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Member Since 27 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Ikelite 161 or something else?

Yesterday, 04:58 PM

I've no personal experience with strobes other than the pair of DS161 I currently use. The units are kinda clunky and heavy, but I've managed to get decent (In my humble opinion) photos with the strobes.


During a recent trip to La Paz, Baja California Sur, I did experience a failure with one of my battery packs. This left me with one working strobe for most of the trip. The one strobe that worked provided enough light for me to get workable images. I guess output with DS161's is as good as other strobes if positioned correctly. Check out the La Paz Folder in the portfolio section of www.cortezbluephotography.com Most of the photos were done with a single strobe.


Power consumption is probably not a major issue for you, but for what it's worth... A couple of other photographers in my group were using other strobes. They were changing batteries after a couple of dives every day. My DS161 battery lasted all day.


I'm not sure what happened with the battery pack that failed. Ikelite backed it with their warranty and requested that I return both battery packs for service. They repaired the one that failed and serviced the one that worked.



In Topic: Macbook pro retina and photos editiding or PC

24 November 2014 - 09:34 PM

For what it's worth, I switched from a PC to a MacBook Pro with retina this past summer. The color thing is a non-issue for me as I'm totally colorblind. Image clarity is more of a relevant issue. I've been pleased with the retina.


I didn't comparison shop much before purchasing the MacBook Pro. The digital printing outfit I use to print my photos uses Macs. When I edit on my MacBook Pro, view the photos I'm having printed on one of the firm's big Mac monitors and have the images printed on high quality paper, the photos look exactly how they look on the monitors.


Since I'm colorblind, my wife is my color editing resource. She really likes the retina on the MacBook.


I've got some video footage that needs to be edited, but I've not messed with it yet.



In Topic: Complete Nikon D300 Underwater Photo Kit (Camera, UW housing, strobes, lenses...

24 November 2014 - 09:06 PM

Wow, nice rig! I looked for a deal like this a couple of years ago for my D300, but couldn't find one.



In Topic: FS: Complete D90 Nauticam System, Nauticam D300 Housing, Misc

15 November 2014 - 09:06 PM

Has anyone received a response to PM's from this seller? I've received none.



In Topic: FS: Complete D90 Nauticam System, Nauticam D300 Housing, Misc

13 November 2014 - 07:58 AM

Attempted a PM