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  1. Hi 

    I am selling my Aquatica AD90 housing plus ports and rings suited for 60mm macro and tokina 10-17 (minidome).

    The gear is in good condition but hardly gets used anymore.

    I have a spare replacement o-ring kit for the housing, it is probably overdue a service but has never leaked.

    Would consider selling body and lenses as well plus two inon z240 strobes.

    Based in Melbourne Australia.

    Make me an offer. 





  2. Similar to others, I was stopped for trying to carry on my wrench/spanner and Allen wrenches in Tel Aviv. Fortunately, I had enough time to go back out and check them in as luggage. I was rather annoyed though when they provided metal cutlery for the dinner service on the flight. I have to think the knife I was given was far more deadly than my Allen wrenches.

    Funny!! They are pretty inconsistent with their rules. I sell steel wire rope and travelled with a sample of 6mm wire rope which went right through however they confiscated by box tape!

  3. Know what your bag weighs and what you have to take out to make it 7kg's and make sure it does not exceed the dimensions. Use a light bag with less padding and bubble wrap your gear which is lighter. When you go through controls put whatever will put you over 7kg in another bag like a small backpack and your partners handbag. You are normally alowed to carry a personal item like a pc bag which can hold a lense, camera body etc...pass by the guard dogs and repack again into your camera bag...find out about bateries, I have been on Emirates and the one way they said batteries had to be in luggage and the other way the wanted it in my carry on....

  4. I am happy with RAW (NEF) but spoke to a guy whom said DNG was the way forward as it is open source and therefore a better way to save files in the long run.


    I never considered it so I wanted to check it out here instead of just agreeing with the opinion of the guy I talked to!


    If there was no disadvantage then I would convert to DNG for the sake of it, but since I don't think NEF will disappear and I will waste storage space with DNG...there is really no point in converting on my opinion...


    Thanks for your input!!



    What I'm wondering is, given that my camera determines a proper shutter speed based on that aperture and the available light, why does an u/w photo still come out when a bright strobe flashes - i.e., contributes a sudden burst of light far greater than the available light?

    No expert here but your camera would be making a calculation based on the fact that your camera flash will fire. However the light emitted by your flash would not be intense enough, which is where your strobe kicks in. It is still possible to over expose with your strobe set to higher than required.

  6. Hello WP!


    Have not stuck my head out here in a while....but I have a baby boy to show off for my recent lack of interest in anything else!!


    I am surprised at the lack of excitement over the Nikon DF and cant seem to see interest in it here.


    I would have thought this compact version of the D4 would be getting more attention, especially for its ease of manual adjustments....


    What am I missing???




  7. Steve implied in hobby...


    Webster dictionary:




    A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.


    Sorry for being a smartass!!! :)


    Passion, hobby or addiction...i do it for fun and like Storker, every now and then i get an image that I feel good about and then it all makes sense....to the weariness of others....


    Dive in Storker!

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  8. We did flight with Air Pacific, was over and paid an ammount same as what we had predetermined ourselves online.




    There is another link for domestic. Be aware that in domestic flights, due to the small plane sizes your bags might travel after you and you might get weighed with your hand luggage to determine where they seat you on the plane. Dimension is more critical than weight for hand luggage as you are weighed as an entity.


    Try to have the correct change as we had to pay and wait for our change at the gate which we gad to chase up a couple times before getting it back....I dont think there was any mallice, they are just very laid back!!

  9. It really depends what settings I forget to turn on before I get in the water! Whilst there are many i dont nornally use, I am sure I would miss any if they were removed


    Mainly trigger, on off, af lock, review, af selector, aperture, shutter speed.... live view which i wish was not there as i only press it by mistake and quite annoying when everything goes black throught the view finder!

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