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About Hidroj

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D70
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Ikelite DS-125
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    Ikelite Strobe Arms
  1. I unboxed the housing but it has never been used underwater. Therefore it could be considered as new. Waterproof down to 60 meters, the housing allows full control of the Olympus TG-5. Price: 280€ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. But maybe I could cut a hole into the center...
  3. Yes they are solid! (never lost them). What you say, Duncan, could be an option. And what about the snoot's inner side colour? Any experience?
  4. Hy! I'm having some problems which are probably related to the ring bulb of Ikelite strobe's. When I mount the narrower part of Scuba Symphony's snoots, those which an end around 22m wide, I have a "nice" ring, without any light in the center of the image. The honeycomb doesn't solve the problem. Only after replacing the diffuser on the strobe, the light becomes more or less even. The problem is that with diffuser I practically lose the option of using the strobe's light to know where I'm pointing the snoot to. Any idea? Maybe painting the inner side of the snoots in white or silver (and not black as they are now)? Any help will be appreciated!!! Jordi Without honeycomb With honeycomb And that's the effect underwater
  5. One question: Should the inner side of a DiY Snoot be white? Or better not? I thought that with a white interior the light would maybe reflect better forward..., but maybe not. Has anyone tested the difference? Or is it a silly idea? Thanks to everyone! Jordi
  6. How long did your Ikelite Battery Packs last? I'm using the Ni-Mh packs with two DS-125's, and casually the "newer" one (from June 2007) has significantly shortened it's working time. The older one (bought around the end of 2006 or beginning 2007, can't remember it exactly) still works fine. Is that normal? I've tried to use them both equally. Is it time to buy a new battery pack? Thanks to all! Jordi
  7. Hy to everyone! I upgraded from an Ikelite D70 housing to a D90 housing and one of the big differences is the Strobe compensation Dial. The TTL control worked fine, but (used to the D70 housing) I couldn't manage the proper Manual Control features. Re-reading the housing's instruction manul I saw that I didn't have to switch the strobe's control knob to Full, 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 power. I had to leave the strobe's dial at TTL and the housing's compensation knob did the work for me, as if I were switching the strobes from full to half, a forth o an eigth of it's power. I've done a test and it works fine, therefore I've decided to post it on the forum. Thought it could be useful for other photographers which upgrade their Ikelite housings from the old iTTL control Circuitry to the new compensation dial and have a similar problem as I had. Jordi Manual Control Test
  8. Thank you very much for your advice, Richard and Mike! Unfortunatelly or not (I think not), I'm using an Ikelite housing. At their port chart, for the Sigma 17-70mm Macro HSM lens they say: "Lens diameter is too large to operate in port system." It's something I really don't understand, basically cause I'm using underwater regularly wider lenses then the Sigma 17-70mm lens, with wider lens and filter diameter (Nikon's 12-24mm). Has anybody used this Sigma lens you recommend inside an Ikelite housing? Is there some information I'm missing to explain why Ikelite says this lens doesn't fit in their port system? Thanks again for any comment! Jordi
  9. Some UW-Photography Contests, held during a single dive, expect from the photographer to shoot different subjects: Macro, complete fish and seascape, for example. And that is only possible with a zoom lens. But which one? Which are you using under this conditions? Which are the sharpest in your opinion? Nikon's 18-70mm 3.5-4.5? Nikon's 18-105mm 3.5-5.6? Nikon's 16-85mm 3.5-5.6? Sigma's 18-50mm 2.8? Has anybody compared them underwater? Any experience? Thank you very much! Any opinion will be apreciated! Jordi
  10. Aiiii, what a pitty! When I read your comment I thought suddenly, wow, maybe I forgot to switch the camera menu to Manual Flash Control! But not... It goes on stopping at 1/500s. Maybe I'll have to try James' tip. Damned, I thought I got it! In any case, thanks for your advice!
  11. D70, Ikelite iTTL Housing Two DS125 strobes For Macro, always TTL With WA, I started with TTL but ended up switching to Manual. It's probably a little bit more complex, but I'm learning much more!! That's why I didn't vote. Like many others, I think. None of both poll options would have been correct! Jordi
  12. Hy to everyone! Some monthes ago, reading the "Sunburst topic", I saw that my D70 is able to synchronize faster then 1/500s. At least that's what Alex Mustard says (and if he does, I'm convinced it works). But, on my last trip, shooting sunbursts, I tried to go faster then 1/500s but the camera refused to go further then 1/500s. Why? Have been looking through the camera's user's manual, but haven't found anything. I'm shooting my D70 inside an iTTL-Ikelite Housing, with two DS-125s. Anybody out there with an answer? Thanks! Jordi
  13. The same happened to me, some moths ago. The flash bulb wasn't working anymore. Luckily the strobe wasn't older then 2 years. That means I sent it to Ikelite (overseas, from Spain), and Ikelite sent it 3/4 weeks back to me, repaired with no charge. They are great! Jordi
  14. Hmmmm, let's try... Maybe cause I bought my second strobe, I think every shot has to be done with two of them... So my guesses are... Shot 1: Two strobes The main one down to the left, and a second one with diffuser and with a 1/8 of strength, on the top of the image slightly placed to the left, with a 45 o 30 degree angle. Shot 2: Two strobes (or even three!!) Main one on the left, slightly over the camera axis. Second one with diffuser to the right (on the top). Maybe a third one, or ambient light, or a diving light to light the background (Is it maybe the second strobe that's giving light to the background? Could also be possible). Let's see if I'm right. I bet it's much more simple than I think! Jordi
  15. Dhaas, Hobbes, that's good news from you! Great! Thank you very much! That means I'll go for the 10-17...
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