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In Topic: Go Pro Hero 4 still image question

09 October 2015 - 11:58 PM

Does the GoPro 4 focus and have ajustable shutter speed?

I thought the GoPro have a fixfocus lens :pardon:


But in any case, it seems to me that shutter speed is too low and the photos are blurry because of movement.



In Topic: Travelling with full SLR set up in hand luggage, Any issues?

09 October 2015 - 09:36 AM

Not to suggest any form of dishonesty...


If you get on-site airport parking, go and check in without your cabin baggage, and then go and get it from the car once you have checked in!


Unfortunately i got twice weighted just before the gate and they put a "Checked Cabin Luggage" tape on the cabin carry-on.


Also not to suggest any form of dishonesty...
Once i got caught with 18 kilos when i could bring only 8 flying to Brazil to dive San Fernando Noronha with Condor,
so i said that it was the heavy laptop and if i could go back to pull it out.
So i went back to my GF and where i unloaded all lenses and heavy gear and went back with a almost empty bag to weight again and in fact; It was still 10 kilos, but at least i saved 8 kilos of excess luggage at 10€ ...


Also not to suggest any form of dishonesty V2 ...
A reporter or fishermans vest and cargo trousers or shorts come handy to stow heavy photo gear ....

In Topic: Travelling with full SLR set up in hand luggage, Any issues?

07 October 2015 - 09:15 AM


Basically you are prepared to pay a lot of money for extra baggage  :crazy:


As you wrote it's normal that the maximum carry-on weight allowed is 5/8 kg here in Europe.

The worst company is Blue Panorama in Egypt: 5 kg carry on and 15 kg checked. you cannot buy extra weight in advance.


I stopped to fly with cheap offers company's who limit carry-on and checked luggage weight as it is a rip-off.
15 Kilo checked luggage is for a non diver and 2 weeks of holiday simply ridiculous, go figure for a diver!!!

Flying with less restrictive companies like Emirates i get 2 x 30 Kilos for a slightly higher initial price, but as ceap charter sell excess luggage at 15€ per kilo it is far cheaper (and relaxter) to fly with them

than to fly with cheapo charter like blue panorama.




P.S. Second 30 kilo suitcase is my Poseidon SE7EN Rebreather filled with a few kilos of clothes ...


In Topic: Travelling with full SLR set up in hand luggage, Any issues?

06 October 2015 - 06:05 AM

I am used to travel with my photo gear as follows:

1 Loewepro Vortex 300 Photo backpack as carry-on containing:

- one Nikon D800 body + one Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 + one Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 + one Nikon  105mm VR + one Sigma 15mm + 1 Nikon SB-800
- one  Hugyfot glass minidome
- two INON Z-240 strobes

- one Nauticam LX100 housing

- several hard disks, chargers, cables, spare parts
- one HP ZBook 17 laptop

Weight is 18-20 Kilos


as checked baggage inside a torn suitcase containing:
one 1520 Pelicase containing one Hugyfot D800 housing filled with spare arts, one Hugyfot 100mm planport, four 8cm. ULCS armsa, clamps, floats
one 3mm long wetsuit, fins, OMS Travelight BCD, optical mask, fins, regulator

Weight 23-30 Kilos


In any case:

- I would get a backpack for delicate and electronic gear as carry-on and put the Peilicase inside the luggage

- be prepared to unwrap everything and repack at the security check, so stow wisely and planned

- triplecheck that your flights allow more than 8 kilo carry-on as here in Europe 8 kilo and less than IATA  carry-on size limit becomes more and more normal



In Topic: Basic service for Nikon SB-105 strobes?

03 October 2015 - 09:38 AM

Nikonos SB-103/105 service kit: http://www.ebay.it/i...=item5d5bafb51c

Nikonos SB-28 repair manual: http://www.ebay.it/i...=item2a581aec73


You may contact them to ask if they have also the SB-105 repair manual available!



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