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DaveJ
posted : January 20, 2009 Post subject: Attaching Lights to Rig
Hi,

I have a Fuji F100fd + housing. Until now I've just put up with using the camera in one and and trying to hold my torch in the other.

I don't want to splash out on a strobe just yet, but I was thinking of getting a new torch that I could attach to the camera. I've heard the UK Light Cannon 100 is a good choice, just wondering if anyone else uses that, or if they have an alternative suggestion?

Also any good advice on where/how to attach the camera. I was looking at these flex arms http://www.underwater-housing.co.uk/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,413/category_id,31/manufacturer_id,0/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,6/, but not sure how I could attach the torch to the end in a secure way.

Any advice appreciated .. cheers

 
devilgas
posted : January 28, 2009 Post subject: Attaching Lights to Rig
are you looking for lighting for photography or video or both?

most diving lamps do not have fittings on them to allow bolting to strobe arms, so whatever you choose will probably need to be jury rigged to fit.
not followed the link yet but i suspect it'll be something similar to the loc-line segmented pipe system i used on my diy strobe system - http://www.devilgas.com/diving/uwstrobe/uwstrobe.asp - from a few years ago.
not sure if this will hold the weight of a light cannon (in water it'll be fine) as they're relatively hefty units.

 
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