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#352827 Macro lens for Raja Ampat liveaboard?

Posted by eyu on 22 September 2014 - 04:13 PM

A 60 mm for macro muck diving is my go to lens on a cropped sensor body.  A 105 mm is just to long in water with a lot of particulate matter.  Getting closer will give you a cleaner shot with a 60 mm lens. 

#352823 Bali Trip Recommendations

Posted by eyu on 22 September 2014 - 03:44 PM

You should hire your own private guide/s, AquaMarine has some excellent ones.  They will take care of your dive equipment and find you critters.  I just give them a list and it is done.  They will go around and mark the critters with small muck sticks, you then just go from stick to stick taking photos as much or as little are you want.  



#350149 Traveling with underwater camera to international destination - packing tips...

Posted by eyu on 11 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

I will be flying through Hong Kong, so thanks for that hint.  I will reach out to Cathay Pacific to make sure 2 carry-ons are accepted.

The way make it through HKG is to stay in the transit area, that way you do not need to pass security with two carry-on's.

#348743 EM1 Nauticam Housing Challenge

Posted by eyu on 06 June 2014 - 03:01 AM

Hi all...  I finally found out why I was having the challenges with the AEL/AFL lever not enabling the focussing.  After contacting Nauticam who promptly returned an email expressing their concern with my challenge, I sent them images of inside the housing.  It turns out that a tiny silver pin on the lever had worked its way loose and was poking up beyond where it should have been.


A quick fix... pushed it down back into place and now everything is as it should be.


Great service and KUDOS to Nauticam for their assistance.


Cheers - Karen

Could you please share the photo and point out which pin is the culprit. 

#341346 Galapagos: camera friendly exposure suit and gloves recommendations

Posted by eyu on 02 January 2014 - 06:10 PM

A typical dive at Wolf and Darwin is to do a back roll and kick like crazy to 70 or 80 feet where you grab onto the boulders with both hands and hold on for dear life.  There is nothing agile about the diving there and you need to stay with your group or risk getting lost (forever).  The currents and surge are strong.  If you turn your face sideways your mask will flood if your strap is not real tight. You need kevlar gloves, normal gloves get shredded. A 7mm or dry suit is the way to go.  A 5 mm is not enough warmth.  I took my camera rig on one dive at Wolf and soon found out that it was difficult to hold onto a boulder with one hand and my camera with the other. 

#321369 Woman rides wild manatee in Florida, turns herself in

Posted by eyu on 25 November 2012 - 03:57 AM

This women is has been arrested: http://abcnews.go.co...natee-arrested/

#320551 Subal or Nauticam?

Posted by eyu on 14 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

Yes, you are right Posted Image
Thats why I am curious, why we discussing about only 2 brands Posted Image

Granted there are other D800 housing, but the starter of this blog was only interested in the Subal and Nauticam housings.
He wanted feedback from those who have used either.

Also it would courteous of you to give your affiliations.