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Member Since 05 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 11 2014 08:12 AM

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In Topic: Great White in Meditarrenean ?

09 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

Good to hear what these guys are doing here. Hadn't heard much about the Med. population for a long time and rather assumed that they had all been slaughtered like a lot of other big stuff in this hugely mistreated sea. I remember a good few years ago huge great whites being taken regularly off Malta and Sicily as by-catch and also I think by anglers.


23 July 2014 - 11:43 PM


I have the same lens and have just been through the wringer trying to decide which focus light to upgrade to. Mostly, they seem to be overpriced and some quite bulky. So I settled on a neat little unit - i-Torch Venusian III - which comes with a mounting bracket, charger and two batteries. It has full power, half power and full power red. It is bright enough for modest video work which I don't do so I use most of the time on half power even on night dives. Have used it on about fifty dives recently and could not be happier. Cost was about UK£150

In Topic: Leak Sentinel from Vivid Housings

02 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

Have used my Mk3 version on about 300 dives. It has worked perfectly. I leave it installed for a two week trip and for longer periods in the UK when diving weekends. No corrosion at all Tim. Housing is aluminium.

In Topic: Swedish squat lobster

10 June 2014 - 11:40 PM

Munida rugosa, Long-clawed Squat Lobster

In Topic: Lens for mid-size animal portraits on 5D3

29 April 2014 - 11:29 PM

I use the 17/40 with an 8" dome with a +2 to help with the corners. Super sharp lens with really good contrast. 9" min. focus. The corners are not a problem for me - I just shoot to crop if that's not heresy. Much cheaper than the 16/35 which is better at the corners I believe.

Other than tose two, the only other option is the 24/105 which few people use and seems to attract mixed reviews. 18" min. focus is a drawback I think.