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aeweems12

Member Since 30 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2018 02:45 PM
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In Topic: Hey y'all!

19 February 2018 - 06:51 AM

Finally managed to get the clamps to release. They were stiff from unuse, is my best guess.

 

Will be heading to Cairns to go out with Reef Encounters for about two weeks, then headed back to Syndey for a couple days. Going to try to go looking for leafy & weedy seadragons, as long as I'm in the area. I'm really looking forward to this trip, it's probably at the top of my bucket list.


In Topic: FS: Ikelite D7000 kit w/ 8" dome, macro port + extras

18 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

Is the 6" macro port still available? If so, are you willing to sell it separately?


In Topic: For Sale: Ikelite 5505.5 portó$100

18 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

Is this still available?


In Topic: Hey y'all!

18 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

Wow, thanks for the advice! I will definitely be chatting with you as I slowly start to put together the pieces for my Nikon. I really don't know what all hooks up to what & what kind of cables to get once I do get strobes. I'm *hoping* to have the Nikon ready to go when I go to Australia for three weeks later this year.

 

As terrible as this is to admit, I have the housing for the Nikon, but for the life of me can't figure out how to get the darn thing to open! Those are some tight clamps holding that housing together.  Youtube to the rescue....

 

How does the vivid housing leak sentinel work? Definitely worth the investment. How does it fit into the housing?

 

Appreciate your advice!


In Topic: Olympus TG-5 housing, arms, strobes

15 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

I have dove with both the TG-2 & the TG-4. The TG-2 I've done both with & without the housing, however the TG-4 has always been in the housing. I used the Olympus housings for both cameras & haven't had any unexplained issues with them. I like that the Olympus housing is clear, so I can easily see if the housing has a leak before I get too deep.

 

My setup is the housing attached to a double handled tray, with both handles having loc-line with Gobe 850 Wide lights attached, & also a cold shoe mount on the housing with a Gobe red filter light attached. I have used that same setup for both cameras & have loved the ease of use & the flexibility the Gobe lights give me. I enjoy fluorescent night diving, so the Gobe lights allow me to quickly switch out to the Nightsea heads & then I throw a yellow filter on the front of the camera housing.

 

After my mother killed her TG-1, I handed her down my TG-2 & housing & upgraded to the TG-4. Currently in the process of upgrading to Sola lights. I don't think you can go wrong with either housing, but I recommend the Olympus housing.

 

Attached is what my setup looks like & a pic I took in the Turks & Caicos last year.