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In Topic: Strobe and exposure

05 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Can the camera and strobe sync at 1/1000? Most cameras can not. I would suggest trying a more normal 1/200.


I looked at the EXIF file and you shot this at 1/1000 of a second at f6.3 woth ISO 100.. 

There is no way the focus light could be that strong to blow out that much..

In Topic: Ikelite 8" Domeport with Nikkor 10.5mm shade in frame

05 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

He wants to see if you have the shade turned wrong, If its 90 degrees off, you will see the port.


Hi, Its the same as the one in the link in my post. The port was threaded snugly all the way to the extension.


In Topic: For those who have vacuum sealed housings, do you still buy insurance?

06 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

A vacuum system is prevention. Insurance is for recovery.


Insurance is a balance of cost against the real loss from a flood. When I was shooting film I found the cost of insurance for a year was nearly that of a camera body and lens. So I started going without insurance. I still don't carry flood insrance. I do carry theft insurance on my camera equipment.

In Topic: UCLS arms with YS-250

05 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

I started out folding each arm across the top of the camera and then back, placing the strobe just outside of the handle. It carried well, but everything was a bit heavy it it was a long walk to the boat.


Then I went to a short piece of rope running through a small PVC pipe with a brass clip on each end hooked to the first segment of each arm.. This handle allows the camera to be carried and handed to others without having them grab the wrong bit. This configuration has the first segment oiting up withe the next segment going down to the strobe.


The last addition was a clip on shoulder strap that I attach to the homemade handle clips. I use this carrying the camera from a shoulder on any long walks. It makes the camera a lot easier to carry and I remove the strap before getting wet.


As you see there are a lot of different configurations that can be used. You just need to assemble the camera and carry it around to see what will work for you.

In Topic: UCLS arms with YS-250

02 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Supporting the light in the water is a lot easier than above water. Once you're underwater you don't tighten the joints near the level you are doing now.