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In Topic: Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea

09 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

Lovely, thoroughly enjoyed watching this. Thanks



In Topic: Photographing Sea Lions

02 November 2014 - 10:32 PM

Have photographed them only twice as i live in India. But the first time was a learning process. Ideally its best to take shots while they are coming towards you. Not when they are moving away either side. Panning your camera as they move is also a help.


Hopefully these two images may help get an idea of what i mean. The eyes are in focus, but the background and body of the seal has some blur. To avoid this completely, one has to shoot when the seal is com ing towards you as higher shutter speed is not possible. 

In Topic: A good Camera for a Project assignment with Lights/Strobes/Housing/Lenses etc.

07 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

Sorry Steve,


Should have clarified. This system is for an NGO working on a marine project. They will keep it, buy it AND we will be using it whenever they call us on some of their projects. We  have to advise them on what is best  suited within the budget and also buy this for them.


Oh and one more thing Steve, it cannot be a used system. Has to be new!!!



In Topic: Help! Nauticam lubricant for blue S&S o-ring?

04 August 2014 - 03:32 AM



As far as i understand one can use a lubricant made for colored o rings across the board for any other o ring , black or colored. I have used sea and sea lubricant on inon yellow o rings and vice versa. I have not used nauticam on colored o rings but, i think it should work. 


Scuba Symphony has o ring lubricants and they are in KL. Maybe you can buy some on line and have it shipped to some place convenient in KL ?


Good luck..BUT i personally think Nauticam lube will do the job without issues.





In Topic: Traveling with underwater camera to international destination - packing tips...

20 July 2014 - 10:57 PM

Just returned from Bali :-)


I carry my nauticam housing with Camera(7D) inside the housing and two strobes (Z240) in a laptop haversack.


The lenses 100 mm macro/60 mm macro/10-17 tokina, mini dome port, dive computer, additional 24-105 lens SMC convertor, sola's (3), view finder etc. etc. etc. in something like this:  http://store.lowepro...-runner-x450-aw


Both above as hand carry.


All arms/eneloops/regulator etc etc in this : http://www.polarbear...lers/PB486.html


The above also works great to carry your camera on boats and rinsing if there is no proper facility. It hardly weighs anything at all and is fully padded.


And dive gear/clothes/large dome/ and ports in a medium size roller bag.


The above two check in baggage.


Hope that helps :-)