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Paul Kay

Member Since 27 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 11 2014 07:49 AM

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In Topic: Peter Scoones, iconic underwater cameraman, passed away over Easter weekend

10 May 2014 - 09:00 AM

Just read this. How sad - one of the pioneers over here - I first heard him talk at BSOUP in the early eighties talking about Blue Holes. End of an era I'd say.

In Topic: Physically small intervalometer

10 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

Hey Paul, I have a few questions for you if you have a moment:


1. How did it work for you?

2. Obviously you would have to set it before you close the housing, how did you control it?

3. Does the trigger button control when it starts and stops?
4. Has anyone tried Magic Lantern's TL?


I have 3x 7d's that I would like to experiment with, but I would like a more secure method with my 1DX. Thank you ahead of time for any information you can provide.

1. Worked fine on a 5D2

2. Yes preset it and accept some 'blank or irrelevant images'

3. On the Canon intervalometer its the 'start' button I think (I'll have to dig it out from the box its stored in if you want me to check, but its fairly obvious).

4. I haven't - looks like others have.

In Topic: Dumb Question: Pressurizing a housing?

30 March 2014 - 03:30 AM


:D but also a nice little quote from Paul Kay (UK distributor for SeaCam)


Strike a chord at all? ;)

Actually, although I'm not sure entirely about this, something I've come across makes me suspect that a positive pressure device designed to be capable of running at several bar may fall foul of pressure vessel regulations here in the UK and might potentially need periodic testing and may also require a fail safe blow out valve fitting - I believe that this might depend on its volume and the pressure - I know model steam engines require something this and they don't run at very high pressures. Given the potential for someone to sue should a pressurised housing fail to depressurise and then potentially cause injury I'm not sure that it would be easily marketable here either.

In Topic: where to get Nikonos RS serviced?

28 December 2013 - 08:05 AM

Try Kevin at www.aquaphot.com who will point you in the right direction even if he can't help.

In Topic: BBC Natural History Request

23 December 2013 - 08:02 AM




Well, only the originator of the email knows what they meant eh ;) But they certainly haven't asked for it for free, any more then they've offered payment, credits etc... they've merely done exactly what they should have, i.e contact the owner to request permission with some info on intended use. The commercial dialogue has been opened, it's now up to the owner to decide if, and for how much... hence this thread being started


As an opening gambit it is (as you infer) ambiguous and uses words which suggest positive (altruistic?) outcomes (from stakeholder engagement I wonder?) as a driver. I have seen too many usage queries worded this way (I could supply my own pictures for free as a full-time job) to think that this suggests an obvious likelihood of a commercial rate of payment being considered. You are right that the correct thing to do was to contact the copyright holder, but it would be nice to see a clear concise statement about usage and fees rather than this vagueness which is itself all too common and to me suggests a hope that the copyright holder will not request a fee. Experience makes one cynical seeing such requests......