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Member Since 26 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 08 2016 09:26 AM

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In Topic: Back Button focus/Nikon D7100

06 September 2016 - 03:01 AM

Agree. Use AF-C. I use single point AF and move it around for composition., but that's a personal choice. Plus look at the shutter release setting, a1 and a2 on my D7000, assume it's the same on the D7100. I use Focus, others prefer Release. My eyesight isn't good enough to see focus anymore, so I left the camera make that decision. Also you may need to do an AF Fine Tune on your lens in case its focus point is off a bit. But that's rare with most lenses.

In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

27 July 2016 - 04:26 PM



Nice pics and info. Like you, I've been using a D7000 and Aquatica housing for 3+ years. Just bought a D500 for my wife's wildlife photo hobby. She got some great pics of puffins last month. Guess that I need to find the $$ to get the new housing.


Thanks again.



In Topic: Sony RX100 IV and YS-D2 Strobes (newbie)

02 May 2016 - 04:47 AM



I have D1s but I believe they are functionally similar to the D2s. To confirm your connections, try this: Set your camera to manual flash (not TTL) and then try to flash in both the one lightening bolt (LB) and two LB positions on the D2. This will conform if the strobe is getting a flash signal from your camera and which LB position is correct for your camera.


If the strobe isn't working in one of the two LB positions, then most likely you have a connection problem or a battery problem. Check the spot light on the D2 to make sure the batteries are charged. Do you get a ready light on the D2.


If the strobe isn't working, take the FO cable out of the D2 and look into the end as you trip the shutter. Do you see a flash of light coming through the FO cable?


This should get you started on eliminating some of the possible problems.


Make sure that you're connecting the FO cable to the port on the bottom of the D2 just in front of the ball arm connection.


Post some pics of your setup. That should help trouble shooting.


Lesson learned: Always fully assemble and test your gear before leaving home, esp. with new stuff.

In Topic: WTB: Ikelite DS160 or DS125 or DS161

25 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

I have a DS-51 in very good condition if you're interested.

In Topic: wtb Dual sync cord Nikonos bulkhead to ikelite strobes?

24 March 2016 - 03:32 AM

jdailly: I have an Ikelite Dual Cord # 4104.32 that was my backup until a couple years ago when I went to S&S strokes. Not sure that it's ever been wet as it was a BU. Check and see if it's what you want. It has a five pin nikonos and two Ike ends.