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Larry C

Member Since 10 Dec 2005
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In Topic: Nauticam ttl converter for d500 housing

20 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

I've found it to be pretty good, but it took some finagling to get the camera settings right to support it.  With the YSD-1s I'm using, I couldn't get consistent ttl firing until the autobracketing control was adjusted for some reason. (It now  shows the flash, shutter and clock symbols.) Basically, the tech at Backscatter fiddled with various settings until it worked.  You'll need to tell the camera what exposure settings you want, too.  There are a ton of choices.  I haven't tried it on wide angle yet.  Once set, you can shoot rapid fire as long as the strobes will recycle.

My one complaint is that they don't give you specific settings for the camera for compatibility.  It would be very helpful to have a suggested starting point.  Since it's specific to that camera and a few strobes, I don't think that's too much to ask.


In Topic: Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

03 September 2017 - 10:41 AM

This is the one I use, though I bought it locally, I think at Home Depot.

https://www.amazon.c...ds=strap wrench


In Topic: Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

15 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

I have that problem a lot with my Sea & Sea port extensions.  I used to use a giant channel lock wrench cushioned with rags, but have since got a rubber strap wrench at the local hardware store that works quite well.  I take it on all my trips with me.  Plastic handle, long rubber strap folds over.  Trigger tightens the strap, then you just bend it left until it breaks loose.


In Topic: Replacement vacuum pump

15 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

Haven't tried it, but I was told when I bought mine at Backscatter that theirs was specifically designed so if you didn't have your pump, the wine pump on your live aboard would work.  They said the Nauticam one pretty much copied theirs and that you should be able to use most any wine pump.


In Topic: House d7200 or reinvest in rx100 MK V?

03 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

If you check the classifieds right now, there's a nice Nauticam set-up for D7100/D7200.  I'd hurry though.