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Member Since 22 Dec 2011
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In Topic: FS Dual Light and Motion Sola 4k video lights

28 November 2015 - 09:31 AM


In Topic: Dome reflection ?

24 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

I came here this evening to look for a solution to this very issue I had this weekend on the bottom of Lake Michigan.  Regarding the gaffers tape approach, has anyone been successful with this approach?  If so where exactly did you end up putting it to address the reflection issue.  Thanks for your help,


In Topic: Good High Power Video Lights?

06 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

In full disclosure to my following comment, I do some work with UWLD and thus why I had access to a demo light.


I just got back a couple weeks ago from shooting some pics in some Northern Florida Caves.  On one of the dives I had a loaner UWLD (Underwater Light Dude) 130v (13K Lumens) video light to compare and contrast to my Sola 4000's.  The 130v was REALLY impressive in the Peacock cave system and I found I had to dial it down quite a bit.  What I liked about it was even dialed down, it did a great job of illuminating sections yet I had the power available that I could really crank things up if needed. 


On one dive I had my dual Sola 4000's (with a 3-way clamp on an ULCS handle...a light wand if you will) and then on another dive the UWLD 130V same "light wand" setup ...I preferred the 130v for brightness and very wide angle of coverage.  It was also a smaller profile thus making it easier to manage in some of the passages.


My Sola's have been a workhorse and taken a beating in various caves and when there have been issues, L&M has covered them. I got off to a very rocky start with L&M a couple years back but they eventually came through.  When I fired up the UWLD light, I found myself grinning from ear to ear and I probably flooded my mask because of my grinning, I don't remember. You might want to check them out as well as a manufacturer of very solid lighting equipment.

In Topic: Fixing cooked Z240s

11 February 2015 - 04:18 AM

Liz, this is off your main topic and I just wanted to say I enjoy your cave shots and appreciate you sharing them here.  Any chance you will be in Florida, specifically "cave country" in April? I will be there for a week or so doing some shoots for some buds in several systems (Ginnie, Peacock, Cow, Madison and Telford) and would like to personally introduce ourselves and have an exchange of ideas if schedules allowed


Best  regards,


In Topic: Long exposure time/night dive/painting with light

09 January 2015 - 07:01 AM


Very impressive pictures...thanks for sharing...