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Sealife External Flash

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by prskate2, May 14, 2008.

  1. Jim Ernst

    Jim Ernst Instructor, Scuba

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    Very nice Pictures dogenia.

    I started with a Sea-Life Reefmaster pro kit, I had very bad luck with it, But I must say that their Customer service was outstanding !!!
     
  2. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    Some very nice pictures, Don!

    I noticed some distance shots where color remained in the shot. What camera and settings do you use when taking the distance shots?
     
  3. dogenia

    dogenia Photographer

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    Location: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch Caribbean
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    Well here goes but shhhhhhhhh dont tell any one. The camera is set to external flash and the flashes are on automatic. Seriously it's the camera doing the work and there's always photoshop :) The brighter shots were at 10 - 15 meters so the sun may be helping also and water clarity.

    However here goes the settings for the capture function;
    Scene Mode: Ext Flash
    Size: 2848x2848
    Quality: Fine
    Sharpness: Normal
    Saturation: High
    Color: Vivid
    White Balance: Auto
    ISO: 64
    Metering: Average
     
  4. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Solo Diver

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    Wow! Same settings I am using. Someone asked why my (close) shots were nice and without scatter... I told them to setup with Ext Flash and play with the arm... lol

    I just haven't found the right distance setting for the single strobe yet... Yeah, I know my camera takes much better pictures than I ever will... but, I know I've sold more than my share of people on the SeaLife camera and flash... lol
     
  5. prskate2

    prskate2 Contributor

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    Location: Puerto Rico
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    Does adjusting the ISO really make a difference? On my camera you can only adjust it from 100-400.
     
  6. dogenia

    dogenia Photographer

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    Location: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch Caribbean
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    Try the lowest ISO possible and progress from there. On my topside Nikon gear I go up to 1600 ISO but below the water line I've found lower is better.

    Don
     
  7. prskate2

    prskate2 Contributor

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    So I guess I will try 100... What does ISO actually do?
     
  8. dogenia

    dogenia Photographer

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch Caribbean
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  9. Natali

    Natali Registered

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    I got a diffuser: "Sealife Digital Pro Flash Diffuser" for SL961, but I find that it is blocking 90% of the light. I tried on auto brightness, on max (I think it's setting 9), but the pictures are very dark, almost as if no flash. I got the diffuser from Adorama (through amazon).

    Can anybody share tips if they had similar issue?
     

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