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Member Since 05 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2017 04:42 PM

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In Topic: FS: Oceanic Atom 3.1 dive computer, transmitter, PC USB cable, manual, CD, Key

17 September 2017 - 04:43 AM

the computer is not longer available 

In Topic: Nauticam, Inon and Subal gear for sale

20 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

Hi Gordon,


What type 3 extensions do you have?




In Topic: Mirrorless suggestions - I welcome your advice

18 August 2017 - 02:29 AM



I would suggest you contact underwater camera dealers like Reef Photo, Backscatter and discuss the pros and cons of going from a DSLR to mirrorless.  My experience and others that I have dove with is that mirrorless tend to hunt and do not focus lock quickly like a DSLR.   So for subjects like moving pelagic fish getting the shot is difficult due to the focus hunting, for stationary macro subjects the hunting is not as bad.  Mirrorless advantage is that they are smaller and easier to travel with.



In Topic: Mirrorless suggestions - I welcome your advice

17 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

I bought my wife an EM1 and Nauticam housing as an upgrade from her Olympus E410.  

We then took a 3 wk Anilao trip and found that there were two issues, one was the hunting and two was lack of feel of half shutter with the shutter lever.

I reconfigured the focus to AEL/AFL to get around the lack of half shutter feel, but the hunting was still troublesome.  Used a L&M Sola 1200 and it helped the hunting some.  We used the 8 mm, 12-50 mm, 60 mm lens, still hunted but less with the 8 mm vs the 60 mm.

I have since replaced the EM1, Nauticam housing with a D7200 with Subal housing.   The hunting and half shutter issues are now resolved.  

I have learned that if your bride is troubled by her equipment, you pay very high price for her frustrations in a monetary and an emotional way.



In Topic: Diving Bali & Lembongan - seeking reputable dive operators

22 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

I use Aquamarine (http://www.aquamarinediving.com) for my Indonesian dive trips.  They are located in Denpasar and run by English lady dive master.

I was introduced to them by a good dive buddy who has used them for many years.  I have them pick me up in Denpasar and off we go diving.  I hire a private dive guide from them and give him a list of critters I want to photograph.  We dive as much as I want and as long as I want.  It is VIP service.