I am new to underwater photography and I just discovered this great web page and its forums tonight. Good place to learn!
I am surely going to read more in the forum on u/w lighting, but I hope you can give a short answer or point me to an article...
I had the chance to test-dive a YS 50 TTL connected to my CP 5000 in a SeaLux CX5000 housing. Until now I've been taking pictures without a strobe.
Its quite dark here in Switzerland after work (well it's winter here), so it was a night dive. My buddy was lighting my victims with his torch. Flash was set to TTL and camera was on "P". Result: all pictures pitch black!
I switched the strobe to "On" and had an overexposed picture... Played around a bit with aperture and shutter speed and things improved a bit... I know, I am still in the very steep part on my learning curve...
Ok, here is my question:
I have the chance to get the strobe for quite a reasonable price and wanted to ask you guys: Can I grow with the YS 50 or is the strobe simply not suited for my equipment?