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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

Yesterday, 01:53 PM

I'm not leaving the format. The size, weight, and many advantages for macro photography will keep me here.  I'm using an EM-5 / Nauticam and plan to upgrade to the EM-1 Mk II / Nauticam when it is released.


In Topic: Give your feedback on buyers/sellers

23 April 2016 - 11:27 PM

I'd like to give a high five to seller OrangeFrog.  We recently completed a transaction that took a week and was anything but smooth, thanks to the fact that I (i) live in Philippines, (ii) have a US-based PayPal account, (iii) asked for shipping to my office in Sydney, and (iv) could not verify payment for 4 days while travelling in China. There were enough potential red flags that I would not have blamed him for backing away!  I'm very happy that he trusted me and persevered via email until I got all the kinks worked out.  Thanks mate.


In Topic: Achieving neutral buoyancy on camera setup

22 April 2016 - 12:56 AM

I'd go with Stix floats, they are durable and highly configurable, and cheap enough to experiment with. 

 

A set of of 4 floats provides buoyancy of 160g (small), 350g (large), 680g (jumbo).

 

If you're shooting wide angle the arms will be behind the port and so offset the dome buoyancy.


In Topic: Nelson Bay Nudibranch Festival

22 April 2016 - 12:48 AM

Great macro videography - thanks for sharing!  

 

What lens and/or diopter were you using? 


In Topic: Which AA rechargable batteries should I buy?

19 April 2016 - 02:52 PM

Yep.  Some will argue that the Eneloop "pro" version (about 2500 mAh) are necessary but I use the regular version (2100 mAh) and can easily get through 2 dives on one set of batteries in my strobes and focus light. Eneloops hold a charge for months by the way.  I've been using the same set for about 3 years with no apparent decline in performance.  They regularly go on sale at Amazon but the normal price is pretty reasonable considering that they pretty much pay for themselves on one trip.

 

BTW I also really like Maha "smart" chargers.  They allow a soft charge (slower and cooler) as well as a full recondition cycle.