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All About Flash Triggers


2017-04-13


















You may have heard the term "flash trigger", but you may not understand these things.  You may even have seen one and it seems to be nothing more than a little black (gray) do-nothing box.  That's ok.  We explain more than a few things about these devices.



  • What is a “Flash Trigger” and why would I want one?

  • Benefits

  • Limitations

  • Making the switch

  • Compatibility

  • Which cameras benefit


It is all explained in our knowledgebase article "What is a 'Flash Trigger' and why would I want one?"

All About Strobes


2017-04-13

So many choices, so many technical words; what really is important in underwater lighting? 


This knowledge-base article explains it all!



  • Fiber Optics

  • Electrical Sync cables

  • Specifications

  • Comparison

  • Quality of Light Comparison

  • Guide Number

  • Angle-of-Coverage

  •  Recycle Time

  • Color Temperature

  • Diffusers

  • Syncing

  • TTL vs. Manual


Elly Wray's article "All About Strobes" explains it all with jargon-free explanations and example imagery.


 

One, Two, Three, THREE Close-Up Lenses in One !


2016-12-13

The new Saga Trio is three close-up lenses in one.  Some might count it as four lenses in one.




The Saga Trio contains two close-up lenses (diopters) in a sealed unit.  Two easy to use levers allow you to select just the right amount of 'power' you need in just a second or two.  One lever operates a +5 diopter lens, the other operates a +10 diopter lens.  This innovative device allows you instantly to select any one of four combinations of close-up lens strength.



  • 0 power (no close-up lens)

  • +5 diopter

  • +10 diopter

  • +15 diopter.


See the Saga Trio here.

When You Want to "Shoot Everything"


2016-01-18

The Nauticam WWL-1 is a full zoom-through wide angle wet-mount lens.  This means you can zoom as tight as your camera lens will allow without needing to remove the wet-lens.


When the subject is asking you to photograph even smaller than your camera lens will allow, simply switch to a Nauticam macro converter.


















Learn how these wet-mount lenses can help you be prepared for the extremes that can surprise you underwater in our knowledgebase article: Olympus 14-42mm EZ Lens With Nauticam WWL-1 and CMC

Fix Neo Light Review


2015-09-15

Divers, dive instructors, and world travelers, Hergen Spalink and Kerri Bingham write reports from dives throughout the world at www.GotMuck.com.  The reports are entertaining, informative, and each is accompanied with numerous excellent underwater photographs.


Their August article tells us what they think of one of Fix' new lights, the Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR.  We think you will be interested! 


Read the review: Kerri and Hergen Review the Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR.





Fix Neo 1500 DX SWR

The New Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Underwater


2015-05-29



The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM is an incredible lens, both in terms of wide angle field of view, and in how amazingly well the distortion is controlled at focal lengths this wide.  Canon has seriously upped their lens design game, and some of my favorite optics from any manufacturer (including Zeiss and Leica) are the 24-70 /2.8L II, 100mm /2.8L IS, and 8-15 /4.  Is the 11-24 good enough to make that list?


Read the results and see the test images from our in-water test here.


 

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