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leepix

Member Since 29 Mar 2002
Offline Last Active May 02 2016 09:54 AM
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In Topic: Lionfish in Cayman?

29 April 2016 - 12:06 PM

I just returned from Cayman Brac last month and the lionfish were certainly in evidence on most dives.  And the dive guides went after them frequently.  I would have to defer to the local dive shops as to the fish's impact.  Give Reef Divers a call or email.


In Topic: Recommend a lens/port for CFWA on m4/3?

12 April 2016 - 12:43 PM

I have used two Zen ports on my Oly PT-03.  One for the Oly 8-14mm zoom and one for the Pany 8mm fisheye.  Both work well but to get really close for CFWA, the 8mm is better.

 

The shortest focal length is needed to achieve best composition in CFWA.  Having a good subject close in the foreground and the surface of the water with sun orb is a scene I try for.

 

I did not go the Nauticam route so can't comment on them.


In Topic: New Consumer Cam Setup

12 April 2016 - 12:35 PM

E, I got a Sony RX-100 m2 from Walmart refurb, put in in a discounted Ikelite housing and have been very happy with it.  Since housing has a 67mm ring, it will take several wet lenses.  I had an Inon-100 type 2  "flat fisheye"  which screwed right on it.

 

Check out Interceptor 121 website for much good advice, he suggests an M2:

 

https://interceptor121.com/


In Topic: INON Dome Port for OLY 8mm Fisheye?

17 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

I am using the Panasonic 8mm behind the Zen Underwater DP-100-EP 100mm Dome Port for Panasonic 8mm FE in Olympus PT-EPxx Housings.  Which I like very much.  Small, glass and easy to use with good edge sharpness.  Got 8mm discounted from Reef and DP-100-EP full price.

 

I have been shooting the Inon WAL-100 wet lens for a long time and still happy with it


In Topic: Camera tether suggestions??

09 January 2016 - 01:57 PM

I used a KISS type lanyard for years actually decades~  It was an (arm's length) medium strength nylon cord doubled.   The bitter end was tied around my camera tray at the handle bottom.  The upper end had a standard snap hook on it which I clipped onto my BC D-ring.  Depending on your rig can be either right or left.  Put it on side with flash is my experience.

 

You can do that in reverse but if the snap hook lets go, say goodbye to rig.  Also not a van of paracord underwater, deteriorates too quickly.  Braided nylon will unravel as it softens up.  Use non-braided line instead.

 

I don't like to hook onto my strobe arms or clasps.  May scratch or break the AL.  Tray is usually the most solid point to hook into.  Maybe some housings have "lift rings"?

 

Here is the MO to use:  Always clip on as soon as you get in the water.  Never ever un-clip when you get to boat and hand it up.