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DOR 4 Photo Comp?

Discussion in 'Dive-O-Rama' started by shugar, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    Cath, yes I've read the manual but I think I have to read it again:). I can probably answer some of your queries only after my test dives/pix. I also got a headache reading the manual.

    re#9. try adjusting aperture if you want depth of field.
     
  2. midwestdvr

    midwestdvr Photographer

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    Pak pretty much answered it all for you, cathy. I don't use full manual with the strobe but rather the external auto. I just match the aperture setting of the camera (using manual controls when I dive) and the strobe settings and shoot. If too dark or too bright, I adjust the aperture number on the back of the strobe as needed. I've tried s-ttl with my old a70 and didn't really like the results. Nothing wrong with it but I felt I wasn't getting the kind of lighting I wanted.

    As for the strobe making the rig heavy on one side, I found a solution for that. The stack of lenses on one side balances the other.

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  3. CLA

    CLA Solo Diver

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    Thanks pak, Caloy and Midwest for all you helpful suggestions. You were right Jam, they were quick. PPD photogs are the best!

    I'll practice some more this long weekend and maybe post some pics that you can critique. ike Caloy, I'll post the good and the bad so you can tell me how to improve. Been down with this strobe a couple of times but most of my initial attempts were really depressing. Anyway, with your help I hope my next dives will be more productive.

    Have a safe holy weekend everyone!

    Cathy
     
  4. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    Hi Cathy, why don't you join us for the DOR IV. We have 2 of the best photogs in SB coming in including the master...it will be a very informative DOR, photo wise.
     
  5. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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  6. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    This might well be a DOR Babes event eh...

    Mikey, are you done with your arrangements?
     
  7. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    i think so....

    just got to arrange hotel in Manila..

    Most people live around Ortigas? I am thinkin of stayin there for Wed night? good or bad plan?
     
  8. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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  9. CLA

    CLA Solo Diver

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    I really wish I could Caloy but I'll be going to 2bba on the 26th and can't miss work the week before my trip. Kailangan ko din kumayod to sustain this expensive hobby of ours. Anyway I'm confident that after their first fateful meeting, Mike will have reason to keep coming back here more often :wink: .

    I'll try to make it to at least one DOR in the latter half of 2006.
     
  10. Wolverine

    Wolverine Solo Diver

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    Caloy, I have one of those too! You will have fun with it... too bad I can't make it to DOR IV...
     

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