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Member Since 12 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2014 12:54 PM

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In Topic: Land based flash underwater?

13 July 2014 - 05:20 AM

I've often wondered why we house cameras but not strobes.  Will be interesting to see where this goes.


Maybe think about a fiber port leading to the strobe's optical slave?

In Topic: Archon video lights

13 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

I just bought a DRIS Impact Video light (the 3C base, but you can get it with a Stubby more compact base) and compared to a few more $ lights plus the Archon in a dive shop (not sure which model but it was tiny).




The DRIS was substantially brighter and wider, but much heavier/bulkier and with a slight violet tinge that the Archon lacked.  Compared to the $ lights, the Archon had a little of a flat/warm/grey color tinge that I'm having a hard time describing.  Maybe it was just dimmer and that's why I perceived that.

In Topic: Working through my options

12 July 2014 - 03:09 AM

One of the Olympus micro 4/3.  You can get them for under $500 with housing.  Or an RX100 MkII housed (likely more $ after the housing costs).


Spend your money on:

- The tray

- The arms

- Proper buoyancy control (floats or buoyancy arms) so that it's approximately neutral

- Strobes or video lights


Then go shoot. 

In Topic: Diving Catalina, a couple of questions

07 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

You'll likely be fine on the Express.  Have never had a problem being slightly over, and half the boat is divers.  That said, it's been a few years since I did it last (tend to take boats out of Long Beach these days to hit the islands).


As I recall, the hand truck was a schlep but there were plenty of them.  Golf cart seemed convenient as I was pulling a few hundred pounds in a cart in the hot sun, but probably good for my heart :-)


Enjoy, it's a beautiful location.


Check out the LAUE Ghost Fishing Project's footage of their cleanup of the Infidel if you want to see what it looks like at 150' just a (long) stone's throw from the casino at Avalon.

In Topic: Auto-focus not working in video mode

04 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

What's your video AF setting?