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SwiftFF5 last won the day on May 15 2020

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About SwiftFF5

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    Virginia, USA
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    Water Rescue (Public Safety Diving) - yeah, I'm a mud crawler.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic GH5
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sola 2000
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    Small HD monitor

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  1. I am not generally a fan of over/unders or split shots, but I do like the Musky one. These are well done, though
  2. I had a battery go bad on a Sola light as well, and the light was so old, they would not service it. So, like you, I took it apart. I figured that I couldn't make it any worse. I appears to be two 1850 cells with some electronics on top. As far as I can tell, the two red and two black wires are simply in parallel, possibly to carry more current, I guess. I hope that helps. If you find a source, please post it, and I will be buying some, too.
  3. I would love to hear an interview with dreifish if he is available
  4. I have no particular insight, but I can certainly see a model where we will have to get annual or biannual booster shots to account for new variants in the future, similar to the flu shots we get now. I don't think that SARS-CoV2 is going away any time soon. I suspect that we will be living with it for the foreseeable future.
  5. Great stuff, thanks. I am using a bit higher grade camera, but some of your ideas and thoughts are still very helpful. I am interested to follow this discussion and see where it will lead.
  6. FWIW, I do exclusively video, partly because I dive with some very, very good underwater photographers, so I would like to bring something different to the table, and also because I really enjoy the movement and behavior aspect of video. It is very challenging and I am not all that good it, but I keep trying and maybe someday will feel proud enough to share some of it here. This is an interesting discussion, and I appreciate your bringing this topic to the forefront.
  7. Can't help with your questions, but just want to say that I am jealous. Saba is on my list of places to dive someday. Have fun, and stay safe
  8. I was at CoCo View resort, and was there for a week. This was either our 12th or 13th trip there, I forget which.
  9. Yes, I understand that, thanks. But, it is good to have that second shot before we leave.
  10. I got my second dose today, and I am leaving for Roatan on Saturday. The timing has all worked out well for me.
  11. I'm sorry that you are stuck in St. Louis. I lived there for five years, so I can say that ;-} FWIW, I am leaving for Roatan on Saturday for a week of diving at CoCo View Resort. I can't wait.
  12. Lots of good advice above. I dive a vulcanized rubber drysuit, mostly because it is much easier to decontaminate after getting in mucky water, but they are generally more expensive than the trilam or neoprene drysuits discussed above, and also tend to be a bit stiffer and impede your swimming to a small degree. Although I always wear dry gloves with that drysuit, I generally don't bother with the glove liners, since my hands don't tend to get too cold if my core is warm. Very good advice above on maintenance, and seal replacement. If you are using latex seals, they require care and still need periodic replacement.
  13. I would love to get a chance to see them someday. Thanks for the wonderful film.
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