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smk82

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Compass on the shot..

28 July 2016 - 05:51 AM

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Took these last weekend on our deco stop.. I've not done a bad job lighting up the jelly, but apart from bringing my buddy in closer to get better exposure, what else needs improvement?


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Bali honeymoon - pemuteran

11 May 2016 - 11:27 PM

A few of the images I managed to take on the dives during my recent honeymoon, sorry there isn't too many, but I only managed 5 dives, and it was the first time I have used this setup in warm/light seas, so it took a while to get used to the light levels compared to the UK!

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These were taken with a EM-10 and nauticam housing, twin z240 strobes and a mix of 9-18mm and 60mm lenses.

Took me a while to get my eye in so plenty of room for improvement!




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Mounting plates

13 April 2016 - 04:40 PM

I've decided to add a carry lanyard to my rig, and been looking at the shackled attachments, these caught my eye however

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And I was wondering how the mounting plates attach? Do they go under the ball mounts in the flexitray/easitray handles? Or are the simply for DSLR cameras only (which have their own handles attached to the housing)

Ps and yes I know I could rig a lanyard myself as well!


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Think Tank Camera Backpacks - which?

05 February 2016 - 07:46 AM

I'm off to Indonesia/Bali in a few weeks for my honeymoon, and will be indulging in 5-6 dives while I'm there. The wife to be will even be doing a try dive! I wasn't going to bother taking my underwater camera gear until she brought it up - suggested that I'd probably regret it if I didn't and that we might not be back that way for a while- hence it would be worth taking. In the UK I pack it all away into a large Peli case which stands up nicely to hardboats/car travel etc, and have a nice AO cooler bag for use on the RHIBs. 

 

Neither of these will be suitable for safely (and discretly) transporting gear around the world due to weight/insufficient protection. 

 

I'm looking at either a Think Tank Airport Essentials Backpack, or a an Airport Commuter to carry the majority of my gear. I'm liking their stuff as I have a mirrorless mover for the camera itself on land and think its very well thought out. 

 

I'm traveling with

 

Nauticam EM-10 housing + flexitray/twin handle

2 x 5 inch arms, 2 x 3" arms

6 clamps

2 x inon z240 strobes

small box of tools/filters etc

9-18mm port + gear

9-18mm WA lens

14-42mm lens + gear

60mm macro lens

150mm lens

EM-10 Camera + charger etc

 

I'm considering breaking some of this down so that the

 

arms, tools, clamps and tray/handles all travel in my main checked baggage - they are all solid/not delicate so no risk of damage. The camera and the lenses will travel in the mirrorless mover (as a separate camera bag appears allowable in addition to your cabin baggage). This leaves

 

Nauticam EM-10 housing 

2 x inon z240 strobes

9-18mm port + gear

14-42mm  port + gear

 

According to Garuda (who I'm travelling on for some internal flights, my baggage size can't be more than 7kg, 56cm (L) x  36cm (W) x 23cm (D). Think tank states that either of the two bags fits within these limits, although there is a bit of a weight difference and having been stung before, I've no wish to pass weight limits. 

 

Do people think that I can get away with the essentials bag? or the commuter might be a better option? Opinions from owners will be most welcome.