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In Topic: Diving with the seals in Farne islands (UK)

06 November 2016 - 02:16 PM



I have been intrigued in going there for a lomh time, but living in Munich it includes a flight and a rental car getting there.

So, the hurdle is there...


When is the "supposed" best time of the year to go there?





In Topic: Taking a Poll.. How many of you Check your Rig vs. Carry On?

13 March 2016 - 02:50 AM

Hi all,


I assume that the different Solutions are based on different regulations in different parts of the world.

Some Solutions would not work here in Europe, due to limitations on check-in etc etc.


Rig sizes changes your possibilities drastically.

My wife has a M4/3 System and she packs everything ( except arms and handles)  in a reasonably sized Camera Backpack.

I need to pay much more attention to my Fullframe rig.


My solution:

Camera and a Lense in the Housing + Flatport, wrapped in Neoprene and carried in the Lanyard

Domeport and Lenses in a Backpack => Looks reasonably sized, but is heavy.

The rest is checked-in.


It is very uncomfy at the Airport, but I have never been checked. I have seen a lot of People with rollers being checked.



In Topic: Recommendations for Bali/Komodo Liveaboard Dive Operations??

24 January 2016 - 02:08 PM

If you want to see the Mola Molas. Then check carefully for the Timing. From my understanding. It is around September. Atleast, we had them then.

I believe that May is a window in Komodo with calm seas and less Boats. I hve been there in that timeframe and it was nice, but not so many Mantas.

We enjoyed Arenui in Komodo.



In Topic: Bouyancy questions on Nauticam D810 rig

26 November 2015 - 11:03 PM



I have the NA-D800.


The Wideangle part with the 230 Dome is quite ok. It twists a wee nit upwards.

It was never bothering me. I assume that the only remedy would be to add some weight to the bottom Sunshade.


The Macroport is another isue. Your Setup gets clearly negative, since you remove a lot of air ( big dome).

I solved by threading some stix floats ( as you have for your strobe arms) on the Lanyard.

I was a bit worried that it would get wobbly when taking Portrait, but is ok.

If I end up doing lots of Portraits. Then I sometimes reattach the "lower" Lanyard part to the upper.




In Topic: Full Frame SLR wide angle corrector port tests

10 November 2015 - 11:17 AM

Adam: please write a Review of your findings on the internal correction Lense from Sea&Sea.

That would interest me a lot.