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Older S&S Strobe (Pre-DSLR)

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by BurhanMuntasser, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    I have older S&S strobes (YS-120, 90 and 30) and I would like to know if these strobes would be compatible with current S&S DSLR camera housings (or any Digital Camera with S&S housings) or if I have to buy current strobe models to work with digital cameras. What are the issues/short comings of these older strobes when used with digital cameras?
     
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    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Burhan,

    I missed this post.

    Basically the old "film" camera strobes are a lot more powerful. When I first started with digital I overexposed almost every thing I photographed, the YS120 only has full and half power settings, plus the diffuser and it was still too bright for macro even at f32.

    In the end I bought a YS90DX in Singapore on my way back to Dubai, Andrew from S&S had warned me when I picked up the housing and camera (D70) on my way to dive at Redang on that trip many years ago.

    By coincidence last week I pulled out my YS120 and decided to use it as a single strobe for wide angle at "Hole in the Wall" worked reasonably well with the Tokina 10-17 for a single light source.

    [​IMG]

    Strobe on full power with diffuser and aperture set at f11
     
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  3. BurhanMuntasser

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    So you are saying that the DSLR need less light than the film cameras? I didn't have too many problems with these strobes in terms of requiring to reduce power as you describe with my film cameras.
     
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    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    To me at least it appears that way.

    My old S&S Sub50 and Ikelite MS50 are non adjustable, the YS120 has two settings, basically the standard setting of ISO200 is too high. Another option that I have not yet experimented with is reducing the ISO. Previously I used Fuji Velvia (ISO50) in my film cameras.
     
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    In the past I always used ISO100 film (Fuji something).
     
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    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Provia

    Used that for wide angle, but for macro, Velvia gave better colour saturation
     
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    Ancient history now :)
     
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    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I still have some in my fridge :shakehead:
     
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    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    I do too in my apartment in the US. Fuji and some Kodak. They have been there for years.

    ---------- Post added November 19th, 2012 at 05:00 PM ----------

    I don't throw anything away. Pack rat.
     
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