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Member Since 19 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Ikelite, D800 and home made tripod

06 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

Nice rig. Looks like you have a few bucks invested in it. Don't forget a lanyard Posted Image (Wise guy in every crowd).

As far as the tripod, do you have a specific subject in mind? It doesn't seem like you will be able to get much height out of the setup. While it looks super stable, it doesn't seem very versatile.

Hi - never used a lanyard - maybe I should sort that out....

Ah - built for a purpose... I want to do super macro - point to the bottom.

I can get more height - just swap the legs, or add legs on with clamps.

Love to try natural light wide angle too...

Keep you all posted.


In Topic: Ikelite, D800 and home made tripod

06 February 2013 - 01:38 AM

If your doing dedicated super macro video I would take the Ikelites off as they are adding weight and getting in the way when you want to move your other video lights around. Looking at your carrying handle.......well that explains why my garden hose gets shorter each week.....I thought it was the local kids making bongs. Actually I dont like the look of the carry handle as its tied off to each of those removeable ikelite arms......I can see something happening there and it will end up in tears. I suggest tying it off onto the Ikelite housing tray as a more secure point.

Good luck with it and hope to see the results.

Regards Mark

Thanks Mark.

Nope - from the house across the road, so your safe ;-p

Will move the handle.


In Topic: WTB

31 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

Can you please send me some images?

Where are you located?


In Topic: WTB

28 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

Hi - thanks, I will have a think about it. Cheers

In Topic: Need Recomendations on Camera Setup

24 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Ha - I had a Nikon D300 (no video)... What started as an idea to get a second hand 300s for video, and just a new back plain for my housing needed in:

Selling my D300
Selling my D300 housing
Buying a D800 new
Buying a D800 housing new
New full frame Lens's new
New ports
Selling old Lens's
Selling old ports
And so on.....

It's underwater photography, and I don't think there is an easy way. Spend as much as you can up front to get the best you can.... It is expensive to upgrade too soon again...