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In Topic: Nikkor 60mm Micro

27 August 2008 - 05:50 AM

Anyone tried a Nikon AF-S TC (TC14,17,or 20 II)? The beef for a while has been no current Nikon AF (only AF-S) TC's (that, and lack of achromatic diopters).

I just tried the new 60 and it does not work with the Kenko 1.4x converter. It mates fine but AF doesn't work properly.

In Topic: Dual strobes on Subal ND70?

12 August 2008 - 08:48 AM

Howdy strangers,
I've been silent a while (diving a good bit), and while learning and reading I haven't had much to say.

However, just got back from a trip to Indonesia. I simply used loktite blue (as before) and replaced the allen bolts on the bottom of the ultralight handles with stainless hex-head bolts, which I could tighten more than I could the allen bolts, better compressing the split-ring lock washer on the bolt shaft. The handles never loosened and disassembled easily at the end of the trip.



I've got a few dozen dives now on my (used) ND70 which came with ultralight handles. The system is strong, but I've had repeated problems with the handles loosening during dives.

Anyone using dual strobes with the Subal handles? Do you mount one on the left tab, and one on the "hot shoe"? Is it secure?

Anyone got an anti-loosen solution for the ulcs handles?


In Topic: Updated MacBooks and MacBook Pros

06 March 2008 - 02:42 PM

I'm annoyed that Apple can't keep up in hard drive capacity and performance and that they make it so hard to do hard drive upgrades in the MBP. Similar upgrades to the MacBook are easy.

Boy, howdy, is that ever true. And the latches around the case are very sticky. Be careful. If you do upgrade the HD, this link may be helpful.

In Topic: Ike strobes on what dSLR housings?

01 February 2008 - 07:31 AM

The Ike in-line TTL controller is available with Nikonos connector to housing ... though they put a Ike connector on the out side. I think.

I use two 125's on a Subal hsg (Nikon D70) with dual Nikonos bulkheads on the housing -- all manual, works fine.

In Topic: Nikon new Camera and Lens

31 January 2008 - 03:56 PM

At the Nikon USA site,

The NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens is scheduled to become available through Nikon authorized dealers in the U.S. in spring 2008 for an estimated selling price of $1929.

OWW, but not unexpected.