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TimG last won the day on December 12 2015

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

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    Nikon D500, Nikkors 105 and 8-15, Tokina 10-17mm
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    Subal ND500
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    Retra Prime
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  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. True whether shooting above or below water.
  4. It’s like playing whack a mole!
  5. 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.
  6. Loupedeck have now made the promised How To videos available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAdPB7ujOBhcx1EoMk4-i0A/videos
  7. Chaps, although everyone loves a debate, let's keep it vaguely around diving and u/w photography, eh? Happily we have managed to avoid discussion over Brexit, US Presidents, Boris Johnson, Venezuela, Iran, the inequities of poverty, Islamic State..... etc. WP is generally a haven of calm and cooperation. It's our happy place. Let's keep it that way, eh?
  8. No worries, Stefano. Not everything in this world is easy to explain, eh? I'm sure you'll find, for the most part, the WP system is very good and easy to use. And the Classified sales definitely work. I've sold loads of things without the slightest problem.
  9. TimG


    Just to add to Bill's comment, here are the Wetpixel policies for posts selling equipment:
  10. Hi Stefano. No you can't delete items - only Edit text. This is a deliberate policy by Wetpixel. I'd suggest you just add additional photos using the Reply button and then the "choose files" to attach the extra images. Then Submit Reply. You'll see in other posts that lots of members do this. I hope this helps
  11. TimG


    Hi! Sorry, can you clarify what you are asking? How do you delete posts? You can't but you can edit them.
  12. Hi Duncan Yep, I work pretty much like Adam - and also from a Mac. I've got backups on 3 external drives using GoodSync which, as the name implies, synchronises and updates changes from one drive to others. You can configure what is backed up and how it's done pretty much anyway you like. I've been using GoodSync for must be 7-8 years now and have found it very good.
  13. About 18 months ago I wrote a short review for WP on the editing keyboard, the Loupedeck+. I rated it highly in the way that it could make a significant difference to both speeding up workflow and making editing easier and more fun. An all-round winner. When Loupedeck launched their new model, the Loupedeck CT, some months back I admired their new (more expensive) iteration and thought, naah, I'm happy with the Loupedeck+. But, hey we all know how it goes.... images start to flash in your mind... possibilities..... shiny new toys..... just been paid.... sitting around social distancing... working from home.... editing loads of pictures. And, yes, you got it: I weakened and "invested" in the Loupedeck CT. Honestly, it is a thing of beauty. Extremely well-made, totally programmable from beginning to end: it'll handle your workflow any way you like, labelling, selecting, editing, toning, output. Set it up for editing for umpteen video software applications; photo editing the same. I've got mine set for Lightroom although changing it to something else is just a dropdown box selection. And I've also customised the myriad controls for the way I operate. This is one delightful shiny toy with a very real sense of purpose. I've found Loupedeck an excellent company to shop with. From the website to ordering, to shipping to packaging to product - it's all very high quality and quite similar to the Apple style - although Loupedeck use basic black rather than white. I was struggling to work out how to do one bit of customisation and emailed the Customer Help address. I had a full response within 48 hours which provided very clear instructions and a GIF. In a follow-up, Loupedeck acknowledged that there could be a steep learning curve with customisation and they planned a series of How To videos to help. The online manuals are not that clear. The CT - see photo - is neat and compact and much smaller than the Loupedeck+. At the moment it plugs into my iMac with a supplied right-angle (neat touch) USB cable. However Bluetooth is built into the CT and a software update is to follow which should remove the need for the cable. About 3-4 weeks into living with the CT I am delighted with it. I keep tweaking how I use it and just find it gets better and better. It's not cheap but, hey, what is in photography; and compared to some of the prices charged for u/w gear, the CT is "a bargain". More details are here: https://loupedeck.com/en (PS: I was able to sell my Loupedeck+ through WP to a fellow member who I am sure will be delighted with it. It's still a tremendous addition to an editing system and one I would not hesitate to recommend.)
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