DAIWA CERTATE SW
Its twenty years since the first Certate was released and I’ve shot every variation and model of the Daiwa Certate for catalogues and promotion. The new Certate SW series is the latest model from Daiwa, and a good predecessor to the legendary Certate HD models that were released over ten years ago. The reel in the image was the only hand made sample and as usual with these early samples they can be a bit rough but this one was a real challenge. Usually preparation from the beginning is essential to get the reel looking right, but this one took some time due to some parts not perfect, warped and hand machining inconsistencies, nothing that can’t be fixed later with many hours in Creative Suite. But first off with any reel like this is, a tough clean and polish to remove any dirt, dust, oil, fingerprints etc. then light it up. A three-light setup with the main light a Godox AD600 Pro with a 50cm Beauty Dish from front above, ¼ power, two Godox AD 300 Pro’s from either side at 45 degrees, 1/16th power and about half a dozen small Gobos to reflect light in the right areas.
And after that many many hours in Creative Suite to make it look production perfect, the final reel imagery was ready for the public too see. Like any Certate that Daiwa has released over the past two decades its sure to be a huge favorite with demanding anglers.
|Camera:||Nikon Z7 II|
|Lens:||Nikon PC-E 85mm f2.8 ED with FTZ Adapter|
|Lighting||Godox ADD600 PRO with 50cm Beauty Dish, 2 x Good AD 300Pro and Lastolite Tent|