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PBrown

Member Since 21 Jul 2009
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In Topic: Mounting a Strobe to a Tank, Cave Diving Style

06 January 2011 - 09:35 AM

Does anyone have any tips for the best way to mount a strobe to a tank, cave diving style, which will be pointed behind the diver? I'm looking for a quick, secure way to do this. I have some ideas but would like to hear what others have done.



Bungy.

I've only used this on twinset's (doubles), but I suspect that with some bodging you could make it work on a single tank. Make a loop of the bungy, pass it under the tank band, place the strobe into the 'groove' between the cylinders, now put each end of the loop over the strobe's ball joint, job done.

It's simple, quick, flexible (you can easily move the strobe between divers underwater) and cheap (which is not normally a word I associate with either 'underwater' or 'photography', let alone both together!).

If you don't want the model to hold the sensor you can also mount it on the manifold in a similar fashion (making sure that it doesn't interfere with the ability to manipulate the valves).

hth,

cheers,
Paul

In Topic: Remote Strobe

01 June 2010 - 04:48 AM

Does anyone know the best way to mount a remote strobe to the back of a set of doubles like they do in cave diving? I'm looking for tips before I try something on my own. Thanks.


Bungie cord.

Make a big loop, pass it under the lower cylinder band, lay the strobe into the 'groove' between the cylinders, put the ends of the loops over the ball of the strobe.

It's easy, cheap, works well, and you can remove it underwater if required.

cheers,
Paul