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merg

Member Since 14 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2011 07:06 PM
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In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

06 September 2011 - 12:26 AM

In the US they are ruthless about water bottles. I've never had a carryon weight on a US flight and have never seen one rejected. No matter how much over sized. The only times I've seen people made to check a carryon is when it wouldn't fit.


how about in terms of # + size of carry-on? ie taking a medium-size laptop+lens bag along with a big backpack for housing.

i havent taken a US domestic flight in some time, and just thinking ahead for JFK-LAX flight i'll be taking for a trip later this year on AA (economy and booked as one-way separately).




For HKG: note the critical thing is the bag size right before you go through security/immigration. I used to carry a slightly "taller" backpack and got sent back to the counter (where it was weighed and I had to make noise) all the time before getting a smaller one. (no issues with CX, Air Pacific, MAS, SQ, Cebu Pacific even). I am hearing that Phillipine Air routinely checks carry on recently though.

Intra-asia Ive also had no issues in Singapore, KL, Male, Jakarta, Manila. MAS also quite generous for economy checkin so long as you say "diving equipment" (total 32kg))

In Topic: FIT Pro external dioptres

18 March 2011 - 09:54 PM

thanks,

any suggestions as to how to carry these underwater? as i dont think they come in any special cases that can hook onto one's bc or etc.

In Topic: Canon 7D - 10-17 Tokina - Kenko 1.4 TC?

14 March 2011 - 02:35 AM

Very specific question, but using this setup (10-17 + 1.4tc + small dome on cropped sensor), would you find it lacking in shooting big/medium stuff? ie sharks and the like?

I'll be doing a bunch of shark-feed dives later this month and contemplating just bringing small dome instead of larger one. I figure there will be no overunders or whatnot - so will the above setup suffice?

In Topic: FIT Pro external dioptres

27 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

wet lens noob here
so the FITPro +5 67mm screws onto the front of normal macro port for the nauticam or any port with 67mm thread?
whereas FITPro +8 is 46mm and needs a 67->46 adapter, as here:
http://www.fun-in.co...roducts_id=1784

couldnt find anywhere else...

In Topic: Nikon 16-35 & D700

29 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

This is shot last week with the 16-35 at 16mm, f9, uncropped,no diopter, FE2 (same glass as FE3) with 70mm extension.
Not the greatest image but, but I don't have a problem with the edge sharpness particularly considering the viz was poor and the edges are not in the same plane of focus as the central area. No smearing noted.

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Has anyone used 16-35 on DX underwater and would they recommend it? Deciding between 16-35/17-35/17-70 as a 3rd lens to take on diving trips along with the 10-17/105 combo. I do have FX as well but for above water only.