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Stoo

Member Since 03 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active May 18 2017 07:41 PM
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4" dome cover???

03 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

All right you geniuses... someone must have had this problem before...

 

I picked up an Aquatica 4" dome recently. It's a handy little thing, and I am very glad I bought.

 

However, the little neoprene cover that came with it is useless. If the port is off of the housing, and doesn't have an extension on it, it's barely ok. Once it's either mounted to the ring, or the housing, there is simply no way the cover will stay on. It isn't deep enough to cover the ring etc.

 

A friend out west had a rigid cap made for his, with some little spring loaded tabs in it... works well, but it's complicated. I fiddled with a couple of ideas but no joy....

 

Has anyone come up with a solution for this? This thing wasn't cheap, and I'd really prefer it not get scratched!

 

Does anyone have another brand of 4" dome with a good cover? Maybe I could get one of those!

 

Thanks!

 


How many lenses do you fly with...

06 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

I am packing up for a trip to Belize and I am (once again) trying to reduce the pile of camera "stuff" I will take.

 

My normal quiver contains: Tokina 10-17, Nikon 60 Macro, Nikon 105 macro. I also have a Nikon 12-24 which can be a handy lens at times. This lens requires my 8" dome, where the Tokina works well with my 4".

 

I also have a Nikon 18-105 for the odd land pic, and a separate D7000 body for backup.

 

I'm just curious about your opinions on taking all of these lenses.

 

Currently, everything can be crammed into a Pelican carry-on, except the domes, the spare body and 18-105... and the 12-24 would need to ride elsewhere.

 

Also, in my next life, I am taking up badminton instead of underwater photography, for a hobby.


And you think UW shooters are obsessed...

23 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

When I'm not diving, I am almost as obsessed with skiing, although I have never bothered to try to shoot anything other than snapshots in the mountains.

 

I stumbled across this mini-doc about a quest to get one perfect image... skiers against a solar eclipse. It sounds easy until you see what's involved.

 

Enjoy!

 


Shooting sealions

31 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

Hi all...

 

I am heading back to British Columbia in a few weeks, and I have added a couple of days to my trip, specifically to shoot sealions. This will be a first for me!

 

For those of you experienced with shooting this mayhem, how do you normally tackle it? I always shoot manual everything, but I have heard of other "Manualites" that choose to shoot full Auto with video lights, only because everything is moving so fast. I want to maximize my "keeper quotient", but I'm used to taking my time, being a shipwreck shooter!

 

Thanks!

 

Stoo