lee brochure but haven't found any that fulfills my criteria.


Which one would be the more efficient for photography? In normal photography I'd never take a video light instead of strobes but here the LED version doesn't waste energy on unused colors while ~60% of the strobe's energy is not used. further advantage of the LED version is the video and focus assist capability.


Any suggestions on "host" light I could start with? (cheap, easy to build in a ~2*2" LED board, provides plenty of power - the best would be 36650 cells)

In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

28 June 2013 - 02:07 AM

I am visiting the Canary Islands quite often, Binter Canarias has a tight allowance for Hand luggage (22*33*44cm, 6kg). Therefore never flown them yet, always took the ferry....