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Submitting for pulication

18 December 2005 - 10:28 AM

I am curious as there are several folks here who have had their photos published.

How does one go about submitting work for consideration?

Thanks in advance for responses.

Settings for Nikon 5400 or in general

17 December 2005 - 06:53 AM

I have been taking u/w pics for a couple of years with SeaLife cameras. I jettisoned that setup for an Iklelite housing and DS-125 recently and now I am in the world of learning about shutter settings and sync cords and manual strobe settings.

My thoughts are to use the recommended Ikelite settings initially for this camera - manual mode 1/125 shutter and f5.6 - I also plan on doing a whitebalance at depth in order to regain some more natural colors. I have seen some folks recommend auto white balance for strobe and manual for no strobe. Any thoughts on this would be very welcome.

Also, shooting in Manual vice automatic? Any other recommendations are very welcome.

DS-125 and Ikelite 6194 w/Nikon 5400

16 December 2005 - 08:46 PM

So I just received my new housing and strobe. I have been exploring the functionality and have been very pleased with Ikelite's attention to detail with the accessability of ALL controls on the camera.

When I was playing with the camera and strobe (using the sync cord to housing and hot shoe) I found that at one point I was not getting the pre-flash on the DS-125 and the camera wasn't picking up the flash (all pics dark) - I shut everything down and re-connected the cord and re-set the camera in the housing. When I turned it all back on it was working perfectly. Just curious as I am new to this type of setup if there is something to be careful of when setting up the camera and ensuring the strobe and camera talk to eachother properly. I know that I cannot go TTL with this camera and will be sure to use only the manual mode on the strobe.

Any feedback on using this camera and setup would be greatly appreciated.

Jim ;)