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JimG

Member Since 05 Jul 2004
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In Topic: Short-term Insurance

16 April 2017 - 11:45 PM

Agree with Tim. I'm in the UK too and have done mine for years that way.


In Topic: Best Bonaire Sites for Macro + Wide Angle

16 April 2017 - 11:42 PM

Agree pretty much anywhere for macro. Salt Pier excellent for wide stuff and you can now dive there anytime provided there isn't a ship loading. No palaver now about phoning through to get clearance first. Personally enjoy wide angle natural light ops. between Buddy and Capt. Don's with the huge tarpon that patrol up and down in the shallows.


In Topic: Canon 17-40mm UW

11 April 2017 - 11:59 PM

I use this lens for my 5D3 - and previously with the  original 5D and also 5D2. I  have an Aquatica set up and also add a +2 dioptre. It is a very sharp lens with great contrast. However, it is  a little less sharp at the corners than the 16-35mm which many people prefer but which is much more expensive. This can be minimised by keeping your aperture at f8 or tighter, upping the ISO if necessary which is no great penalty on this camera. I use the long end for the more distant, larger subject and find it works well. I consider the 17-40 a first class cheaper solution and can recommend. No idea about video - don't even know where the switch is on the housing!

Let me know if I can help more


In Topic: Behavior question on remora

12 November 2016 - 01:14 AM

Hi Dave

Seen this a few times but not in the Caribbean. Most recently in Lembeh attached to a bluespotted ray and in Anilao attached to a fringelip mullet. Neither were very happy!


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