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Don in Colorado

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  1. "Is this the Adapter from Matthias Heinrichs? I have heard about it but I have also heard that it's a bit unreliable? Is this true or was a dodgy dealer trying to get me to buy new strobes?"

     

    The adapter is from Matthias Heinrichs. The adapter with the Nikonos connection, as opposed to the Sea and Sea connection, seems to work fine. The Sea and Sea connector didn't work reliably. I haven't tried the strobes underwater with this setup yet, but it should work fine.

     

    If you get an adapter for your YS 300's, get the Nikonos connection. The strobes will work with either type, in theory. Get the Nikonos connector to be sure.

     

    I am using the adapter as a ttl controller only.

     

    With my Sea and Sea YS 90 DX strobes, the Sea and Sea connector works fine, and I think the Nikonos endpiece worked fine as well.

     

    If you get the adapter, I believe you will be pleased.


  2. I want to do wide angle photography in Belize.

     

    Subject matter with be diver portraits and reef scenics, eels, turtles, and sponges.

     

    I want to use dual YS 300 strobes.

     

    I might use a wide angle lens, but I doubt I'll use a dome port. I am afraid dome ports distort divers too much. Wide angle lens, maybe, although even that seems to freak out divers, because you have to get too close.

     

    So I want some mondo strobes ( I own 2 YS 300's already ), and minimal backscatter. I'd like the divers to not look blue.

     

    I'd like to minimize backscatter. ( I really hate backscatter )

     

    How long should the strobe arms be?

     

    Should I use the diffusers?

     

    Should I use a green filter over the strobes in combo with a Singh-Ray FL-B filter?

     

    Thanks for your help :D

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