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  1. One of my favorites is: Life Cycle of Fish  by Ned DeLoach If you're already a member of REEF, just log in and watch. If not, it's easy and free to become a member. Ned gives a very fine overview of the reproductive strategies of many different species.
  2. I use an AX700 so a bit different from the Panasonics. My shutter speed is set to 1/125. I formerly used 1/60 but find that action is a bit crisper at 1/125. The only time I'd be tempted to go back to 1/60 would be an ultra low light situation. Your thoughts? Tom
  3. Neptune63, This is probably your best bet: http://www.southern-nikonos.com/index.html Tom
  4. Thanks to everyone I now have a new set of clamps. No more needed at this time. Tom
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Disposable underwater film camera something like this one....
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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