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Everything posted by SwiftFF5

  1. FWIW, I love my monitor for video work. I wouldn't go without one now.
  2. Too bad that I can't "Like" both the posts above, they made me laugh with sympathy. What a great story, thanks.
  3. Adam, as others have said already, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Please follow the advice of your therapists, etc, they do know what they are doing. As an EMT, I see too many folks who don't follow their advice, don't make the necessary lifestyle changes and we end up seeing them later on. Don't let that be you, and stay safe.
  4. Very nice, thanks for sharing!
  5. I love arrow crabs as well, to the boredom of those who watch my videos, I'm afraid. Great shots, Tim!
  6. I love those little guys and try to get some photos of them each trip to the Caribbean. Really nice shot, Tim.
  7. I was about to suggest basically the same thing as @Barmaglot - oversized lights run at minimum power. With any of the lights that I have used, minimum power will give you the time that you need. That is basically what I do on night dives, run my video lights continuously as my main lights, and just turn them up as needed.
  8. Another short video from Roatan shrimp_and_goby.movie.mp4
  9. I agree with Thani. I have shot with and without an external monitor. The monitor just makes it easier to compose and frame the scene, especially with macro subjects where you want to get the camera down close to the bottom, but can't get your eyes down there.
  10. I have one, and am not selling it. You will love this lens when you finally find one. Good luck!
  11. Thanks @lutfu and @Kraken de Mabini
  12. Yes indeed. It is tough to maintain focus.
  13. From a recent trip to CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras. sailfin_blenny.mp4
  14. I am with @Phxazcraig in voting for Roatan. I just returned from there and had a great time shooting macro mostly. I was at CoCo View Resort, which is where Mickey Charteris, who wrote the book "Caribbean Reef Life", has set up shop. He is a great resource, as is Stacy Lewis, who manages CoCo View. We found frogfish, blennies of various kinds, various tiny shrimp, crabs, etc etc, as well as quite a few seahorses and pipefish.
  15. That said, I also carry a spare set of stick-on lenses as a back up, just in case, mostly because they are very inexpensive. I have never had to use them however. In fact, I think that I have given away a couple of pairs to fellow travelers instead.
  16. Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Yes, I have had no problem getting them to stick. Cleaning the inside of the mask very thoroughly might have helped me, I don't know. Even after not using that mask for a while, and the edges getting a bit dry, as soon as they got wet again, the lenses were fine.
  17. I use the DiveOptix type stick on lenses, and they work OK. Not spectacular, but better than not having them. Getting them in the right position is important. They need to be readily visible, but not in the way of when you want distance vision.
  18. I have used Dive Gear Express for other purchases and have always been happy with their service and selection, for whatever that's worth.
  19. Very nice, thanks. Someday I will get up there to dive.
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