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Member Since 11 Aug 2010
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In Topic: Edge & Mustard On Underwater Photography

07 November 2010 - 02:58 AM

Inspirational in its content, funny, interesting and most of all, how incredibly fantastic to have all that knowledge and experience shared with such generosity of spirit.

Loved it all, big thanks!

In Topic: The Ultimate Spares & Maintenance Kit

28 September 2010 - 06:17 AM

That's an interesting idea, frogfone - can you elaborate with links, technical know-how and supplier info?

Many thanks!

In Topic: The Ultimate Spares & Maintenance Kit

17 September 2010 - 03:30 AM

Inspired top tips coming in! The sponge applicator / lintless swabs are the absolute answer. And I like the chamois too. Thank you so much for that - I shall edit them into the list a little later. Oh to have an extra strobe, camera body and those much coveted spare items too! I'm not quite in that league yet, but I like the notion. JC ... you're soaking O-rings because our little friends like to be clean and shiny with fresh lube so they remain elastic and flexible, :D .
Sea-spray in the air when the camera's open, salty crystal deposits, tiny bits of dust, sand, grit, lint (for those not yet converted), old grease ... it's a precautionary measure. Soak for 30 minutes in a bowl of warm soapy water (mild detergent) to dissolve old grease and debris. Rinse in fresh water and then blot dry with a lint-free cloth. Re-grease with fresh lube and either store away if you aren't using your rig for a month or more, or insert back into their respective grooves where they're ready to party!

Thank you again, keep them coming ..

In Topic: The Ultimate Spares & Maintenance Kit

13 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

Here goes with a starter list ...

O-rings: especially the housing rear door one (main culprit to go)
O-ring grease: the right one for your setup!
Self-sealing plastic food bags (... and not for those shrimp sandwiches!)
Lint-free cloths
Allen keys
Camera & housing specific tools
Cotton swabs / buds ... I hate using these but haven't found anything better that gets into the grooves.
Lens tissues
Small brush
Phillips screwdriver
Small LED torch
Pair of needle-nose pliers (good to squish down cotton buds with)
Dessicant sachets
Small bottle of white vinegar
Electrical tape
Duck tape
Cable ties (thx for these two Tim!!)
Battery charger
Small plastic bowl for soaking O-rings
Small bottle of mild detergent

I can fine tune this with a big red T next to items for travel - if this grows into something of encyclopedic proportions that is :D

Suggestions welcome!