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#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!


#390070 Port Glass "Cloudiness"

Posted by trimix125 on 04 December 2017 - 11:45 PM

what you can try is


Have done this with a Nauticam macro port for the m43.
Use a Dremel, takes long time....
And you should cool from time to time...
The Dremel and the port...



#388838 Whales of Tonga 2017

Posted by trimix125 on 29 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

Great shots!
One more thing to do....


#388360 Longimanus shark attacks my SMB

Posted by trimix125 on 13 October 2017 - 02:20 AM

nice video and pics!
Like the one where it looks like the shark is trying a scarf ;-))


#386457 On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

Posted by trimix125 on 03 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

Hi Davide,
have seen some specials of a shark week in 1994 when i was in florida.
Yes, very dramatic...
With the time i have been working / diving with 3 documentaries, and if you know what was done / filmed and then told as comments....
All of these 3 where "fake news"....
Everything dangerous, divers risking their live and so on...
Even here in europe.
Its just the dramatic factor for selling it.
Using footage that has nothing to do with the "real" expedition, simply because they had it and they did not wanted to do more because its expensive...
Or if the producer is a " movie star" as well in his work, so it happens that their goal was more important than the work of all others. And after months you see a documentary that has nothing to do with you were working for, no scientific results......
It looks like everything has to be done like a blockbuster. So just data is too boring. No risk factor, blood...

We have a dvd box from Custeau jun at home....
With a safety diver that is allways frightening for their lives, deadly sepias, full face mask comments....
There is a clip he tells about ocean warming and corall bleaching, and he shows a table corall, and i couldnt belive it, had to scroll back, no heat issues, there was a crown of thorne sitting......
But no word about it, it is a bleaching....

So what was my conclusio?
We dont have a tv in our flat any more.
But at the best time six salt water tanks, so we could change channel with moving to a different room....


#386081 D500 or 5D iv, for AF, macro/wide, battery life and on land use

Posted by trimix125 on 23 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

i have a Hugyfot housing for the D500.
And used a Nikon 85mm macro on the last trip.
Cheap and very leight weighted.
Alternative i have a 60mm AFS, and a 70 - 180mm macro zoom.
The Sigma 105mm OS macro was great, very sharp, but got stolen with my first D500.
With my D300 i often was using the af to get close to the focus point and then move back and forward.
The D500 just nail it.....


#385762 Batteries for strobes

Posted by trimix125 on 11 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

get two sets of Panasonic Eneloops per strobe and you will be fine.
I use the white ones, not so "strong" but more cycles....
And a charger per strobe ;-))
Normally you will get two dives out for sure, but the third can get to much...
Have fun,

#383103 Looking for 60mm oly or the 45mm Panasonic

Posted by trimix125 on 13 April 2017 - 06:15 AM

got mail ;-))
The water dots are gone. Sonax profiline glass polish is a great stuff for that. Just needs some time and time...
In my case they there not so massive, so no idea if it ever helps.

Here a pic how the lenses look like, very similar...
So i have filled the inner side of the zoom gear with some foam stuff, and now it runs the focus barrel.


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#382991 Looking for 60mm oly or the 45mm Panasonic

Posted by trimix125 on 09 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

sorry ;-))
the 60mm Oly and port.
Will send you pics in the evening.

#382102 Cozumel

Posted by trimix125 on 09 March 2017 - 09:46 AM

Hi Stephen,
very nice macro shots! What have you used for that?
The WB is sometimes tricky ;-))

Thanks for the cenotes / caves, its time to go there again....


#381938 Nikon Comparison D500 vs D7200

Posted by trimix125 on 03 March 2017 - 12:47 PM

the difference between D7100 and D500 is easy to see.
Sharpness with the same lenses, if i mount a long tele lens on its tripod rest, and change the camera, you will find out which was it...
Low light pics, autofocus and Speed.

Only the built in flash is missing.

The question is what you want and need...
And can afford, as well. And the D500 was a big Investment for me too. But sold my two D300 bodies, and a housing and some other stuff for it...

But the D7200 is said to be much better in image quality than the D7100.

Had tried a D610 as well, but autofocus was to slow in low light.


PS: Jack was quicker ;-))

#381086 Problem with Aquatica 4" minidome & Nauticam NA-D500

Posted by trimix125 on 30 January 2017 - 03:22 PM

Hi Anders,
think your Problem is the port Adapter, because it give you more lenght.
I have a Zen 4" for my Hugy housing, and there is one for the Tokina 10 - 17mm and another one for the Nikon 10.5mm.
With this small domes, there is nearly no tolerance for sharpness.

If you wanna use it with the TC, it might work, depending on the lenght the port Adapter is adding.

Have the same Problem with Hugy housing using Nauticam macro port and Athena dome port.

If i have some time, i plan to start a list with housing brands and measurements of bayonett edge to housing edge, to make it easier for People using different housings and ports.


#380572 WTB Nauticam 7-14mm Dome Port 36133

Posted by trimix125 on 13 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

if you mail me a adress,
i can send you pictures of the dome in high resolution.
Port and shipping will be 300.- Euro.

#380563 WTB Nauticam 7-14mm Dome Port 36133

Posted by trimix125 on 13 January 2017 - 01:13 AM

i have one to sell.
Have to figure out what the transport to your place will be...