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pbalves

Member Since 10 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Sad Inon Z-240

14 August 2016 - 02:44 AM

Hi Katy

 

The strobe underwater, you noticed it is not working looking to the pictures or looking to the strobe directly? For instance, if you have the preflash button on the wrong position or malfunctionning, the strobe might be firing but the picture does not get the light they should.

 

I had problems with the corrosion of the magnets on these buttons, and started having problems (but after some years of use).

 

BR

 

Pedro Alves


In Topic: What style BDC and fins are you using ?

07 August 2016 - 11:53 PM

Definetly "wing type". It give you a much cleaner front area foor moving the arm freely and it allows you do be closer to the ground for some picture.

 

I suggest a light system so you have less problems on the traveling.

 

I use a Recwing from Diverite with a Transpack. I like a lot the transpack (quite confortable), but the wing is too big (i bought it when I was doing Decompressure Procedures and Extended range courses). Today I would go for a smaller wing.

 

My wife uses a Scubapro litehawk, a semiwing travel BCD from Scubapro, it is quite nice BCD (time to time I use it, but do not tell her).

 

The pockets you can solve it as several people explained already. You can have shorts with pockets, add pockets to the wing style bcd, clip the saussege on the back...

 

A donnut wing is better that a horseshoe one. It is easier to know were you have the air. In certain pictures you are being in funky positions and the air can go all to one side of the horse


In Topic: FS: Aquatica A40D Housing for Canon 40D and Canon 50D

20 June 2016 - 12:52 PM

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In Topic: Housing for canon 50d

05 June 2016 - 06:21 AM

Hi Kurek

I have an Aquatica housing for Canon 40D and Canon 50D. Always well care taken.

From Europe (no extra taxes)

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In Topic: Achieving neutral buoyancy on camera setup

12 May 2016 - 06:34 AM

I do not know what type of strobe activation you are using, but an electrical sync cord represents 100-150 g of weight added to the system.

 

If you have 2 strobes, changing to optical fibre can help you with 200-300 gr less (it is not directly because the volume of the electrical cord give you a small impulsion and if you need an optical trigger inside the housing (not being the internal flash) it will also add some weight to the system).

 

But it will help. And it will be much less bulky that adding floater for that weight. (bulkier rig will make it harder to handle underwater, specially with currents, and sometimes it will mess with the strobe positioning). It might not get you rid of the floaters, but you will need less of them.

 

The less the better. It is a good principle.

 

BR

 

Pedro Alves