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Kelpfish

Member Since 02 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2014 11:34 AM
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In Topic: Nautican D7100 housing AF-M switch not working

07 September 2014 - 08:49 AM

Thanks, Eric & Chris.  I did chat with Reef Photo yesterday and they know of the problem. I overnighted my housing to them. Their feedback was that the tolerances in the Nikon switch design are broad enough that the standard switch mechanism can't function across all bodies.  Whether that's true or not, they have a fix, but it is a fix for my specific camera body, which I don't like. Either way, yes Eric, my go-to will be back button focus and the switch will become my back up. 

 

Thanks for all the help. 

 

Joe


In Topic: Utila is still good?

27 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

Ha how right you are. My bad.

In Topic: Utila is still good?

27 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Lots of big brown sea fans dominated when I was there a while ago.  Much of the interesting fish life was hidden or at least harder to see unless you explored.  We did see some sharks, wobbegongs, a few of those juvenile black and white fish that don't hold still (don't recollect their names) that are usually under a reef overhang and well protected with other obstructions.  There are anthias and some other decent fish life but if you are wall diving its a tad harder to shoot the reef fish.  On the walls you can see lobster and big sponges and some bigger fishes (box fish, puffers, etc).  Here's my woebegone pic.

 

I hear Laguna Beach Resort is a nice place. I stayed at Utila Lodge where harry lives/lived.

 

Joe


In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

18 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

I have been doing a lot of research and found a lot about random Phantom fly aways and poor customer service around this issue. It reminds me of the the Nikon D600 sensor spot issue where Nikon refused to acknowledge the problem until nearly two years later.  I think I will look at other alternatives.  Any ideas?  I do like the 25 minute flight time of the Phantom, though.  But too many seemingly experienced flyers are reporting fly aways even with the claim that they followed step by step calibration instructions. With my luck, I would lose it on day one.  Some lost their after day one and others after hundreds of flights, then all of a sudden it's gone.

 

Would love to hear any suggestions to alternatives.

 

Joe


In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

15 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

Just how one pack quad copter, gopro, camera, laptop, camera housing, tablet, camera for land use, all in to carry on to a plane?


Yea good point. I am hopeful that Eric chimes in here as there are still some important questions to answer.