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really? i don't know! haha.. i use 250 all the time. if i go to 320 i get a black line at the bottom but on 250 its fine. When you say you can't synch higher, it won't actually go past 200 or you get the black line? What is FP mode?

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really? i don't know! haha.. i use 250 all the time. if i go to 320 i get a black line at the bottom but on 250 its fine. When you say you can't synch higher, it won't actually go past 200 or you get the black line? What is FP mode?

 

If I have either;

The onboard flash up

OR

A strobe connected

 

The maximum shutter speed I can set is 1/200.

 

FP mode is all to do with the flash firing and quenching at a speed that is faster than the rated sync speed, or something like that.

 

Might have to investigate using it (I never have)

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I don't use FP as far as i know.. first i have heard of it.

 

I have an Aquatica housing and old YS120 strobes, no TTL system. Whereas your Ike system with new strobes might be the difference as its TTL? Ike strobe seem to work differently, i had to tape my hotshoe when i used DS125 strobes. if you try putting some tape on the hotshoe or a small piece of plastic so that only the middle pin is connected that might fix it. Worth testing out on land to see. When i look at the properties for my photos it says "strobe not fired" does yours say the same or does yours say strobe fired?

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I don't use FP as far as i know.. first i have heard of it.

 

I have an Aquatica housing and old YS120 strobes, no TTL system. Whereas your Ike system with new strobes might be the difference as its TTL? Ike strobe seem to work differently, i had to tape my hotshoe when i used DS125 strobes. if you try putting some tape on the hotshoe or a small piece of plastic so that only the middle pin is connected that might fix it. Worth testing out on land to see. When i look at the properties for my photos it says "strobe not fired" does yours say the same or does yours say strobe fired?

 

I'll have to get back to you on that "Strobe not fired". Worth investigating though, thanks

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Continuing with the "arty" theme from the nudibranch we have a regular ol clam.. but with just a kiss of light from a wider beamed snoot

 

Nikon D90 and Aquatica

105mm

1/250 at f22

YS 120 with snoot

 

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Backlit Rhinopias

Nikon D90 Aquatica Housing

60mm Lens

1/250 at f22

 

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Hello!

 

FP mode is a nikon way to light the whole frame when using high speed. It does it firing the strobe several times while the curtains are running so there is always an strobe fire per part of the frame and, as a result, there are no dark bands. AFAIK it can only be done with nikon strobes SB800 etc...

 

If you cover all the pins except ground and trigger, the camera "does not know" there is a strobe and lets you shoot above the max sync speed and you start getting the dark band (check the clam shot and you will see on the right border part there is a dark band top to bottom)...

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HI David, interesting on the clam shot, i don't see it on any others. Usually the banding you would see would be larger from my experience, very noticeable at 320.

 

I also had to cover the pins when i used Ikelite strobes as i mentioned above, have not had to do that with my Sea and Seas.

 

Snake Eel blending in with the sponges

Nikon D90 and Aquatica Housing

10.5mm with 2xTC

1/13 at f13

single YS110 alpha strobe

 

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honestly, i actually took this one today! haha

What's pathetic is looking at my Lightroom catalogue and discovering that it was my first time underwater with a camera since May 27 :unsure:

 

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Hairy Frogfish

Nikon D90 and Aquatica Housing

10-17mm

1/15 at f13

single YS110 alpha strobe

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What's pathetic is looking at my Lightroom catalogue and discovering that it was my first time underwater with a camera since May 27 :unsure:

I am reading this sitting in my cube, over 800 miles from the nearest ocean. If you are looking for sympathy for not diving enough, keep searching...

The cube job pays for the diving vacations well enough but living next to good diving would sure be nice.

 

Thanks for all the pics you have been sharing with this thread.

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Hi Dave

Nah, not looking for sympathy, rather calling myself pathetic instead :unsure:

 

Glad you are enjoying the thread ;)

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Nudibranch portrait

Nikon D70 Aquatica Housing

105mm lens

1/200 at f14

One YS 120 strobe, hand held and half covered

 

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Hey Mike, I love the lighting on the nudi! Keep the great photo's coming!

Mike

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Mike - Thanks for sharing the "daily" photos. And I especially love that they are from the D90 setup.

 

Keep them coming.

 

Also...can you share how you do the hand on the strobe for the lighting effects? Any particular way you are creating this effect?

 

Happy diving - DiverPam

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Hi Pam, thanks for the feedback, glad you are enjoying the show :unsure: haha, yes, the D90 is a great camera, it may not be the latest or greatest but it can take the same photos as any other camera and with enough quality for commercial use as well.

For the hand thing. Basically, i take the left strobe off the camera and hold it by the front with my fingers covering the element and some gaps between my fingers. It takes a lot of adjusting and obviously a subject such as a nudibranch that doesn't move much as it takes a few photos to get the positioning correct. The reasoning for me doing it is the fact that YS120 strobes only have half and full power, no other settings, sometimes i have to do that if i am trying to shoot with open fstops. However, i also do it to create different lighting like that last nudi ;)

 

Tongue Parasite

Always freaky yet quite fascinating. Not a great pic but it shows the parasite quite well, always gives me the shivers. The vast majority of Anemonefish in Lembeh and indeed north Sulawesi have these parasites.

Nikon D90 and Aquatica Housing

105mm

1/250 at f16

Sea and Sea 120

 

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White Eyed Moray

Nikon D90 and Aquatica Housing

60mm lens

1/250 at f20

One YS 120 strobe with Snoot handheld on the left side

 

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Snoot

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A snoot too far?

 

A one-eyed white-eye?

 

Tim

 

:unsure:

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And some fine modeling work here..

D90 and Aquatica Housing

10.5mm and 2x TC

1/100 at f8

2 YS 120 strobes

 

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Dave... haha.. erm..

 

On a different subject :D

 

Here is a Sawblade shrimp

D90 and Aquatica Housing

105mm lens

1/250 at f32

One Sea and Sea YS 120

 

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Mike -- great idea. Photos are excellent. Gives me the urge to go back out there.

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Sorry for the delay :D was actually having a life for once for a few days.. haha

 

Drunk Catfish

Nikon D90 and Aquatica Housing

10.5mm and 2TC

1/80 at f7.1

2 YS 120 strobes

 

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Sorry for the delay :) was actually having a life for once for a few days.. haha

 

Drunk Catfish

 

 

Having a life for a few days, then posting a Drunk Catfish photo? You know you are not supposed to feed marine life and going bar hopping with them on the days you are remiss posting the POTD is also probably a no-no :D

 

Good stuff Mike, looking forward to seeing more shots of the day....

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