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Stoo

Member Since 03 Apr 2007
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In Topic: Long exposure time/night dive/painting with light

22 January 2015 - 06:05 AM

Not really long exposure tho, as you can do this without a tripod (or simular)

Nope... That's where the high ISO comes in. These new-fangled cameras are awfully good with "noise"

 

I am going to try to light up the entire bow of an old schooner in Tobermory one of these days. The challenge is coordinating a half-dozen competent divers in 110' of water at night. With my friends, any dive scheduled after happy-hour is likely to be cancelled. I might need to bribe them! ;-)


In Topic: DIY rebuild

21 January 2015 - 08:16 PM

Such a helpful bunch! But some good ideas. Maybe I can just randomly mix up some controls to test them...

 

Lee, we must have similar dive styles... My back screen has a pretty nice gouge in it... It would be nice to have that replaced! It's probably from bouncing around in the bottom of my RIB.

 

Honestly, if I was in a pinch for time, and if I could dive test it before going away, I would tackle this... But I can't do that test, and I'd really hate to have a problem when I'm in Belize!

 

I only live 5 1/2 hours from Aquatica, so I'll take it in myself... then carry on up to Tremblant for a couple of days of knocking trees down with my face!

 

Besides, maybe Jean will buy me lunch!


In Topic: Long exposure time/night dive/painting with light

21 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

These aren't anything special... I took them by way of "research" for a more grand plan, which has yet to come into place...

 

I bumped my ISO up to 6400 or something, then shot at 1/30, f 3.5 or close to it. Almost no post processing... and no strobes at all of course.


In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

20 January 2015 - 06:19 AM

(Just re-read my post.. water was 38* F, not 28*!)  28*F fresh water is tough to swim in!)


In Topic: The Ethic of Ikelite and their dealer

20 January 2015 - 06:16 AM

I think that you will find most manufacturers have similar policies. I am currently trying to sort out some "issues" with the Santi Canada distributor, regarding the boots on a new suit I ordered. The "error" in the order (through a dealer) occured because the dealer didn't understand how boots were sized IMHO.

 

At any rate, the distributor has agreed to replace the boots "under warranty", but it's my responsibility to ship the suit back to the repair facility, and then back to me I presume. Given the choice, I"d prefer that he eats the entire cost, but our situation is very much like the OPs. The "error" is the result of poor communication between me and the dealer. (He wasn't clear on sizing and I should have been more careful.)

 

I don't like the situation, but one thing is clear... it isn't Santi's fault and they are being great at trying to keep me happy!