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PeteAtkinson

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2018 05:11 AM
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In Topic: An extra hole for a Nauticam housing...

24 September 2018 - 05:12 AM

I had forgotten about this earlier thread  (thanks rollin) from 5 years ago when I was trying the same thing. Neither the X-sync socket nor the hotshoe work if the pop-up flash is elevated enough to fire. Push the flash down a bit and they will work, but the on-board flash will not.

Anyone know if there's a small mechanical switch inside controlling this and if it would be safe to disable it?


In Topic: An extra hole for a Nauticam housing...

23 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

A problem has arisen! When the pop-up flash is up, the hot shoe doesn't work!! I need both to work at the same time. Anyone know how to resolve this?


In Topic: An extra hole for a Nauticam housing...

22 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

One thing to watch out for; a 10mm coarse hex machine screw runs out of thread before the head. So you can't tighten it enough in a Nauticam hole to compress an O-ring sitting in a groove cut under the head of the machine screw. Either use a big fat O-ring or better, run extra thread right up under the head of the machine screw, so it will tighten sufficiently on an O-ring that better fits the groove.


In Topic: An extra hole for a Nauticam housing...

21 September 2018 - 08:10 AM

That's true, but at 20 times the cost. But thanks for making me aware of this option. It seems there is no room in the housing for an X-synch cable plugged into the camera, so I will be using a modified hot shoe to get flash sync to the Nikonos bulkhead connector.


In Topic: Lens/Port recommendation for D800

16 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

White balance makes no difference when you are shooting raw. You need shutter speeds faster than a strobe will synch, so forget strobes with dolphins most of the time. I like 1/640th for shutter speed, but that will often mean your ISO will be about 640 too. Forget Magic Filters for this use. (But there are a lot of people on here with more experience at this than I have...)