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  1. Well maybe that someone was wondering why you need to expose yourself on deck instead of using the head, which (depending on location) is treated/blended etc. :)

     

    Doesn't it make more sense to reduce pollution whenever possible? What's wrong with using biodegradable sunblock, or to stay on topic, using vinegar to clean the housing at the end of the trip? If the argument since there is no way to completely remove pollution, let's just keep on polluting without worrying about it, then we would not have 4 stroke, much lower polluting engines which replaced the 2 stroke pollution. Etc etc.

    Anyhow, ascetic (white vinegar) or citric acid(lime/lemon juice) should remove all the water marks, and you don't need to do it too often. If you must have a new looking housing after every dive, then wipe down your housing with such a solution after every dive and keep it out of the sun by covering it.

     

    nope, i am not going to waste my time on you and discussing this zero or minimal pollution. i have got good info from the folks here


  2. Are you rowing out to the dive site in your boat made from coconut wood, wearing a wetsuit made from woven reeds? Not me. I admit to being a big polluter. On my trip before last, someone even complained about me pissing in the sea. :)

     

    this is totally OT but I gotta agree with JB on this, the only way we are gonna leave no footprints is to NOT go there...no sunscreen even? oil from the boats that we use ? it s all over the dive site bro...

     

    ok coming back to your point about leaving the stains on your casing, hey I say..go for it !


  3. Though not mentioned in the 'industry' list above, I'm gonna give it a go anyway ... ;o)

     

    No matter how stained it may be, a good rub with plain and simple 'Ballistol' oil restores the deep pitch black color on black anodised aluminium.

    Ballistol is often referred to as weapon oil, though there are over a 1000 uses according to the Ballistol website (one of them is even the treatment of pet fur).

    Every stained Hugyfot housing that is serviced gets this 'Ballistol' treatment and leaves the factory looking brand new.

     

    http://www.ballistoluk.co.uk/

     

    Regards,

    Pascal

     

     

    pascal, thks i will give it a try. well in a manner of speaking if we shoot from the casing...it is a kind of weapon ? oh boy, am i reaching


  4. Hello,

     

    I was tinkering with some spare photography gear and ended up with something useful I would like to share. I am sure those with aftermarket housing or special adapters can make this prettier and sturdier. This is just DIY, no frills.

     

    GoPro UW Close-up DIY

     

    Let me know what you think.

     

    glee719,

     

    thks so much for yr share on the close-up DIY, i'm gonna start with a seafood meal and then follow yr advice. cheers


  5. you can add Air Asia in general, there is a weighing scale at the departure gate before the X-ray machines. what i have been told by their employees is that you can have a carry-on (1 piece not exceeding 7 kg) and duty-free purchases or yr laptop. maximum!

     

    they do not mind if collectively you have 2 bags (total not exceeding 14 kg) and one laptop plus one duty-free between 2 pax.

     

    but i cannot find it on their website. this was told to me by their staff at KL--their headquarters.


  6. Raja Ampat vs Komodo

     

    I am underwater photographer and had great opportunity to visit Komodo, Wakatobi, and Great Barrier Reef in the past. Raja Ampat was always on my wish list of places to dive, but I always postponed this trip due its duration and expenses.

     

    Could you please share with me your experience of diving Raja Ampat from underwater photography point of view? Is marine life in Raja Ampat much different from Komodo?

     

    I am not interested in sharks, rather macro life and soft corals.

     

    i have dived in R4, Komodo, Ambon and yes....Lembeh!

     

    as u said in yr thread, macro life? between Ambon and Lembeh ? i would pick Lembeh as it involves less travelling (from Singapore).

     

    i dive Lembeh on average 4 times a year and it has never, ever disappointed me. last i was there it was frogfish galore!

     

    Ambon has its Wow factor but there are only 2 DC's there. and one of them did not impress me much ( shania twain style)

     

    if you need to shoot corals as well then i would recomm that you dive with a DC in Manado where Bunaken and Lembeh is accessible then you would have covered all 3--manado, bunaken and lembeh?

     

    all said, if you travel here, everywhere is great diving...


  7. Hi all, I need some advice please ( I did a search but couldn't find any answers)

     

    I'm keen on an OMD with the 60mm macro. I mainly shoot in shallow water with low visibility. I'm finding it hard to decide between the Olympus PT-EP08 and Nauticam housing.

     

    The Oly is significantly cheaper with the relevant port. Is there any good reason to spend more and go with Nauticam housing?

     

    (Edit: I may also consider the 12-50mm or 8-18mm lens in the future. I believe that the Olympus standard port will accommodate both the 60mm macro and 12-50mm, while the Nauticam needs a port for each lens, making it even more expensive?)

     

    i had the opportunity to examine both Olym and Nauticam casings, yes Nauticam is more expensive. but look at the construction and the locking feature? the ergonomics? the ease of removing ports?

     

    i have the 12-50mm, the Pany 45mm and the Olym 60mm. in my opinion the 12-50mm makes for an all round dive lens. and the attachment for using every feature of this lens in the casing has to be seen to be believed. it was like ironman wearing his suit for battle!! honestly

     

    i plonked down my hard-earned money (as i am sure yours) and got myself a Nauticam.

     

    i have great difficulty removing the ports from my PT-EP01. maybe i am weak, i dont know..

     

    and Nauticam made sure you can use your LCD display by making it tilt!!! kewl..

     

    i know my money is well spent


  8. folks

     

    i have sold off my Olym E-PL1 and the PT-EP01 casing, now i have 1 Panasonic 45mm macro lens with the port and a wide-angle port to sell.

     

    http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/...nic_45_2p8_o20

     

    US$572/-

     

    http://www.zenunderwater.com/products.php?prodID=8

     

    US$300/-

     

    http://www.zenunderwater.com/products.php?prodID=5

     

    US$360

     

    if you take everything, i will throw in an underwater leak detector that is specific to this casing, new,uninstalled...i know we are all careful but it will give you peace of mind.

     

    Underwater Camera Housing Leak Detector - Underwater Camera Housing Leak Detector - Home Page

     

    price negotiable. shipping and handling to be finalised. email --decimal86@gmail.com---to discuss

     

    thks for viewing.


  9. Yes, some silly macro ops. Mimic octos, sea moths, pipehorses. you name it. I have some other shot sunder other sets but go for yourself. The travel sucks but is well worth it.

     

    hi, u may want to consider staying in Anilao (also home to some great macro dive sites!!!) and go across to PG ? half hour boat ride? anilao is not as exciting at night as PG but saves you a lot of travelling. it is 2 hours by air-cond taxi ride from MNL airport.


  10. I recently changed my way of thinking and stepped from shooting with a dSLR to an Olympus PEN (EPL2).

    I am very impressed with the system, its size, its ergonomics and its photographic capabilities and have posted my first photos to my Flickr account.

    A couple of weeks ago I also started a new group on Flickr named Underwater Micro Four Thirds. Anyone is welcome to join, and feel free to upload photos taken with your Micro Four Thirds camera's (Olympus or Panasonic).

     

    thks reefwalker, loved your collection in Flickr.

     

    i have almost the same rig (E-PL1 in my case with Oly casing) except for the Inon-i have 2 Z240 type4.what do i set on the camera for wide-angle ? cheers

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