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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 :-)



In Topic: Looking for suggestions for last minute photo trip - female solo

03 June 2014 - 11:49 PM

I am most probably off for a land based trip to Raja Ampat 30th June-14th July. But why don't you do Bali ?. Lax-Sin direct flights and onward cheap flights to Bali. It is diving season there with some great spots - Tulamben, Amed, Secret Bay, Pemuteran/Menjangan etc etc That's my second choice if i don't end up in Raja Ampat


Cheers and good luck :lightbulb:



In Topic: Nauticam 45 viewfinder wobble?

20 May 2014 - 01:13 AM

Hi Akoni, the part that goes into the hole of the housing has two O rings. And then there is the retainer O ring that you put on inside the housing once the view finder is pushed inside. So 3 o rings totally. http://reefphoto.com...roducts_id=5827

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In Topic: Using Video Lights for Still Photography?

29 April 2014 - 01:38 AM

Hi Ammar,


On a twilight/night dive, i forgot to open the strobe on the camera, which was inside the housing. Luckily had also attached two sola 2000 and shot some images with both on full power. There was some processing involved, but here are two examples. Unless u have some really powerful lights, i dont believe that video lights are really an option for still images. Though for stationary and slow moving subjects they may work. Increasing the ISO would help solve this problem, albeit not completely in my opinion.


The puffer was shot 1/100 @ f 4.5 ISO 100 and the frog fish 1/50 @ f 4.5 ISO 100


I had seen a guy in Phillipines shooting with two sola’s 4000 lumen each with some nice results.


Hope this helps.





In Topic: Nauticam 45 viewfinder wobble?

17 April 2014 - 01:50 AM

Hi Akoni

It's funny cause I have the straight viewfinder that kind of moves. Not exactly a wobble but feels kind of loose. Although having said this have never had a leak.