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Color calibration for multiple monitors - on the cheap

23 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

Is there an inexpensive yet accurate way of calibrating color on multiple monitors?  The color on my laptop is so messed up that I really hesitate doing any post processing in the field.  When I bring the images home, and view them on my desktop, it is obvious the color on the image processed on my laptop, is way off.   When I print the image on my home printer - or even - on a commercial printer - I get yet another color permutation.  Any suggestions?  Can I rent a device?  Is there a DIY method? ???


How to I calibrate color on multiple monitors and printers without spending a lot of money :-)



Best, inexpensive set up for snorkeling with whalesharks?

16 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

I'm looking for an inexpensive, compact sized, camera or camera/housing combo, SPECIFICALLY for shooting whilst snorkeling with whale sharks, dolphins on an upcoming liveaboard trip to Mexico. 


I already have a UW M4/3 set up with 2 strobes, nauticam housing, including a 7-14 lens and dome port - BUT I want a small, cheapie device for 2 days of snorkeling.

I don't really want to lug my  M4/3 set up around for 2 days of snorkeling.  Any suggestions?


REQUIREMENTS:  Lightweight, small, wide angle, waterproof, inexpensive ($200 USD +/-)

NICE TO HAVEs (but not requirements):  RAW, 130 foot +, built in flash, video


Maybe the best idea is to use my M4/3 set up and buying a new little camera is not advisable/necessary.


Ideas and opinions welcomed.


Thanks so much!!!

SOLA 1200 - $425

16 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

Light and Motion SOLA 1200 Underwater Dive Video L.E.D Light


Sola 1200 Video Dive Light, black travel case, charger and mounting kit.  MSRP $700.  Selling for $425

See pictures attached.



SOLA Description



Sola dive lights, by Light and Motion, have a factory sealed body = no flooding worry.

Control is accomplished with a magnetic slider on the top of the body. Slide forward or back to turn on. Hold forward or back to turn off. Rotate to lock. Smart Dashboard: Three indicator lights behind the bezel report battery status, output setting, and charge status; slide forward to increments the power levels. Sola Dive 1200

  • Output: 1200 Lumens Flood, 500 Lumens Spot
  • Beam angle 60 degrees flood/12 degrees spot
  • Run Time:  high = 70 minutes, Medium = 140 Minutes, Low = 280 minutes
  • Charge Time
  • Battery: Rechargeable built-in Lithium Ion 2 cell
  • Charger:  2 Amp
  • Dimensions 56 mm x 102 mm
  • State of the art ultra bright L.E.D (Light Emitting Diode Technology)
  • High Intensity White L.E.D. light travels farther underwater for maximum visibility and truer colors
  • Shock and Impact resistant L.E.D. bulbs

Compatible with the following mounting options (not included):

  • D-Ring Kit
  • T-Handle
  • Pistol Grip
  • Video Locline Mount
  • Photo Ball Mount
  • YS Mount

Light and Motion is the first dive light company to test and certify their lights in accordance with the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard.



Wanted to buy - THINKTANK International

27 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Looking to buy a used ThinkTank International rolling camera bag.  Anybody have one collecting dust?

Ikelite Single Strobe Kit (One long strobe arm + new TTL sync cord )

25 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

Ikelite Single Strobe Kit (One long strobe arm + new TTL sync cord )


Sold as package or separately: 


Pre-assembled single strobe arm for Ikelite strobe DS51, DS125, DS160 or DS161. The Ikelite digital TTL sync cord provides both TTL and manual operation when used with a compatible Ikelite system. Includes:

  • Ikelite ICS-5 single digital TTL sync cord (part number 4103.51)
  • 4086.61 SA-100 Arm with 1 inch ball components.
  • Extra 6” arm - added to extend range
  • Kit is Ikelite Product # 4070.01 (plus extra 6” double ball section and ball clamp)
  • Kit price:  $110


Arm Specifications:  Ikelite SA-100 Deluxe 1" Diameter Ball Socket Arm System with two 6" Double Ball Section

  • Two - 6" Double Ball Sections
  • Release Handle Extender
  • Ball Head Adapter for DS51 and DS125 Strobes
  • Three- Ball Clamps
  • Ikelite Product #4086.61 (plus an extra 6” double ball section and ball clamp)
  • Arm only price: $85



Sync Cord (NEW) Specifications: 

  • Sync cord for connecting Ikelite Digital TTL strobe to Ike housing
  • The blue band identifies this TTL/Digital cord as digital-compatible
  • Attaches Strobe to Housing
  • Allows TTL/Manual Use of Strobe
  • Coiled Cord
  • Nickel Plated Brass Bulkheads
  • New – in original container
  • Ikelite Part Number #4103.51
  • Sync cord only price:  $50