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The photo below was taken during a recent trip to Phuket. Note those two pink streaks - one above the first Moray's head and the other over the water. I get those usually with wide-angle shots with strobes used - like close ups of sharks or turtles and never with close encounters of smaller marine life, where the lens is in a more telephoto setting.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25941505@N ... 238201421/
This second photo perhaps illustrates what I mean. Taken in Turks & Caicos in May this year - I had only one strobe (right) at the time and was obviously at a wide-angle setting. Note the prominent pink streak above the shark's fin tip.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25941505@N ... 988786112/
Assuming that these are strobe / wide lens flare defects, I thought of 2 possible solutions.
1. To get & use the appropriate lens hood. I should have done this before but thought that the hood was too expensive at £59 (about $90).
2. In addition to angling the strobe heads to reduce backscatter, I thought I could also tilt the flexi-arm further back so that the strobe flash is somewhat behind the plane of the lens.
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looking to your gallery i saw some strange exif data!!
i own the same camera with two inons and the fish eye fix uwl 04.... i do all mi photography in manual mode... all... strobe and camera... working at 100 iso.... in your exif i saw for example 1/60... F2.0.... you have to close your aperture.... minimum f5.6... but with strobes you can shot all at F8.0... your image quality can be really better.. sharp corners and better blue... you have to go faster also with timing!!
now i sell all my equipment for jumping in dslr... but you can find my s95 shot here...
komodo http://www.flickr.com/photos/13930495@N ... 641133610/
bali http://www.flickr.com/photos/13930495@N ... 602246698/
sorry for my spaghetti english!!!
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