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In Topic: Strobes

11 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

Bill V 


It is my understanding that light behaves differently in water than it does in air. The light from the strobe travels a distance altho short before it reaches the diffuser and then after it goes threw the diffuser it is back in the water.  Therefore comparing a strobe performance in the air is somewhat irrelevant to how it will preform underwater and then adding the diffuser in the mix really makes it irrelevant. 

In Topic: Strobes

10 May 2019 - 04:34 PM

Hey Bill 


This is cool, where can we find the stuff that backscatter did that you reference? 



In Topic: Modifying Fiberoptic cable?

31 March 2019 - 06:40 PM

I don't think you want to cut the ends off as they are polished to enable as much light transfer as possible. 

In Topic: Renting out my gear.

11 October 2018 - 05:49 AM

I have done this before and had success. First of all, you have to treat this as a business transaction not loaned to a friend. You can find sample contracts on the internet and you need to have one. Figure out what your replacement cost for all items rented would be. In my case that was $4000. Then get that amount in deposit, not a check but actual cash deposit. Then the rent was $400 a week. I then spent about an hour of time with the renter going over the procedures and cautions and operation of the system. Once the system is returned check it all out and go through your normal testing procedures and post-trip procedures, clean it up well. Your contract should state that you have 30 days to return the deposit less any cost for damages or cost for missing items. I did this 3 times before there was a problem and I had to keep some of the deposit. I later sold the system to the renter. 



In Topic: Dome replacement for Precision Pana 8mm

29 July 2018 - 06:18 AM

Hi Timz


I am the manufacture of this product. I can replace the dome, Please send me a email and we can discuss the procedure, 


Bill Libecap