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Member Since 20 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Need lens cap - Nauticam 87 macro port

31 January 2016 - 02:07 AM

I use a clip on shoulder strap from some old luggage to carry my DLSR to the boat. I put that inside the port cover on the camera table along with a a two pound weight. It's always there when I get back. If I forget and the camera is handed to me with the cover on, I put it in my wife's BC pocket.  


How do you deal with the cap when diving?  Do you take it off before entering the water?  Or try to put it in your BC pocket like I did?


In Topic: DS161 strobes don't stand still

23 August 2015 - 06:22 AM

They will be fine underwater. I keep my 161's folded close to the housing for getting in and out of the water. Once in the water I can put the strobes where I want them and they stay all without touching the clamps.

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.