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Strobe configuration 2x Ikelite DS-160/Aquatica AD800, TTL converter

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by rameus, May 24, 2013.

  1. rameus

    rameus Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Since with my last camera my shots were always a bit too bright (Nikon D90 with Ikelite housing and integrated TTL converter and 2x Ikelite DS-160 substrobes) I want to avoid these problems with the new setup.

    The new setup includes:
    - Nikon D800
    - Aquatica AD800 housing
    - 2x Ikelite DS-160 strobes (same as before)
    - TTL-converter

    What would you suggest? Do any of you have experience with similar setups?

    Thanks already
  2. divengolf

    divengolf Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
    I shoot a D7000 with Aquatica housing and two DS-125s. I've tried the TTL converter, but got far better results shooting in manual, both camera and strobes. It takes a little getting used to, but the results are far better. If I'm shooting in rapidly changing light considtions, I'll sometimes use shutter priority.
  3. rameus

    rameus Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    thanks for that one already. so what settings do you use on the camera regarding the flash? on my camera i have tons of different settings about maximal flash speed, shutter delay when using flash, etc. did you do anything there? what setting of "intensity" (1-4) do you put your strobes on?

  4. AussieByron

    AussieByron Manta Ray

    # of Dives:
    Location: Northern NSW
    I am shooting a Nikon D7000 in a Aquatica with 2x DS161 (I shoot without TTL). Having an image too bright can come from many different reason. It could simply your shooting a high ISO or having a setting no suitable to the lens your using.

    Maybe if you can provide an list of the lenses your using with your new setup or provide a photo with its settings to show us why your images are brighter and give us a better idea of helping you out.

    Regards Mark

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