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  1. Gentlemen, Using Ian Marsh's clue for internet searching (DuckDuckGo is your friend ;-)), I'm presently negotiating for a set. I'll post the outcome I hope at least by next week. Thanks to all, Tom
  2. I'd like to find 2, 4 or 6 of the older "wheel" style 1" ball clamps. Here's a photo of one: Thanks, Tom
  3. Int, I use a Sony AX700 and recently experienced a huge improvement in autofocus success underwater. A diver heard me complaining about focus failure using WIDE, and suggested I try CENTER focus. Oh, what a complete difference it has made! Here's a bit of detail: Including CENTER, there are five focus modes available for the AX700 camera in video mode. The other four are MANUAL, ZONE, FLEXIBLE SPOT and WIDE. ZONE and FLEXIBLE SPOT are available if the screen can be touched or if the joystick can be operated to indicate to the camera where to focus underwater. These aren't available on the Gates housing. So until recently I used WIDE, following the recommendation of the "experts." This resulted, as you mentioned, in lots of focus hunting and failures to focus. Very frustrating. When I switched to CENTER focus, magic seemed to happen! Most of the out of focus moments went away - my footage is in focus probably well over 90% of the time. What a great relief! Hope this helps, Tom
  4. Disposable underwater film camera something like this one....
  5. No controversy here! I use 30p since I'm in the US, and that's as high as my AX700 goes. I do use 1/125th exposure most of the time, as it seems to give less blur and crisper frame grabs which my dive buddy turns into some pretty nice stills. The low light performance doesn't seem to suffer.
  6. Here's a couple of minutes - a raw clip in 4K - without any post processing of a Porcelain Crab from Lembeh Strait November 3, 2019. If you like Porcelain Crabs, you'll like this, if not, just keep moving - nothing to see here
  7. Not sure if anyone else has an external ear problem. If so, I used to have it around once a year, and now I use Doc's Pro Plugs. No problems since we started using them about 5 years ago. I have no interest in their company - just a customer who thinks they work for me. Tom
  8. Sorry! I meant photo P8081277-Edit.jpg And NOW I see it! Not used to that perspective, so when we go there again next year I'll be sure to get that perspective. Thanks for teaching me to see. Tom
  9. Here's a quote from the Pura Vida dive shop near the Phil Foster State Park: aka the Blue Heron Bridge. Here's their URL: https://www.puravidadivers.com/dive-blue-heron-bridge-phil-foster-park Also see the Force-E Dive shop at the other end of the bridge: https://www.force-e.com/dive-shops/riviera-beach/ Bring your super macro lens and your best spotter! One of the best mantras I've learned over the years works here, too: Enjoy, Tom
  10. Nice stuff! Thanks. Where is the wreck shown in P8081284-Edit.jpg ?
  11. Thanks for the pointer to the upper right corner. Musta missed it...
  12. I do like the new layout. Alas, there doesn't seem to be any direct way to report a spammer, or to flag a spam post, such as this one: Dararmss directly. Or maybe that's by choice? Just askin' Tom
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