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wydeangle

Member Since 25 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2014 04:10 AM
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In Topic: Sydney Scorpionfish - an unexpected discovery...

05 July 2014 - 04:09 AM

A delightful bit of history, research and perseverance!

 

If I had one wish, I'd get rid of the background music - it made it very difficult to understand what the narrator was saying at times...

 

Tom


In Topic: Hunt for the Super Predator

28 June 2014 - 07:52 AM

Drew,

 

Maybe it was....

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=K9I_DcSbZjI

 

Ya think?

 

:rolleyes:

 

Tom


In Topic: A warning to E-M1 users

05 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

Draq,

 

Very interesting....

 

Quite a while back a very similar "sunburn" happened to my viewfinder, only this was in the Galapagos, and it was a Sony PD-150 in an Amphibico housing. Expensive fix.

 

I thought at the time it was during a short ride when the housing was on the floor of the Zodiac, going to a dive site. The housing had a sort of magnifier on the viewfinder which I still think made the burn happen much quicker.

 

After the repair I searched out and put a small rubber cup over the eyepiece whenever the thing was topside. Never repeated the problem.

 

Amphibico, alas, had "never heard of the problem" and didn't have any cover available for the viewfinder.

 

I think it is a good precaution to take to cover the eyepiece on any rig.

 

Thanks for the reminder!

 

Tom


In Topic: Wanted: Pair of filters for Sola 4000 lights

06 January 2014 - 07:17 AM

Got'em!

 

I'd add that to the subject line but can't figure out how...


In Topic: Bifocal mask conundrum

14 December 2013 - 06:05 AM

Peter,

 

Thank you for the added potential source of a prescription dive mask - the site appears to be: http://prescriptiondivemasks.com/

 

If not please advise!

 

If I read your post correctly you did one of the options I was considering - put the "middle" part of the progressive lens as the "distance" part. That way the gap between distance and bifocal essentially goes away. I'm debating whether it's worth giving up the distance spotting of hammerheads etc (beyond normal video/photo range anyway) in favor of getting rid of the out-of-focus part of the near distance. Oh, well, all life is some sort of compromise...

 

I even thought about having two masks with me for that reason: clip off the distance mask and switch if I decided it was better at a given moment. Just what I need; something else to hang off my BC!

 

Still in the drum-roll on this one...

 

Tom