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JohnnyQuest

Member Since 14 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2017 05:26 AM
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In Topic: best strobe arms

24 October 2017 - 03:37 PM

@JohnnyQuest,

I like your solution... very simple and looks to be very effective. Thanks, for sharing.

Thanks! But after looking at those photos I was embarrassed and followed my original plan with the SS hardware. Much better.   :) I found little nylon finish washers that fit perfectly.


In Topic: best strobe arms

14 October 2017 - 04:44 AM

On a semi-tangential note... what have been people's experiences with the newer, fine thread ULCS clamps? I've never been thrilled with how tight I've had to crank down my clamps, to keep them from moving - especially with longer arms and some sporty dive conditions.... my thought is that the fine threads should allow significantly greater clamping force for any given torque on the knob....

 

 

I like my ULCS arms, but I agree that the clamps can be a bit tough to fully tighten or loosen. I made these handles quickly as a prototype (out of scrap Azek), but they work so well that I haven't improved them yet. I was planning on connecting them via SS screws in lieu of the zip ties, but I've used these for about 100 dives, and I kind of like them. I'm a Canon shooter so I don't mind the white. Nikon shooters will probably prefer black.  ;)


In Topic: Aquatica AF Macro Port (18429)

04 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

Sorry, I didn't see your question. I was anticipating a PM.

 

How about $275? 

 

New, it's 367.50 here: http://www.backscatt...water-Flat-Port


In Topic: Best menu settings for Canon 5D Mark IV

21 September 2017 - 03:41 PM

I thought this was a very good starting point:

 

https://photographyl...ark-iv-settings. I haven't used it yet underwater, but the article does a pretty good overview of the camera.


In Topic: Fibre optics and TTL

26 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Maybe I'm missing something. I've contacted Turtle and they have not yet been able to get their device to work with the 5D Mk4. The Nauticam unit does exist, but it seems to only fit their housing. I'm looking for a smaller unit like the V2 that will fit in nearly all housings. It seems that the V2 unit "is underdevelopment" for the 5D mk4, but it still isn't available. It's really terrible having money to spend, but not being able to...