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Member Since 14 Sep 2009
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In Topic: Strange Shutter Delay on DSLR???

08 January 2017 - 08:21 PM

One entertaining test is to put a little bit of o-ring grease on the internal side of the buttons in the housing. Then carefully insert camera, take it for a dive without pressing buttons, surface and very carefully remove. If one of your housing buttons is making contact, there will be a grease spot on the camera button. I used this test to identify that one of my housing levers had become misaligned and needed replacement.

In Topic: For Sale: 5D2 body, Aquatica housing, 8" domes and macro port

03 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

And responded.


An additional note to say I am happy to split the domes and the macro port with extensions out from the camera body and housing, if someone is interested in one or the other.

In Topic: For Sale: 5D2 body, Aquatica housing, 8" domes and macro port

20 December 2016 - 01:09 PM

Bump - still for sale. And the USD price is looking better by the day thanks to exchange rate movements.

In Topic: 5yr old Prosumer video camera vs GoPro?

18 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

You're not interested in the same type of "quality" that most videographers are, so I would base this decision much more on whether you can successfully extract stills from the footage. The action cam may have problems with rolling shutter, lack of control over settings, and inconsistency in footage. If any of that is going to kill your comparison between images then the Canon may be a better bet. What happens when you bump the ISO on the Canon - are grainy images usable for your research?

In Topic: bali advice

18 December 2016 - 08:42 PM

I dived Tulamben and surrounds over Xmas/New Years two years ago and it was ok. The vis is not as good in the shallows as the rain washes a lot more sediment into the water around the reefs accessed as shore dives. The vis was good below 40m but it was dark - partly clouds, partly poor vis up top.


There's a couple of photos here to give you an idea. The second one was taken at about 25m from memory.