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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: thoughts on mini domes

31 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

No experience with whales but used the same setup for sailfish.

Here is the best of that trip.



2 others on the trip had massive domes on FX housings.  While their resolution was probably better, they were definitely envious of my far smaller setup and talked about it.  They used a cord to tie the setup to their wrist so they could not drop it.  I added that after the first day as well.


If I had it to do over, I would stick to the mini-dome and 10-17.  I used no flotation and did not feel the need for it, other than the risk of losing it.


One suggestion, I wish I had done more cardio training in advance.  I did plenty of fin laps in a pool in advance and never had muscle problems but thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest from trying to keep pace then stop the bait ball.  No idea how needed that is for whale work.  Just a thought.

In Topic: Advice on a Subsee holder

30 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

I placed an order with Divervision for the unit you mentioned, Jim.

They offered to make a customized size to fit my MP60 at no additional cost.  Mine is about 102.3mm and the standard unti does not fit it.


Thanks for the assistance.


Diver Dave

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.