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Dupsbear

Member Since 30 Jan 2007
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In Topic: Ikelite DS125 strobes, extra batteries, Dual cord

20 October 2013 - 01:11 PM

Strobes, chargers and batteries are all sold.

 

I still have the new dual strobe cord.

 

Thanks,

Barry

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In Topic: DIY small dome port for CFWA

02 June 2013 - 01:54 PM

Is it possible to make the dome and use it as a wet lens for my s95 with canon housing... i got a 67mm filter thread adapter already

But i will like to do a wide angle shot as the 28mm on the s95 is abit not so wide angle underwater...

I do not think my dome can be used on your s95 Canon housing, even though you do not mention what housing you have.  There is an extension built into my ports that will most likely cause your lens to vignette.  The hole diameter in the back of the smallest, M5 size port, is 100 mm, which is much larger than your adapter.

Thanks for asking and good luck,

Barry

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In Topic: Pin-out for Nikonos 3-pin cable

17 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

Hi GSK3,

 

If you are looking at the cable end, not the camera end, here is the pinout on a 3 prong Nikonos cable.

 

There is an indention in the part that goes into the camera; hold that indention to the 6 o'clock position.

 

Mentally number the pins from left to right as 1,2,3.  Pin 2 will be opposite the indention.

 

Pin 1 = M sync

Pin 2 = Ground  Directly across from the indention.

Pin 3 = X sync

 

M sync is for flashbulbs, so you will be shorting ground to X-sync pin to make the strobe fire.

 

Best of luck,

Barry

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In Topic: FS-Mini dome port for Nexus Housing

19 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

Yes, we have M6 ports in stock.  Nexus still makes M5 ports, but their housings now all support M4 or M6 ports.  For this reason, we have decided to also discontinue M5 ports, but we have a couple of M5 ports still available.

 

Thanks for asking,

 

Barry

 

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In Topic: Shooting Video, is UK Aqualite any good?

27 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

The light you mention is very interesting and many times with light, more is better.

 

One of the ads I saw for the Archon advertises light coming out the side of the front lens, as if that is preferable.  However, light coming out the sides may increase backscatter or just a glare in a diver's eye.  I do not know that, but I do know from years of teaching and shooting u/w photography, that you do not want to light up the area between your subject and the lens, which a side light will do.

 

The Archon only comes with one battery; a second battery is another $25.  The UK light comes with 2 batteries that can be charged from a laptop; the Archon may charge from a laptop, but I did not see that feature advertised.

 

The Archon does not come with any way to mount it, so a bracket must be purchased.  The UK light comes with (2) 1/4-20 threaded holes that makes mounting easier, but one still might have to purchase a ball joint to mount.

 

I also noticed the size of the Archon, which is almost twice the diameter, longer and heavier.

 

Please, I am not putting down the Archon light!  I would love to have 1400 lumens; that does remind me that the UK light has 4 power settings, but the Archon only has two.

 

I think you could not go wrong on either light.  If you get the Archon, let us know how it performed; one post and video I saw showed flickering with the Archon light in low power mode.  Not sure why that happened, but that could be a deal breaker for me.

 

Good luck,

Barry

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