Average Customer Review: based on 19 reviews.Rating: Super flash
I have had two of these. Both flooded, but Ive never flooded a camera. These were early sl971s. How have they been re-designed. Was easy flooding an issue. Thanks Joe
Hello Joe, to get the tech spec's for those you would need to contact the manufacture directly. Here is there contact information you need: Sealife Service Center c/o Pioneer Research 97 Foster Road, Suite 5 Moorestown, NJ 08057 Tel: (856) 866-9191 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
will the Pro Flash work with a Cannon SD780IS in a WP-DC31 Waterproof Case for SD780IS Digital Elph Camera?
I have a DC800 with single Sealife digital pro flash, and its a few years old. I want to add another flash. Does Scuba.com sell a base tray that can handle two flashes? And is that all Ill need to add another flash?
The Digital Pro Flash will come complete with a strobe head, arm and tray. You'll need to add the longer Sealife Mounting Screw for 2 accessories (or the 3 accessory version if you are using the wide angle lens caddy as well) found at http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-516/068539/Sealife-Mounting-Screw-Flash-Base-Attachment-Knob.html
I just returned from Grand Cayman where I used my SeaLife ReefMaster Mini Underwater Camera (SL332) and SeaLife Digital Pro Flash for the first time. With the Pro Flash my pictures are all over-exposed, washed out, with insufficient detail and too much scatter at times. I have set everything as recommended in the manuals for the camera and flash: On the camera I used easy setup to set to Underwater Camera and Flash and I set the flash switches inside to "0" (pre-flash setting) and "1" (auto bright) and the dial is set to the far left ("A" with the sun image). What am I doing wrong? On a very shallow dive (12 feet) I used the camera alone, set to no flash. Again the images lack saturation but I was able to fix them a bit in Mac Photos.
Provides deeper, richer colors and reduces backscatter
Works with all SeaLife cameras as well as other brands of cameras that have up to 4 pre-flashes
New Auto Mode setting automatically adjusts flash brightness for optimal image exposure
Depth rated to 200 ft / 60 m
Variable power adjustment allows user to manually fine tune flash brightness for desired effect and image exposure
5 pre-flash cancellation settings
Effective underwater distance up to 8 ft. (2.5 m)
Approximately 100 flashes with 4 AA batteries (not included)
Flexible, rubberized arm for easy aiming and sure grip
Includes flash link optical cable connection, standard mounting knob, and Deluxe carry case.
A Digital Pro Flash can be mounted on each side of the camera (requires extended mounting knob, sold separately)
Digital Pro Flash Specifications
Guide Number 20 (meters distance on land) at full power setting
1.5m (meters distance on land) at low power
Power adjustment range 8% to 100% (in Auto or Manual modes)
Power switch Magnetic switch with On, Off, and Test
Coverage angle 60° horizontal x 50° vertical (Without Diffuser)
86° horizontal x 70° vertical (With SL9618 diffuser)
Color temperature 5700 degrees Kelvin
Power source 4 AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Battery life 100 flashes (+/-)
Recycle time Instant recycle time when power setting is less than 1/2 power
7 seconds recycle time at full power (fresh batteries)
Housing material Rubber armored polycarbonate
Hardware 316 grade stainless steel
Flash arm 7.5' rubber coated flexible arm
Flash base Universal base with 1/4-20 threads
Weight 25 ounces (711 grams) w/ head, arm and base
Dimensions Head: 6.4' (16.3 cm) diameter x 3.5' (8.9 cm) depth
Arm: 7.5' length
Base: 7.75' L x 2' W x 3/8'
Watt seconds 40 watt seconds
Sealife Digital Pro Flash was designed specifically for underwater digital photography. Whether mounted up with the DC1400, the new Reefmaster Mini 2.1 or another manufacturer’s camera and housing, the SL961 Digital Pro Flash will aid with color correction and illumination of underwater photographs. The strobe is designed for any level of user, offering variable power adjustments allowing the manual fine tuning of the flash power or a new Auto Mode setting that adjusts the brightness of the flash automatically to give the diver the perfect exposure of their shot. According to Melinda Herndon, an Instructor with eScuba.com, “Even at shallow depths water begins to absorb the red, orange and yellow color ranges very quickly leaving us with very blue looking photos. The Sealife Digital Pro Flash replaces these colors with a bright, natural light to give even new photographers vibrant colorful images.” Designed to be the most universally versatile strobe available for divers and snorkelers it is powered by 4 AA batteries, and comes packaged with a fiber optic cable that is adaptable to any camera using a flash or pre-flash, the tray to secure it to any camera/housing equipped with a tripod mount, a flexible, ball-joint arm offering limitless aiming possibilities and a deluxe carry case with strap all at $349.
This powerful strobe boasts a depth rating of 60 meters and up to 100 flashes on a new set of batteries. It is packed into a fairly compact case measuring 2.4cm wide x 3.1cm long x 1.6cm tall and weighs just a little more than 1.8 kg making it a perfect choice for local dive tips or the travelling diver alike. States Melinda, “Being small and relatively light compared to other similar products means it will always be easy to pack and its owner will not have to worry about it being in the way on a dive or about airline baggage restrictions when packing to travel.”