Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews.Rating: Great Dive Light/GoPro Camera Light!
i HAVE THE SEALIFE DC1200 WITH PRO FLASH STROBE. i WANT TO TAKE SOME VIDEO. IF I GET THE PRO VIDEO SL980 TO BOTH ATTACH TO THE CAMERA AT THE SAME TIME OR DO I JUST NEEP THE PRO VIDEO
You can use it either way. If you wish to mount both items at one time you'll need the Sealife Mounting Screw/Flash Base Attachment Knob that you can find at: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-516/068539/Sealife-Mounting-Screw-Flash-Base-Attachment-Knob.html
My nephew has a Sealife DC1400 underwater camera. If I buy for him, a Sealife L.E.D. Video Light (item SL980), this flash, also serves to take pictures? Or, to take pictures with this camera, I must buy a Sealife Digital Pro Flash (item SL961)? Thanks.
Hello Iris, if you are looking for a light to take still pictures then you will need the Sealife Digital Pro Flash web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/069700/Sealife-Digital-Pro-Flash.html. If he is doing more video then stills. Then you want to stick with the video light. With the video light when you go to take a picture the video light will turn off and then turn back on once you are done taking the picture. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
I have a Sealife Reefmaster Mini which was purchased four years ago. I would like to add a flash/strobe. Can you please advise?
The Sealife Digital Pro Flash will work with the Reefmaster Mini. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/069700/Sealife-Digital-Pro-Flash.html
Hi,i have a sealife DC1400.I thinking of getting an external flash.But question is,i prefer to take video rather than photo.Which option will be better, Ext. Flash or Ext.LED light ? Rgrds Lim
Hello Pierre, I have found that if you do more video the stills it is good to do dual video lights. The down side to this is if you do take a still the video light will turn off during the still shot. But with the dual video lights you will have better cover of the subject you are filming.
Powerful 500 lumen LED light - Latest LED technology featuring 3 x 3W Cree XP-G R5 LEDs
One button control for easy operation - one button to power light on/off and select light modes
Quick-release - detach light from arm for aiming into dark areas and discovering hidden sea creatures
Easy aiming with rubberized, flexible arm and universal mounting tray
Included Diffuser widens the beam angle of the light, providing better coverage when using a wide angle lens
No hot spots - soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots
Effective Range: Video: Up to 3 ft (1m), Photo: Up to 2ft (0.6m)
Color Temperature: 6,500K
Depth tested to 300 ft (100m) – Guaranteed
Customized Light Modes – Select between 8 different light mode settings:
Flash Cancellation ON or OFF: Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash
Light Power Levels: Single power (100%) or 3 power (100%→50%→25%) or 3 power plus signal (100%→50%→25%→Blinking→SOS)
Power Overdrive: Increase light power to 600 lumens for 2 minutes
Features coiled safety lanyard so you don't lose the light when it's disconnected from its arm
Rubber hood for added shock protection against drops and rough handling
Power Source: 4x AA batteries
Includes both standard and extended mounting knobs for attaching two lighting accessories, as well as an adapter to mount a GoPro® camera
Sealife recognizes the need for a versatile underwater light to not only team up with their industry leading DC1200 Underwater Camera but also adapt to any manufacturer’s digital camera and underwater housing equipped with a common tripod mount in the base. With a depth rating of 330ft., the SL980 L.E.D. Video Light has been designed as an affordable, multi-purpose light with a primary function of offering bright, color correct lighting for underwater video using the latest in L.E.D. technology. Sealife lists innovative functions such as a simple, push button operation, designed to be used conveniently with one hand, that changes between a variety of power or use settings, and a flexible ball joint arm easily offering an unlimited amount of aiming choices among the primary features of this light. The light will also let the diver detach the head and hold the it for the perfect illumination in the tightest and closest of shots. “In a pinch, it will even double as a more than adequate, back up main light for night diving, should the divers primary light suffer a failure.” states Melinda Herndon, an instructor with Scuba.com Using the latest in LED lighting technology from Cree, a leader in lighting innovation, the light features a 3watt per bulb, 3 diode head putting out an amazing 500 lumens of power in a very small, compact little light head. While the light is designed for use as a video light or to compliment the SL961 Digital Pro Flash , it more than holds its own as a primary light for close up, still photography.
Sealife again adapts the light for use by all ranges of underwater photography by utilizing customizable pin switches inside the housing the user can adjust power levels to adapt the light for any of the conditions the diver may experience underwater and even program a 2 second flash cancellation that dims the light when it detects an external strobe firing to combat over exposure of your once in a lifetime shot. Even when used on full power the light is designed to help the photographer eliminate hot spots and over exposure with a soft, 70 degree light beam that evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots and color corrects with pure, true color enhancing lighting for close up photography. Finally, the light is powered by 4 AA batteries. The newer, quick-rechargeable AA batteries have been found to work perfectly well in the light allowing for an economical power source. According to Melinda, “Sealife has developed a video light, that for most divers would normally be a heavy, cumbersome, power hungry, battery eating headache and turned it into a convenient and efficient “must have” piece of gear for any underwater photographer.”