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JackConnick

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In Topic: Air travel with Lithium Batteries in the USA

06 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

Here's the link to the TSA requirements.

 

https://www.faa.gov/..._info/?hazmat=7

 

Basically, spare Lith-ion batteries must be carried in carry on with the terminals protected. Batteries installed in devices don't count. There's no limitations on nimh batteries.

 

I plan to print this out and carry it along.


In Topic: Nikon Comparison D500 vs D7200

03 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

Cameras tend to be the cheapest part of an uw system to a large degree. As Alex said, the overall percentage to step it up to the D500 is fairly small.

 

The D500 is much faster, and has faster AF, especially for action and low-light with a host of other electronic improvements, besides a better sensor.

 

The other financial reality is that you are buying the latest technology and your resale later on is also going to be much higher (and easier to sell). You'll end up recouping much of the difference then.

 

Thanks,

Jack


In Topic: Komodo with E-M1 MKII

24 February 2017 - 08:19 AM

I've put an album up of more shots from Komodo on Flickr for those interested.

 

Fish Eye with a Fisheye... ;-)

 

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In Topic: Komodo with E-M1 MKII

23 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

I haven't had a chance to dive the Oly 7-14 PRO yet. I have dove the 8mm quite a bit and like it a lot. It a very sharp lens.

 

I've used the Pany 7-14 for stills and it wasn't that great in the corners. From what I've seen I think the Oly 7-14 behind a larger dome like the 180mm is a very good lens. I plan on shooting it with the E-M1 MKII in the Socorros in a few weeks.

 

As far as using the 8mm for video it definitely makes sense for larger subjects like wrecks and whales where you need a large FOV and can control pin cushioning.


In Topic: Anyone with Symbiosis flash and Sony camera?

09 February 2017 - 10:01 AM

You must "teach" the SS2 strobe your preflash. The manual shows you how.

We've also found that it seems to like really thick cables, we've had good results with S&S f/o cables. But with those caveats we've had no problems with most of these cameras.


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