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jbrookfi

Member Since 04 Apr 2005
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In Topic: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED

21 February 2006 - 03:21 AM

Any data about the price?

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Nikon Switzerland are quoting 1398 SFR as the "suggested" price. In comparison the "old" 105 macro is 1628 SFR.

These prices include 7.6% sales tax so 1398 equate to about 990 USD (without tax). However Swiss prices are horribly inflated when compared to BH Photovideo.
The markup is becoming less over time but 15-20% is still normal.

Jeremy Brookfield

In Topic: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED

21 February 2006 - 02:05 AM

The ancouncement says that the TC14E,TC17E & TC20E are supported but not with autofocus.

Can anyone hazard a guess as to why this might be ?

Jeremy Brookfield

In Topic: new seacam flash for nikon and canon

03 November 2005 - 11:03 PM

One possible disadvantage of the Seacam and Subtronic strobes having non-removable batteries is the risk that a airline may refuse to carry them.

The problem was highlighted in a recent article in the German magazine "Unterwasser". IATA rules state that a diving light (doesn't mention strobes directly) must have the energy source and the "heat producing element" disconnected. Then it may be carried in hand luggage.

Subtronic have a downloadable PDF on their web site that is a reprint of an LBA (German Civil Airlines Authority) that gives an exemption to the Subtonic strobes if they are fitted with a means of blocking the switches from turning on. Subtonic and Seacam supply a plate designed to do this. However this PDF is in German and doesn't look very "official".


The Unterwasser article suggests that in any case an airline can refuse to carry the strobes. I remove the halogen pilot lights from my Seacam 150 TTLs and am prepared to argue that the remaining flash tube is not a "heat producing element". With my Subtonic mini, I would have to argue that the LED pilot is also not a "heat producing element".

One day this is not going to work and I have to accept that the next strobes I buy must have removable batteries.

Jeremy Brookfield

In Topic: D2X Flash Issues

18 September 2005 - 05:28 AM

Harald of Seacam told me that it's possible to remove the pins from the hot shoe connector. The pins can be re-inserted simply by pushing them in. I now use this technique to swap from TTL to non-TTL setups.


Jeremy Brookfield
D2X & D1X in Seacam
F5 in Aquatica

In Topic: Woody's diopter

13 August 2005 - 04:25 AM

Hi Mathieu

It would be great to see some photos (ideally of the same subject) taken with and without the diopter.

How easy do yout think it would be to attach the diopter to the Seacam port whilst u/w ?

Jeremy