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albert kok

Member Since 02 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2014 08:39 AM
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In Topic: Red Sea Nauticam Tryout Alex Mustard Workshop Pics

05 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

Yes, With Photoshop you could probably get rid of the knees. And..probably also the bikini top? Mermaids dont wear anything (they told me). Please forgive  me the joke. Your initiative and collection are just fine! And some people believe mermaids also had knees. See the pic of Kopenhagens mermaid.


In Topic: Red Sea Nauticam Tryout Alex Mustard Workshop Pics

05 July 2014 - 05:44 AM

I'm sure it meant a lot of work to get the mermaid model in the right position. But for me it was bit odd that you could still see her knees  pointing trough the tail.  (-:


In Topic: Sea & Sea YS-01 strobe(s) with Ikelite 6801.71 housing (Nikon D7100)?

28 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

With an ikelite DSLR housing you cant use fiber optic cables. But you can buy the Ikelite optic converters that transform the electrical  sync signal into an optic signal. But only for their DS strobes  See also  http://www.uwphotogr...0-strobe-review


In Topic: Ikelite housings: fiber optical or electrical?

27 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

Hi Mark, yes I know.  I have used these electrical  sync chords  with Ikelite strobes  for many years. And the technology  behind it is great. But with electrical open water connections you always risk leakage, corrosion, broken pins  of connectors etc. Fiber optics just seems to me a more advanced way of using flash underwater. Without  loosing TTL (for those who like it), sync speed, and  too much battery power. Perhaps the time has come  for Ikelite  to make a step forward, and bring out a  DSLR housing with  electrical and optical connections. If they could also keep the price low, it could become be a great succes.

Cheers, Al


In Topic: Ikelite housings: fiber optical or electrical?

26 May 2014 - 01:01 AM

One more additional point. With a built-in flash as optical trigger  you will loose the TTL option (which  is, by the way,  OK for me ). To get around the Ikelite pop-up flash/Nikon  problem, some  people constructed clever little gadgets, such as micro LEDs attached on the hotshoe of the Ikelite DLSR housings.  And flat enough to fit  inside the Ike's housing. Like Hedwig Dieraert in Belgium  (see: http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44632) and Glowdive in Spain (and rtrski). But they never put them in production,  I guess because their gadgets  only worked with specific strobes or cables.  But  recently  Sea&Sea brought  an optical converter on the market mounted on the camera's hotshoe that converts the electronic TTL signal into a light signal. So less risk of draining the camera's battery by using the built-in flash. The converter is rather  bulky so it would not fit at all in the Ikelite SLR housing. But it does fit nicely in the spare space above the hotshoe of  their own housing.