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In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

13 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

I had my Nauticam housing upgraded by Alex Tattersall at Nauticam UK to the D810 at back end of last year and am very happy with it.


But still have the old problem that it is not the quality of camera in front of you that makes the great photographs, its the idiot behind it that needs to improve!


All the best



In Topic: uwl-h100 dome fog

03 April 2015 - 11:48 AM

I suspect that you have an acrylic housing. I used to have the same problem with my Olympus housing.


While using a dry atmosphere (air conditioning) was one solution this was not always possible i.e on a live aboard so I used two other solutions.


1 Use a small pack of desiccant in the housing making sure that it does not interfere with any of the controls.


2 Place a small piece of aluminium foil inside the housing which attracts the moisture 

In Topic: Whites dry suit

04 August 2014 - 12:19 AM



I have been using a Whites drysuit for the last 5 or 6 years. Agree it is a great suit but just be careful self donning and zip closing, you may recall I had a problem on the Froach Ban and left the zip about 2mm open resulting in a wet start and aborted dive.


I use the Whites in cool waters or winter i.e water temperature less than 15 degC and in the summer I use my Azdry drysuit which fits me better with less undergarments.


All the best



In Topic: Martin Edge Tuition Days

14 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

I first attended one of Martin's courses back in 2001 with a digital camera, everyone else had film cameras but it improved my photography enormously.


I then spent a day with Martin in April 2011 on a one to one which again was invaluable. The basis of that day was a review of my portfolio and questioning as to why I had taken specific photographs with particular settings as well as a full review of all those camera settings deep within the Nikon menus that we just skip over. In the afternoon Martin accompanied me into the pool to work on the weaknesses that had been identified in the portfolio review. 


I can highly recommend a day with Martin, he has helped to develop my skills.


All the best 



In Topic: competitions whats your motivation.

14 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

I hate competitions, because I hate losing!


I've done "Splash-in", on-the-day, competitions 




But then you win the  overall prize at a Splash-In with someone else's crab and jet off to the Maldives!


By the way, Iike the Maldives photos.


With regard to Goose's original question, I like competitions because in a very general sense they give me the opportunity of assessing my images against my peers. The problem is finding the time to enter them! 


All the best