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Aussiebyron

Member Since 04 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 20 2017 04:48 PM
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In Topic: Packing tips for travelling around SE Asia, Indonesia, Australia

13 March 2017 - 11:52 PM

My experience with recent trips around SE Asia and the pacific from Australia has been the crack down on weight for carry-on baggage with all airlines flying out of Australia with 7kg of carry-on. I have my carry on weight on several occasions and what I do with my carry on on a few trips is to put my housing and parts in a cooler bag up to the 7kg limit wrapped in bubble wrap.  But these days the budget airlines do offer excellent additional checkin baggage at a small cost. Jetstar allowing up to 40kg, Virgin Australia 2 bags at 23kg, Airasia 40kg, Cebu pacific allowing an extra bag for dive gear up to 40kg (just for dive gear).  I have to base my flights around the airlines which give me the best allowance for camera and dive gear and most often its the budget carriers these days.

 

Regards Mark


In Topic: Nauticam NA 5D IV housing with 8.5 Dom positive buoyancy

13 March 2017 - 11:36 PM

Add stick on lead weights which they use to balance the wheels on your car.  Fine tune to perfect balance.

 

Regards Mark


In Topic: Nikon Comparison D500 vs D7200

06 March 2017 - 11:29 PM

I upgraded from a D7000 to the D500 mainly due to the excellent buffer of the D500 and its ability to due custom WB settings on liveviwe for video.  Again as others stated it depends on your real budget and what type of shooting you mainly doing.  The D7200 is still a very capable camera and might be an option worth considering if you can get the housing/body at the right price.

 

Regards Mark


In Topic: Problem with Aquatica 4" minidome & Nauticam NA-D500

04 February 2017 - 05:27 PM

I think thats where your problem is that your mounting the Mini dome without the correct extension which makes the lens closer to the mini dome itself thus giving softer corners.  If you have a Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye try that as it doesnt need a an extension.

 

Regards Mark


In Topic: Problem with Aquatica 4" minidome & Nauticam NA-D500

01 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

When I use my 4inch Aquatica mini dome on my Nikon D500 I have to use the Aquatica extension #48456 which adds 16.5mm.  Are you using an extension with the mini dome and adapter?

 

Regards Mark