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insomniac

Member Since 02 Apr 2016
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#379752 3D Printed Nauticam Float Arm Bayonet Holder

Posted by insomniac on 19 December 2016 - 12:22 PM

Just had a set printed on a Form 2 printer last night in their tough resin... Looks like they came out pretty good! Thanks for doing this, I'll let you know how it works....

 

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#374414 Olympus GoPro killer?

Posted by insomniac on 07 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

Here's some pics of my rig when I will be shooting WA only (and if my wife let's me borrow the TG-Tracker, otherwise a GoPro will be mounted in it's place)....

 

 

 

 

 

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#373448 Nauticam WWL-1 Lens / Buoyancy Collar Review

Posted by insomniac on 09 May 2016 - 09:37 PM

Ok, so instead of cutting into my foam; I think I will be drilling a tiny hole into my red plastic bayonet mount release lever/button and running a small diameter wire through it. I tested out releasing the lens with a GoPro tether I had laying around, and it worked surprisingly well. But with it just looped around, it could easily fall off the red button underwater. I think if I drill a tiny hole through the button and run an inch or two of stainless wire (ie: fishing leader line / go pro tether) terminated to a stainless steel keychain ring it will be low profile enough and still really easy to release (even with dry gloves on), but not so easily that it will accidentally release...

 

One other thing I noticed; the lens cap is dang near impossible to remove once this float is installed. You can't get the surface area/grip on it and it fits really tight... I ended up putting on a pair of "grippy" gloves on to get a better grip and still could barely remove it. Once thing is for certain, it certainly makes using the lens more difficult; but hopefully it's worth not having 22 oz of negative weight hanging off the front of my compact camera...

 

Here's some pics for those interested:

 

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