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bvanant

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About bvanant

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  • Birthday 09/13/1951

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    Science, photography, travel

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 7D
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    Subal
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon, Sea and Sea, Ikelite
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    ULCS and Hartenberger

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  1. Putting the batteries in the LED trigger is not the way that is obvious. You need to make sure that the little tab that looks like it should be between the batteries is in fact on top of both. Have seen this issue come up multiple times. Bill
  2. You could print a holder, but the pricey bit is the filter which if you could 3D print would be truly amazing
  3. Dichroic filters are expensive; we use NightSea's version for Inon. You can get some bandpass filters that might work but you still have to mount them. There is no very simple plastic filter that will work well, filters for the UV need to be glass or quartz to work reliably Bill
  4. that's what I assumed. Still a good deal BVA
  5. I am using the Asahi-Kasei 613 core fibers that have an OD (with the jacket) of 2.2 mm. They fit fine in the Howshot fiber connectors that I am using. I lubricate the fiber before I put it through the solid part of the adapter but otherwise no issues. Bill
  6. Did you mean 30% of retail price or do you mean 30% off retail price (a significant difference) Bill
  7. That doesn't look like a Nauticam part at least not for any housing I have used. As Bill1946 says, go to your local hardware store and find the size of screw that fits the hole. Then get a stainless steel one (316 is best, 304 is OK). Most likely it is a 6 mm screw size but might be 8. Bill
  8. We have done a lot of testing of prints at various resolutions. In our hands, both Canon and Epson printers have their "best" printing at 360 DPI. We tried from 150 - 720 DPI. After 360 not so much improvement, but big differences from 150 to 360. Even 300 to 360 was noticeable but after 360 not much improvement. Of course it depends on both the photo and the paper you are choosing, but for underwater scenes on Red River metallic papers those were the results. Bill
  9. There are other options, some are free or inexpensive. Darktable appears to be quite nice (learning curve if you are using LR/PS). Luminar is also quite good and only $89. For me though the subscription model is not a big issue, I just skip Starbucks once a week and am about even. Bill
  10. If anyone wants some cable, let me know. I can buy a bunch and ship USPS to Europe for about $29 U.S. Better would be someone in Europe get a bunch of orders together and buy 100 or more meters and parse it out there. Bill
  11. Industrial Fiber Optics in the States sells the fiber by the meter. Get them to ship via USPS (it should be very inexpensive). Most of the single core fibers will work OK with Inon strobes if you are using the on-board flash. Where they fail is if you are trying to use an LED trigger with Sea and Sea strobes or you want accurate TTL. Cheers Bill
  12. Properly fitted suits are indeed warmer, it is you generating the heat, the suit's goal is to keep the heat in. Semi-dry type suits are even better but a bit more pain to put on. We also like Otter Bay, Cricket is a hoot. Good to know she will put in a pee zipper. Will have to send my old Waterproof up and get it modified. BVA
  13. There are a number of wetsuit guys in California. We use JMJ in Torrance. Great fits on all our suits so far (6 between my wife and me). They have a form for fitting on line but you should go to a hemster.com and get them to measure you. We have heard really good things about 7till8 custom suits from CA as well. The other thing to look at is SeaGods in Bali. They make awesome suits and are not so expensive even with shipping. They have a video on how to measure yourself but you should have someone else do the measuring. Bill
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