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#361285 Locline. Does it always creak?

Posted by browng on 19 May 2015 - 03:17 AM

Back on the original topic, my Loclines always creaked especially at the end of the dive when I tidied everything up. My dive buddies always knew it was time to get back on board!


Having used both flexible and fixed arms/clamps, both have their place. Loclines are especially useful when you need fast adjustment to awkward positions e.g. on macro shots when the positioning of the clamps can jam the movement that you are looking for on the strobes.

#351144 Whites dry suit

Posted by browng on 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



#346187 competitions whats your motivation.

Posted by browng on 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



#335014 Cold, grey and misty... I'll have some, please!

Posted by browng on 29 July 2013 - 01:37 PM



Love the photos. 


Thought I would include a shot of the lady herself, MV Valkyrie. Thanks to Hazel, Helen and Rob for dropping us perfectly on the dive sites, feeding us with great food and supporting us on the foredeck.




#316371 Nikon D600 vs D800

Posted by browng on 14 September 2012 - 12:00 AM

Guess we have to have a look at the specs of the D600 and consider it worth settling for over the D800. At this point of time the price will be the big factor and as always bang for buck. Some people would be quiet happy with the lower specs of the D600 and save a $1000. But your are correct as you do have to look at the big picture at the end of the day. Once you buy a $3000 housing (presume the D600 would be roughly the same as a D800 housing) and add a body you have a D800 setup for $6000 and D600 for $5000, its only a 20% price difference between the two camera setups.

Regards Mark

Looking at the price difference here in the UK there is currently not that much. Wex Photographic are offering the D800 at £2279 and the D600 at £1955, a difference of only £324, US$500 approx.

On this basis you have to question whether it is not better value just to move to the D800 especially if you are moving from DX to FX and you are having to fork out for new housing, lenses, ports, ext rings, etc, etc