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In Topic: Mermaid 1 Bali - Komodo - Maumere Trip

09 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

Wings Air to Bali was an easy check in process but the continuation flight to jakarta and singapore was a nightmare. I was overnighting in singapore and they had to fax my hotel booking and my continuation flight from singapore the next day. Not sure why all the hassle but just about missed the flight from maumere to bali. The check in took an hour. Lion air flight from bali to jakarta was fine. Landed at terminal 3 but had to transfer to terminal 2 for the jakarta to singapore flight. Why is lion air using an older terminal for international  flight. Transfer of terminal is about a half and hour by bus. I don't think i would fly lion air unless necessary. Seats very tight and narrow. 29 inch leg room

In Topic: Strobes not firering. Nikon D70 with Ikelite case and DS125 and DS50 strobes

30 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

It is also possible there is a bad sync cord. Over the years i have had two ikelite cords that sometimes fire and sometimes not. Ikelite has updated the sync cords with more protection for the internal wires. Also if you shoot on full manual the camera built in flash will not pop up. I preset my iso and shutter speed and use the aperture setting for adjustment on most shots. Some i adjust shutter speed and aperture.





In Topic: where to get Nikonos RS serviced?

31 December 2013 - 11:06 AM

Mike Megleski does the Jim Church photo courses aboard the aggressor fleet. He has a business servicing nikonos cameras.  http://www.underwatercamerarepair.com/

In Topic: Testing ttl strobe accuracy on a film camera?

31 December 2013 - 09:09 AM

Testing ttl from the Jim Church essential guide to nikonos systems book. This is for nikonos strobes but your strobe should work this test also. 

Part 1

Set shutter for a

Open aperture to the lowest  number f stop

Set strobe to ttl

Aim strobe into camera lens

Trigger shutter

If ttl is working it should be a brief flash and a quick recycle

If the flash is long and the ready light blinks for a full flash signal ttl is not functioning

Part 2

Set aperture to f22

Aim strobe away from camera

Cover the lens with lens cap or hand

Trigger shutter

If ttl is working it should be a bright flash and the ready light will blink as you have done a full power flash.

On the nikonos 5 if battery is weak the ttl system will fail also. So check your f100 camera battery too.

On a roll of film using macro or close focus shots if 1 or more shots are black the ttl is failing

In Topic: Wanted: D90/Ikelite housing/Strobes package

24 December 2013 - 08:32 AM

I have a ikelite 100a strobe. With a digital camera you can use this strobe in manual modes. It is in excellent condition. Includes strobe,arm and sync cord. i would like $350usd plus shipping. I use with my nikon d40x camera an ikelite  ai strobe which is the older version of the 100a strobe. Works very good.