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About TimG

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    http://www.timsimages.uk
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    Depending on the day of the week, either Bamako (Mali), Poynton (UK) or Amsterdam (NL)
  • Interests
    Sunlight reefs, warm seas, good food and fine wine. And Manchester City Football Club.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D500, Nikkors 105 and 8-15, Tokina 10-17mm
  • Camera Housing
    Subal ND500
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Retra Prime
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    ULCS

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  1. Back in the mists of time (which would be the early 2000s) I had a Coolpix 5000 in a Subal housing. The Coolpix had a screen that could be tilted to 45 degrees and the Subal housing was built to allow that. So an early 45-degree viewfinder. Brilliant for macro!
  2. Yep, totally agree, Chris. But even then, sheer traffic volumes end up damaging things: sand kicked up, increased, rapid water movement from folks finning, just lack of caution and care. We ended up not taking people to that part of the reef to try and help it recover. It was pretty depressing though to see this amazing, big Gorgonian with 5-6 Bargibantis on it... and then a few months later a slightly ragged, sad looking fan in a bashed up area. Really sad.
  3. A really interesting summary, Lewis88 and, I guess, puts some myths to bed. Anecdotally, during a year in the Lembeh Straits watching people photo-bombing one particular Gorgonian at 25m, a small group of Bargibanti cleared off. I couldn't help but feel at the time that it was the sheer volume of flashes they were experiencing that made them leave - but it could well have been touching of the fan itself. Certainly the whole area around the coral head was degraded by the sheer volume of divers who visited.
  4. No-one said life was easy, eh Larry? A new 45-degree finder AND a snoot?? You're a brave man It will get easier though for sure!
  5. TimG

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    LOL, no worries! As long as you have it now.... happy reading!
  6. One extra thought: batteries Depending how much diving you do and you location, it's worth checking out whether the battery in the computer is user replaceable and what type of battery is needed. The Shearwater sounds really good from that perspective using a AA battery and user changeable. The Uwatec Luna I mentioned has a very good battery life - easily over 150 dives - and is user changeable. It does though require a battery which isn't as easy to find as a AA. But lots of computers require them to be sent back to a servicing centre for a battery change,. This can be a MAJOR pain.
  7. Hey Andrey There was someone advertising one for sale on the Classifieds a few weeks ago. Ahh, you found them! Good luck with it. They are brilliant devices.
  8. TimG

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    There is indeed, BigJeff. If you look at the top right hand side of the page there should be 3 options: Latest Activity, All Activity and Mark Site Read. Pick the last one and Bingo! I find using the Latest Activity the best way to keep up to date.
  9. Hi waterpixel You're going to get tons of advice on this - everyone has their own favourite! Air integration is helpful for sure - one less gauge to travel with and one less gauge to check. You can sometimes find that underwater strobes firing can momentarily break the link between the air transmitter and the computer. At least it does sometimes with my Uwatec Luna - and did with earlier Uwatec models too. But the connection establishes quite quickly. I'd suggest screen sizes depends on your eye sight! If you like small and can read it easily, go small. If not, go big. Manufacturer: Uwatec? Suunto? You can't really go wrong. I'm sure others will suggest other things. I've had Uwatecs since the mid 1990s and have never had a problem with any of them. I ran a dive resort in the Lembeh Straits some time back and sold loads of Suuntos. Customers were always happy with them. There was a discussion on WP some months back about the pros and cons of attaching the computer to the housing rather than on your wrist.
  10. Hi Mike If you are selling/buying through the Wetpixel Classifieds, I'd suggest being guided by how long the buyer/seller has been a member - how many posts they have made. Anecdotally transactions seem to go well, certainly based on comments on the website, with few problems. I must have made over a dozen transactions over the last 10+ years and have never had a problem. As lambee01 suggests, PayPal is an option though I have found too that the fee is a a pain and the exchange rates less than competitive. If a buyer wants to pay by PayPal I usually ask that they cover the fee - although, of course, it's all part of the negotiation. I must admit I prefer a bank transfer but I can understand buyers being a bit wary. On shipping, I usually wait until the money has either arrived in my bank or until PayPal notify me that payment has been made. For non-WP sales, I'm much more wary. I've been on the receiving end of a couple of serious scam attempts after advertising sales on Underwater Photography magazine (UWP). Not the fault of the publication at all.
  11. True whether shooting above or below water.
  12. It’s like playing whack a mole!
  13. Hi P.N.N Yeah, as ewe suggests, a lot of the Wetpixel crowd use Lightroom (me included) - although there are a few that object to the cost and prefer other things. For some years now I have been using the Adobe package which bundles Lightroom (LR) and Photoshop (PS) for about £10 a month. You automatically get upgrades included. For about £120 a year I think it's pretty good. I use LR for about 95% of all the importing, indexing, cataloguing and editing - and only occasionally use PS for the serious removal of unwanted elements of an image. Generally LR can do most things - and do it well. For indexing and cataloguing I think it's terrific. I've got about 46,000 images on LR. I reckon I have been using LR since its first inception and have found the investment in time and effort to learn it well worthwhile. Compared to PS it is highly intuitive.
  14. Loupedeck have now made the promised How To videos available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAdPB7ujOBhcx1EoMk4-i0A/videos
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