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in_minsk_we_trust

Member Since 16 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 24 2012 10:39 AM
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In Topic: Flying Octopuses - comments on the proliferation of these images

11 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

I just spent a couple of days diving in Tulamben and was horrified by both the guide's and diver's behavior there. Almost all the divers I saw were shooting large DSLR's which made their lack of buoyancy and concern for habitat all the more unforgivable. Almost every photog there would have their fins digging into something behind them, or their knee on something else and both guides and divers were going completely overboard with their pointers. I left feeling a great despair about our community as a whole. It seems to me lately that when you see divers carrying lots of photographic equipment they are probably on their way to break, bother or kill something. It sucks.

In Topic: 2 days in Bali

04 September 2012 - 11:10 PM

Thanks for the input. We ended up booking with Seraya. We'll do a few boat dives to Liberty in the morning and then shore dive till our computers pop and fizz after that. Our flights arrive/depart at decent hours for the travel, but we were in Bali 2 weeks ago and can confirm that leaving the airport does suck pretty bad.

K. Cheers to all of you.

Chris

In Topic: Timor Diving

16 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

I bought two tickets from Denpasar to Dili last night on Batavia's website for 133 each. The website is legit and uses Paypal for the transaction.

In Topic: 2 days in Bali

15 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

Elmer and Drew,

You guys are rockstars. I'll email those contacts now.

Cheers.

In Topic: What Current Hard Drives Are Good/Reliable?

25 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

For "in the field" dumping of files, I'm still using LaCie rugged drives. They weigh almost nothing and can take a little bit more of a beating than others, although I wouldn't test it too much. Anyway, 3 of the bus-powered 5200RPM drives at 1 or 1.5TB is where I dump the files, then when we get home I can swap them to my 7200RPM drives here for editing.

For local film shoots and the like, the most popular drives right now seem to be the G-Technology G-RAIDs.