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Everything posted by TimG

  1. Hey Scotty Frustrating. Others may well chip-in but Pavel who is Mr UWT is a regular reader and I'm sure will comment soon.
  2. A free radical? Yeah, never saw the need. Although topside I use VR all the time.
  3. I must admit I never use VR underwater. I couldn’t tell you why. Maybe I just figure in tropical waters, with strobes camera shake is not an issue.
  4. Looks scary. Great that it worked though. I can well understand the progression from praying to crying - sweating too .....
  5. Here's a link to the discussion that WP members have had about this:
  6. It's the Nikon version of IS: "Vibration Reduction".
  7. Back in the day (so, 2010-ish).... you could get TTL with Inon Z240s using electrical sync cords through the Heinrich Weikamp convertor. It worked really well for macro. It looked like a test tube - about 4" long with a bunch of electronics in it. I used it happily on a Nikon D300 while running a dive operation in the Lembeh Straits. I think divegypsy bought it off me years ago.
  8. I've just embarked down this road and have had readers (+2.0) installed by Seethesea in a new Cressi mask. Today was the first dives using it. Seethesea recommended installing the readers in the bottom of the mask. The reasoning, with which I agreed, was that for much of a dive long vision is in use - and mine is really good. The readers come in well for checking settings especially the camera Menu and Info displays and making sure I'm using the right housing control (!). They are also good for checking the rear screen display after an image has been taken (I don't use Liveview). For the actual optical viewfinder display, I'll continue to use the diopter setting control. I found the mask took a little getting used to - especially the slight line which is noticeable where the readers effectively divide the mask. The difference in being able to read the screen displays and controls was highly improved. I can see that the mask would be terrific for, as holloways suggests, reading underwater, eg doing REEF-type surveys
  9. I always found annoying the Z-240 button that you had to twist to keep the focus light on - and then untwist to turn it off. Almost impossible I'd have thought with gloves. Happily as a warm water, non-gloved diver, the pre-pulse button was never an issue. I can sure see the problem though!
  10. My moderator colleague, Chris Ross, and I commented recently on the joys of aging and the impact on vision..... After a couple of years of using reading glasses I decided recently it was time to do something about my mask. Reading REEF survey sheets and, on occasion, camera controls was becoming something of, shall we say, a challenge. On a recent dive trip I heard about the US-based company See the Sea who could do all sorts of prescription tricks with masks including supply your own for lenses ot be fitted. I decided to take the, err, plunge, and sent them a new Cressi mask and a prescription for reader lenses . Hey presto, a couple of weeks later the mask arrived back, beautifully fitted out with reader lenses bonded in the lower area of the mask. Holy smoke! I can SEE! The difference is incredible. I can heartily recommend See the Sea. Great service, great produce, great price. https://seethesearx.com
  11. Brilliant! Good one Dann-Oh! Not too hard to make a little diver cage too....
  12. Sounds like some bitter lessons learned there, makar0n. Long-time Wetpixel members are the way to go when it comes to buying and selling. I've been really fortunate and had some really nice buyer/seller relationships with Wetpixel members over the years - a number of whom I remain in contact.
  13. Yeah, I agree with makar0n. It’d be a sad loss if they disappear. Watch this space, I guess. Or the Inon website…..
  14. Hmmm, good question. On strobes, as you don't know much about them I'd suggest you give an indication of age, cosmetic condition, any discolouration of the flash tube, any dents, dings or scrapes especially to control buttons; confirm the strobe chargea up and post photographs. If the strobe has a battery compartment for disposable or removable rechargeable batteries, I'd include a pic showing the condition of the compartment, ie, no leaks, no damage from leaking batteries. The other gear: if it's not stuff that would be damaged by a leak, (eg, EXRs, zoom rings, arms, clamps), I'd suggest photo(s) showing the item and draw attention to any defect. For the housing I'd take photos from all angles and a couple of shots of the interior of the front and back. Highlight any scrapes or cosmetic damage or discolourations.
  15. Good news! Thanks for letting us know
  16. Yeah, it's worth a try. You never know. Subal is great stuff but maybe not quite so popular now with Nauticam seemingly the most in demand system
  17. Yeah, that is always a tough one. Nice for sure to sell the whole package and maybe you could find someone interested. The D7200 with a Subal housing is an attractive package. But, by my experience, selling a whole package is rare and it usually ends up being sold piecemeal. Why not advertise as a package and see what responses you get? Then take it from there.
  18. I’m in the same position, Mags. Onderwaterhuis in the Netherlands is also chasing them for me. Maybe extended Xmas break? Il’l let you know if I hear anything.
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