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  1. Heh, I bet you could clone that out !!! (Joking). Would have been a nice shot otherwise!!!
  2. Canon announced something??
  3. First shot is amazing! Nick
  4. I dont really know the answer to that. My histograms are sometimes far left but the shot looks good. I rarely brighten any of these up (in fact you can see in one of the second set of shots the white rock is blown out a bit) I do have some in darker caves where you just have to move i closer and sacrifice the Wideness, these I do sometimes brighten Sometimes the histogram is not telling you whats important I guess. EDIT: It could also be your strobes I guess. The YS250s are monster strobes. If I shoot full power, they are far too powerful for anything in the foreground. Do you have a chance to borrow a set of those or some other more powerful strobes and try them ? Nick
  5. ...and if the cave is very bright you can use less exposure again these are f/6.3, ISO 320, 1/125
  6. I am shooting a D300 at f/5.6, 1/125th ISO 400 with two YS-250s on around 1/2 power with a sigma 10-20 I do get a green shift on far-away objects so if the subject is a diver and far back, need to play with WB to make the skin look reasonable. What size area are you trying to light up ? Nick
  7. I believe you can as the EV Controller just needs to see the flash to activate. I Don't know anything about TTL though but it seems like it ought to work at least.
  8. Congratulations. I am just amazed with you schedule that you found the time to get married
  9. The first and second to last are just stunning. Unbelievable. How many camerapersons did you go through ??
  10. Thats an awesome shot. Didn't get to do as much cave diving as I had hoped in 2010, but I do like this shot...
  11. Thanks. The next article is going to be on diving the (presumed) "USS Burns" off of San Clemente Island, a really awesome Fletcher class destroyer sunk for target practice in the 70s, sitting in 220-270 feet. gary fabian from www.ub88org was kind enough to let me use his research, and dan bramley allowed the use of his stills (my camera wont work at those depths) This is IMO the best wreck in Southern California....
  12. Heh, thanks! Looks like I have an article in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue too...
  13. Thanks Allison! The sub is a really nice dive (but check out the Jan/Feb issue for something even better I also hope the magazine survives as I love print magazines. I am submitting as much stuff as I can to try to help it get going... Nick
  14. Crap, well I am stuck with the 50s for now, so I will have to see how they work out before I can bite the bullet and upgrade. The RSU sometimes works in the dark but not always.
  15. Thanks Alex, I may try the RSU in the cave, but I got a pair of used Ikes in the end (hope I dont regret only getting the 50s) For me, i just need something reliable since I dont get as many days (especially in the caves) diving as I would like. if I can't test the RSU on land (and if it sometimes interferes with strobe operation, I just can't use it) the RSU "cost" me any hope of getting some different types of photos of the caves into a recent project, as it worked just fine at home, but did not on site (in mexico so I had no easy ways to work around it)
  16. The latest version of FCE (4?) does say it supports AVCHD so that might help in supporting the newer cameras.
  17. #2 and #3 are awesome I have not yet had a chance to use the remote slaves in cave but really looking forward to it. Nohoch is an awesome place to photgraph!
  18. I would highly recommend anyone buying that RSU to make sure they have a way to return it. I had a number of issues with mine - gets "flooded" with light topside so its hard to test - sometimes prevents the strobe from powering up - sometimes prevents the strobe firing. (These were all during topside tests ... I haven't bothered taking it underwater) I would highly recommend the Ikelits with the Manual EV controller. Simple and robust.
  19. Thanks Drew, I didn't spot that section!
  20. I'm happy to announce that my article on diving the UB88 World War I German submarine that is sunk off of the coast of California will be in the next issue of California Diver magazine. This is a pretty new magazine so I'm trying to give it all the support I can to give it a good start and ensure it's around for a long time to come. I am hoping to have an article in the 3rd issue also if it is accepted. Nick
  21. I use the same setup on a Dive-X Cuda 550 & 650 with a Light & motion FX1 + lights. I dont find the buoyancy shift an issue honestly, I leave the mount attached, and can dive the scooter with or without the camera. Detaching for each still would definitely be a PITA though. My housing is a little bit positive, which I want to fix but the L&M weights are kind of coarse-grained for that housing so I need to split one in half. I dont have any experience on an SS or other kind of scooter.
  22. Alternatively, having the slave sensor separate makes the Ikes really awesome for remote(off-camera) slave strobes because you can place the slave sensor anywhere as long as you have the cable and the strobe itself does not have to point to your main strobes like on my Sea & Seas
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