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flooded two casings in one dive

22 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

Yesterday Montreal had record high temperatures. I called a friend and we headed for the Seaway.

He has a g12 in a canon casing. I have a g10 in a canon casing.

Our gear was in the trunk of the car and may have been exposed to somewhat high temperatures.

We got in the water at the same time.

Five minutes later, we are both out of the water with flooded casings!

I got my camera out without damage. He was not so lucky.

I took the casing without the camera and went back in the water to see where the leak was. It did not leak. So I put the camera back in the casing and it flooded again after a few minutes. I got the camera out and tried the casing without the camera. Again, the casing was not leaking. I put the camera back in the casing and soon I had the tell tale fog and got the camera out of the water again.

Why would the casing flood only when the camera is in it? Is it because the camera is too hot?


home made fiber optic

19 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

I was tinkering with my UFL1 and I tested an old idea of mine. Looking at the Intova synch fiber optic cable I asked myself if that cable was different from normal clear monofilament.

I tried a 20 inch then a 36 inch piece of 1.8 mm monofilament used for tuna fishing and found that I could trigger the flash every time. This monofilament is not even coated!