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  1. great, thanks all for the replies. It looks like the verdict on the iss2000 is no TTL, and you get what you pay for - Per the original post, I am still trying to understand what the result of using a non-TTL flash with this camera (TTL, only auto-aperture/shutter). My logic say that the picture would be very overexposed since the aperture and shutter time would be calibrated based on the less-intense ambient (or built-in flash if not blocked) lighting. However with no experience here I'm hoping someone can answer definitively. Thanks!
  2. well, that is how most stock hookups do it. Note that there is no need for it to be that way. Any mount that positions the fiber so it sees the flash would work. My question, specific to the iss2000, is whether it does the TTL flash. If it does not, am I correct that the picture will then be overexposed since the camera auto-calibrated (fstop and/or iso) based on only ambient, then took the frame with full flash? Thanks!
  3. Hi, I'm currently using an olympus stylus 1020 w/ case and am looking for the least expensive way to improve the color plus reduce backscatter in my photos. Without a strobe, I understand my options as a) shoot no-flash only in daylit shallows, b) light with dive torches + no flash, or c) use the built in flash but limit to macro From what I understand adding a strobe (with proper use, as always) would help both the color / backscatter problems. I'd like to get more into underwater photography, but know I will have to buy a better camera (the stylus has manual iso, but no aperture priority mode, etc, etc) - at that time I would be spending a lot of money and would be more willing to go for an enthusiast setup. So right now I am most interested in some bang for the least buck. I'm not finding any real details on the intova... I see it supports the *camera's* TTL flash, eg you can set it to still fire for the actual frame, however i can't tell if it will itself TTL flash. If it won't TTL flash, I'm worried it won't do me much good as my camera will auto adjust for the built in flash (which, in this case is necessarily not covered and thus giving backscatter as well) and then the shot will be overexposed with the larger flash from the intova? I'm know there is lots to the picture I'm not getting, but I'd greatly appreciate your thoughts on a) using a flash with the stylus (no aperture priority or manual mode) b) your review of the intova iss 2000 if you have experienced it c) thoughts on what differences I would notice in the $175 intova + fiber cable vs the $350 sea&sea ys-17 + cable setup Thanks! As a side note: I'm a seattle native, so 99% of my diving is in lower-vis (eg 'high backscatter' water). I'm heading to Hawaii soon, though and I'm considering getting the flash asap to be able to improve the vacation photos I'll be taking...
  4. Hi, I was hoping someone might have some experience with the intova iss 2000 strobe the OP mentioned? Google isn't turning up any good reviews, which is surprising as the iss2000 seems to be one of the most affordable strobe setups. I can tell it has multiple fire modes, eg you can set it to fire after the camera's ttl flash, but it looks to me like it does not do the ttl flash itself? anyway, this thread is a bit old / I don't want to hijack it, so I will go ahead and post a new thread about the iss2000 in particular. new post (#35956) Thanks!
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