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Saga Dive Fiber Optic Ring Flash Adapter for Underwater SLR Cameras
Saga Dive has a new answer for underwater mcro photography lighting. The Saga Ring Flash uses fiber optic technology and existing strobes to transfer the strobe light output through a parallel series of fiber optic cords held in place around the front of the port. Light is bright and even on the subject and rapidly tapers off in the background, creating nice bokeh or a black background. Strobes such as the Sea & Sea YS-D1, D2 and Inon z240 work very well and in both manual and TTL modes.
The Saga Ring Light has an adjustable collar that allows you to pull, or push, the ends of the fiber optic cords in and out, thus focusing the light narrower or wider, and allowing for different lengths of diopter lenses. Most popular macro diopters work well, such as Nauticam SMC, CMC, Subsee +5 and +10, etc.
Saga Dive designed the unit to be mounted on a short arm with the strobe upside down and centered over back of the housing. This does allow for the best flexibility of adjustment of the fiber optic cords, but it can be in the way of looking at the subject, and blocks the use of focus lights as well.
Another mounting option is to mount a strobe to a handle ball mount with a clamp. This frees up the focus light holder, and also mounts the unit out of the way.
They sell it with or without a flip diopter holder, and if you want to use a flip holder that is the only answer – the popular Nauticam flip diopter holder doesn’t fit.
The Stix FB-AQ float belt fits well on a larger DSLR port and adds quite a bit of flotation to balance the rig nicely.
The Saga Fiber Optic Ring Flash is very durable; the fiber optic cords are quite stiff and won’t bend or break in normal use.
The Saga DSLR Ring Flash Adapter is available custom made to your order; mounting option, strobe (Inon z240, D2000 or Sea & Sea YS-D1, YS-D2 or Ikelite DS160/161), port and housing all have to be allowed for. Longer 100mm ports for DSLR and 60mm macro ports for m4/3rds that have no steps are necessary for it to fit. Ports and housings from Nauticam, Subal, SEACAM and Aquatica are supported. Not compatible with Ikelite and some Sea & Sea ports. Turnaround is about 15-20 days and they can ship directly to customers world-wide.
Please note your setup and desired customization above. Please note this will not fit compacts or m 4/3rds housings for those housings see: Saga Macro Lens Fiber Optic Ring Flash
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