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JustinO last won the day on January 18

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    Warm water diving & photography (inc. fluo), beer and wine

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus EM-1 Mk ii
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    Sea&Sea YS-D3
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    Nauticam WWL; L&M Gobe lights
  1. I use a plastic garden tub that I fill with water and practice in my garage - great for inward lighting and reduces the strain on your arms. It also helps me get a better "feel" for the rig. Eliminates any concerns about overheating the strobes too. A paddling pool might work too if you want to try WA.
  2. Have you tried http://www.seaslugforum.net ? I don't think it's being maintained anymore by Bill Rudman from the Australian Museum, but you might find some answers there... seems like a bit of a debate as to whether H. bullocki and H. apolegma are even distinct species... my (ex-biologist) and tongue in cheek nature prefers your nomenclature!
  3. The OP didn't say where you're planning a trip to... which is of course important. If going international, in addition to all the efficacy of the vaccine / am I immune / am I a vector / can I get there and back uncertainty, another dimension of risk to consider is whether insurance is obtainable or cost-effective. I expect many insurers won't be falling over themselves to pay for Covid related claims (and possibly also travel delay claims), just because of availability of a vaccine/proof of vaccination. The vaccination of a minority of the global population is unlikely to be a significant stimulus in that regard. Much as I'd love to travel again, I am steeling myself to staying local rather than experiencing the disappointment of delaying more trips....or spending ten extra days in a quarantine hotel at my own expense...
  4. That's really interesting, thanks Bill! Just tested it with an old strobe and it worked. Close range only, so I can't mount it on the TV and aim it back at the sofa....I guess I'll have to find another way to persuade the kids to do something else during lockdown!
  5. Well, that is weird - am no physicist, but suggests the sensor may not be as sensitive to red light? Just took a look at the S-Turtle trigger - looks like an interesting bit of kit, . Maybe test it on Manual rather than TTL first just to ensure you get a bright enough output? Fingers crossed it works for you!
  6. I bought two D3s last year, and got the S&S fibre cables at the same time. Pleased to confirm it works well (as claimed by S&S) with the Nauticam Oly trigger, which has white light LEDs. I do make sure to keep my sensor windows and cables scrupulously clean just in case, and I'm careful about how I pack the cables to avoid wear and tear as they aren't cheap!
  7. Warmwater diver, been shooting for about 6 years, a couple of times a year. Been reading the forum when I needed some ideas and thought it was probably time I joined! Cheers, Justin
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