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  1. If you have an extra charger, bring it! and don't plug it in with the other charger. I fried my laptop charger, my storage charger and my ikelite charger when on the Andaman Nicobar Islands of India. The power generator decided suddenly to give 300+ volts before it crapped out completely. There was nobody else with ikelite strobes when I needed them! cheers Frits
  2. I think the 'creative' lighting was made in Photoshop by burning out the dark parts into the extreme. Nothing wrong with that, just don't send it into any National Geographic or photojournalism contests/publications or they will crusify you (rightfully) for changing the truth and meaning of the image. Anyway for illustrative and creative purposes this does not count. He is a good photographer and the shots are great. I believe they would still be good without all the burning. Cheers Frits
  3. I was actually trying out my DS 125 on an ikelite D200 and to my surprise noticed the same thing.... on 1/1 power setting the flash is not captured, although it gives a good flash. at 1/2 power and other settings no problem at all. I am still in the dark of why this is happening Cheers, Frits
  4. Hi there, I am a land based Adventure/Travel photographer who also shoots underwater. As I am expanding my lighting I suddenly had a great idea... or is it? To expand into commercial photography on location I need to buy extra strobes... was thinking about the lightweight Nikon SB-900 until it dawned on me that I already have an Ikelite 125 strobe. As I need a second underwater strobe anyway I thought of using 2 ikelites on land with a slave unit. It has a ringflash and even a modeling light and a built in battery... Great on location Does anyone have experience with using UW strobes on land??? I can imagine that you do not want to burn the modeling light too long without cooling, but the strobe does not get warm by using the flash repeatedly.... I already hooked it up with an extended Nikon TTL cord and it works fine on manual. If this works I have a nice set of studio and underwater lights and only need to customize a mount for them. underwater looking forward to your experiments/experience Greetings, Frits http://adventure4ever.com
  5. Thanks for the response, it looks like I will go for the tokina 10-17! I tried to attach some pix in our archive but that did not work due to limitations in the BB coding... so here a link to our underwater photography galleries: http://archive.adventure4ever.com/c/advent...0000uEGZnIbOFyc cheers Frits
  6. Hi I am new on the Forum and shoot with a Nikon D200 in Ikelite with 8" Dome and a Sigma 12-24mm full frame.... (that fits after drilling out 1 mm of the dome port wall) Because of loss of sharpness in the corners and no cure I am now contemplating between the Tokina 10-17mm and the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD The Tokina 10-17mm is a favorite with lots of UW photographers but crap on land, plus it is very fisheye The Tamron 10-24 is has a very good review at dpreview.com and fits in my port. Also for architecture the lines are straight. Has anyone good experiences with the tamron 10-24 preferably in combination with the ikelite 8" dome? looking forward to hear about it. Greetings, Frits Meyst Adventure4ever.com
  7. Great shots Gudge! I am new on the Forum and now contemplating between the tokina 10-17mm and the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical I hear good stories about the 10-17 underwater and that it is crap above the waterline. It is also very fisheye on land. Now the tamron 10-24 keeps all the lines straight and has had a good review on http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tamron...24_3p5-5p6_n15/ but that means nothing underwater. Does anyone have experiece with the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm??? looking forward to your thoughts Cheers, Frits
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