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#396125 Scratched glass

Posted by trimix125 on 06 June 2018 - 10:15 PM

this looks like a coated lens, so no polishing! Otherwise you get a "cloudy" surface....
You can only try to find the same lens with a scratched front lens, and then change the element.
Have done that with a Inon UFL-165AD with the rear element.

#395858 Think Tank Airport Commuter Alternatives

Posted by trimix125 on 30 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

using a Think tank since years, i had changed to a no name product 2 years ago, since i have changed to a dslr rig...
500 gramm reduced...
After 2 trips, the zippers dont work anymore....
So i bought a second Think tank, because my girl friend is using mine..
Ist a pitty, she takes pics under water as well...

What i do, is thinking about my goal for the trip, means i take a setup for what i like to do most, including housing, port, camera and lens, and one light source in the backpack. Plus laptop and accu, loader and all that is needed to shoot the main goal of the trip.

Second strobe, and its arm and clamps, second port and lens, will travel in the normal divebag.

Simply because i can rent any gear anywhere if my bag is not coming. But not camera or strobes. So i can shot my mean goal up to 50% with my carry on, even if the other parts will arrive days later.

Have been in Aniloa, met a guy there who spent three days there. And his baggage came on the third day....
Think on going a liveaboard, but your gear is somewhere...

On the other hand, weighting luggage is rising a lot.....
So better having the most needed with me, and all the other stff coming hopefully...


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#395467 Took the GH5 to Anilao

Posted by trimix125 on 16 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

very nice.
All the tiny stuff was only 60mm and the CMC?


#394503 Macro Dive in Tulamben-Bali : where Dive Guide can make the difference .

Posted by trimix125 on 17 April 2018 - 10:24 PM

great shots!!!
Like the lightning on the fish pics!
The super macros are superb!


#394477 Second Trip to Triton Bay !

Posted by trimix125 on 16 April 2018 - 10:07 PM

Very nice shots and the report makes hungry to go there ;-))


#394249 Anyone using Sea&Sea Buoyancy Handle (Plastic)

Posted by trimix125 on 09 April 2018 - 12:26 PM

i simply use a double sided piston clip, like you get it with a finger spool / reel, to clip my two strobe arms together. Simply clip it into both fixing screws, thats it. I like the stainless version, because thats easy to see for the boat crew.
And second use is to fix the neopren port cap, for the fisheyedome, so i can take off the protection after jumping / handling in, and attach it before the rig goes out of the water without loosing it. And at least you can use it to fix / clip the rig to your jacket if needed.
Ceap and helpfull.

#393709 DIY Underwater Video Tripod

Posted by trimix125 on 23 March 2018 - 07:10 AM

Nice idea!
Thanks a lot.

#393695 D500 vs D850?

Posted by trimix125 on 22 March 2018 - 10:51 PM

Hi Divegypsy,

agree with you the DOF in wide angle.
But is it the same in macro and supermacro?
And this is what Vigfus wants.
Can you shoot a pic in FX and in DX mode and show us a croop of some fine structure?
No question that a FX system is fine. And i use FX macro lenses to get just the center, there they are best.
The question is only if it is needed...

#393496 D500 vs D850?

Posted by trimix125 on 18 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

had the D300 and then a Oly OMD5 and now the D500.
For mostly macro, i would take it. Specially for supermacro, simply because of the DOF against any FX.
If you add some plus lenses or even combinate them, your field of raser sharpness will get so small....

If you pm me an email adress, i can send you pics, and you try what you can get out of them.

There will be allways a better, newer camera,
but the question is do we need it???
Or is sometimes the "old"one better for our Goal?


PS: can add you a pic from last weekend in front of a mountain hut.
5 am, lots of stars, a little bit of moon and 15 sec....

#393295 The DSLR / Compact Dilema

Posted by trimix125 on 13 March 2018 - 11:25 PM

then you should micro four thirds or a mirrorless system give a chance ;-))
A Sony A6300 is small, and you can choose between a "standard" zoom or take a prime lens.
Same with a Olympus omd.....

To many possibilities.....


#392815 which of 3 strobes for cave diving, imaging for science

Posted by trimix125 on 28 February 2018 - 06:41 AM

what size will the square have, you want to lighten?
In a cave you normally never have enought light ;-))

I would think of a diffusor, and instead of S2000 of a pair of D2000.
Gives you more power and more uniform lightning.
And you can easily operate them manuall, have an external sensor.....


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#392322 It's time to give a big applause...

Posted by trimix125 on 13 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

there is nothing to add to SMYs text!!!
Ist great that this forum is runing that way, other wise it would have to be founded ;-))


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#391629 Professional on dry land - Strobe insights

Posted by trimix125 on 24 January 2018 - 01:57 PM

dont know which fibre cables you use, but just go to your favorite dealer and take all different cables in your hand.
Place one series of ends to a light source, and have a look to the other ends....
Means that you should try to hold them paralell directed to the light and other side to your eye.
Then you get an idea which one is bringing the most light....
There are big differences!

If the best one is still not working, then you need a DIY version.
Or simply change to an Inon type4 D2000 / Z240 or the new Z330.
They are a lot more sensitive than the S&S ones...

Have spend a lot of time checking this out, because the design of the originally Hugyfot D500 optical plugs was poor...
Including some hundreds shots, or tried to shoot, with different cables, plugs, a lot of different strobes...
Now there is a new design for the D850 housing, and so i sent mine in for changing.
Should be back by end of the week.
Then i can do new testing, and hopefully it will work with my turtle Trigger ;-))


#390642 Maratua critters ID help

Posted by trimix125 on 29 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

number one is a kind of sea urchin, maybe Maretia planulata.

The second shows Commensial Sponge Isopods Santia Sp.



#390079 Port Glass "Cloudiness"

Posted by trimix125 on 05 December 2017 - 07:58 AM

Hi Tim,
yes polishing.
Long time work, but was worth it.
As long there is no coating on the glas!