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Uwatec Luna, dive logs, downloads and Dive Log DT

17 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

I'm fed up messing about with the glacially slow Scubapro/Uwatec SmartTrak running on my Mac under VMWare (the Smart Trak J for Mac is even more horrible).


After a Google search I came across Dive Log DT which appears to be able to download from the Uwatec Luna and runs under Mac OSX.


Does anyone use this and what do they think? Were you able to transfer an existing SmartTrak database of dives into Dive Log DT?


After years of trying to sort out SmartTrak/Mac it seems too good to be true that there is a solution.....



ReefNet Subsee adaptor

06 January 2016 - 03:19 AM

Hey guys


Can I seek some advice please.....


I bought a ReefNet SubSee adaptor a little while ago and a SubSee +10 lens. I've only used it once so far on a couple of dives - but, before entering the water, I was struck by how insecure the connection was between the lens and the adaptor. As far as I could see, the lens is pushed on to the adaptor and a small grub screw "holds" it in place. I spent most of the dives making sure the lens was hanging in.


Playing around with it out now, it seems pretty easy for the lens to come out - and disappear into the watery depths. I'm planning a SE Asia macro trip in the coming months and would prefer not to give the lens a one-way trip.


Does anyone have any experience of the ReefNet adaptor and securing a SubSee lens in place? I wondered about putting a slice of inner tube around the lens which might provide a bit more grip. But this seems hardly ideal. Perhaps I could get a second tightening point/screw drilled for the adaptor?


Ideas welcome!







Underwater Photog forum in Amsterdam?

09 September 2015 - 10:06 PM

Hey guys


Does anyone know of an underwater photography society/group in Amsterdam - or somewhere close in the Netherlands?


If not, is anyone interested in getting together and starting one? 





Adobe Lightroom - New features release

16 June 2015 - 03:25 AM

According to Lightroom Killer Tips (on 16 June), Adobe are releasing updates to Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile - but not (not) LR6.


The LR Mobile changes allow more editing; while the LR CC adds, amongst other things, a new feature called Dehaze (or add haze) Effect which, Killer Tips, describes as "pretty darn slick..... and for anyone who shoots u/w photography or at an aquarium". Apparently it cuts through haze and doesn't just add contrast.


The Mobile version has already appeared through the usual App Store updates. I've not yet received the CC update.

Nikon D800 and SD-XC memory cards

03 June 2015 - 09:46 PM

Hey guys


I'd welcome some expert advice please on Sandisk SDXC Ultra memory card capacity.


I'm using a Nikon D800 (I have had it two years) and have a 16GB CF card for the main picture-taking memory storage and a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SDXC card for the back up. 


I have either chosen the wrong SDXC card or I am doing something wrong as the card seems to stop recording - or at least cannot be read - once it gets to about 32GB used.


I don't think it's a fault in this specific card as I have two of them and they are both the same. And I have two D800 bodies too and have the same issue with both. 


I have tried reformatting the cards which has made no difference.


Is there a limit to the amount of memory that a D800 can address on an Ultra SDXC card? Have I just picked the wrong memory card (doh)? 


Your views and solutions would be most welcome.