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Underwater Strobe Connectors
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The connectors on the
flash that you intend to purchase should obviously match those on the camera that it will be
There is no standard for connectors on underwater strobes, although the old five
pin Nikonos V plug and socket has survived and is still universal for TTLThrough The Lens. A term applied to viewfinders and metering systems that operate behind the lens. As such TTL is accurate because it sees what the lens sees. strobes.
Some types of lead can have connectors that can be unplugged underwater. This
is an advantage should you wish to take two cameras but only one flash (or two
strobes and one camera).
Many compactType of camera that does not employ a SLR viewfinder. digital compact underwater camera systems now
employ an optical link. This is a fiber optic cable that takes the light from
the built-in flash (in the camera) to the strobe. This system has the
advantage of not needing to go through the housingA casing or box with waterproof seals designed to contain a camera or other equipment in such a way that it can be used underwater., always a potential problem
You need to cover the built-in flash in compact cameras properly
because it can cause
backscatterBackscatter is light reflected from suspended particles in the water a problem in underwater flash photography caused by having the flash too close to the camera lens..
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