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albert kok

Member Since 02 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 11 2015 01:11 AM

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In Topic: Fish eyes compared: Tokina versus Panasonic (test 2)

07 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

I liked this shot taken by Henley Spiers with a Oly/Pan 8mm combo and flash, confirming in my opinion the nice CFWA quality of this system.



In Topic: which housing for d7100

18 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

 Why not go for the ikelite housing for the D7100 (or the recent D7200 housing, that also takes the D7100). You might even find a  good second-hand Ikelite  housing for the D7100. There are leak detectors on the market for the Ike housing. Good luck!


14 May 2015 - 10:15 AM

Thanks Ken for sharing this experience with us in such vivid detail.  'To err is only human'. Yes indeed the vacuüm is a sentinel  against locks not firmly closed. Once it is  stable you could even dive with unloosened clamps.  Cheers.

In Topic: Living on/in a sea squirt

13 May 2015 - 11:06 PM

Superbe, Dominique!

In Topic: The Value of Underwater Photo Workshops?

13 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

I agree with most of these comments. Workshops are a nice way to visit the better diving sites with people that have the same interest. As an UW photographer you don’t want to be part of  a diving group that rushes along the reefs with no interest at all for photography. With  a dive master that gives you a difficult time when your  distance between him or  your buddy is more than 5 meters. Individual freedom to move around and follow your own plan is important for  the UW photographer, of course  within  the safety limits.

The more luxury  live-aboards  like  the  vessels that operate in the  Red Sea, can easily  take around 20 divers. This indeed is a lot of people, especially when all tables in the living room are constantly  occupied with Apple power books. Or if you depend on Zodiacs to drop you or pick you up at the diving site.

Personally  I  prefer the land-based workshops, with one or two smaller boats that  take you out every day  to diving sites in the vicinity. And for individualists (like me) there is always the 'no workshop'  option. Organize your own trip to  an interesting place with a good reputation among UW photographers. It will also cost you less money.