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tdpriest

Member Since 22 May 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2014 10:41 AM
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In Topic: Nauticam Red Sea Workshop

19 October 2014 - 10:45 AM

New link. More images...


In Topic: Red Sea Workshop

19 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

A link to a larger collection of images from this trip.


In Topic: What to do with flooded gear

15 October 2014 - 03:24 AM

A recent flood (caused by operator hastiness) did my Nikon D800 body and 105mm macro lens in. It was in salt water, so both have salt crystals inside them now.

 

Is there anything I can do with them other than throw them out? 

 

Nope. They're dead. All that you can do is spend some more money in your favourite photo store...

 

... or worse, if you're travelling...

 

... I know, from bitter experience.


In Topic: Dry Suits - How to?

15 October 2014 - 03:21 AM

It will be 10m/33ft MAX so not too much to go wrong.

Adam

 

Unfortunately, that's completely wrong. Shallow dives are where drysuits are at their most difficult. Small vertical movements result in large changes in bouyancy; the suit is much easier to drive below 10m...


In Topic: Dry Suits - How to?

15 October 2014 - 03:19 AM

I never use my wing when diving a drysuit. Two bouyant elements on one dive is asking for chaos in an emergency. If you're properly weighted there shouldn't be too much air in the drysuit: if you have to add air to the BCD it suggests that you are over-weighted or wearing too little insulation, allowing the air to form a bubble instead of distributing evenly around your body. Having my bouyancy distributed evenly, and only worrying about one inflator (I use an APEX adjustable dump valve on my left bicep) helps me to concentrate on my camera. I do find that a little weight on my ankles and trim weights on my wing help, with the balance in pouches: I hate weight-belts!