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In Topic: Need advice - possible strobe or cord issue?

21 April 2015 - 04:06 AM

Thanks - so you pulled back the strain relief rubber protector and taped on the wire up to the fitting (see pic)? I may do this as well on my new cord.  This cord that failed is about 14 months old, and although it has seen a lot of use, it is an expensive cord to be tossing in the garbage. Maybe my expectations on how long stuff should last are too high.  :huh:





Yes that's how i did it. Never had issues after ...

In Topic: Need advice - possible strobe or cord issue?

21 April 2015 - 12:40 AM

A few years ago i used Ikelite Strobes and cords. They had an inherent defect and sooner than later the cords at the ends would have issues affecting firing of strobes. After a while they started supplying cords with rubber protectors at the ends. This did help but the problem would sometimes recur. I finally started using this at the ends of the cords and post that had no issues at all. 


http://www.amazon.co...s=silicone tape


Hope this helps and glad your problem was resolved.



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!!!