please recommend a dive torch

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  1. diveforfun

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    HI ALL,

    In order to make a video

    I want to take with a dive torch.

    But I am not sure which is very useful.

    I have never bought it before.

    If the guys in the forums have useful one,
    please recommnend one.

    Thanks
     
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    What sort of video camera do you have?
     
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    i who'd recomend a maglight that are the best out here
     
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    hi shaunnorth,

    Thanks for your good recommend.

    Have you ever used maglite dive torch?
    Maglite is very famous, but not sure whether the dive lights also gain popular among user.
    what is more, it is very expensive.
     
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    It all depends on what you want to accomplish underwater. If you are merely using a torch to illuminate a thing that you want to video during the day, then any LED torch will be fine. If you plan to do some serious night diving/wreck penetration, I find a mix of torches to work the best. This is because standard LED bulbs typically put out a bright beam of light which is useless in slightly sanded/dirty/plankton rich water as "all you see is white". Older incandescent bulbs put out more of a "dimmer glow" which works well in non-crystal clear water, but obviously doesn't illuminate much. Also If you already have a camera in your hands, I find that mounted torches work the best. Personally if I'm doing a night dive, I use 1 LED and 1 incandescent torch, connected to my mask strap (for me the left side of my head has the LED and the right has the incandescent, so I can remember which one to switch off in fluctuating conditions). This allows me to switch off the LED if I hit a patch of murk and avoid "white-outs". Also torches tend to fail and having 2 always provides a backup. Brand-wise, it depends on what you can afford.
     
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    Maglight is not really a diving torch but they are so well made(Made in the USA ) you can almost do any thing with them and there LEDs are some what the best in the indistory here in South Africa i who'd not use any other brand of torch
     
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    HI Nemos Janitor

    Thanks for your recommend.

    After I look at his spec,
    I do not like it.
     
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