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pbalves

Member Since 10 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Is it worth to complete my Canon 5D (MKi) with ikelite housing set up?

27 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

Hi Janson

The minimum you need for underwater photography is:

- camera
- lens
- housing
- ports for the lens you are willing to use

After that you can add some more items to allow you improve the results.

You already have strobes (and good ones), they do not work in TTL with the Ikelite housing, but work fine in manual. To your comfort, most underwater photographers control the strobes in manual. It is a nobrainer.

For that you need the sync cord from Ikelite. You have 2 possibilities: the cord for 2 strobes or the cord for 1 strobe (the ones that have been mentioned on previous posts).

Of course you need the arms and clamps. Probably you already have them on your current setup. You might need an adapter to place at the housing to be able to connect to the remaining arm.

Depending on the lens and type of photography you are wiling to do, the next thing you need might be: zoom gear / focus gear

At this point you are in a position I would call standard.

After this you can add several more items to your underwater photo rig
- viewfinder
- focus light
- snoot system
- wet macro lens
- filters
- floating arms
- ...

And remember, as Steve said, besides the housing and the camera, if you maintain the housing and camera brands, for future upgrades all the remaing items are usable!

In Topic: Meditarrenean Turkey

09 November 2014 - 03:57 AM

Hi Lutfu.

Nice viz and loots of life.

Where did You took this images?

Thanks

In Topic: Camera Preflashing

13 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

Have you the red eye reduction function activated?

In Topic: How did Howard Hall do this?

12 May 2014 - 01:54 PM

I can think in 3 different ways to achieve different magnification quickly.

One is to use diopter with a quick interchange system/adapter (as Subsee adapters, able to have 2 different diopter with a swivel - https://reefnet.ca/products/subsee/ , or a quick connect system as the one from Aquatica - http://aquatica.ca/e...s_closeup.html)

Other way is to use a lens with a powerful zoom.

Another one is to use more than 1 camera during the same dive, one with a broader lens and other with a lens with higher magnification.

In this case it seem the first one.

BR

Pedro Alves

In Topic: Want buy Sync cable Ikelite Strobe Nikonos type Housing

17 April 2014 - 12:46 AM

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