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Water Rat

Member Since 03 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2009 09:54 AM

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Taking your equipment on shore dives

31 July 2006 - 04:24 AM

On many of the shore dives I’ve been on you have to drive for a while before getting to the desired location. This also means that after the dive you have to drive back. On these shore dives what do you do about rinsing your camera equipment? There is usually no rinse tank? Sometimes there’s an hour surface interval between two dives?

Fastening the camera to your BC?

17 July 2006 - 12:00 AM

I was wandering what other people do. So far, I have fastened the camera to my BC to make sure, that I could have both hands available for other purposes then holding the camera should this be necessary. Is this the common setup or do you use a wrist strap?

Settings with TTL flash

21 April 2006 - 09:01 AM

I'm not quite sure which mode to shoot in when using a TTL-flash. Can I set the aperture manualy and set the shutter speed to auto or should I set both paramatures manualy for the flash to figure out when to shut off?

Film type and brand

01 February 2006 - 02:07 AM

I’m new to underwater photography and would like some advice on which film to use. Should I use slide film or print?

I mostly do coldwater diving in Denmark. I use a strobe for lighting and usually the ambient light is fairly limited this time of year.

When I shoot print film I usually get a copy of the pictures in a cd from the photo shop (developer). Do you do the same thing if shooting slide film?

Do you use different kinds/ brands of film for different water conditions?

Laurits Thomsen :D

Strobe position

31 January 2006 - 06:10 AM

Hi I’m new to uw photography and I have some practical questions. These might sound like some pretty stupid questions but I hope you will bear with me...

I have bought an Ikelite Housing for my Nikon and an Ikelite strobe. When I set up my configuration above water, my strobe arms struggle to hold the weight of the strobe (When I use a two arm extension). I have the strobe positioned one arm out to the right and one arm up (in a reverse L-shape). I use ball- jointed arms.

So my question is do you usually set up your strobe arms on land in the position you expect to use them under water or do you just attach them to the housing so the sit comfortably over water and then alter them under water?