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In Topic: External monitor for 5D MKII and 7D

26 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

The NA-DP4 looks fantastic! This will be a killer combo when it comes out.

I use my Canon 7D for shooting video on land with a U-Boat - Direct Mount Canon 7D.
(http://www.idcphotov...-mount-canon-7d , http://www.bhphotovi...ount_Canon.html )

And I am currently looking to purchase an LCD (field) monitor to attach on top of the rig. The DP4 is one of the front runners and has gotten great reviews from what I have seen on YouTube.
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Being able to use the same monitor to shoot video with my NA-7D housing will be extremely efficient for me.

I am excited :)

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

21 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

I absolutely *love* the Galileo Sol. I have logged 80 dives on it over the past few years and have had no major issues, and I am just getting into underwater photography now (upgraded from Canon G7 to 7D and Nauticam housing, etc. recently!).

However, 2 minor drawbacks are:

1) It beeps all the time because the wireless pressure signal goes in and out, in and out, in and out... this would make me want to still have a analog pressure gauge because at times you'd be without knowing how much air you had for up to 1 min.

2) Make sure you read the manual ahead of time and know it and out when you dive. I had to place a 20 min phone call from a satellite phone to trouble shoot it and figure out how to get it to sync up when I first used it. I had skimmed the manual and tested it in a pool beforehand, but still... I forget exactly what the problem was but I remember I found it extremely obnoxious.

A third (almost) drawback is that the compass does not last long on its own before you have to punch the button to make it appear again, so you might want to consider getting a small manual compass attached to the analog pressure gauge as a backup on your BC.

In Topic: Diver Communication Systems

21 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

Here's the Aquacom spec sheet: http://www.rjeint.co...verCom_revB.pdf

Here's another one http://www.divelink.net/product.htm .
The half face mask: http://www.divelink.net/halfface.htm
The specs: http://www.divelink.net/techspecs.htm
It claims up to 20 Watts but I am not sure if you'd ever encounter such ideal conditions in a real-life diving environment.

From what I've read, my understanding is that they are not yet effective at communicating in an ocean diving environment (waves and chop, 60-100 ft deep, several hundred feet apart etc).

In Topic: Baby bird images

21 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Great shots!

The url to the endangered link directly is: http://www.poyi.org/...2/second_01.php by the way

(otherwise you start w/ the 1st place winner which is a glacier-carved fjord landscape)

In Topic: First time DSLR!

21 April 2012 - 01:48 PM


this one is more unusual in composition...it's my favorite by far, and it makes you think because the exterior almost looks like the jaw of a Carcharodon Megalodon (obviously not to scale) or a shark jaw...