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Arctic Dive Travel

Member Since 06 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Shooting kiteboarders?

14 February 2009 - 02:18 PM

Hi Marjo

It' probably way too late but I will write you anyway!
Durring Summer I Denmark I went to take pictures of one of my friends kitesurfing. I used my D300 withthe 10,5mm fisheye in a Hugyfot housing (aluminium) and even put on the strobes - just in case. It is a little heavy but absolutely possible. Next time I will not bring the strobes though.

MY friend said he could control the board as precisely as I can control my bicycle on a road, but I watched him before I entered the water, and even used a helmet (probably wouldn't help much if I was hit by the board). He was really in control, so during the session we agreed that he should go really close and jump over me.

I just used my drysuit and a well inflated BCD to lift me and the camera, when I took it out of the water. I thought an inflated innertube might also be an option, but I like the manoeuvrability the flippers gave me.

I shot most shots on autofocus and autoexposure (Shutterpriority, so I was sure to freeze the action).

It was great fun trying, but I will try the spitting next time to avoid some of the water on the domeport.

Good luck :-)

In Topic: Wearing a drysuit and shooting macro

25 May 2008 - 10:04 PM

Hi James

Looks like you hit a popular topic there :lol:

One thing I haven't found in the answers (might be there though), is that by placing you tanks lower (In upright position) at your BC plate, you can shift some weight, without adding any. This is how I got rid of my ancle weights.

I use my drysuit in water temperatures between -1,7°C and 15°C. In the configuration for the warmest water I dont even need weights at all.

Good luck, Morten

In Topic: D300+Ikelite versus D200+Subal

15 May 2008 - 02:21 PM

Thank you very much for your answers!!
...and don't think I haven't read them until now :)