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Member Since 16 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Cruise Ships in Komodo?

09 January 2011 - 05:45 PM

Drew, I see your point. My thoughts were along the lines of Gina's, regarding illegal dumping of waste and the impact to native wildlife and their habitat from large numbers of visitors. But I also overlooked the part of the article that indicated that a number of large cruise ships were already stopping in Komodo.

In Topic: Indonesian flip off?

31 October 2010 - 10:26 PM

I believe it's a mole cowry.

In Topic: Indonesia pics and video

27 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

Nice photos and video! Alor is high on my list. How would you compare the diving there with Komodo?

In Topic: Bossk focus light for Ikelite / Canon 30D

15 June 2010 - 05:27 PM

Hey Dan,
I had looked at both of those lights as a focus light and eventually went with the FF 1x5 AFO light. I liked that it uses AA batteries, so I can use the same batteries and chargers as I already have for my strobes and it has a longer burn time than the smaller one. I also like the "auto flash off" while the strobes fire. Some people don't like it or may argue the need for it as the strobes will usually overpower light from the focus light, but I'd rather have the light coming purely from the strobes. Plus the FF 1x5 comes with a handle for using as a dive light or a ball adapter to mount to my camera. The biggest downside was size and weight, but compared to many other popular focus lights out there, there is not that much difference. Plus it was in the price range I was looking at. The Fisheye Fix lights are really nice, but I find the amount of light given by the Big Blue lights to be fine for using as a focus light and for the price, I was really happy with my choice. If the AAA batteries, shorter burn time and lack of AFO does not matter to you, then the smaller light would probably be just fine. They both seem to have the same beam angle and brightness.

In Topic: Strange Aberration

10 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

I'm using the 8.5" dome with the 20mm extension. It only shows up when I'm shooting up into the sun. I agree it is probably the sunlight hitting something and reflecting onto the dome. Maybe the lens shade or zoom ring or even the port opening. I'm going to play around a little bit when I have some time and see if I can figure out what exactly is casting the reflection and if covering up the reflective surface fixes it. If not, I'll look in to the rubber ring or something to block the light from the internal flash and see if that helps.