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Member Since 02 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Nikon 1 V3

22 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

I think it's a fantastic supplementary system for nikon owners, but I don't see the point to build an underwater system around. Adding convertor will kill the size advantage and due to the crop factor wide angle will be still problematic.

In Topic: Nikon 1 V3

17 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Not really useful specs for underwater. Price is way too much. The alternative mirrorless offers are better due to the better lens line more appropriate for UW photography.

Dedicated macro and good wide angle lenses are missing from the Nikon-1 lenses.

The only advantage of the N1 system was the fast Af, but sony seems to have caught up.

In Topic: Macro ring flash

27 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

Nice project but how even the light distribution is? In your second UW photo there is not much light on the bottom part of the frame. Would it help to paint the sides and the back (with some reflecting material??)

In Topic: What type of fiber optic cable for DIY sync cable

20 September 2013 - 12:42 AM

I want to make a long (about 3 meter) fiber optic sync cord (L-type see & sea ends) to use with an off camera strobe (for snoot photography).  I do not want to use a remote slave trigger ( such as the Triggerfish).  I have found a source for See & Sea compatible end caps that will accomodate a 2.0mm external diameter fiber optic cable.  I need to find out the best type of fiber optic cable to use for this application, and a place where I can order this cable.  If any of you can offer any insight on the type of cable rquired, I would appreciate it!  Thanks, Doug

Check this:


The  2mm diameter fiber is not so flexible. Maybe the 1mm is enough. If you want to curl your filament, check this link:




In Topic: Using Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobe for land use?

12 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

I currently am only having the strobes with a few feet away from the camera as that is a long as the S&S fiber optic cords can stretch. The cable cost $80 which is not that cheap. I would like to know where I could get regular fiberoptic cords so cheaply as I do not really need the finished ends (since I can probably just stick the cut ends into the Nauticam housing and S&S strobe door.

Try this: