Dive gloves - colder water
Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:05 PM
Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:23 PM
Better for camera operation, and the water is not cold enough to really need thicker ones.
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:49 PM
I use them all year round in water 16 - 19 degrees celcius (18C is 65F)
I like them because they have great dexterity and flexability which is essential for using the camera. They have good grip too with the "sharkskin" pattern.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:30 AM
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:57 AM
I like the Excel 3mm, great grip and very durable. I can easily work eack control of my camera wearing them.
Nikon D7000, Nauticam Housing
Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:34 AM
LL Bean Vortex Gloves
For true cold water diving I use Akona Quantum Stretch 5mm gloves - easy to don and keeps even my arthritic fingers toasty warm on the coldest dives.
Canon S2 IS, Ikelite 6140.02, Inon UWL-100 WA Lens & Ikelite DS-125
Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:02 PM
I would not call that cold but I have a pair of 1.5mm scubapro tropical
leather palmed gloves. I think you can use most gloves but you can
always but a pair of polythene (pvc) gloves underneath if you suffer
with cold hands. Ideal in the UK when temp is below 8dec.
D300s, Seacam,S45, Nikon 60mm micro, Nikon VR 105mm micro, Nikon 12x24, Tokina 10/17fe, Seaflash 150ttl & Seacam flash arms
Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:23 PM
I purchased everything from 5mm gloves to trigger mittens and have abandoned them all (still have them if you want to give them a test drive). I discovered two things while trying to dive with them: 1. Their horribly rigid and make even a simple task like clearing your mask an ordeal. 2. They don't really keep your hands that much warmer. Anyway, I chalked it up to a learning experience. BTW, It has crossed my mind that the newer gloves made out of super-stretch neoprene might work a whole lot better.
Olympus E-520, TLC arms, Inon Z-240s, 50mm, 14-42mm woody's diopter
Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:15 PM