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howeikwok

Member Since 19 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 30 2014 08:51 PM
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In Topic: Z240 erratic behavior after 3 year - expectable?

30 June 2014 - 08:53 PM

Why not just remove the caps covering the optic sensor of the strobe and use any camera flash to see if the strobe fires. can do this without using any fibre optic cable. you can immediately pinpoint if the cable is an issue that way.


In Topic: How did Howard Hall do this?

13 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Thanks everyone, that give me some idea.

 

Jonny, it's true that sometimes you need more than one encounter of the same creature to put together the footage, but I doubt he is that lucky to find two flamboyance cuttlefish eating the same type of shrimp.

 

It's good to know the the Olympus 12-50 lens is possible to get close to that kind of result. I think I'm going to invest in one of this since it's cheap and might come in handy:

 

http://www.fun-in.co...product_id=1714

 

I just bring myself to spend US$250 for a subsee adapter to just flip the lens in and out.......

 

I have 4 of these magnets. They work as advertised. I have loaded a subsee and 1-2 more Fun-in +5 diopters stacked with no issue. Any more and it might drop off on land. There's always a danger of a force coming from the side dislodging the lens but if it is just one lens then the risk is quite minimal.

 

One caveat. the magnets also gets a bit of sand stuck on it underwater. The type of black sand with iron content. So you'll need to clean it off from time to time.


In Topic: tiny Lembeh critter

05 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

It's a mysid


In Topic: Lens for mid-size animal portraits on 5D3

29 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

Hi Alex. I have the 16-35 II with the gear but have not used it underwater yet. 

 

Wanted to try it on sharks last year at Palau but that got cancelled. Maybe this june with the leafies in aussie. 


In Topic: shore diving bunaken/lembeh

25 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

NAD house reef has some interesting critters. Black sand in located at one of the more famous dive sites at lembeh so you get that as your house reef.

 

But i found that the option to do longer dives in lembeh usually means a house reef dive is quite unnecessary. I can do 3 boat dives of 70-90 min each and be quite happy with that without doing extra house reef dives cos it's that good. Also if you want to do extra dives, a night dive in lembeh is a must do. Or you could do the dusk mandarinfish dive and extend the time a bit to a short night dive.