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guygetswet
07-23-2007, 15:03
I'm new to UW Photo/videography and I am curious... is there a certain strobe or family of strobes that are interchangeable between the two disciplines?

In other words, could I be lucky enough to purchase a strobe that on one dive I could use it on my digital camera setup and then the next dive take that same strobe and mount it and use it on my video camera setup?

Thanks,
Christopher

mmakay
07-23-2007, 16:14
Strobe = flash = no video

You can get a video light and use it with your digital still camera, though. It won't provide the same intensity as a strobe, but you won't have to deal sync issues, either. Expect to pay big $$ for a good HID video rig.

guygetswet
07-23-2007, 18:58
Is there a video light that is capable of strobing?

mmakay
07-24-2007, 21:56
No, I don't think so. Those are two totally separate operations.

ScubaToys Larry
07-24-2007, 22:09
Strobe = flash = no video

You can get a video light and use it with your digital still camera, though. It won't provide the same intensity as a strobe, but you won't have to deal sync issues, either. Expect to pay big $$ for a good HID video rig.

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Venio
07-24-2007, 23:52
McGuyver on the rescue!

Swiss army knife - check
Duck tape - check
Paper clip - check
UK Light Cannon - missing

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That is where my gift certificate will go towards.

If someone has done that before post some photos, please.

mmakay
07-25-2007, 09:21
I've had a couple of customers that have bought a couple of UK Light Cannon (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=UKHID)lights, and Macgyvered them onto a tray and use those with the diffusers they come with for both video, and macro to medium range still shots.

Well, there you go then. A little big, but should work well enough and won't break the bank.

guygetswet
07-26-2007, 21:12
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Thanks so much... I'll have to look into that.

Is there anything else out there I can research?

Joew
07-26-2007, 22:23
I've had a couple of customers that have bought a couple of UK Light Cannon (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=UKHID)lights, and Macgyvered them onto a tray and use those with the diffusers they come with for both video, and macro to medium range still shots.

I know a few people who use light cannons for video lights, and they work pretty well. I wouldn't reccommend the light cannon or any other video light for serious still photography, though. You will want a strobe eventually.

RonFrank
07-27-2007, 16:50
I'm new to UW Photo/videography and I am curious... is there a certain strobe or family of strobes that are interchangeable between the two disciplines?

In other words, could I be lucky enough to purchase a strobe that on one dive I could use it on my digital camera setup and then the next dive take that same strobe and mount it and use it on my video camera setup?

Thanks,
Christopher

You could use a focus light for both video, and it may help provide more light when taking a shot. However a video light is NOT going to replace a strobe, and versa visa... Sorry!

Unless you like shooting at ISO 800, or in very good ambient light, you will need a strobe for still photography.

guygetswet
07-30-2007, 23:08
Ahh Good advice... thanks, Ron

DeepSix
07-31-2007, 10:26
I am thinking of getting a Sealife SL960D flash for my Canon G7. I have the Canon case for this camera. Has anyone used this flash and what do they think about it. An better options?

94GTStang
08-04-2007, 18:03
I am thinking of getting a Sealife SL960D flash for my Canon G7. I have the Canon case for this camera. Has anyone used this flash and what do they think about it. An better options?

I just bought this flash for my recent Cozumel trip. I feel it worked perfectly for what I was doing. I'm not professional and I didn't want to spend $500+ on a strobe. I'm sure it could have been more powerful, but I'm sure I could have gotten closer to my subject. Overall, I am really really pleased with my purchase and I can't wait to do more diving with it!

Here's some shots I took with it...
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094266598143216866
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094266804301647202
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094269338332353458
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094271898132863586
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094271636139858370
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094272151535934210
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094272220255410994
http://picasaweb.google.com/94GTStang/CozumelUnderwaterJuly2007/photo#5094265958193089330