Got these in my hot little hands today and got everything hooked up and working. I decided to forego DS-TTL on the Sea and Sea YS-01 strobes and start out in manual just to be consistent. Right now I am at F8 and one notch below quarter power on the strobes. Just walking around the house, I'm getting decent exposure at what I think to be my usual shooting distances. Might need tweaking now and then, but in the right ballpark anyway. Close enough I can adjust as I go on my next dive.
Ok, here are the questions.
First, is this a decent plan or am I discounting the effectiveness of DS-TTL? I am using a Canon G7X Mark II. I'm sure I'll try it at some point, but I would appreciate real world feedback. Also, this should conserve camera battery since the flash is firing at it's minimum power.
My goal is to get the best color, clarity and sharpness out my system. Will F8 be stopped down enough? As is the recycle time is almost non-existent so I could stop down a bit more and still be fine I think.
My tendency so far has been to not use camera zoom but to get as close to the subjects as possible. I figure the less water between it and the lens, the better. How much camera zoom are you comfortable using underwater?
That's enough for now. Here's the rig and details. Plus a photo I don't have a clue how I would have taken will all this since this eel was down in a crack.
Canon G7X Mark II in Fantasea Housing
(2) Sea & Sea YS-01 Strobes
Mozaik Uni-Tray and Flex handles
Kraken Hydra 1200 focus light