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Stoo

Member Since 03 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active May 02 2016 01:21 PM
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In Topic: Pelican Case Users

31 March 2016 - 10:24 PM

I also use the 1510 as carry on. It fits by D7000/Aquatica system, flat port, extension tube, two Ike 161s, two arms, three lenses (105, 60, 10-17) viewfinder, diopter, one Ike charger, one Nikpn charger... 42# all together!

 

I only check my large dome and another ike charger, and my focus lite etc.

 

I went hard case since I figure sooner or later, I"ll have to check it. Although the case appears smaller than 3/4 of the carry on I see now.


In Topic: French Polynesia without strobes? (any other advice for there)

23 March 2016 - 12:42 PM

I guess the question is whether you will be satisfied with the mono-chrome images that you are going to get at any depth. It sounds like you know your way around UW photography, so at least you won't be surprised...

 

On the other hand, once you're there and look at your day's shooting, if you aren't happy, you won't be able to do anything about it.

 

Is there an option to rent something while you are there for a day or two?  It would be difficult to justify buying two strobes for one trip though...

 

Geez, that was a helpful answer wasn't it? :-)


In Topic: Ikelite Lithium Ion batteries and air travel.

18 February 2016 - 07:52 PM

The issue with lithium batteries as I understand it, is that if they are shorted, than can overheat very quickly, and even burst into flame. In theory, this could only happen if a lose battery comes into contact with metal or other batteries. Batteries that are installed in device are not likely yo create problems.

 

Batteries should be capped somehow (tape over terminals?) before being packed.

 

The problem is that most airline dudes probably don't take the time to determine the battery type o tend to respond with sweeping motions that don't make any sense.


In Topic: nikon d7200 best housing

18 February 2016 - 04:55 AM

No matter what housing you go with, it will outlast the camera. Given the D7200 has been out for what, almost a year, it's half way to obsolescence already! ;-)  I tell this to anyone who is shopping for a higher-end housing: Buy a second camera body while you still can. If your one body dies, you'll end up with a $3000 paper weight, or be forced to shop for a used one on eBay.

 

Also, I use an Aquatica housing with my D7000s and I'm very happy with it. I suspect that you can't go wrong with any of the brands under discussion, so I would look carefully at the servicing "ease" where you live. Your housing will need to go in for a breakdown and service now and again, regardless of how often you dive it.


In Topic: Jardines de la Reina... WHAT ELSE ??

18 February 2016 - 04:48 AM

Nice... Thanks for sharing!