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DeepThinkers

Member Since 29 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2005 07:40 AM
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In Topic: Light Adapter For Loc-Line...

29 November 2005 - 07:41 AM

Triggerfish

Thanks for posting the photos of your set-up! Nice work!

In case you are interested ...an idea came to me the other night on how to secure the lights from getting lost in a wreck or strong current situation ...since loc-line could potentially separate with an impact and the light would be lost.
OLD IDEA: In the past I simply tied a nylon line from the light to the camera housing and fastened the tether line to the loc-line in two or three spots with 'ties'. This worked OK , but wasn't very safe (DIR) since the exposed line could get get tangled on something...

REVISED IDEA: Drill a hole on the loc-line fitting closest to the top and bottom mounting adapters. Feed the tether line through the INSIDE of the loc-line and the exposed ends to the light and the housing ...DIR, simple, cleaner lines! What do you think, heh?

Einstein always promoted, "from chaos create simplicity"

Bill

In Topic: Flash Diffuser

26 November 2005 - 02:14 PM

If it is of any help to anyone...

I have made a 'cup' type diffuser for a Sea & Sea YS-60 strobe from the bottom portion of a Rubbermaid #2 storage container (about the size of 1 cup) was cut down to be only about 1" deep. I punched a couple holes at what would be the 'top' edge of the 'cup' (one on either side) and fastened a piece of 3/16 surgical tubing like an elastic on a halloween mask.To use it ...slip the'cup' diffuser over the business end of the strobe and hold in place by stretching the tubing over the back of the strobe. If I didn't need the diffuser while shooting it would easily pop off the front of the strobe and could be hung by the tubing by hooking it to anything handy ...often I just slippedit over my wrist.

I like the ideas expressed on the board! To diffuse my already soft twin 44 LEDs I think I will try the ole' milk jug plastic inside the lens cover...

Thanks!

In Topic: Light Adapter For Loc-Line...

14 November 2005 - 06:15 PM

Triggerfish

I would love to see a couple pix of your creation if it isn't too much trouble!

Bill

Bill@DeepThinkers.us

In Topic: Sony DCR PC350 Question...

14 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

I decided to call Sony today...

It took tech about 30 minutes, but I finally was told that the maximum is 1GB. They just haven't bothered to post an update on the Sony site. Thought I would post it here to save someone else the trouble.

Bill

In Topic: Light Adapter For Loc-Line...

02 November 2005 - 07:32 PM

Dave

Thanks for your comments! I took a look at your link then zoomed on the Fantasea adapter. Slick application!

Questions:

>> Appears you used 1/2" Loc-Line and mine is 3/4" ...do you think that with the larger size I will still have a good mating surface with the light?
>> Do you find that 1/2" has enough friction with these lights ...even if I'm the flex arm is 12"

Unrelated:

Have you used the Fantasea 44LED with still or video? any advice on white balance, filters diffusers, etc. considering their 6,100k output? Any photo samples using this light? I just got two to mount on my housing, but haven't gotten them wet yet.

Again thanks for you help!

Bill

I spend my day experimenting with attaching things, just ask James Wiseman about my Target Light display at the Seaspace show in Houston! 

http://wetpixel.com/...153856_1970.htm

But seriously all you'll need to add an LED 44 light onto a lockline arm is a 90 Degree Elbow section. Cut off the male end of the elbow and drill a hole through this same end the same diameter of the mounting screw supplied with the LED 44 light. Pass the mounting screw through the hole you just drilled and use the supplied wing nut to secure the light. You may want to change the wing nut to a self locking type or use a stainless lockwasher.