Underwater Strobe Heads
Mostly called a Flash in general photography, underwater strobes emit a powerful split second burst of light for taking lighting stills shots underwater. Also checkout our Strobe Packages
Shooting underwater is complex and challenging. It is the field in photography even many experienced topside photographers struggle with. The challenges are low visibility, particles in the water, loss of color and more. Read more...
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About Underwater Strobes
An underwater flash is called a strobe and is very commonly used in underwater photography.
Here are the main advantages of using a strobe underwater:
1) ADD LIGHT - The water itself and the floating particles in them absorb the light from the sun causing much lower light underwater that above even in sunny days. A strobe simply adds synthetic light to the image.
2) ADD COLORS - The water acts as a blue filter , absorbing reds , yellow and warm colors causing images to be blueish and greyish. By using a strobe , you would add a broad spectrum light , simliar to the sun close to the object causing the real colors to be reflected back to your camera. The result is vibrant color photos.
3) REDUCE BACKSCATTER - As the water is usually filled with small particles , using the cameras built in flash causes the light from it to be reflected back from these particles to the cameras lenses. This will result in grainy and unclear images. By using an external strobes , the flash is lighting the scene from above or below causing these relflections to be in another direction and not facing the cameras lens.
|Strobe Name||Guide Number (Air at ISO 100)||Focus Light||Connection||TTL||Price|
|Fantasea Nano Flash||12||N||Fiber Optic||No||$ 99.00|
|Bonica G8-B||20||N||Fiber Optic||No||$ 249.00|
|Olympus UFL-1||14||N||Fiber Optic||Yes||$ 269.00|
|Sea and Sea YS-02||20||N||Fiber Optic||No||$ 319.00|
|Ikelite DS-51||17||N||Ikelite Sync Cord||Yes||$ 399.00|
|Ikelite Autoflash AF35||9||N||Slave Auto Sensor||No||$ 419.00|
|Sea and Sea YS-01||20||Y||Fiber Optic||Yes||$ 429.00|
|Inon S-2000||20||N||Fiber Optic||S-TTL||$ 529.00|
|Inon D-2000||20||Y||Fiber Optic||S-TTL||$ 649.00|
|Olympus UFL-2||20-36 (Angle dependant)||N||Fiber Optic||Yes||$ 599.00|
|Sea and Sea YS-110a||22||Y||Fiber Optic, 5 Pin Nikonos||Yes||$ 639.95|
|Sea and Sea YS-D1||20-32 (80-120 degrees)||Y||Fiber Optic, 5 Pin Nikonos||Yes||$ 699.00|
|Inon Z-240||24||Y||Fiber Optic, 5 Pin Nikonos||S-TTL||$ 799.00|
|Ikelite DS-160||24||N||Ikelite Sync Cord||Yes||$ 799.00|
|Ikelite DS-161||24||Y (500 Lumen)||Ikelite Sync Cord||Yes||$ 949.00|
|Sea and Sea YS-250PRO||32||Y||Fiber Optic, 5 Pin Nikonos||Yes||$1,069.00
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