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Member Since 12 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 14 2018 10:15 AM

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In Topic: Sea&Sea DX2G Housing, strobe and other accessories

22 February 2018 - 07:36 AM

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In Topic: Ambient Backscatter

27 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

I have the same problem as well when shooting salmon in streams using ambient light. There is a fair amount of drifting debris. Bubbles can be a problem (as just suggested) as well. Shooting with a fisheye lens at point blank range helps to minimize the problem. As well, it is best to avoid shooting into the light. Sometimes one does not much of a choice other than not shooting at all.

Check out this shot:




(easier for me to find image on my site). Note the light blotches in the water column. I see a dark one too (left side), probably a twig. Not too bad backscatterwise at the spawners that were real close. I angled the camera to avoid shooting into the sun - this gave the reverse perspective from many of my other shots - but easy to see the eggs emerging from the female from this angle! A downside is that the housing cast a shadow on the bottom (shot taken less than 2 hours from true noon).


I kept the Panasonic 8mm fisheye on for all the shots this trip. But I definitely notice and agree with both things you pointed out - the closer I was to the main subject, the less "scatter" I noticed. And the less I was shooting into the sun, the less "scatter' as well. Here's an example. I was super close on this shot and there's much less scatter overall. But the most scatter is visible up near the sunlight. Thanks to both of you for your insights. I love your salmon work, by the way - it really shows a thorough devotion to an important topic.

In Topic: FS: Ultra Light Arm Segments (1x 5", 1x 8") and 1" Clamps (3x AC-CS)

23 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

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In Topic: Sea & sea ys 110 new in box

19 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

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In Topic: Nauticam vacuum system battery life?

03 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

I second rollin. My first 2032 was still going strong after a year with 40-50 dives, using it like you said - sealed up and left on all day. I changed it after a year because I was getting nervous, not because the battery low indicator was flashing...