CharlesTokyo

Lives in Japan Tokyo, Japan
Works as a SE
Joined on Oct 2, 2011

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  • Yeah, I've kind of come to realize that. Twice the power won't even get you twice the distance, so the benefits of stronger lights taper off pretty quickly. At least for still photos strobes are ...
  • Awesome. I hope they out great for you. The price is appealing. Less than the single light I’m considering.
  • They look interesting. Difficult to find recent info on them. Seems like people have had issues with flooding, but as of 2013 customer service seemed good. Replacements came. One guy jokes Archon ...
  • Thanks!  That looks like the Sea Dragon 2500. It looks like a nice light and sounds like it works great from your write up and gets you some great photos. Unfortunately it's one of those that I ...
  • Thank you. This is what I was hoping to hear. If 2000-ish lumens is enough I'll go with the lights with better color. Both sets I'm looking at allow you to change the heads, for more money of ...
  • After looking at the costs involved I may just stick with my GoPro for a bit longer. I would like to get a video light to go with it. I'm not sure this is the place to ask as most people probably ...
  • Thanks. I've come to about the same conclusion. Small and compact is the best way to start. Cheaper, less to handle underwater, less to travel with and in some ways more flexible (can probably do ...
  • I do appreciate the warning. I don't think I can say anything that would make you feel better about it and it sounds like you've had some bad experiences, so it's fair. But I do stay with my ...
  • I checked out their website. Surprisingly affordable!  I'm impressed, but a little worried about leakage. The E-M5 is a little more tempting since I have two cameras and damaging them would not be ...
  • My friend does the same thing. Brings down white balance cards and takes photos without flash/lights. You can certain get some very nice results. A lot of your work is great though. Thanks for ...
  • It has quick settings that jump 25% increments, but then you can adjust 1% if you want. Do you change the lights you are using with the GoPro? Or a separate dive light? I guess I can see where this ...
  • Similar to what I asked in the other post, would using a condenser lens on a wide light for a narrower beam work, or do you really want/need two modes in a single light?
  • I agree on the strobes, although I'll start with one. The video lights have been confusing to look at though. The Fix Neo lights seem highly recommended. The Fix Neo 2000 DX 2000 SWR seems ...
  • I realize there isn't a cheap option. You are helping confirm I'm on the right track though. Put some money aside for lights. I'm still not sure if I'd go with a video light or strobe first, but I ...
  • Thanks.  That's kind of my feeling too. Once I'm used to the TG-5 adding a light to that setup would probably be better than going straight to m43s. That's a whole new set of things to learn. So ...
  • Created discussion thread Underwater setup for Scubadiving
    Hello, I'm a relatively new scuba diver, about 30 dives. I have a gopro I've been using underwater, but I enjoy still photography and I've been looking at setup. It's hard finding a good balance ...
  • It sounds like HEIF can store non-destructive edits inside the file. If I could use an extension to resume editing later with my last settings that would be awesome. And it should allow something...

  • Unfortunately it doesn't work like that. The power impact is just from having that memory installed. It doesn't support low power memory over 16GB. There would be no way to implement a power saving...

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