I used to work for Sealife Cameras... Pretty cool shit... Had to get scuba certified and got to run around playing with the older version of this:
there are LOTS of people that create self contained flashes using PVC..
however they look completely retarded
I forgot you did the underwater stuff on your honeymoon.
Here's what I got bur rather than deep sea stuff, I'll just be in a pool shooting a model/couple as soon as I can arrange everything.
Bitch is HEAVY. Takes 8 D batteries!
I have 2 of the 4 D battery versions.. decent light.. but it is VERY yellow (at least the one I have is)
no matter how powerful your strobe is, underwater it won't travel very far.. the ones that do are VERY expensive..
the on-camera flash ruins pics underwater, its only use is to fire the optical slaves..
I have been messing with underwater photography since I started diving, just haven't had the money to invest in gear.
This all might be changing in the start of the new year, it is looking like i'll be getting a job on an island. Which means i'll have to drop cars as a hobby and get even more into photography, including underwater photography. So yeah, i'll probably be investing in a new setup within the next 6 months.
Ya, the HID underwater lights are pretty damn spendy...I figured for $90 and having a relatively powerful light, this should work, plus it's an experiment.
As mentioned, I just wish the Ikelite case I have (using it with a D70) had enough room to let the pop-up flash fire, which it doesn't. Sucks balls!
it would ruin any picture you used it for.. but it could be used to fire an optical slave...
how much was the ikelite case for the d70?
all of the canon cases no matter the brand are around 1200-2000..
i want to use one of these things in a pool
and have strobes firing from above the water into the pool
how else do you trigger strobes underwater?
if strobes don't travel very far underwater
how would you use the pop up flash to trigger the others?
wouldn't they have to be very close?
the brand of that bag is 'dipac'