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Author Topic: Recommendation... to Strobe, or not to Strobe...  (Read 1026 times)

diver-hloc

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Hi all... need some views, advice, recommendation, wisdom regarding using of Strobe on... Mola Mola....

My last trip to Nusa Penida for Mola Mola was way back in 2008.... back then I was still using a PnS camera with a single strobe. Overall... that trip was a disaster... we only had a one minute view of a Mola.... before some idiot (not from my group) when too near and frighten the Mola away....

So this Sept... after almost 2yrs of not diving... decided to try my luck again at Mola Mola hunting... I know for example, if you are shooting Thresher Sharks... most divers WON'T be using Strobes as it could very well scare the Thresher away... but I have seen photos of Mola with and without Strobes being used....

So... need some advice from those who had managed to see and shot some photos of this creature... what is your view regarding the using of Strobe..

Thxs...
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better to have than not to have. you can always turn off the strobes if you don't want to use.
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better to have than not to have. you can always turn off the strobes if you don't want to use.


Thxs.... ever heard of Mola kena frighten away with Strobe  ?? Hate to be the Sinner who did it....  :D
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Since first the World began
The beauty of the wild green earth
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