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In Topic: FS: 2 Sea & Sea YS D1 Strobes

03 December 2018 - 01:39 AM

OP, or whoever purchases these, I would like to buy one of the YS mounts. Is this possible?

In Topic: FWC hearing RE: Phil Foster Park AKA BHB announced

28 November 2018 - 12:16 PM

The draft rule Summary and Presentation Memo are now available now at the above link. They appear to be mostly satisfactory and well thought out.


However (you knew there'd be a however...) there is still a discretionary power assigned to the FWC which allows it to permit collection if the applicant for the collection permit can show such collection is "vital to the project."


Since there appear to be no other criteria for allowing collection it would seem to be an open door to once again violate the site.


Maybe there will be further changes to this "back door" at the meeting? It seems to require much more specific and restrictive language.


Be there and maybe we'll help the FWC folks with this effort!



Perhaps there could be required a FWC monitor on site for such extraordinary collections. If there is additional cost for such a monitor, then that cost is borne by the applicant. This is similar to the NOAA requirements for special permits in the National Marine Sanctuaries....

In Topic: Forum Structure Changes

27 November 2018 - 08:07 PM

My "new content" tab no longer finds any new content. Is this related to the changes announced in this thread, or do i have some other problem?

My "new content" tab no longer finds any new content. Is this related to the changes announced in this thread, or do i have some other problem?

Never mind. Duh. Cockpit error.

In Topic: Lithium - Ion Battery

11 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

You're usually not allowed to have Lithium Ion batteries inside of checked in luggage. You need to put them into the bring aboard luggage and they need to be packed in a way that they can not be short circuit. Which means they also usually need to be outside of the device they are used for (if possible) or the device needs to be protected from turning itself on by accident. Most airlines also limit the amount of extra batteries that you're allowed to bring aboard.

The FAA/TSA rules for the US allow Li-Ion batteries that are installed in devices to be in checked luggage. It is loose batteries that must be hand-carried. See:https://www.faa.gov/...d_batteries.pdf


Q2. What kinds of batteries does the FAA allow in checked baggage (including gate-checked bags)?

A2. Except for spare (uninstalled) lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries, all the batteries allowed in carry-on baggage are also allowed in checked baggage. The batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit or installed in a device. Battery-powered devices—particularly those with moving parts or those that could heat up—must be protected from accidental activation. Spare lithium metal and lithium ion/polymer batteries are prohibited in checked baggage—this includes external battery packs. Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are also prohibited in checked baggage. “Checked baggage” includes bags checked at the gate or planeside.

In Topic: Q about Nauticam housing for Oly EM10 mk3

10 October 2018 - 01:05 PM

Hi guys -
Can someone let me know the following about the :
- Is it possible to use back button AF on the Nauticam housing for this camera, and if so, is the button at an ergonomically sensible location?
- Does the Nauticam housing allow direct movement of the AF point (IE, without needing to press any button)
- Any unexpected gotchas or other issues with usability as far as this housing goes?
Sefnt from my BBF100-6 using Tapatalk

I have the Mk1. I assume they are similar.
Yes, the thumb button normally to start video can be reprogrammed to be focus. Very conveniently located. Moving the AF point involves several button pushes.