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advice on strobe setup for beginners
« on: 02 Sep 12, 21:20 »
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  • Helloo everyone

    I am thinking of a very basic strobe setup (for beginners) for my upcoming trip to Lembeh in October. Actually looking at Inon s2000.. but again.. Inon D2000 is only a little bit more expensive.. so am a little confused here.

    I approached my usual dive center for advice, but am very disappointed with the customer service provided. So wanna look around myself and find a place to gather enough information and finally getting the strobe setup ( currently using Canon G11).

    I need advice on:

    1) Any other recommendations for strobe setup (brands and models etc.)
    2) Which dive center/ shop can i go to??

    Thanks in advance. :)

    Alvin Ho

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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #1 on: 03 Sep 12, 00:10 »
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  • It depends on how far you want to go with u/w photography and budget.

    I would say get a Sea&Sea YS-D1 which can be used all the way up to DSLRs, but still compact and light enough for compact cameras. Tray and accessories you can get a package from the major retailers in Singapore for u/w photography equipment. If not getting a package then a tray set up from I-Das will be pretty affordable and good quality.

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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #2 on: 03 Sep 12, 08:23 »
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  • TS... the all important part.. your budget...  :P
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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #3 on: 03 Sep 12, 15:58 »
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  • hmm...
    just to share, i am using ultra light tray & single strobe, sea & sea ys-02.
    mine whole setup cost me S$750, iirc. need to go dig my receipts.

    now i am looking for either another strobe or a wide angle lens..
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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #4 on: 03 Sep 12, 16:07 »
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  • hmm...
    just to share, i am using ultra light tray & single strobe, sea & sea ys-02.
    mine whole setup cost me S$750, iirc. need to go dig my receipts.

    now i am looking for either another strobe or a wide angle lens..


    STROBE !!    :)
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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #5 on: 03 Sep 12, 16:13 »
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  • So many strobes for what??? haha

    Wide angle lens sounds reasonable before a 2nd strobe.  ;D

    Opps.. sry, I miss read the post.

    Yes, Strobe 1st!
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    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #6 on: 03 Sep 12, 16:49 »
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  • YS-D1 is nice propositon same price with YS-110A but it has bigger GN number and allow compesation for DS-TTL.
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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #7 on: 03 Sep 12, 18:30 »
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  • Hii Everyone!  :D

    Thankiew for sharing your opinions/setups.
    Then what about the arm thingy.. would the ULCS arm system be more easier to manage underwater or the 10 bar flex arm??

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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
    « Reply #8 on: 03 Sep 12, 18:42 »
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  • Hii Everyone!  :D

    Thankiew for sharing your opinions/setups.
    Then what about the arm thingy.. would the ULCS arm system be more easier to manage underwater or the 10 bar flex arm??

    ball joint systems are better and longer lasting in the long run. whether you want to spend a premium on UCLS or similar systems are personal preferences.
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    Re: advice on strobe setup for beginners
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  • Hii Everyone!  :D

    Thankiew for sharing your opinions/setups.
    Then what about the arm thingy.. would the ULCS arm system be more easier to manage underwater or the 10 bar flex arm??


    Agree with Alvin... ULCS Arms and Clamps are $$$ when buying... but worth the money spent.  ;)
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