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In Topic: On-Camera Flash Setting for Fiber Optic Trigger

07 January 2014 - 02:35 AM

Ok, one more question. My YS-D1 manual say the recycle time is 2 -3 seconds. If that's the case, then lowing the camera flash power will mean that the strobe recycle time will control. Maybe taking them off preflash will improve recycle time, but shouldn't I be concerned that the camera will fire a few frames/sec while the strobes only fire far less often? Won't I end up with a lot of unlit shots because the strobes can't keep up? Thanks.

In Topic: On-Camera Flash Setting for Fiber Optic Trigger

06 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

Thank you both! Ok, this is a dumb question, but...

What's the difference between lowering the flash output and reducing the flash compensation? I've tried reducing the compensation and didn't see any change in recycle time. I thought that reduced output (evidently not or maybe only lowering it 1 or 2 stops wasn't enough).

Also, it seem counterintuitive that lowering the output would use more battery power. Can you elaborate on that?

In Topic: Cayman stingrays

26 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

Very nice!  Please tell us what camera, housing, and lens you used.

In Topic: Lens choice for Socorro

18 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone.  I want to ask about another option:

  1. As with any TC, I know I’m going to lose some sharpness and focus speed at the expense of a bit more range.  So if I crop a shot taken with just the 10-17, will it be sharper or softer than a non-cropped shot taken with the TC.  If the cropped, naked 10-17 shot is as sharp, I don’t see the TC getting me anywhere.
  2. Same question with the Canon 8-15.  Since the reviews/tests I’ve read say the 8-15 is sharper (albeit for a cost), if I get the 8-15, will my cropped shots be sharper or softer than an uncropped shot taken with the 10-17 and the TC?

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.  Thanks.

In Topic: Lens choice for Socorro

04 November 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thanks Tom.  That's pretty much what I was thinking, but the idea of being able to shoot humpbacks....they'd be worth shooting regardless (I shot video in Tonga).  But I don't know if it's worth it, I'll probably just stick with the 10-17 and hope any big stuff finds me attractive.