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In Topic: Trying to make sense of nudibranch species classifications

12 June 2017 - 10:27 PM

You need to do a bit of reading. A good ID book should have a general explanation of grouping and why and then you can delve deeper on the internet. For example both the genus you mentioned are in the larger group Nembrothinae.

If you do most of your diving in the Indo-Pacific then the best current guide is 'Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific'. Although some of the names have changed it is still a great guide with a detailed introduction to the subject.

Good luck

In Topic: Servicing/professional cleaning of (nauticam) housing..?

13 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

I was quoted £325 by Underwater Visions recently - a £100 increase in 12 months - the reason given was the factory have put the price up to encourage dealers to do the work themselves. I don’t have anyone here to do it so I still send them back. The return shipping to the factory is £50 so effectively we’ve been losing money on every service we’ve done. Sorry, that’s the price I’m afraid and I don’t make a single penny on that..

I bought a service kit from them for £84 yo do the service myself.

In Topic: Sony a6000 ikelite or nauticam housing?

24 November 2016 - 03:20 AM

I have been using a Nauticam with my a6000 for 2 years and over 600 dives without problem. The system I chose has a vacuum system fitted that I now wouldn't be without.

The maintenance service from Nauticam has been 1st class.

In Topic: Beginner advice for a Maldives Trip

06 July 2016 - 01:06 AM

The Olympus TG-4 is exactly the camera you should get - it has an easy learning curve before you get wet and is the best of the options available. The macro capability is awesome. As others have suggested the housing will allow you to attach wider angle lenses but I suggest you will get all you want from this little beauty without any add-on stuff. Like all small sensor units it can be a bit noisy (luminence noise) if you let it decide the ISO so I suggest using it in P mode with the iso set to 200 or 400 and if there is still noise then get rid of it in Lightroom or whatever you use.

Have fun the Maldives is a wonderful place and you will have the holiday of a lifetime - you can even learn to dive there!