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Member Since 05 Jul 2004
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In Topic: 7 fish from Lembeh

06 September 2016 - 12:30 AM

No. 2 is a goby - Valenciennea helsdingenii.

No. 5 is a juvenile razor fish I think. Possibly a Peacock by the long first dorsal - Iniistius pavo

The last one is a juvenile Unicornfish - Naso sp. Not sure which species

In Topic: 6 More from Lembeh

06 September 2016 - 12:13 AM

With 1 & 4 I have been down this route before. Seen this shadowing behaviour quite regularly in Lembeh and have been advised the "shadower" is either Carangoides coeruleopinnatus or C. armatus. Personally, I think the latter. They always in my experience follow various types of Puffer.

The last one is a blenny - Petroscirtes mitratus

No. 2 is some form of Conger - genus Ariosoma maybe

In Topic: which brand(s) for reliable clamps

24 May 2016 - 11:29 PM

I was in your position and changed mine for Nauticam clamps. Very pleased with them after a year. I also have some I-DAS stuff (not clamps). Their kit is quite cheap but not as well finished. After every trip I have to pickle all the I-Das gear in vinegar to get the white crud off.

In Topic: Canon 5dS and 5DR

09 January 2016 - 09:00 AM

Are there any further reports and experiences of using the Canon 5DS and/or the 5DSR underwater please? I am planning some changes to my gear and this is a possibility but there is a dearth of information about its performance underwater.

In Topic: ReefNet Subsee adaptor

07 January 2016 - 02:41 AM


I have that set-up but mine has the o-ring. It grips well but, like you, I am still nervous. So I go along Elmer's route using elasticated cord attached to frequently changed, stout rubber bands round the lens (a cable tie sounds better).  The lanyard also attaches to the adapter so that if the whole lot comes off and takes a dive or more likely gets knocked off, it just hangs under the camera.  I don't like bits of lanyard around but in fact I never notice it once in the water and the peace of mind is well worth it.

Drilling a hole sounds a good idea if you are handy at that sort of thing but the mount seems pretty crappy material to me so take care.