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Draq

Member Since 20 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2018 06:37 AM
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In Topic: Introducing Nauticamís WACP - The Wide Angle Corrector Port: Discuss Here

26 September 2018 - 06:35 AM

I suspect that, at $4000, they aren't exactly flying off the shelves, and it may take a while before there are enough of them out there to encourage active discussions.  Not criticizing the price, mind you, just commenting that this is a pretty expensive item.

 

Of course, maybe I am wrong and they are selling like hotcakes; I wouldn't really know.


In Topic: UW photo gear in carry on - any no-no?

29 August 2018 - 11:38 AM

Several years ago I was made to gate check my rolling carry-on with the photo gear inside.  I had only some minor damage, but I was also worried about the gear for the entire flight.  My typical method of carrying gear now is that I put camera body, fisheye and zoom lenses and an 8" dome port in a small carry-on that fits under the seat and meets the airlines published "personal item" size limits.  They never take those from passengers that I have seen.  The housing, a couple of other ports, the strobes, maybe a macro lens and some other stuff goes in a Pelican carry-on sized bag.  On small puddle-jumpers I have to check the Pelican case but have not yet had it taken from me on regular flights.  When that finally happens, I think the stuff in the case will be safe, since the most fragile bits aren't in there and the Pelican is more protective than the bag I used to take.  Arms, clamps and other stuff goes in a regular carry-on bag my traveling companion takes with her.  Even if our checked luggage doesn't make it to our destination with us, I can still assemble the camera gear and rent what I need to dive and take pictures.

 

I use micro four thirds stuff.  I doubt this would work as well with larger cameras, lenses and housings.


In Topic: Strobe Advice Needed

28 August 2018 - 02:27 PM

A small bit of god news is that since Inon recently came out with a new strobe to replace the z_240, and those are finally starting to ship, there are a number of used Z-240 strobes out there and you can probably find a nice pair at a decent price.  They are excellent strobes and used as you describe should last for years if they were not abused by the prior owner.  


In Topic: Nikon Mirrorless cameras - Z6 and Z7

24 August 2018 - 09:12 AM

This system needs time to mature before I would be willing to jump in.  I have concerns about the actual use of existing lenses with the adapter for underwater use, and although I appreciate the desire to keep the same battery, it looks like too great a compromise.  

 

I will be interested to see what Canon does, but it looks like I won't be abandoning the Olympus just yet.

 

Still, it looks like interesting times ahead for mirrorless.


In Topic: WA for Oly em10 mark iii

12 July 2018 - 08:50 AM

I am undecided on the WWL.  Need to test it some more.  As far as traditional wa lenses, if you can manage the $, I would skip the 9-18 and look at the 7-14 or 8-18 in an appropriate dome.