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Member Since 24 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2015 11:46 PM

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In Topic: What can WIFI do for the UW Photographer?

24 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

As above, its handy for me with the 70D as i don't need to break open the housing inbetween dives or often after a days diving.


The battery gets me hundreds of shots without a charge so thats often a few days worth.  Once in the housing and sealed and dived id rather not risking making it leak by reassembling if i can avoid it.


Obviously the wifi is very slow when transferring RAW files so something to be aware of.

In Topic: Disabling/Bypass Ikelite TTL Controller on housing?

27 February 2015 - 06:56 AM

Cheers, masking worked.  I don't use TTL anyway so its no real loss.  Ive had the issue on a previous (550D) housing and the same on this.  It also sometimes "crashes" and buttons stop responding and i need to power cycle the primary strobe to get control back.


I may just bypass it completely as above to prevent the problem coming back.


The controller has never been flooded but the housing does get varying amounts of condensation in and this does seem to affect it sometimes when it runs there.  No real way around that as im in the tropics, high humidity and no aircon available.

In Topic: Dome reflection ?

08 December 2014 - 06:32 AM

I have that problem with the 8" ikelite dome on both the 10-22 and Tokina 10-17 lenses.  Its a reflection of the lens front (on the 10-22 i could read CANON in mirror image on the thing.  It was always worse on split shots OR very shallow water shots where the sun with *just* out of the frame.  It ruined a fair number of shots as quite often it was too big to clone out.  I tried various methods like a black marker pen over the lens from to hide the writing but nothing stopped it.  The port itself is black so i assume its internal reflection through the housing itself.  Short of duct tape over the entire housing front i don't know what to suggest.


On the 5" mini dome and 10-17 on the same setup i get no such issue.

In Topic: Loading your UW pictures on Nexus7

29 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Nexus 7 is OK for displaying the JPGs and so on.  I use my 70Ds wireless to send to it.  The screen though really makes it unsuitable for editing (as do all tablets).  Color reproduction isnt accurate, shadows aren't right and so on.