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Member Since 10 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active May 13 2006 06:00 AM

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In Topic: Went Digital and what happened??

12 May 2006 - 06:04 PM

Don't know if you remember my name, but I bought your dome port a while back. I agree with everything James said, he hit it on all points. Be sure to do the ttl test. Those sync cords are a major weak link. One thing that you didn't mention and no one asked is what mode are you shooting the camera in? I would use it in manual mode with the strobes in TTL. That way you can set the f-stop to work with the strobe to subject distance and power output requirements of your strobe. This info is on your little sticker on the strobe. TTL will only work if your f-stop is in the ballpark. If you are trying to use P mode all bets are off.

The 10.5 is a great lens, but unless your fish are really big or there are tons of them it is too wide for "great wide angle large fish shots". Take a look at my website. Most of the wide-angle reef scenes were shot with the 10.5. With the digital crop factor, the 60 is a much more versatile lens than the 105. Most macro shots on my site we done with the 60mm. Let us know if you got it figured out.

In Topic: Sea&Sea Compact dome port

02 May 2006 - 07:03 AM


Are you saying that you have good results using the 10.5mm with the S&S compact dome? If so I will have to try it. Sure would beat traveling/diving with the big fisheye dome.


In Topic: Diving Magazines

15 February 2006 - 07:37 PM

I have been a subscriber of Undercurrent for years. The monthly reports are good, but I really enjoy the Chapbook that comes out every year. It is full of useful information on dive operations and destinations. Undercurrent is more of a newsletter than a magazine.

In Topic: Fins for photographers

14 November 2005 - 02:12 PM

I have a pair of Force Fin Pros and I love them. They are very comfortable, easy to get on and off, easy on the legs and to me are just fine pushing a housed camera into the current. Even with out these benefits the short length of the fins is the biggest selling point. While photographing I am less likely to kick the reef with the Force Fins than I would be with longer "normal" fins. They are also much easier to pack than longer fins. Mine are 10 years old and show no signs of wearing out.

In Topic: Help for First Timer

12 November 2005 - 06:34 PM

Thanks for the tips.

Mike - the housing does have a button to allow use of manual and auto focus. Was playing with that in the pool today. For manual white balance settings the camera has indoor, outdoor and hold. My friend who I bought the camera from always used auto. I will try both auto and manual - outdoor per your avice.

SJSPECK - thanks for the websites. Looks like I will have some reading to do.

I have been a lurker here for sometime and have just started to come out of my shell to post some questions.