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Old Jun 21, 2002, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Is the Epoque ES-150 worth it?

I have a Olympus D510 2.1 megapixel camera. I just purchased the PT-009 housing for it. I am considering the Epoque ES-150 as a strobe. Is it worth it?Any feedback would be appreciated
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 12:53 PM   #2
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Is it worth it? I've used both strobes and I think choosing the right strobe depends on your type of shooting, budget and your goal as far a uw digital photography is concern.

1. Epoque ES-150DS- it's an okay strobe to begin with, relatively inexpensive but prone to flooding. [one of the reason why i stop carying the ES-150DS] Not a lot of bells and whistles. For macro work 1 is okay but for wide shots 2 strobes is recommended. Not as versatile as the YS25DX and the YS90DX. No fiber optic mount in front of the sensor tho you can get the fiber mount. see picture below.

2. Sea and Sea YS25DX- far better strobe than the Epoque Es-150DS. It also has more power setting, higher kelvin than the ES-150DS and it will pretty much work with any P&S consumer digicam. Fiber optic mount directly located in front of the strobe.

My opinion, I'd go with the Sea and Sea YS25DX or YS90DX.

Hope this helps.
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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:07 AM   #3
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I am also deciding between the ys-25dx and
the epoque 150.

I am hearing mixed response about this strobe.
When you mentioned that it is prone to flooding.
Is it human error in most cases?

or is it the case that the o-ring of the strobe
was not well designed
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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:19 AM   #4
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I'm not sure if I posted this here before or not, but Epoque USA is closing up shop (or already has).

This is the reason a lot of shops are blowing out Epoque stuff.

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