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docrobina

Member Since 29 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2007 03:21 PM
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In Topic: Killing Time in Port Moresby

10 November 2007 - 03:21 PM

In addition to the options already posted, including the PNG Arts store, you might want to hire a tour of Port Moresby as I did several years ago. The driver took me around, including the coastline near his village, the arts store and to the open market. I felt very safe as he kept an eye out for the "rascals" out and about.
On other long layovers, I have gone to Loloata Resort for lunch. About 45 minutes to and from, including boat ride. Can sit at beach area, have a beer and a nice lunch in a safe place away from the city.
Have a nice trip!

In Topic: DS 125 Damage

29 July 2007 - 05:59 AM

Looks to me like the pins are corroded and that there might have been water inside the strobe part. Even though they claim that the electronic part of the strobe is sealed and can't flood, I had one be totaled, and the only thing I saw on the electronic part of the strobe was some corrosion on the pins. They could not repair it, and I had to replace it, at my cost as it was out of warranty.
I'd still send it in to Ikelite in the hope that it can be repaired. They will do all to it they can. Good luck.

In Topic: Tokina 10-17 in Sea&Sea

17 June 2007 - 11:33 AM

I got one from Divervision

It came quite quickly to NYC, no problems with customs or such. I tested it on the camera/housing today and it looks like it works just fine in the 8 inch domeport with no extension rings! :D

Can't wait to try it out next week in Lembeh :D

Robin

In Topic: Big Shout from Lembeh

14 June 2007 - 06:17 PM

Hey guys,
Just a quickie. Great to put everything through the tests with regards to the Gates, the Z1 and all achro diopters, green force lights et al. Here in Lembeh just finishing the first of my 4 week trip. So far found some amazing stuff, not having been to this neck of the woods before. Greaat Pygmy seahorse stuff, full frame using stacked achro diopters (3.5 and a 2) so many other critters to mention.

Try to give you all an update again in a week or so.

Tony Wu, thanks for the efforts regarding the Green Force battery. I got the message but am fine for the moment with the current one. Everything so far running like clockwork.

Cheers,
Mark.



Hey Mark,
Which resort are you staying at???


robin

In Topic: Wi-Fi SD Card

12 June 2007 - 04:50 AM

I just came across this article about an upcoming Wi-Fi SD Memory Card that should be out later this year.

I sounds like something that might be useful to our hobby (okay obsession ;)). I know before I got a 4GB card a lot of the time the only reason I opened my housing between dives was to swap cards. Hopefully the power drain on the camera battery won't be too much.

I wonder what the range will be like in water???



Of course you would need a WiFi hotspot in the area you are diving for this to work... and I doubt it will make it through an aluminum housing. Otherwise an interesting idea!