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In Topic: Ambon Diving

14 April 2016 - 11:34 PM

December is a great time.

At Dive into Ambon your can dive both the traditional muck sites in Ambon Bay, and the sites out of Ambon Bay. We find a lot of critters out of Ambon Bay that aren't found in it.

We dived with Dive into Ambon in December 2014/January 2015 and they run an excellent operation.  I can confirm that December is great time to dive there and that there a lot of critters found outside dive Ambon Bay that cannot be found inside it.

In Topic: For Sale: Ball Clamp with Shackle - Pair

11 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

what is mouse?



Usually done with wire but I have seen it done with a zip tie.

In Topic: Advantages of hand-straps on DSLR housings

20 December 2015 - 11:00 PM

I have used the Nauticam 7D and 7D MkII housings.  I also used an Aquatica 7D housing for a few months during the changeover from Subal to Nauticam.  It had very good handles and I didn't miss having a hand strap while using it.

In Topic: Advantages of hand-straps on DSLR housings

20 December 2015 - 12:42 PM

I used a few different Subal housings over the years (1 x film, 1 x digital and 2 x dSLR housings) and found their hand straps essential as their handles  weren't very good and a hand strap was needed to operate the housing one handed.  When I switched over to Nauticam housings (i'm on my second one now) I thought that not having a hand strap would be a huge problem.  However, I found that I don't need one to use the Nauticam housings one handed and have never missed having one.

In Topic: Color temperature of strobes?

02 December 2015 - 12:34 PM



The suggested filter absorbs ~20% of light, this sounds counterproductive

Inon do two versions of their warming filter, a clear version which does not affect strobe output (and has a 100° beam angle) and a diffuser version which reduces output by 0.5 EV (and has a beam angle of 110°.  If you go this way you want the 4600K version, specifications of both versions for the Z240 are at the bottom of this page:




This is the clear version: