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fforbes

Member Since 30 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2014 10:22 AM
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Snooting Attempts in Anilao, Philippines

24 October 2014 - 04:30 PM

My first efforts at using a snoot. Much room for improvement, like leave some room for the shadows, but I'm not hating them.


Nautilus Swell Retiring!

28 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

We got a very sad email last week that the Nautilus Swell is being retired, which means the end of live-aboard diving in AK and BC, at least for now.

We had one of the best dive trips ever in AK on the Swell last August. They announced that they are making a few more runs, so if this is on your list, better jump! It is a fabulous trip!


Truk Lagoon - You may want to make this dream trip sooner rather then later

06 March 2014 - 05:16 PM

We have just come back from a great trip to Truk Lagoon aboard the Odyssey, and I've been comparing some photos from our first trip there, in May, 2008 to these recent ones. Quite a few of the wrecks we dove have deteriorated quite a bit in only six years. The dive trip is still fabulous, but the wrecks are 70 years old now. Here are some of the "before and after's". 

 

The Fumitzuki is a destroyer, sitting more of less upright. I took this photo of the bow 6 years ago. I didn't take an "after" on this trip because the bow has split away from the body of the ship and lies in the sand now.

 

The famous "R2D2" which I think is on the Fujikawa Maru, as well as the engine room, is not accessible any more as most of the structure in that part of the ship has collapsed.


60mm Macro lens with Dome Port

29 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

I couldn't find another thread on this… I am thinking of using my Nikon 60mm macro lens with a Zen 230 dome port, just for a little test. My thinking is that, for a full frame camera, the result might be the equivalent of a 47º - 50º lens. I have no idea what the corners might look like.

 

I think that Stephen Frink experimented with this. I was thinking that this might fill the gap I have between a 17-35 lens and the 60. Has anyone tried this and what were the results?

 

Fletcher