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Everything posted by trimix125

  1. Hi, agree with your answer. Cyanid is killing to much and should be forbidden. Catching with small nets works as well. Another point is, that the catchers, who get mayby a few cent per fish, can feed their families. So the reef gets a higher value for them. If not, they would use dynamite to catch food. What still happens in the philippines and other places... The price of fish or coral is the sales point in a shop. Our sexy shrimps / dancing shrimp, needs 6 months before you can give them away. Need food a lot, waterchanges, .... We asked for 9.-Euro, but the shops buy them for half of it..... Ideas like a corner with breeded fish and shrimp and coral found no use... License is or can be a good idea. But its the same with underwater fotografie. I have seen guys with expensive equipment, laying in the middle of a reef for a good shot. After the shot, they kik the anikal with their fins, to get the next position a guide shows them.... Last february we have seen a bunch of divers in Bohol, that should do a bouancy course, or maybe we should found a "how a fotografer should dive without harming the underwaterworld..." license... Regards, Wolfgang
  2. Hi, the difference is, that clownfish is the easiest home breed fish in salt water.... And needs less space for swimming than the most others... The percentege of land breeded reef fish is getting higher each year, because of aquarian people, trying a lot of species.... The problem is that breeded animals are allways more expensive than wild catch... We have now 4 salt water tanks at home, was much more then we did breeding shrimp and trying fish.... We also grow corals, some for a public aquarium.... Dont know how somebody says a wild catch fisch is not long living in a tank. From our first 4 fishes, we gave the couple clownies away. The other two were a couple of Chrysiptera parasema, who laid often eggs, and a friend of us was able to breed some of them. First in europe! One of these two is still in our tank, after 13 years. How long do you think they live in the ocean? By the way, the most poison catched fish die within months in a tank, because of the inner organs that were damaged! The point is how you ceep them. There should bee a licence for tank keepers, like a driving licens. But movies like Finding nemo opened a rush for salt water tanks, and the industrie brought new technic and sold it as easy.... We decided to have a tank, to get a piece of the ocean in our flat. And we bought books and gathered information as much as possible before we started. as it should be. The same as any pet owner should do. We never had atang, even not in 750 liters. Not suitable we think. But we can show the beauty of the sea to friends and familie and others, and get these people interested in saving the sea! Regards, Wolfgang PS: do you think eating sea fish is better than keeping one?
  3. Hi, if it is a room, you will never lighten it complete.... And thats good that way. A cave should show mystery, and not look like a workroom with light all over.... Using more strobes gives you the possibility to show the 3d scene a cave can have. Specially with light between diver and wall, using shadows.... Thats a lot of work and needs a good team as well. On a dive in Mexiko i met a team of 5 or 6 divers with 4 strobes on the camera, one strobe on each divers double pack, one in each divers hands, and an extra set of strobes for hiding in the background.... That makes a lot of work to get everything in position, and if the cave is not often dived, gives you a lot of silt rain from above.... Only as an idea what can happen.... And much more will happen ;-)) But enjoy it, try it and have fun. And allways enought air on your dives! Caves and cameras need a lot of disziplin! Regards, Wolfgang
  4. The question is, can you get one cheap? Then i would think about changing it by myself.... Sure that the scratch is that deep? Would try to polish it first. If that works not out, you could try to fill the scratch with an acrylic glue, best would be under vacuum, and the grind and polish it. Like a windscreen repair. Regards, Wolfgang
  5. Hi, whats your goal? Macro or wide angle or??? Depends a lot on what you want. Regards, Wolfgang
  6. Hi, please write your pro and cons down here. Specially with "exotic" lenses, its hard to find the right port! And not everybody had to do the same mistakes year after year... Thanks, Wolfgang
  7. Hi, the same like video lights... You need more and splitt all over the cave / wreck.... Means minimum 2 pieces on your rig, and good buddy divers with one strobe with a good slave sensor in the hand, and maybe a second mounted on their double tank... And yes, comunicating in which direction and so on is a different story... Keep on it, when it works out, its great.... Have done some dives solo with hidden strobes in cave, can work ok too. Regards, Wolfgang
  8. Hi Adam, Thank you for keeping this forum the best of it kind! Allways trying to keep the software up to date, giving us new features.... Looking forward to see what you plan for us. As a moderator in a complete different forum in content and how it is run, i am happy how it is done here. Regards, Wolfgang
