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YS110 strobe diffuser or no diffuser?

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by Mike, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    Do you shoot with the diffuser on or off? I admit I just found out the thing is removable.:idk:

    I've done 20 dives with the diffuser on all this time.

    Leave it on all the time, leave it off? Pick and choose? Why would you use it or not use it? Rule of thumb?
     
  2. scottfiji

    scottfiji Solo Diver

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    hey Mike

    I write about diffusers in my lighting article.

    You lighting is a main source of your creativity and differentiation in underwater photography, so imho you should try to understand what diffusers do, how they affect your light and don't necessary light subjects like everyone else does :)

    To answer your question, I usually have mine on.

    hope this helps,
    Scott
     
  3. gustele

    gustele Instructor, Scuba

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    Scott

    Good article about lighting! It should provide Mike with sufficient background to decide when he wants to use the diffuser.

    Mike
    All the reasons are in Scott's article. Normally I work without the diffuser except when I shoot with a wide angle lens without sufficient ambient light (larger angle to cover) and when shooting macro (softer light). Don't forget to compensate with a larger opening for the slight reduction in output when using the diffuser.
    So now you have two preferences. Best is to find out what works for you. Shoot a few dives without the diffuser and compare your results.
     
  4. scottfiji

    scottfiji Solo Diver

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    thanks alot Gustele.

    Last time I shot some soft-coral (wide-angle) without my diffusers, I remember I really liked the results.
     
  5. sevac

    sevac Guest

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    Hi!
    I remove diffudor only smts for wide-angle...
    BR
     
  6. promocop

    promocop Manta Ray

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    Questions??? For some reasons my shots are now overexposed 1 to 1/1/2 stops while on TTL thru my G-10 (S&S 110 strobe) Is there a manual overide to dial down the output? Nothing in the manual Thanks
     
  7. super7

    super7 Regular of the Pub

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    I thought the dial on the right side turned down the output.

    Have you checked to see where your mode dial is pointing?
    If its properly set in TTL (not accidentally moved to manual 1 or 2), you may also need to
    check the optical fibre link for damages.
    Hope this helps

    Kaza
     
  8. promocop

    promocop Manta Ray

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    no. As I understand it once in TTL it's locked. The only Change to be is exposure control in the camera to change f stop
     
  9. super7

    super7 Regular of the Pub

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    Oops. Thanks for letting me know. Shows how dependent I've been on the strobe, and never had to change modes.
     

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