Jump to content


bear35

Member Since 24 May 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 15 2014 09:30 AM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Hammerheads

15 September 2014 - 09:30 AM

Bimini, Great Hammers...... Shallow clear water, up close and personal interactions, what more can you want??


In Topic: Which wetsuit for the Galapagos???

15 September 2014 - 09:26 AM

Sorry Kevindale222 I have been away.

You would not need thermal protection as far as gloves go. Personally I would like a better feeling operating the camera than 3mm gloves give but each to their own! What ever you decide I am sure you will have a great trip.


In Topic: Time for a new rig; MIL?

15 September 2014 - 09:17 AM

I spent a long time with similar thoughts to you...... I ended up going for the E-M1 and I can honestly say I am glad I did, I am still getting used to the cameras operation but the results I am getting I could not be more happy with. If you can afford it I would say go for the EM1.


In Topic: Which strobe?

04 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

I would also say buy the best you can afford, otherwise you will just end up replacing it further down the line when you realise something cheaper just doesn't do the job.


In Topic: Which wetsuit for the Galapagos???

04 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

In my experience I would stick with a 7mm not only are there cold thermoclines but also the barnacles on the rocks are sharp and the more protection you have the better. Also you are likely to be doing 4 dives per day and if you start to feel cold and your core temperature drops you will be feeling cold all the time. Is it worth the risk?

As far as gloves go Kevindale222 go to somewhere like screwfix and get some (I got a pair of scruffs) leather palmed work gloves, they are much better to operate cameras and tough enough to last a 10 day trip unscathed and about £6-10.