  9. Hi, dont know if the housing fits.The Nex7 wont, what i see in comparisson of the bodies. But a Nauticam housing is worth thinking about the camera. Whats your goal? Macro or wide angel? Have always a above surface cam with me, normally better than the dive cam ;-)) Now using a Nikon D500 under water.. Great cam, but i miss the small housing and have a lot more weight... Regards, Wolfgang
  10. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing without port, included is the original box, english manual, and a set of handles Housing is in good shape, only the white colour is going loose.. I can offer two bodies, one in like new condition, the other with signs of use, specially the typical screen thing that Sony cameras have... But good working. Body caps are included, just one borrowed yesterday for another cam, new ones came today.. If needed i can offer as well a 16mm Sony pancake. A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. Housing with the "used" cam 500.- Housing with both cams 600.- Plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  11. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing with the M67 adapter., included is the original box, spare o-ringl, silicon grease and a strap. Housing is in good shape, was used by my gil friend, but i had to grade her up ;-)) She used the camera only during diving vacations... The camera is available too, but i used it to take the pics.... Original Box, charger, 2 or 3 batteries.... A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. 250.- Euro for the housing ( new 1000.- ) 200.- Euro for the camera Plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  12. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing without port, included is the original box, german manual, silicon grease and a o-ring remover. Housing is in good shape, even the white colour is still ok. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. 400.- Euro plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  13. Hi, can offer you a Nauticam Nex6 housing and camera. A Nauticam Nex7 housing without camera is available as well. Is both in austria / europe. Regards, Wolfgang
  14. Hi, very nice pics! Do you know what the blueish shrimp in the blackwater was? Juvinile mantee shrimp? Regards, Wolfgang
  15. Hi, great shot of a Saron sp.... In the Debelius / Kuiter invertibrates Book its on Side 135 in the middle ;-)) Regards, Wolfgang
  16. Hi, do you have more pics from this fish? Looks like the hydroids grow only on the purple spots? Could this be a kind of calcium algae on the fish, and the hydroids sit on them? Strange... Thanks, Wolfgang
  17. Hi, if i am not wrong, the 50mm will focus outside... Means that it works itself for maybe 15 to 20mm way out between infinity to the closest focus. That means the port has to be long enought, and makes a difference when using diopters for supermacro... Regards, Wolfgang
  18. Hi, bought a lot of my equipment used, and 90% were fine. Problem could be, depending if you want to adapt the wetlenses direct, or via flip holder,that the Nauticam lenses have the 67mm thread not on the back, there is some space between the thread and the absolute back end of the lens... So make sure, that fits, otherwise you cannot flip it correct or get optical troubles from not flat sitting lenses... Regards, Wolfgang
  19. Hi Mark, can you please get me a shipping quote for vienna austria / europe. Strong interesest. Regards, Wolfgang
  20. Hi, i use a double side brass or stanless boltsnap to fix my strobe arms together for entry / leave the water. Gives a safe grip for the boatcrew and me. If i have a neoprene port cover, i can attach it under water with this boltsnap, out of the optical way... If i have to get both hands free, i clip the boltsnap in a d-ring of my bcd. One end stays allways in the strobe arm. But that will not work for a freediver! Regards, Wolfgang
  21. Hi, as long as your surf pics are no super wide shots,i would stay with DX and that helps you later with macros. But as said before, between dive and surf housings, there is a big difference. So make clear what you want, or buy both. Regards, Wolfgang
  22. Hi, will have a look in my spare part room ;-))) Think i have these laying around. Will write you asap. Regards, Wolfgang
  23. Hi, in macro the sync time is not the problem. You have a small aperture, and the strobe is the only light source. So the short strobe burn time is not the problem. If you do wide angle, and use the natural light in combination of the strobe, you get a bigger problem. Regards, Wolfgang
  24. My Hugyfot is upgraded for 150m, but had no chance to test it until now..... Was using a Amphibico down to 125m, no problems, but electronic switches, no buttons. Earlier a adapted Subal Hi8 video housing with a digital video camera was waterproof to 105m, but could not switch anything, o rings were to tight.... No buttons but dials. Regards, Wolfgang
  25. You were lucky! Thanks for sharing these rare pics. Regards, Wolfgang
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