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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: Advice on a Subsee holder

26 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Hey Dave,


AFAIK the Deeproof adapter is the best option, but then I haven't researched for other options for some time. The one for 100mm ports

works well on the MP60. I liked the solid construction and ability to flip diopter in and out. I did use a hole on the unit to attach a "just in

case" lanyard though the unit never showed any sign of slipping off.




Jim, I used to have one of those but had forgotten where I got if from.  Mine did not fit well.  Had to remove the screw on the right in the pic and stretch the metal as hard as I could to get it to snap on.  Brain Dead Me did not think to tie it on.  It and an Inon UCL-165 now reside off the coast of Grand Cayman on the bottom.  Debating whether to try it again or try something else.

In Topic: Best lens to start with

08 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

Nice photos!


The Nikon d7100 has a 1.3x crop mode, which means that it uses a smaller portion of the sensor, but would it have a similar effect as the 1.4 teleconverter?


Did you change to DSLR just to could crop your pictures to get magnification?  I doubt it.  If you are worried about being too wide, the option I list gives you a choice.  A rect. lens requires a MUCH larger dome to get sharp pictures from all I read from others whereas the 10-17 can use the small dome and be sharp.

In Topic: Molykote 3451 vs. Tribolube 71

05 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

I have used Molykote 3451 for several yrs on Inon Z240 O-rings and Nexus housing O-rings.  Works great and lubricates well.  The Z-240 cap threads into place, as do Nexus ports/domes which benefits from the lubrication characteristics.  Cannot compare it to Triolube as I have not used it.  A few yrs ago, there were MANY thread regarding O-ring grease.  You might do some searching here.

In Topic: Best lens to start with

29 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

If you want a bit more options, you might consider the 1.4X teleconverter and a dome extension for your 10-17 and small dome.  If you find yourself being too wide for your subjects, that could give you some options.  The added gear is not large or heavy and not too expensive.

Just a thought.


Every shot in this trip to Cozumel was shot with that setup but with 2 strobes.


In Topic: Advice on How to get Close

23 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

I am using a Nikon D7000 with two Z240 strobes.  Lenses vary but the wide angle is with the Tokina 10-17 while nearly all macro is with the Nikon 105.  I used a D90 until upgrading to the D7000.