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Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
« Reply #160 on: 29 Jun 11, 16:52 »
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  • I got a question. I seen some of Underwater Photography set up got 2 strobe and 1 torchlight. Wat the torch function really for?

    For focusing easier when not much light? Doesnt the strobe come with some LED light to help u on that?  ??? ??? ???
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #161 on: 29 Jun 11, 16:58 »
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  • I got a question. I seen some of Underwater Photography set up got 2 strobe and 1 torchlight. Wat the torch function really for?

    For focusing easier when not much light? Doesnt the strobe come with some LED light to help u on that?  ??? ??? ???


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    « Reply #162 on: 29 Jun 11, 19:35 »
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  • Focusing light... and Night Dive light...   ;)

    But doesn't the strobe come with the focusing light too?

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #163 on: 29 Jun 11, 20:15 »
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  • But doesn't the strobe come with the focusing light too?

    some strobes come with focussing lights. but it's generally not a good idea to use the strobe focussing light as you'll then be aiming the strobe directly at the subject and increasing the chances of getting lotsa back scatter in your pictures.
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #164 on: 29 Jun 11, 20:26 »
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  • But doesn't the strobe come with the focusing light too?


    Yes... but for me, I prefer using a separate light as it won't drain my strobe's battery. Also... hard to hold camera setup with one hand, while holding a torchlight with the other. Just mount on the camera... hold with both hand or one hand... everything settle.  ;D
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    « Reply #165 on: 29 Jun 11, 21:37 »
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  • I thgt back scatter is only when ur light can't reach the object at u got the particle infront, actually I notice when I use my strobe focusing light the light will shutdown on the split sec and uses flash. Is it better then torch with the continuity light. Sry hah... Me juz dun understand tats y so many question.

    Haha... Ya bro u really mention somethings really made me piss...1 hand torch & 1 hand camera... Until I juz hold the camera and uses my strobe focusing light. But now i got a torch holder to wear on hand to be like IM. Lolx...

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #166 on: 29 Jun 11, 22:00 »
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  • Haha... Ya bro u really mention somethings really made me piss...1 hand torch & 1 hand camera... Until I juz hold the camera and uses my strobe focusing light. But now i got a torch holder to wear on hand to be like IM. Lolx...


    Hahaha... to each his/her own...  ;)

    I still like to mount the light on the camera.... I swim pointing my camera infront anyway, just point camera towards the direction I wish to see... my camera will also be facing that direction too.  ;D
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    « Reply #167 on: 29 Jun 11, 22:30 »
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  • I thgt back scatter is only when ur light can't reach the object at u got the particle infront, actually I notice when I use my strobe focusing light the light will shutdown on the split sec and uses flash. Is it better then torch with the continuity light. Sry hah... Me juz dun understand tats y so many question.

    Haha... Ya bro u really mention somethings really made me piss...1 hand torch & 1 hand camera... Until I juz hold the camera and uses my strobe focusing light. But now i got a torch holder to wear on hand to be like IM. Lolx...

    when using strobes, it's preferable to use 'edge' lighting (the light coming out from the sides of the strobe) to light the subject. pointing a strobe straight at the subject as when using the focussing light on the strobe increases the chances backscatter.

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #168 on: 29 Jun 11, 22:38 »
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  • Thks Alvin for clearing up the air for me~ Think still need to try and error to really understand wat u talking abt... hehe...  :P


    Hahaha... to each his/her own...  ;)

    I still like to mount the light on the camera.... I swim pointing my camera infront anyway, just point camera towards the direction I wish to see... my camera will also be facing that direction too.  ;D

    true true...



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    « Reply #169 on: 29 Jun 11, 23:24 »
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  • Thks Alvin for clearing up the air for me~ Think still need to try and error to really understand wat u talking abt... hehe...  :P

    true true...




    simplest way for single strobe user is to place the strobe facing straight in line with the housing port. you get edge lighting and reduce backscatter and probably get good coverage from your strobe in evenly lighting the subject.
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