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In Topic: Need stiffest open foot fin on the market

21 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

Check out the OMS Slipstreams - 5.4lbs w/springstraps dry weight. Not sure about exact buoyancy u/w, I would guess about -1 to -2lb range. Foot pocket will work well with hard sole boots.


+1. OMS SlipStreams. Looks just like Jet fins, but notably lighter, so much better for travel. (as long as you don't need a heavy fin for trim)

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

16 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

thanks for this. i'm still waiting for my replacement strap because "Hong Kong doesn't have stock". that's after-sales service in Singapore for you...

I'm on 47 dives and about 80 hours of operation time, and my battery is 1 bar below full. On my previous trip the "low battery" warning actually came up. This is quite worrying. I hope I don't have a lemon! To be safe I'm going to put a couple of spare batteries into my case for my next trip.

Have you considered converting your existing (broken) straps to bungee? You're getting new straps anyway so you can feel free to muck about with the torn one anyway... can't hurt. I've considered converting mine to bungee, which I prefer, but I've been hesitant to cut up a perfectly good strap. You don't have that concern, so give it a shot!

Punch two holes through the stock strap (with a paper hole punch or better yet a leather hole punch for a smaller hole), reinforce the hole with a small metal washer, and stick the bungee through. Tie a knot to hold it from pulling through, and loop it through the open part on the other side. That's been my planned modification, at least... if my stock strap ever breaks or I find a spare to play with, I'll go through with it.

In Topic: Bossk focus light for Ikelite / Canon 30D

15 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

I gave a LOT of thought to going with the 1x5, and ended up (today, in fact) deciding that it just didn't work for me.

I do love the auto-off feature, but I think Big Blue miffed the implementation a little. The light cuts out for THREE SECONDS (and no, that's not configurable) with each shot. I don't know about you, but it's quite common for me to take more than one shot in three seconds, and beyond that, it's extremely rare for me to ever use shutter speeds over 1 second. I think the Fix/Fisheye Mini/Nano LED lights, with their 1 second cut-out, are about perfect. Three seconds is just too long, to my mind.

And the Big Blue is just that... BIG. Too big. Just too many little odd things with it gave me pause and kept me from pulling the trigger.

Instead, I went with the I-Torch VDO. Ordered mine today. It's more than the Big Blue, yes, but I feel like I can live with the feature set better, and it's smaller, lighter, and less intrusive than the Fix LED500 (which has the same price) or the Big Blue.

In Topic: New iPhone

08 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

I'll be purchasing one asap as well. My 3G (non-S) has been getting long in the tooth for a while now. I only wish they had a 64mb version.

I like the look of the new design, but I'm a bit bummed the new case I just got (just over a month ago!) for my 3G isn't going to work AT ALL with the new phone. Oh well.

I'll admit to being a little tempted and intrigued by some of the offering that are coming out for the Android-based phones. Some devs just don't like Apple, and will never port their apps over, even if they would be approved. Of course, other devs are mac-only, so... *shrug* Overall, iPhone has the app edge, but over time that will even out a lot more.

In Topic: Aiming Lights

17 May 2010 - 11:05 PM

Yep, the Inon light shuts off when the strobe fires - and then switch back on afterwards. It works well.

but in answer to your question .no auto off , but i think they are the best focus light out there at the moment

So there are two different answers here... who is right?