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In Topic: Nauticam vacuum system battery life?

03 December 2017 - 12:40 PM

Read my comment from February this year on Nauticam vacuum system battery life in this thread:




The battery eventually went flat and had to be replaced during a trip to Anilao in May this year.

In Topic: iPad Pro only Lightroom workflow

13 October 2017 - 02:15 PM

I just did my first trip leaving my laptop at home and using an iPad pro instead.  I used a Sandisk iXpand flash drive to backup my raw files:




Very quick and compact way of backing up.


I initially had some problems backing up from my 256GB iPad Pro to the 128GB iXpand drive and after some correspondence with Sandisk they discovered there was a problem with using a 128GB iXpand drive with the 256GB iPad Pro but they had tested using a 256GB iXpand drive and it worked fine:



Thank you for your patience. We discussed this case with our L3 technicians and found out that we were able to recreate the issue with the 128GB iXpand Drive whereas with the 256GB iXpand Drive there were no issues. Also, we are looking forward to resolve the issue with the iXpand USB 3.0 128GB drive in our future updates.


Further, in this case, I would like to offer you a replacement for your product with the iXpand USB 3.0 256GB Drive



I got around this problem on my trip by loading from my camera to iPhone 7 to iXpand drive and it worked fine. 


When my replacement 256GB iXpand drive arrives I'll test it and let you know how it goes.

In Topic: choosing a flipper

31 August 2017 - 04:33 PM



OK, yeah, I have a single flip for the Subal already and have used it with the SubSee but was advised by several that it wouldn't work well with the SMC or Noodilab.


Depends on how old it is, the SMC won't fit in Mary's Saga flip adapter (which is a few years old) but it fits nicely in the newer versions.

In Topic: choosing a flipper

31 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

Hi Kristin,


For the Subal port you're going to need one of these:




Mary has been using one of these for years and it works great.


For the Nauticam port you can't go past the Nauticam flip adpater.  I've used a single version for years and it worked great and I've recently updated to the double flip version.

In Topic: Nikon 8-15mm in the house!

19 June 2017 - 05:44 PM


it would be nice to know the nodal point


Is there any specific way of calculating this, or is to just trial and error?


This may provide some insight on to determine nodal point.  I used the laser pointer method on a lens many years ago and it gave a good result compared to the published data: