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Larry C

Member Since 10 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2016 06:46 PM
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In Topic: 10Bar Snoot

12 May 2016 - 09:15 AM

I've used mine once, with the laser aiming light.  Had trouble with adjusting the laser accurately.  Only one or two shots were actually lit on the subject.  Also, if you want to have fun but not get the shot, Gobies treat a laser dot the same way cats do.  The goby I was trying to shoot kept chasing the dot.  Thankfully, Nudibranchs didn't.  I didn't have any problem with the unit falling off my YSD-1's.  I haven't tried it with the strobe aiming light.  I'll have to see if that works better.


In Topic: Help identify this housing- general introduction

13 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

Good luck!  If you got the 15mm at that price, you stole it.


In Topic: Help identify this housing- general introduction

13 March 2016 - 09:53 AM

The listing states that it is a Morris lens.  The strobe is a Morris strobe.  You'll find a lot of Nikonos in Ebay US.  There are a couple of vendors who specialized in Nikonos items if that's what you're looking for.  I've had very nice results with Nikon SLR's in old housings, usually available for a couple of hundred dollars.  The later versions, such as my F100 have pretty similar controls and functions to the newer Nikon digitals, use the same lenses and even shoot ttl with modern strobes that still use analog signals.  If you get a Nikonos, you'll probably be stuck with the 35mm std. lens, unless you plan to spend big bucks on a wide angle.


In Topic: Nikon D500

18 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

'Bout time.


In Topic: Scratched dome ports

10 January 2016 - 08:16 PM

"Maybe it's time to try sandpaper instead of the Novus paste. I do like the orbital sander though - it made polishing heaps quicker! Not sure I'd be game to use it with sandpaper instead of the lambswool buffer."


 

They use a handheld Velcro holder for the two grades of abrasive, 1000 and 2000 grit.  I usually spend about half an hour carefully and evenly cutting the surface to keep it round before pulling out the drill and supplied buffing wheel and polish.  You have to be really even or you'll flatspot the dome.  My small dome comes from Bare and I can send it in for a new bubble if it gets really dinged up.  He only makes them for Nexus, though, so I had to buy a Sea & Sea adapter for Nexus domes.