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Reefmaster Mini

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by Richard Groves, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. JDenning

    JDenning Solo Diver

    You will like the sl961, I had no problems at all not caused by operator error. Backscatter was a problem, but I could have worked with that in mind and minimized it. I'd play with the position of the flash and some, especially the close ones have NO backscatter at all.

    I have what would be a BEAUTIFUL picture of an angle fish. But the flash wasn't at the moment on Auto, it was on FULL!

    Enjoy that setup, I sure am.
  2. JDenning

    JDenning Solo Diver

    Got an exposure question. I had my RMM set to Ext Flash. most of the time I used the flash. Once in a while I'd turn off the flash when I was shooting say divers from a distance. Just about all my natural light shots are underexposed, quite dark. When the flash was the primary light like close and I either had it on auto, or setting 1 the exposure was fine. But all natural light, or even background in a flash was underexposed.

    Does Ext Flash adjust the exposure and cause that/ Do I need to change the setting when I turn off the flash?

    Oh and any new RMM user be sure to turn off that bloody date stamp.
  3. mksmith713

    mksmith713 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Jupiter,Fl
    I have just the camera so far and there's no question, a strobe will help immeasurably.
    Also, while it's true that a strobe won't help with video, I found a way around that.
    Being low on $$$$ and wanting a way to brighten up my subjects, used some items purchased at Home Depot to mount a dive light.
    Gives off nice enough light to shoot video and can light up things within a reasonable distance to bring out the colors.

    It's not the same as a strobe but if you already have a dive light and not enough extra $$$ to buy a strobe, it'll work in a pinch.
  4. JDenning

    JDenning Solo Diver

    I wouldn't mind mounting a light even for night diving. I didn't bother taking my RMM on my night dives, probably should have. I would have had some great shots of divers swarmed by very tiny blue fish. Freaked out some of the divers.
  5. prskate2

    prskate2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Puerto Rico
    Haha. Those fish are great. Love them. Watch you ears!!!
  6. PeterK

    PeterK New

    Do you have any photos of how you set that up? :)
  7. iscubanow47

    iscubanow47 Guest

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Illinois
    I have seen that video and also have dived with that guy! His name is Anthony Morris, he is the divemaster and instructor at Couples Swept Away in Jamaica. He is a great guy! He took us to the same spot 3 x's the week I dove with them in hopes to see and interact with them again. That is the video that inspired me to buy one. I too have the strobe and wide angle lens. Enjoy!

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