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Member Since 06 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 30 2015 05:56 AM

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In Topic: Cyan gels for daylight balanced lights

06 October 2015 - 08:19 AM

Jim, I did experiment with gel on the strobe, and found that using 80B gels along with a 15cc of green did the trick (swap the 15 for a 30 for subject further than 1.5m), these where hooked up on Ikelite Ai strobes which are somewhat warm to begin with, so you might need less blue with the sola,


as well I have some old Tiffen Cyan filter for the Underwater Ektachrome film, these seem like 30cc cyan to me.

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

26 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

Valerio, I have been involved with Aquatica since 1991 and already that was the end of the line for the A80 when I started with them, with the trend shift toward AF camera with integrated film advance, as opposed to the previous manual focus and motor driven camera such as the Nikon F3 and Canon F1, it was decided to take advantage of the more compact design of the contemporary F90 cameras and switch over to a bayonet type of port.


As for the Sport, while the model designation started as a A80 housing shell, it soon replace with a housing based on a A90 type bayonet housing, which was indeed marketed for a while. I am sorry to hear that this did influence your decision, but I understand, As with many a manufacturers, we do have to keep up with progress and sometime this ruffles some feathers, many of you will recall the Canon switch from FD to EF mount for taking advantage of the newer technologies. 

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

14 September 2015 - 09:22 AM

Oskar, these are screw mount type ports and are not compatible with any existing housing (ours or other), Aquatica has been using a bayonet type mount for over 25 years now

In Topic: Nikon D800 Housing rental Houston, TX

02 September 2015 - 11:00 AM

Try AB Sea photo in Los Angeles, IMO its is the closest one.



In Topic: Tokina 10-17 FE + 1.4x TC in 100 mm mini-dome

01 September 2015 - 05:27 AM

Svenstad, it is the right combination, it was found to give the best performance for this optical combination.