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Member Since 20 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2015 09:23 AM

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In Topic: Idea needed: ideal bag for transiting housing set up to a day boat

13 July 2015 - 05:03 AM

I simply clip a padded luggage strap to the base of the strobe arms. This allows me to sling it over a shoulder and use one hand to control the camera and provide a safe connection in case something knocks the strap off of my shoulder.


Since the Aquatica housing, Nikon DSLR and a pair of Ikelite 161's can weigh in at 25 pounds I find the 'sherpa strap' as something that is a big help for long walks to the boat.

In Topic: Best Tablet, Light Weight device for travel?

01 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

iPad Air would be perfect if it had a port for connecting to a portable hard drive.  I get nervous about packing a bunch of cards around from a 10day trip, for 2 shooters, shooting Raw and AVCHD.  


A lightning to USB cable ($19 at the Apple store) should allow connections to a portable drive.


And there is always the iCloud if you have wifi available.

In Topic: Ikelite Type/Style Dome Covers?

01 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

Backscatter has several custom covers for domes. Perhaps one of theirs will fit.

In Topic: Best Tablet, Light Weight device for travel?

01 March 2015 - 05:58 AM

I just use my iPad Air with an Apple SD card Lightning cable and leave the heavy PS lifting until I get home.  The iPad can crop and do minimal enhancements to show photos to others. I bring several 32 gig SD cards and leave the photos on them for storage, and just use the iPad for browsing and display.

In Topic: 45 Degree View Finder

23 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

It is not electronic, but it is far more than a magnifying glass. The high end viewfinders are just as complicated optically as the lens in from of the camera. (And just as fragile.) The standard housing viewfinder is nothing more than a single lens to move the focal position back to where your eye should be with a mask.


After using an enhanced viewfinder I would find it hard to go back to the standard housing viewfinder. To chose between a 45 dgree or a straight viewfinder is really personal preference, though I have listened to convincing arguments that the choice is 45 degree for macro and straight for wide angle. I wish I could afford both for comparison.