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pato

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Cheap underwater flash
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:34:17 AM »
Hi All
I own a Canon Ixus 960 IS with the fitting case WP-DC19. I search now for an inexpensive flash which I could use. One I saw is the Ikelite AF35 which might be useable.
It has to survive diving depths of 40 meters, should use rechargeable batteries and, most important, should work as a Slave which gets triggered by the built in flash.
Any recommendations?
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Cheap underwater flash
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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 10:37:56 AM »
Canon OEM housings while rated to 30-40meters don't do well at that depth.  The housing body flexes and the controls sometimes lock up.  Other flashes to look for are by Intova, Bonica or Ultramax.  Get the ones that have a fiber optic cable that covers the camera's small flash.

Good luck.

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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 09:45:10 AM »
Thanks for the info. Sadly all those brands aren't sold here in Switzerland :(

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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 01:40:09 AM »
Bought now a Sea&Sea YS-01 for a quite good price, including several accessories. Now it's time for a dive to check it out :D

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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 06:56:03 AM »
This is very nice post thanks! :-*



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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 10:44:06 AM »
I made several dives now with the flash and am mostly happy. It's important that you use it in manual mode and regulate the power by hand. With this I made nice pictures. I use Eneloop batteries, they hold normally two dives, like my camera battery (Canon G16 now).

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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 10:51:14 AM »
The Sea&Sea is a nice little strobe - The targetting light's a bit useless though. I've combined it with a slightly smaller Epoque as fill with some success.

I've just bought a couple of LED video lights for an upcoming trip - these things nearly burnt the retinas off my eyeballs!

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Re: Cheap underwater flash
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 10:51:14 AM »