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which strobes to buy for underwater people photography?

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I would like to have to get 1 or 2 strobes for underwater engagement sessions. I have an ikelite housing for Canon 5D. Do I have to buy an ikelite strobe system or there is another third party alternative?

 

What are the most important characteristics of a strobe I need to pay attention?

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I don't think you could go wrong with Ikelite strobes, with an Ikelite housing, for people photography.

 

The weight is heavy, but the light is the best quality for people photography. IMHO

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Hi.

 

I would allso go with the Ikelite strobe(s) if You have an ikelite housing. Specially if You haven't used strobes before - with this combo You get easy to use TTL.

Probably better to choose more powerful DS-160, even two of them if You can afford.

Ikelite housing is quite bulky allready, so big and heavy strobes are not ruining You'r compact and light UW photo rig ;)

 

Cheers

Karel

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Thanks a lot!

 

Has anybody used a Canon flash with an underwater flash housing? It is an underwater housing in which you can put your normal Canon 580EX flash....

 

Hi.

 

I would allso go with the Ikelite strobe(s) if You have an ikelite housing. Specially if You haven't used strobes before - with this combo You get easy to use TTL.

Probably better to choose more powerful DS-160, even two of them if You can afford.

Ikelite housing is quite bulky allready, so big and heavy strobes are not ruining You'r compact and light UW photo rig ;)

 

Cheers

Karel

 

Karel! You have amazing photos! :):):)

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there are a few housings for the 580 EX and the EXII... off the top of my head 10bar do one, as well as Subal. Aqua tech also do. I have absolutely no idea if they work if you use them without the relevant manu housing's but i know there are a few threads where people have mentioned results they have had using them, do a quick search, sorry to tired to do one... (it is 3am!)

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