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In Topic: FS: Ikelite DS-51 strobes (2X)

Yesterday, 04:35 PM

Still available. Minimal use. In great condition.

In Topic: Red Focus Light

27 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

I connect both D1s directly to my housing without problem. Each is connected via a separate FO cable to a single FO bulkhead. Using an Aquatica housing with a D7000.

Never had a problem.

In Topic: Bad idea to go to Galapagos this summer? (El Nino)

07 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

I was at Cocos a couple weeks ago and it was definitively El Niño conditions. Water temps were in the 81-82 F range for the entire trip.

Can't comment on the effects at Galapagos, but it looks like El Niño is here for a while.

In Topic: Strobes not firering. Nikon D70 with Ikelite case and DS125 and DS50 strobes

06 August 2014 - 11:05 AM


Buy The Underwater Photographer, by Martin Edge. I believe that the 4th edition is the current one, but there may be a fifth by now. Many consider this the bible for UW photos, esp. when starting.


In Topic: Strobes not firering. Nikon D70 with Ikelite case and DS125 and DS50 strobes

30 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

It's been a while since I shot with a D70, but I believe that you can turn the internal flash off IF you are using M, A or S modes. Or it will not pop up at all. The comment on bad sync cords is very true. That's why I left Ike strobes and went to S&S YS-D1s for FO connection. I always carried a couple extra sync cords on trips. I think FO is more reliable, but that's another discussion I don't want to start.


Sounds to me like you're shooting in Auto mode which is not the way to go UW. The flash will pop up in most cases if you are in Auto or any of the Program modes. Stick with M, A or S modes.