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Aiming Light For DC600

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Rand, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Rand

    Rand Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
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    I was wondering if there is a way to mount an aiming light on a DC600.

    I'm thinking I'll need to make or modify a tray to attach to the Sealife tray and then attach something like an Ultralight arm to it, but I'd like to hear any suggestions from anyone who has come up with something.

    I'm also wondering how long the arm for the aiming light needs to be since I've never used one before.

    I'm currently running a single strobe on the DC600 and want to use the aiming light primarily for night photos.
     
  2. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    A simple trick that I have used is to take a small AA light and mount to the top of the flash with either a large elastic band/s or with Duct tape. It acts as a great spotting/focusing light as well as helps with the positioning of the strobe.

    I do have a rig that I built using one of our flash arms and a couple of adaptors from Ultralight and mounted a Big Blue light on it. Great for shooting video as well.

    Joe
     
  3. sladerer

    sladerer Dive Con

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida, USA
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    I've taken to putting my Underwater Kinetics SL4 between the camera and the
    strobe arm. It's snug and stays in place fairly well. It definitely helps the camera
    to focus in low light and since that's where I'm usually holding the rig anyway it's easy
    to keep a finger on the light and make minor aim adjustments to it as well.

    The only "downside" to this is the SL4 is a yellowish light and if your strobe doesn't fully
    illuminate the subject (like the hidiing toadfish in Cozumel) I can see the spot. As long
    as the strobe hits your target it eliminates this spot.
     
  4. divengolf

    divengolf Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
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    When I had a DC500, I mounted a Fisheye focus light onto the cold shoe on top of the housing. The DC600 housing is basically identical so it should work fine. I bought some ULCS pieces from Reef Video. Worked great.

    I had to trim a little rubber from around the cold shoe, but no big deal.
     

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