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Why use a strobe - DC600?

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by BHB ScubaTroll, May 15, 2008.

  1. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Nassau Grouper

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    The SL960 External Flash is a great starter flash, but always fires at the same power. The new SL961 Digital Pro Flash gives you the ability manually fine-tune flash brightness for desired effect and image exposure. It also features an auto mode which automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure.
     
  2. prskate2

    prskate2 Barracuda

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    Does the auto mode actually work? Has it been tested?
     
  3. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Nassau Grouper

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    Of course it works :)

    When the external flash fires the light sensor located in the front of the flash will instantly measure the light reflecting from the subject. If it senses too much light, it will quickly stop the flash and prevent the image from being over-exposed. There are 4 possible Auto mode settings. settings. One of the four settings will be best depending on your camera type. The #1 setting will result in slightly less powerful flash brightness and #4 will result in a more powerful flash brightness. Set the Auto mode switch to the “1” position for all SeaLife cameras.
     
  4. LowVizWiz

    LowVizWiz Instructor, Scuba

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    Stu, yes I need a lot of practice :D! That's why I'm debating if I should buy the strobe or not, the last thing I want to do is spend an entire dive fuzzing around with a camera. I've been pretty happy with the shallower pics. I had a few posted on the sealife website.

    prskate2, I did see your pics. I'm pretty fortunate to live in S. FLA so sea escapes like that I can find in water shallow enough to shoot w/o a strobe and get decent colors. Here's a couple w/o retouching them:

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    Thanks for the info Denise!
     
  5. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Nothing, I repeat nothing you do will improve your pictures more than a strobe! Period! Snap shots that people go "Nice" maybe not, but you want people to know what the picture is, buy a strobe and learn to use it!
     
  6. prskate2

    prskate2 Barracuda

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    Agreed!
     

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