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Wanted: Pair of filters for Sola 4000 lights

30 December 2013 - 05:21 AM

It's time to admit it: I don't have a clue what happened to my Sola 4000 filters. Sigh...


So if anyone out there has a pair that I could buy reasonably, I'd like to hear from you!




cobra521 at gmail dot com

Bifocal mask conundrum

11 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

First, I'm not sure which forum this belongs in, so move it if it needs it! I do video so maybe this is a good spot for the question...


Here's the problem: My bifocal mask has a visual "dead spot."


Say I'm approaching a video subject, and tracking it using the distance portion of the mask. At some distance, say a few feet, the subject is too close for me to focus my eyes on it. The bad news is that it's too far away for me to use the bifocal part of the mask which focuses well at about one foot.


The distance figures are not necessarily exact, but are intended to give the idea that from about three feet to around one foot, there's nothing in focus through the mask. Too close for the distance part of the mask lens; too far away for the bifocal part. If I try to see through the monitor back using the bifocal lenses, it's a bit too small sometimes...


I thought about making the bifocal part of the lenses focus at two feet instead on one foot - that would make it difficult to see the monitor back on the housing - sort of running into the "arms too short" problem most of us experience as we accumulate birthdays.


You younger divers with eyes that can still adjust to see at all distances, just move along :sick:  On second thought, if you dive for enough years you'll probably develop an interest in this question!


I asked Seavision if they could make me a trifocal mask lens or a progressive mask lens and they said no. And they didn't know of any one who does...


So I ask: is there a place where such a lens can be obtained? Or are there other options?



OM-D E-M5 macro lens choice(s)?

29 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

There seem to be at least several macro lenses available for the OM-D E-M5: a 60mm f2.8, a 45mm 1.8 Zuiko and a 45mm f2.8 Panasonic. There may be other choices.


I'm thinking about giving one of them to kfish for Christmas.


She has the Nauticam E-M5 housing. Will I need to get another port, or will her port for the 12-50mm zoom work?


Anyone have any factual advice to offer about lens choice?





Sadder than ever...

20 October 2013 - 06:56 AM



Enough to make a grown man cry...

Light & Motion - dead (or alive)???

10 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

Don't know where else to post this - please feel free to delete/move it if it is inappropriate!


Has Light & Motion died?


I've been trying to contact Light & Motion all week to send my Bluefin for rehab.


Tuesday I got a "support ticket" number. Since then, nothing...


I have responded to the support ticket asking for shipping instructions.


Then for the last two days I have bumped the ticket - no response.


Did something happen to them?




EDIT: After a phone call, L&M appeared revived and gave me the information I needed. The housing is on its way to rehab, and I'm hoping their attention to detail and timing are good!