This is a professional set up for a Canon 350D. It is a well-preserved second hand setup with a brand new Sea & Sea YS-110 alpha strobe. The lens port I am using houses a 60mm macro lens from Henry’s. As I don’t plan to upgrade to a dual strobe setup soon, I’m using a single sync cable (see the cord) that connects the flash to the camera body hot shoe inside.
It takes 30 minutes to an hour to prepare something like this and I wanted to familiarize my self with how everything goes together before taking it on an actual trip to the ocean. Inside the port I placed a couple of Leak Insure packets as a secondary precaution for accidental leaks. The housing for the body comes with a leak detector that blinks when wet. I wish it had an auditory warning, but that’s as good as this one gets. No worries.
Below, you can see the final single arm set up, ready to shoot macro life underwater. For some reason I can’t tighten the strobe on the arm so it droops down. I guess I need to read the manual. Hehe.
P.S. The photo of the clown fish in the background was taken using this exact same configuration but with a 100mm lens I borrowed.
Imagine lugging around this thing underwater. On land, it’s already very heavy. Underwater I need to deduct 2 lbs of weights to keep me neutrally buoyant. I’m excited. I’m going to keep it like this for a while and practice shooting small objects with the strain of the housing on me. I guess that’s the best way to get used to it!