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In Topic: Future Backscatter Removal Software

20 November 2015 - 04:10 AM

That looks pretty cool, if it actually works as well as it is described.  Thanks for the link.

In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

13 November 2015 - 04:14 AM

It is possible to get TSA-approved locks.  That's what I use on my checked baggage.

In Topic: Reef House or Coco View in Roatan???

09 November 2015 - 04:38 AM

I've never been to Reef House, but keep going back to Coco View because of the diving.  Bart did a good job already of explaining the set up at CCV.  The amenities aren't "fancy", but are more than adequate, if you're there to dive.  The last time that I was there, my wife and I got in 26 dives during the week.  Yes, about half of them were on one or the other of the two walls (Coco View Wall or Newman's Wall), but if you're into small stuff, there's lots to see.  The other half of the dives are on really nice sites within about 10 minute boat rides from the resort.  I ended up with about 33 hours of bottom time in that week, because there was that much to see.  In fact, I'm still working though all the video clips that I took that week.  I've already scheduled my next trip back to CCV in February.

In Topic: Cleaning External Glass (Ports, Diopter, etc.)

06 November 2015 - 04:10 AM

I think that I would try "lens cleaner" as used for microscope lenses.  I haven't really looked, but I suspect that there is something similar, if not the same, that the lens manufacturers suggest and approve.  The big thing to be aware of is, if there is a chance of any grit being trapped in the film, don't wipe with any pressure or you will scratch the lens.  Use the cleaner to dissolve the film, and then gently remove it using a lint-free, diatomaceous-earth-free wipe, such as lens paper.  Many types of paper are actually fairly abrasive, so you will want to be careful removing the film.

In Topic: 4K Sony RX100 IV Underwater Green Island Taiwan

03 November 2015 - 06:23 AM

leo99 - I try to do manual WB underwater to get close, so that less correction is needed afterwards.  There is still some, but I'm not running running out of room to make those corrections.


I don't use a white card either - I just dive with white fins when I'm filming, and sometimes using light colored sand works even better than the white fins.  Just some thoughts.