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In Topic: Nauticam Carbon Fibre Float arms

Yesterday, 09:45 PM

I'm interested in the 10bar floats (especially after I left a set of Stix floats next to the rinse tank on my left trip!).  Will they work with or can they be adapted to ULCS arms?  


If not I'd be interested in the arms but I only see a 200mm version so far and would like something shorter as I shoot mostly macro.  I suppose these also require the wider clamps if used in pairs?

In Topic: Tulamben, Bali - April 2015

17 April 2015 - 03:31 PM

Great macro work.  I'd say you just about nailed it with the snoot for a first outing!  The yellow nudibranch is spectacular, and the pygmy isolated against the water also impressive.  That collection looks like a pretty good hit rate for only 8 dives.  Well done

In Topic: xenia crabs: two for the price of one

13 April 2015 - 05:36 AM

Thanks a lot guys, you've given some great ammunition. If only I had not just ordered a new BCD and air integrated computer . . . clearly my prioritization of life support over imaging needs a rethimk!

In Topic: Any Comparison? Nikon D3200 vs Oly OMD-EM5 vI

13 April 2015 - 05:32 AM

I have to say, having used the EM-5 with the 14-42 lens for a while then moved on, that I love the camera but don't like the lens very much either above or beneath the surface. It seems like a good focal range at first but is neither wide enough nor long enough and lacks close focus ability. The 12-50 is superior in all respects, has decent macro ability, and is not much more expensive if at all.

In Topic: xenia crabs: two for the price of one

12 April 2015 - 04:23 AM

That is a great idea - a head on shot didn't even occur to me. I will have to try that sometime.

It would have been difficult in this case as i could not get any lower in relation to the subject. This is another in a series of increasingly frequent situations for me where a 45 degree viewfinder would have made a significant difference. The only question now is whether I can sell that idea as a way to maximize the value of my investment in a macro setup, or whether it will be opposed as continuing folly. Hmm . . .