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octopus

Member Since 12 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 10 2011 11:00 PM
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In Topic: Your ONE best shot of 2005

08 December 2005 - 05:30 PM

Great shots...guess I will be brave enough to post my first one...this was my favorite shot of the year...although maybe not the best. It was shot at Ship Rock off Catalina Island, California.

You can see it here:
little fish big kelp

Happy holidays all

Libby

In Topic: How did you find Wetpixel?

07 November 2005 - 11:55 AM

I found Wetpixel when looking for advice on replacing my flooded camera :D I received great advice and since then I have mainly lurked and learned :lol: One day I hope to have pictures worth sharing [I do keep working on it!]

Libby

In Topic: Sherwood Wisdom Dive Computer

01 August 2005 - 02:03 PM

Hi

I have the same computer and can't say I have had this particular problem, however, I believe that the wet contacts are underneath the rubber boot that covers the computer. It may be that you have sand stuck in there rather than water. Getting the boot off is not obvious, although when shown not too bad either. I had the store owner that I bought it from have a look, my problem was that it suddenly went to 5 feet diving while I was sitting on the surface. From what I remember, he popped out the compass and the took out the allen screws that were there, this then allowed him to pop out the computer. You may want to take it to where you bought it however, my 5 foot problem never went away and they ended up replacing my computer.

Good luck

In Topic: Silica gel??

13 July 2005 - 03:18 PM

Actually, if you will be in warm air and warm water, it is probably best not to assemble the housing in a cool room...you may risk getting fogging by condensation that way. But as I said I did dive with my A40 with no silica get, although the housing did come with some defogging agent to put on the lens. In any event I had no problems with it.

As to the flood I had, when I disassembled the housing afterwards it seemed there was a sand grain in the O-ring that I missed. All I can recommend is to be really careful when sealing the housing and make sure there is nothing in the way of the o-ring that will prevent sealing...and if you have a chance, give it a dunk in the bathtub, sink, or bucket and look for bubbles or signs of leaking before you take it into the salt water. In fact if you haven't done that yet, it is a good idea to check the empty housing to make sure all is OK.....

In Topic: Silica gel??

12 July 2005 - 01:49 PM

I used my A40 and housing without silica gel and all was fine [until I flooded it, but that was sand in the O-ring I think <_< ] However, I have been putting in 'moisture munchers' with my A95. I got them at B&H photo. There are a variety of types out there, you can probably get them wherever you got your housing.