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  1. There are of course other options as well. Second hand metal housings from S&S, Aquatica, Subal, et al also show up from time to time. Also you need to figure out all the costs. Let's say you want a micro 4/3 system Used Olympus EM1 Mark II $500 60 macro lens $400 8 mm fisheye $800 Housing (used) Nauticam $800, AOI New($900), Nauticam new ($2800), Isotta new (2100) Ports macro and dome ($400/$800) AOI, others higher Strobes (2 x Inon 330/S&S D3) $1400-$1700 Arms and clamps ($400) Total $5K at the low end (used or AOI) and the housing is only 10% or so of the total. Of course you could go lower end everything but still you will be out some serious $. Call dmanfish here in the classifieds, he has a very nice EM1 system for sale. As others have said, Ike is fine, but if I were going to get a plastic housing it would most likely be from AOI
  2. For wider stuff the MF-1 strobes really won't cut it unless you are doing CFWA. But for bigger things further away, not so much. Bill
  3. I have shot the Iron Z330 and the Z240 with the dome diffuser and flat and mostly can't see a difference. Maybe for some specific shot it might matter. Bill
  4. If it just the mode knob and you can live without the focus light, just buy a knob at McMaster with a set screw and you will be good to go. Bill
  5. I understand (sort of) both the Maxwell Equations from the wave side and the photoelectric effect from the particle size (several classes in QM) and was mostly just teasing. My impression of Raleigh scattering though is that it is the oscillating electric field (waviness) of the light that leads to scattering. Same for some types of inelastic scattering. Cheers BVA
  6. "Light is made of particles and so is water" , unless it is when light is made of waves Bill
  7. Thanks Chris: Some of my friends in the EU got the camera but no flash in the box. I think the idea of the charger not being there is for some e-waste considerations. BVA
  8. Is there a flash that comes with the OM-1. I was under the apparently wrong impression that it came without a flash. Bill
  9. Seem ginormous to me, we tried it in Anilao. I would think that you could build an adjustable iris for the backscatter snoot without too much pain and that would be killer. Bill
  10. If you want cables that have small bend radii then you will need the multi-core stuff as discussed above ad nauseam. But it depends on the bend radius, since you can make a 90 degree angle that is quite wide. The 613 fibers have bend radii about 1 mm for a half dB loss. The equivalent ESKA material has a minimum bend radius of 40 mm for the same loss. Getting the 613 fiber has also been discussed, I have bought some for folks and sent it to Europe and supposedly there was a group buy. If you need some let me know. Bill
  11. It would be simple enough for the LED trigger boys to simply parylene coat the electronics board, we often use it for medical stuff that might get wet. Might cost $5 or so Bill
  12. Depending on budget these guys http://www.renewedvision.com/propresenter.php do what I think you want. Bill
  13. Gearbox seems to still be available on Amazon at least, but at $500 a cheap laptop might be better. One buddy has the RAV travel router that can download from a card to a HD but I haven't tried it. Cheers Bill
  14. If I tried that often I suspect it would lead to significant blood (mine). Bill
  15. I use this to cut cables both for underwater and lab use. We had a fancy one from Thorlabs that cost like $1200 but this one works fine. Bill
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