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In Topic: Durability of Nauticam handles

21 April 2019 - 03:02 PM

I've found my Nauticam flextray quite solid.  You do need to pay attention to periodically tighten the screws and use the stainless brackets between the top of the housing and top of the tray handle, which significantly strengthens the whole setup.   I also grease all of my screws to help guard against corrosion. 

In Topic: Float Arm choices?

20 April 2019 - 03:01 AM

I have good experience with INON ABS float arms but I don't dive that deep.   But you can't guess, buy one of those luggage scales and weigh the rig in water, fresh water is fine, it's only a few % more buoyant in salt and you probably don't want to push all the way to neutral.  INON publishes underwater weight for all their equipment incl strobes, arms etc.  Here is the link:  http://www.inon.jp/p...ight_table.html


You'll need a different setup between the strobes and the lights, the Z330 is only very slightly negative underwater, and it will change significantly between different ports.    Once you know the weight of everything, add it up then add enough buoyancy to cancel it out without going positive.

In Topic: Eneloop Pro venting gas

18 April 2019 - 05:30 PM

So do INON:  http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z330/spec.html  scroll down to recommended batteries

In Topic: Inon Z-330 ready light comes on early

18 April 2019 - 05:08 PM

Have to agree you cannot get blood out of a stone.  The test reports that came out when first released:  http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61091&hl=z330&page=1 report the same number of full power flashes out of the same batteries as used in a Z-240, but the Z-330 is a stop brighter with a wider beam.  If the tests are accurate it means the Z-330 is more efficient and this may be in the reflectors or quite likely in the charging circuit,   Seems like quite a reasonable improvement if these figures are in any way accurate!

In Topic: GH4 - GH5 AF+MF for Macro

15 April 2019 - 10:12 PM

What lens are you using?  Oly 60mm macro?  I know with that lens MF is next to useless as you have turn the focus ring so far to get any response at all and then you add a focus gear and the gearing on that slows things down even more so you you do 2 full turns of the housing focus knob and you struggle to pick up any difference in the image focus.  The only way to use it is in AF with back button focus.  I use Oly Em-1 II not GH4 but on that I found the focus peaking not always that bright and hard to see depending on colours in the scene being shot, the menus had settings to make it brighter/more obvious and change colour but still hard to see sometimes.  The standard behaviour was to show peaking when you tweak the focus ring, better was to assign it to a function button so it was could be activated and stay on if you wanted to rock to achieve fine focus.