Canon R-5 Underwater A-Z // Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter [VIDEO]

Canon R-5 Underwater A-Z // Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter [VIDEO]

Canon R-5 Underwater A-Z // Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter [VIDEO]

Without light, there is no photography. Light is absorbed quickly underwater leaving everything looking blue. You need to add strobes to your system to bring out the reds, oranges, yellows, and purples that would otherwise fade away.

 

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z

INTRO: Performance and Specifications 

STEP 1: Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater Photography

STEP 2: How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Underwater Housing

STEP 3: Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter

STEP 4: Top 3 Custom Settings for Underwater Use 

 

STEP 3:  Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter

Our proprietary TTL circuitry translates your camera's metering information to the external strobes to adjust their output based on the distance to your subject. This is the fastest and most reliable way to get correct strobe exposure underwater. With the DS Link TTL Converter, you can adjust exposure compensation in camera and also switch back to manual exposure on the fly for creative compositions.

John Brigham shows you how to replace the housing's manual hotshoe with a TTL hotshoe, assemble a DS160, DS161, DS162, or DS230 strobe, and attach the strobe to the housing using a DS Link TTL Converter and TTL sync cord. Don't forget to take a few test shots to make sure everything is connected properly before hitting the water!

[0:00] - Introduction

[1:22] - Our Top Choice Strobes

[2:25] - Connecting TTL Hotshoe to your Camera

[4:00] - Connecting and Assembling Strobes

[11:13] - Powering on your Strobes

[13:16] - Testing the Connection of your Strobes

 

 

Continue through the series to learn all of the details of getting the maximum performance out of this highly capable system.

 

NEXT STEP:  Top 3 Custom Settings for Underwater Use 

 

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John Brigham Ikelite Vice PresidentJohn Brigham is the Vice President & head of product development at Ikelite. He was born with a flair for design and an entrepreneurial spirit as son of Ikelite founder Ike Brigham. He worked his way up in the business and is a natural fit in the R&D side of things. John dives the equipment as much as possible to test product and put himself in the "fins" of the user. You may also find him on the other end of an email or phone call when you reach out for product advice and support. When he's not underwater he's flying drones, setting off rockets, training his German Shepherd "T2", and spending time with his family.

 

Additional Reading

200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5 

50DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 Underwater Photos & Review

Underwater with the Canon RF 100mm Macro Lens and EOS R5

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

Why You Need Strobes Underwater

The Next Generation of Professional Underwater Strobes

When to Use a Compact 8" Dome Port Underwater

Trade Up to the Dry Lock System