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#328575 Vacuum Pumps Again!

Posted by E_viking on 25 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

I find it rather ironic that the post after Simons "swedish" dig was from Viking from Sweden!  (no offence E_Viking!! :) )


Bent.. would you like me to slap Simon for you?

No offence taken! It was simply not worth commenting  :B):

Well, I assume that he will have to " stand up" to his comment anyway!



#328493 Feedback requested

Posted by E_viking on 24 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

I like your pictures.

My opinion is that they would benefit from a less crowded background ( negative space).

#328296 Finally some winter sun

Posted by E_viking on 21 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

I really like the Idea!  Makes me want to try it out myself.

Well, apart fromthe combination of Wetsuit and cold lakes!



#327893 New Housing "Airlock" Vacuum from Backscatter

Posted by E_viking on 14 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

Maybe I am sloppier now. Does it matter if the housing doesn't leak? That's what the pressure test tells. I had a failure putting it together for the first time whilst my feet were awash on the way out to Malpelo. The rock 'n roll of the boat was very distracting but the leak test revealed that I hadn't done it properly so I did it again BEFORE  I got in the water! Camera saved!

Well, I assume that you are right that it does not really matter as long as the Camera stays dry. I tried to teach a D80 to swim some years ago. It would have saved me back then!



I guess i/you/most of us get a bit sloppier and that is the reason why i see the need of a electronic vacuum system as essential for the whole vacuum system.

The alarm as it will advise you when the vacuum inside lowers warning you that there is a leak, as soon you stop to suck the air, 10 minutes later and 

hours later maybe during the dive with the blinking LED.

I fully agree and that is why I want an electronic version.


I personlly ordered the VividHousing version of the Vacuum system. http://www.vividhous...ak-sentinel.php



#327881 +10 Wetdiopter instead of SubSea?

Posted by E_viking on 14 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the Infos from everybody!

#327607 Nikon 60mm vs Nikon 105mmvr

Posted by E_viking on 10 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

It depends on format as well.


My vote would be

DX => 60mm

FX=> 105mm



#327606 How many floats do you need?

Posted by E_viking on 10 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

Just buy a bit more than you think you need..

Then simply just try it out!

#327572 New Housing "Airlock" Vacuum from Backscatter

Posted by E_viking on 09 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

It is for sure great that there are no Patents on this system...

In my humble opinion all Housing should come with a system simlilar to this!

It reduces the risk of floods and I am pretty sure that all of us that once had a flood would agree :notworthy:


I just find it a pity that it takes until midlle of May, or so, until the electrocic version is out!

#327052 Lightest, smallest computer that runs lightroom

Posted by E_viking on 03 March 2013 - 01:41 AM

@DiverPam:  The ASUS Zenbook 11.6" is a great little Laptop ( Ultrabook).  Congrats!


I am very happy with mine so far!



#327011 Am I onto something?

Posted by E_viking on 02 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

If you like UW Photography? Then go for it.

Can you imagine diving without a Camera? Then think about it.


... and then go for it anyway :evilgrin2:


It is your decision, your money and your passion. Basically all of us here on Wetpixel have been in your situation.

We decided to go for it. So, as Steve writes you are asking the wrong bunch.

All of us would probably say that it keeps costing us a lot of money, but giving us a lot of joy.

#323349 D800 write to card delay

Posted by E_viking on 27 December 2012 - 04:11 AM

This seems like a "classic" interrupt Issue/problem. It generally seems to happen intermittent out of the blue!
The Processor is busy with someother task and suddenly a higher order interrupt comes, which create problems.
Generally, the workaround is a time out or a a reboot.
I could imagine that there is a collision of the interupts of the 2 cards. Hence, by only using 1 card the problem is reduced or gone.

These type of problems are a pain to debug. Since, the main problem is to find out under exact which circumstance the problem occurs.

#321386 Lightest, smallest computer that runs lightroom

Posted by E_viking on 25 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

I believe that it depends on what you want it to do!

For me it is primarily to download pics when away, rendering them into Lighroom. Then having a quick look and throwing away the obvious bad ones.
I assume that this is the typical dive vacation tasks :-) The rest is beer time/ Hammock time/Social time etc :-)

I believe that 4GB RAM is the minimum for these tasks. For more serious photo editing you will need more.
Rendering & moving over to PC is mainly a Processor task ( as long as the SD/CF card is fast enough).

Then it is just a question of processor power how fast the process will be ( clock speed and amount of cores).

#321311 Lightest, smallest computer that runs lightroom

Posted by E_viking on 24 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

It could be worth looking at the Atom/Windows8 Tablets that will come out next year. If you want a lightweight travelling alternative.
Will they have USB3 and can they render pics in Lightroom in a reasonable time ( rendering is mainly Processor power)?
I assume that Photo Editing is too much to ask!