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zif2000

Member Since 06 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2010 12:15 AM
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In Topic: For Sale: DX-D70 Sea&Sea housing with Nikon D70 body

07 October 2008 - 09:00 PM

Dive Maniac,

I contacted you by email with more information and photos. Let me know if you have any questions.

Brett

In Topic: For Sale: Inon D2000 strobe

05 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

Any chance you can be persuaded to ship to the uk?


For a wetpixel member, of course. The buyer picks up shipping costs, must with paypal and have a verified address.

In Topic: Wearing a drysuit and shooting macro

31 July 2008 - 09:57 PM

I would ignore the people trying to give you exact numbers for your weights. As stated above you do need to be weighted exactly to the 1lb to minimize air and be properly weighted. I change my weight depending on my my port selction and which dive light I use. It is best to get it exact. Much more than a wetsuite.

I shoot macro with my drysuit and SLR and at first it was challenging. Everytime I got horizontal, the air would shift to my legs and I would go vertical. I use 4lb ankle weights and now
it is perfect. I can lay on the sand or stay horizontal with very little effort. I highly recommend it. Some people who do not like ankle weights use very heavy fins, but it is the same difference.

In Topic: The Mask by Satan

14 July 2008 - 08:59 PM

I use the gentle lighter trick on new masks to get rid of the oils. You need to be really gentle and go slow.

For Antifog: Johnsons & Johnsons baby shampoo. No more tears.

In Topic: First DSLR trip is to Lembeh, Any Tips?

30 May 2008 - 10:25 PM

I think there are a lot good tips. My macro technique is as follows

exp: 1/60
Strobes: Manual. Start at 1/2 power
F: Start on F/22 then vary to fstop or strobe power to get correct exposure for obects at the distance you are shooting.
Display: Always look at the historgram and then adjust. You should see a little bit of exposure all the way to the right without clipping on the right. If it is not making it to the right, decrease f stop or increase strobe power.
Format: Always RAW. If you are shooting SLR, you have no need for JPEG capture.
At first I would not try shooting every distance all at once. Pick say objecs 12" away, dial in your settings and practice.

I use AF-C mode (vs S) and use the focus lock button. This lets me quickly get the focus close, then lock it when I want to recompose.

I always use a focus light day or night. When you deeper than 50ft, you will need it.

Best tip: Enjoy, experimeent and try things. You will get the hang of it.