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Member Since 14 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 30 2015 08:24 PM

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In Topic: Full Frame SLR wide angle corrector port tests

09 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

I'm not going to DEMA so would be mailordering my one :) Looking forward to commercialisation.

In Topic: Umbilical video lights - where / how to mount battery canister?

08 July 2015 - 05:14 AM

If the canister is not easily removable from yourself, perhaps the lightheads can be made easily removable from the camera rig? I agree that emergency dump-ability and everyday practicability means having the camera tied to yourself is not ideal.

In Topic: Life of a Strobe?

28 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

Are the tubes brown? Rapid firing in warm water or air will start to burn things out, reducing the available light output. The other option is maybe you are seeing the flash but the camera is only seeing the pre-flash.

In Topic: another strobe or 105mm

08 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

If you prefer wide angle shooting, go the second strobe. If you prefer macro, go the lens. 


Wide angle can be challenging around here but when the visibility delivers (or if you like the wrecks or the caves) it's the only way to go.

In Topic: Why do you shoot underwater?

25 May 2015 - 07:11 PM

Awesome photos Tim.


Perhaps it reflects the diving I'm doing at the moment, but I find that I'm shooting to tell the story of the dive trip. Which means not just the underwater pretty shots, but also the getting in/getting out images, and getting prepared images, and all the bits that go with it. The shots of sea lions playing underwater that I took on the weekend are nice, but having the shot of the boat we got there on, and going snorkelling to get the shot of the sea lions hauling out when they got bored, and the shot of them harassing divers underwater for fun - all those images are part of communicating the experience of diving with sea lions.


I'm definitely driven by sharing what I'm taken. As well as showing what we saw when we got there, I want to show how we did the dives, the effort that went in, and the fun that was had between times. To tell the story to those who may not have the chance to experience the same.