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About spaceman_spiff

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D300
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    Sea&Sea
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  1. Mate, no worries this worked like a charm! I just tried it and taped off the bottom 2x, which allows for "M" to be dialed on both strobes. I now have dual flash. Awesome! If you are ever in Sydney - I owe you a beer! Cheers, Simon
  2. Hi Rachid, I just checked the hot shoe, which has 4 pins, (and two clamps which are prob. #5). Any idea which ones I need to tape? The pins look like this: o O o o Thanks S.
  3. Hi Everyone, I just got my two YS-250 Sea&Sea strobes delivered today. I was wondering if anyone has them connected manually to the Sea&Sea MDX-D300 housing and can help me figure this out. I have a non TTL setup, so I have 2 strobes, 2 sync cables and connected to a bulkhead on the housing each. The online dealer where I bought the setup assured me this was going to work. What I'm experiencing is that the strobe on the non-TTL port on the Sea&Sea housing fires, the one on the red TTL port doesn't. I have already swapped them over and both strobes are definitely working independently on the black non-TTL port. I had previously asked the dealer if I need a Y cable to connect to the non TTL port and the answer was no. I was assured I should be able to connect both strobes on a port each and make them work together. What happens now is the following: 1) One strobe on black non-TTL bulkhead is working (doesn't matter which one). 2) No strobe will fire as soon as both are connected and turned on. The camera's flash symbol is blinking indicating it doesn't like the flash setup. 3) If I only connect one strobe to the red TTL bulkhead it doesn't fire when set to manual or TTL mode (unsurprisingly for TTL, I don't have the converter). Anyone got any ideas or have the same setup? Both strobes are set to manual, I just need them to fire and happy to manually adjust. Thanks, Simon
  4. while reading this thread, I get the impression that in water image manipulation seems to be ok, while out of the water is not. Also there seems to be a lot of argument about what is purist and real and what is manipulation. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to remind ourselves that photography, even film, from it's humble beginning, had very little to do with realism. People are just constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. I don't seriously think anyone is going to ask about wether any image has been processed by a computer in a couple of years, it will be implicitly assumed. To that end, I think you won't know what a digital camera has done to your shot without telling you pretty soon. A quick flick through my Nikon advanced menus reveals noise reduction and other image manipulation built in....while I see nothing wrong with that, I'm sure that is a trend that is going to intensify in future models. I also don't get the whole skill debate. In water manipulation with a digital camera is photographer skill and photoshop is not? I guess this is an emotional subject. Things the photographer does when, or closely after shooting, or multiple attempts, give them the feeling of investing work into the picture when it's taken, or close to that time in the case of multiple shots (nobody ever said that was unethical right?). It is personally rewarding and satisfies people's artistic streak, i.e. the emotional reward of being more in control of the picture the moment they take it. It gives the photographer a more intense feeling that it was "them" who took the picture. Easy to feel threatened when that can be done in a different way. With UW photography being one of the traditionally most highly manipulated areas of photography anyway, no light without massive strobes, color adjustment to make the light look like at the surface, to name a few I just fail to see the point? Wide scapes of blue green, badly lit water are boring...nobody would bother shooting it. It's not what is there, it's what you make others see.
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