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timthefish

Member Since 30 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Is anyone selling a second hand strobe"

10 August 2014 - 06:15 AM

Ys02 on ebay for 148 brand new, it's from outside the UK but you might get away with the import duty. The ys01 is 223 from the same place. Type in underwater strobe in the search. 01 has a spotting light (no use) and has ttl. I have a YS 110a and I never use the ttl as manual is just as easy. If I had my time again I'd get a 02

In Topic: Why you should buy a Light & Motion light

09 August 2014 - 09:04 AM

I have just got a FIT 1200 and it's great. I had a sola 1200 but it flooded and was total toast. I also have a sola 500 which seems to be ok. I love the FIT though it is a great looking and feels very robust

In Topic: Sola Photo 600

19 July 2014 - 03:45 AM

How much?

In Topic: Strobe and exposure

07 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Difficult I would go for under exposed but it's down to choice of subject. Sometimes they make nice black and white shots or moody shadows. Should not take too much fiddling to get it right though. I used some simple things to start me off. I set a shutter speed to either freeze it or isolate it. Aperture to set depth of field, big number big dof small number small dof. Then imagine pointing a torch at the subject to highlight it's best attributes. All you need adjust is the strobe power. Adjust one thing at a time and review the changes, once you understand the effect of the change you will be well on the way. I am no expert but this last couple of years my pics have improved massively. I have practiced and read a lot. I did a lot of practice in a darkened room as the weather was so bad I couldn't dive

In Topic: Strobe and exposure

05 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

Have you tried your kit on the comfort of your own home? Try in a darkened room that will allow a bit of practice, set up a little model and snap away. I think it is because of the ambient light and strobe aim. If it is really bright underwater just use the strobe to get the colours back. I would be surprised if you were using more than half power even at 1/500