View Full Version : external strobes

04-18-2008, 05:06 AM
I have a sony cyber shot and the sony marine pack (MPK-WB) http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665061575&tab=Features to go with it. It takes great pics but it all depends on how much light I get to work with if the pictures turn out to my satisification. So I'm thinking about adding an external strobe. Will something like this work?? Where does the fiber optic cable attach to the housing? http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/CategoryID_971/Context_965/Sort_Stock/DescSort_0/FNTN2073.html?Hit=1

Also could I add a lens, I don't really see where one would attach to the housing? Thanks for the advice in advance:)

Papa Bear
04-18-2008, 05:16 AM
Ikelite has a really god digital flash that would work and the new Reef Master digital strobe might work well! Inon makes one as well!

04-18-2008, 02:45 PM
Hey.....keep god out of this....


Papa Bear
04-18-2008, 02:55 PM
Too funy LOL :( :D :p

04-18-2008, 10:03 PM
We have an Inon strobe (D2000, I think), attached to our Canon housing. You can get a number of cable options for different housings, we use a simple fibre optic cable that works very well. We bought the strobe for the previous camera, an Olympus, (which I subsequently flooded) and were able to make it work fine with the Canon. The housing has a separate difuser which clips on to the lens portion for use without an external strobe, the fibre optic cable attaches to that with a couple of little screws. The only minor issue with our set up is that you have to stick a small "filter" tape over the actual camera flash inside the housing first (tape came with the strobe and is reusable). This lets enough light through to trigger the strobe but doesn't cause any backscatter issues. Just remember to take the tape off when you're taking post-dive photos in the bar in the evening. ;)
I'm sure with other camera/strobe connection cables, this isn't necessary.
The Inon has numerous arm arrangements and can be made a double as and when your wallet and photography requirements deem in necessary.

04-18-2008, 10:55 PM
well thanks for the info

Papa Bear
04-18-2008, 11:55 PM
Here is a picture of a friend with the Inon / Canon set up! You can see his pictures at thesailingsharkadventures.com (http://www.thesailingsharkadventures.com)