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Gary.Makai

Member Since 01 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2014 06:49 AM
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In Topic: Nikon D810 in D800 housings: Compatibility check

17 July 2014 - 01:55 AM

Should have mine later today, will report on how it works with my D800 nauticam housing.


In Topic: Traveling with underwater camera to international destination - packing tips...

10 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

I used to use 2 carryons, a thinktank security and a thinktank airport accelerator backpack. I now have a shoulder problem and am unable to lift the 35+pound bags into the overhead. I purchased a thinktank logistics manager bag to be checked with my housing, ports, strobes and clamps, plus other necessities (weight is 50 pounds loaded). I will carryon my backpack with my computer, dslr and lenses.

 

I have flown business class into the pacific on singapore, continental, cathay without problems with the 2 carryons, except that the TSA guys at hong kong refused to let me pass with 2 carryons.


In Topic: Nikon 1 V3

14 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

I have recently used their AW1 underwater while snorkeling,  Worked great at 15 fps, with tack sharp focus. Can't wait to see the new v3 with the cx 70-300mm for topside wildlife. a Housing could make this a great UW camera. Light weight and less bulk than a dslr system.


In Topic: Major frustrations with a new D800 Focus seems soft

26 December 2013 - 02:16 AM

There is a lot of variability in the D800/D800E sensor performance that appears to be a combination of alignment and sensor manufacturing issues. You can test your sensor with reiken focal which will give you a map of all 51 sensor points. I went through 4 bodies before I found one with good sensor performance. What you want is good IQ with minimal change across the sensors.

A quick way to check your fine tuning is to use a tripod and target, focus with live view (AFon only, disable shutter focus) then when in af fine tune, adjust the settings till you get focus confirmation. for the full description of this technique see dot tune. http://www.fredmiran...m/topic/1187638

 

Usually you have 10 days to evaluate the camera with a refund/exchange possibility.


In Topic: Dive Destination while recuperating from shoulder surgery

15 November 2013 - 02:57 AM

Recuperation times really depends on what is done to your shoulder. Figure a minimum of 6 weeks to allow healing of incisions and suture points. Good physical therapy will help range of motion return sooner after surgery.

The big problem is unexpected strain on the incisions and suture points before they heal. Second problem is theoretical decompression alterations in tissue ongassing and offgassing that could increase the risk of DCS. I dove 6 weeks after my shoulder surgery on a liveaboard without any problems (the shoulder was still a bit limited in mobility, but no increase in pain)

Best shoulder surgeon is Andrews in Alabama. Good luck.