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#386841 Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

Posted by okuma on 19 August 2017 - 05:16 PM

The best tool to use is called a "strap wrench"

It uses a plastic or reinforced rubber strap to go around the cylindrical object and is the least damaging tool to use for this application. Usually available in auto parts store. I carry one with me on all trips. Handel has been shortened for eae of use and packing.

#385648 Inon 45 Viewfinder and Subal housings

Posted by okuma on 06 July 2017 - 08:27 PM

Contact "Reef Photo".

They usually advertise on opening WetPixel screens.

#384996 Inon strobe - how is the water getting in?

Posted by okuma on 12 June 2017 - 07:02 PM

Change the battery cap!.

I had a flood due to a partial circumferential crack in the root of one of the threads. When looking at it in your hand it is invisible; but when screwed down it opens to admit small drops of water!

#384749 D7200/7100 - Focus mode and area underwater

Posted by okuma on 05 June 2017 - 07:21 PM

A personal choice; I always use single point, lock focus and recompose.

What brand housing are you looking at?  There are good, used top of the line housings available that you should not give up this feature.

Are there any other functions not available?

Good luck!

#384628 Inon z240 faulty

Posted by okuma on 01 June 2017 - 07:20 PM

Attach your multi tool to B/C for use at depth!

#374002 which brand(s) for reliable clamps

Posted by okuma on 26 May 2016 - 10:09 AM

I have some of the very first Ultra clamps - anodized blue!

Periodically do the following maintenance:

1. replace all the O rings

2. dis-assemble and wire brush off the screw.

3. add a small amount of o ring grease to the threads and enjoy your 'new' clamps!

#373563 NIKONOS Cameras 1-5

Posted by okuma on 12 May 2016 - 05:59 PM

This transaction is interesting as I've thought about selling my collection and wondered what it would bring.

It is the same as the proceeding but with the addition of a Calypso and also a rare Calypso/Nikkor.

#373381 Wee yellow things on wee black stuff.

Posted by okuma on 07 May 2016 - 12:31 PM

They are alled "Wee yellow shitters!"

#373144 Inon Z240 fires underwater **without** touching shutter

Posted by okuma on 30 April 2016 - 02:25 PM

+1 on slave sensors.

#371490 Taking a Poll.. How many of you Check your Rig vs. Carry On?

Posted by okuma on 13 March 2016 - 01:20 PM

Two full systems:


Cameras, lens, computer and batteries in carry on, all else checked.

#364433 storing fins between trips

Posted by okuma on 19 August 2015 - 06:03 PM

I put shoe spacers in the pockets and store them flat.

37 years on ScubaPro jet fins!

#364309 Aquatica Sentinal Vacuum System

Posted by okuma on 15 August 2015 - 09:31 PM

"Vivid" on two systems for 3 years: no problems!

#363886 Sacrificial anodes

Posted by okuma on 03 August 2015 - 06:43 PM

I'm on my third housing, second Subal. I have always attached about 2-3 sq inches of zinc to the housing and have never encountered any problems with corrosion or tight screws after a 16 day dive trip.

#361928 what s that

Posted by okuma on 07 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

I ran into one of those several years ago.

I remember the pearl shaped head and the yo'yoing tail.

It was about 3" long and stung the hell on my arm.

#355384 For Sale: Surplus equipment

Posted by okuma on 13 December 2014 - 07:51 PM

One standard Subal view finder has been sold.

Package price reduced to US $65

Estimated shipping cost to UK is ~US$75.00.