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I have a question that has probably been asked 100s of times already, but here goes.
Instead of using a strobe is it feasible to use an underwater video light for taking digital pictures, I personally think a video light would make life easier, If the light is always on you can correctly light the subject and see through the view finder whether it is to bright or to dark, I was looking at something like this http://camerasunderwater.co.uk/video...x/HVL-ML20.jpg (only not as expensive as this one).
Has anyone tried this?, if so what results did they get?. I don't see why it wouldn't work and it would save taking many pictures of the same thing to get the correct light setting for a strobe.
is it feasible to use an underwater video light for taking digital pictures
We are evaluating this now. One dive completed, using a Dive-Rite 10W HID with video reflector/4040 - pix were taken of the same objects with strobe alone, with strobe and video light, and with the video light alone. Initial evaluation is that the best color sat and accuracy is with the HID/video reflector alone.
I'll post again after my buddy gets back from Bonaire the end of the month, where he's going to conduct a 20+ dive test.
I don't see why not. I've seen lots of pictures that a local guy ( I don't know who he is. I've just seen his pictures) takes with a HID and a digital camera. They look just fine. I was thinking it would be easier to balance natural and artificial light and try different lighting angles because you can see the results before you click the shutter.