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In Topic: RAID suggestions

Yesterday, 11:01 AM

Hi Kay


Are you looking for drives that will mirror each other?


If so, I bought the G-SAFE system about 4-5 years ago. 2x 3TB drives in one housing which use USB to plug into my iMac and mirror each other. I use Good Sync software to sync my LR photo collection to the drives - which automatically mirror.


I also have a  third G-SAFE 3TB drive which I rotate in and out of the G-SAFE housing with the other two drives so having 3 copies plus the original on my iMac. The third copy is kept "off-site" in a Pelican case!


I have been really pleased with this system and feel very confident in its backup capabilities. I think, at the time, it cost about £400 and it has proved very reliable.


G-Technology is the manufacturer and there is now an updated system.

In Topic: complete Olympus E-M5 outfit with ports and strobes

25 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

Nature of the beast, I fear. It can take quite a time - not to mention a price drop - to sell gear.


Good luck!

In Topic: improved zoom ring for tokina 10-17mm (nikon mount) on Nauticam housing?

22 June 2017 - 09:16 PM



Here's a couple pics of the zoom ring. My lens is packed for a trip to Africa, so the ring is removed. This will give you an idea of what I did.





Neat! Thanks, Harry. You must have a steady hand....


Enjoy Africa!

In Topic: Diving Bali & Lembongan - seeking reputable dive operators

22 June 2017 - 12:13 PM

Hi Craig


For Tulamben I'd suggest two dives on the wreck of the Liberty (wide angle) and then, depending on the views of the dive guide on locations; two macro dives - one on Coral Garden and one on Seraya Secret. Juuuust about doable in a day. Two days would be better. 3 dives a day perfectly doable.


I'd recommend diving the Liberty early in the morning - the earlier, the better as the water gets stirred up by divers and viz drops. 

In Topic: improved zoom ring for tokina 10-17mm (nikon mount) on Nauticam housing?

22 June 2017 - 05:57 AM

Had a similar problem years ago with an Aquatica zoom ring and a Tokina 10-17 lens where the zoom ring did not fit tight enough to prevent slippage UW. I installed three small set screws 120 degrees apart on the zoom ring. I positioned them to contact the zoom ring in such a way that they met the lens rubber zoom adjustment at a solid part of the lens. It was some years ago, but I believe they were 6-32 with an allen head. I bought a 6-32 tap and handle, about $10 back then. The biggest trick is to make sure that you drill the holes for the tap the proper size. Also pick the length of the set screws so they are flush with the outer portion of the zoom ring when tightened. And make sure that the set screws are positioned such that they do not interfere with the housing gear as the ring rotates.


I have since installed set screws on all of my zoom rings and have not had any slippage problems since.


Hope this helps.


Interesting solution there, divengolf. Any chance of a pic showing what it looks like?