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  1. Thanks for your thoughts. I am happy with Aquatica housing I have at present (N90). The viewer finder can sometimes make it hard to see the complete frame, but given that it has been redesigned this problem may have been addressed.


    For the price difference there is really no option other than the Aquatica. Thanks again

  2. I have decided to make the jump to digital by getting my mitts on a 5D. As I require a housing that will take the knocks of tech diving and given that I already own Aquatica ports, there are only two possible manufacturers; Aquatica and Huygfot.


    Both these housing seem of comparable quality yet the Hugyfot is considerably more expensive, 2500 Euro versus 1500 euro for the Aquatica (Bh photo).


    From my research the only difference appears to be the viewfinder optics. As I have only used an Aquatica I can t make a judgement. Could anyone comment on the pratical benefits on the superior optics?



    Are there any other significant benefits with the Hugyfoto to warrant the increase in cost?





    Thannks for your thoughts.



  3. Thanks for the info guys that gives me something to think about.













    eTTL/iTTL or plain old school film TTL: all can be fooled resulting in bad exposure. (especially true with wideangle) Don't let technology govern your images completely. Learn how to use your strobes with manual settings, diffusers, and varying strobe to subject distance. (the hows and whys are important even when shooting TTL)


    macro strobes and wide angle strobes are two different beasts

    -macro strobe = small package, ment to work close to your macro port, tight beam angle (60-70 degrees), relatively low power

    -wide angle strobe = medium to large package, ment to be away from your dome port, wide beam angle (100 degrees plus), higher power over entire beam angle


    What to look for in a strobe that does both macro and wide angle:

    -manual power settings (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, full) _or_ the ability to use a manual controller with 8 to 10 power levels

    -good beam angle (100 degrees)

    -medium size (so you can place the strobes close to your macro port)

    -decent power across the entire beam angle

    Maybe, look at Sea&Sea ys-120, Ikelite DS-125, or Inon


    If you're going to get a pair of strobes, get two of the same strobe.


    Digital cameras will trigger older (pre-digital) strobes. You just have to use manual strobe settings. (older strobes don't support the pre-flash required by iTTL/eTTL)


    Take Care,


  4. Can anyone give me pointer in regards to strobes. I am looking for unit to connect to my canon 30d prefferably using ETTL. I need some recommendation for a two strobe system that will provide a do everything package ie wide angle and macro, with as few as compromises as possible. I am assuming that the older generation strobe won t work...I could however use them as slaves.


    Also is there any resource that reveiews strobes assessing their angle, power. etc.


    Is there any strobe that could be considered an industry benchmark



    Thanks for you time. Erol

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