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  1. Manaul mode at the camera, of course. 1/125" and F8, for example. As I said before: Don't touch that power dial on the converter....
  2. And you are sure the switch is not dialed to -3? I use +/-0, center weighted AF (this influences the flash exposure, ettl tries to expose the subject on the focus point) and M mode with ISO 100. Post an image of your bulkhead wiring - maybe you did something wrong?
  3. 100% Ack. Instant feedback and instant histogram are nice features.
  4. Yes, and I hated it. Watching a clown feeding beautiful animals to entertain 20+ divers in 10m water is not the way i like to dive. One reason that I will never dive on the bahamas again...
  5. Interesting, my amount of quality pictures increased after limiting myself to 20 pictures/dive. Look, think, look again, shoot. 340 pictures/dive is just crazy. He should have a look at a video setup...
  6. Mathias just updated my 300D unit with the 2nd curtain sync firmware and it works perfect with my DS-125. Don't touch that power dial on the converter, the +/-0 setting is fine. I have a YS90DX that works fine too, I'm waiting for my dual sync cable to use both strobes... As far as I know, the DS-125 with serial numbers below 5000 need the Ikelite update (see: http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/ustrobettl.html ) to work fine.
  7. and they ( http://www.heinrichsweikamp.net/blitz/oly-pt_e.htm ) list the Nikon SB-105 for TTL use. The SB-105 is quite cheap on eBay comapred to other strobes like the YS90: http://search.ebay.com/SB-105
  8. They also have a nice, technical design. Some kind of "Bauhaus"
  9. Just found http://www.patimahousing.com/e_index.htm - they have cool looking housings for Oly C7070 and 5060. Even Digideep does not list "Patima"
  10. Does anyone can comment on how the E-300 TTL performs with a DS-125?
  11. I used Hugyfot SLR film housing for years and found them to be quite compact. look on www.hugyfot.com, they show all housing with removed back and installed camera. Not much space left around the camera. And: if you want a COMPACT housing, don't even think about an Ikelite....
  12. New Subtronic strobe models support iTTL, standard-TTL and have 5 manual settings. A one-strobe-fits-all solution.
  13. What about the possibility that Olympus will provide a 14mm extension ring?
  14. If you are diving in Europe or Egypt at least one on your boat will have a Digital Adapter from Mathias. They work fine. I would recommend the Nikon connector, too. The 4pin sea&sea connector is close as bad as the oly bulkhead.
  15. *Cheap* *Fast* *Good*. Pick any two of them. <_< That means: As well as power, battery capacity and recycle time CAN be beaten (easily), but not at the price of a DS-125....
  16. Even when shooting manual, the new iTTL converter from Mathias might be worth a look: http://www.heinrichsweikamp.net/blitz/ittle.htm Besides the TTL you have 10 manual power settings for your YS90. I would not recommend ANY housed topside strobe if you already have some substrobes. Btw: Welcome to Wetpixel
  17. I used Hugy housings for 12years. They all provide excellent quality and the support and availability of spare parts were always perfect. Last year, René has closed his business and help/support/spare parts from Greenforce are UNAVAILABLE and INEXISTENT. :-( :-( I feel sorry when such a great company like Hugyfot closes but I can understand René don't want to sell his housing until he dies. Btw, René is fine, he is not very happy when he sees what Greenforce is doing, but he closed his garage at the Lake Constance for ever.... This D70 housing looks like a real hugy, but with the lack of information and support from Greenforce I would not recommend it. And the Seacam/Subal viewfinders are just better :-)
  18. I think my little test, which is very easy to reproduce btw., disproves the non-spot metering. If you call it center weight or SPOT. What't the difference? 8,5% instead of 2,4%. Not noticeable in UW situations.
  19. Are you sure? I've played a bit with the 300D and when I "*" the objects first, it seems to be spot metering. When I move the target a very little bit out of the "*"ed field, the flash heavily overexposes. It's a "digital" response: perfect or extremely overexposed. Nothing in between. I would call this SPOT.
  20. example 2: moved camera to the right, *-preflash, reframed as above and fired
  21. Ok, no SPOT metering. But you can use the AF-point selector and select the center one. Now, the ETTL uses this point to evaluate the exposure. Example1: center spot ettl exposure saved with *-preflash first
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