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cneal

Member Since 20 Feb 2012
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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.


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.