Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 16, 2011, 12:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5
Default Underwater Photographer Questions

I'm a certified Scuba diver and new to underwater photography. I picked up a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 and am considering an Ikelite underwater housing so I can it to low depths and don't have to worry about it flooding.

Looking for some guidance from experience Scuba diving photographers:

1) With a diffuser on my underwater housing, is the built-in flash useful at all? Should I just keep it turned off or does it actually help in shallow depths?

2) Assuming clear water, such as the tropical environments, at around what depth does a strobe become necessary?

3) Do "wireless" strobes such as the Ikelite AF35 perform any worse than those with a fiber optic cable adapter? Since light moves fast, even under water, it's not clear to me whether or not strobes with fiber optic cables perform any better than detached ones.

4) The price for the Ikelite housing and Panasonic manufacturer housing are identical on B&H. Is Ikelite generally better than the manufacturer's cases?

I also asked a question about underwater macro shooting settings since my DMC-TS3 isn't clear on which option to use. Any help or advice would be much appreciated!
ApolloX is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:35 PM.