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  1. I bought a set of M67 'magnetic mounts' that I use as an alternative to the flip adapter. Very strong magnets in an AL housing. Screw one on the port, one on the lens so that you can quickly add the lens (i.e. macro) or remove it. I simply tethered the lens for my tests but a neoprene case would work as well. They came from ali-express and weren't all that cheap, but they do what I want.
  2. I just bought a used NA-16 housing to use as my scooter cam. I have a leak detector (V4) on my other housing (different housing, different camera). I transferred it to the new housing and pulled a vacuum on the empty housing. Left it for 24 hours... no issues. After that I just dove the housing using the leak detector. I did verify the moisture sensor worked (needed a new battery). Before the leak detector, I would always test a new housing by dunking it empty in a long tube I have that is 'deeper' than my rinse bucket, with paper towel in to check. Also after any housing change (port swap, whatever). Now with the leak detector, if I'm concerned I'll put it on the night before. If nothing has changed, I'll just run the vacuum and dive it.
  3. Indeed. If you are using one of the popular setup guides (i.e. A mode, F8, Ev -2) then that is specifically designed to give you 'dramatic' (i.e. very dark background) shots. Knowing how you are setting up the camera is important. I used the almost identical setup except a Bigblue video/spot light instead of Archon you mention. I got the dramatic 'very black background' shots using the settings above (also with the S2000), but that was exactly the effect I was seeking on my macro shots.
  4. I use both an 'action camera' (4K go-pro clone/copy), a point-and-shoot or a DLSR underwater. Since I often use a DPV on dives, I need something small and light, so the DLSR in housing with strobes is not taken on DPV dives, but the compact camera & action cam are. The action cam mounts on the DPV and I tether the compact to my harness. It works very well. That said, the action cam video is nowhere near the quality of the compact camera video. Same shot, same settings (1080p 60fps), the action cam footage is noticeably inferior to the compact. Not surprising considering the cheap plastic action cam lens plus the teeny-tiny sensor compared to the compact camera. I also know from comparisons with a dive buddy that real 'Go Pro' video is considerably superior to my 'action cam', but then I paid $80 CDN vs. over $500 for the latest Go Pro. You do get what you pay for.
  5. Well, that certainly shows how dumb I can be... I have a bag of those exact Uxcell items that I bought in 2018 (with the toslink cable and o-rings) specifically to make my own optical cords. I just never did make them as I have 4 now and have not needed any new ones yet. -R
  6. For the housings that take the approx 1/4in optical plug-in cables, what do people use for port plugs to block the extra port, assuming you have lost the ones that came with the housing? (i.e. sea & sea plug I believe it is)
  7. Price drop to $300USD + shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted. (Note: this new price does not include free shipping)
  8. Sorry, I tried to remove the ad or edit my posts but neither seems possible.
  9. UPDATE! $350US but now this price includes shipping to USA or Canada (Canada Post or USPS).
  10. Ikelite DS51 Strobe $350USD + Shipping/Paypal fees Ikelite DS51 Strobe (4044.1), comes with diffuser, 1" ball mount and manual Strobe is in excellent condition, never flooded, always rinsed in fresh water. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted.
  11. Price drop to $500 USD. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted.
  12. Olympus TG-6 Camera and PT-059 Underwater Housing $550USD Olympus TG-6 Camera and PT-059 Underwater Housing for Sale. Both items are in excellent condition. Housing has never been flooded and was always rinsed fully in fresh water after every dive. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted. Olympus TG-6 Camera includes: • Olympus TG-6 Red • Olympus battery, charger and charging cord (USB, also used for photo transfer) • Olympus Tough soft padded case • 64GB Memory card. Olympus PT-059 Underwater Housing includes: • Optical port attachement & blanking plug • Underwater lens cap • Olympus o-ring grease
  13. I have an Ikelite for the G16 (TTL version). I realize it's not the Canon housing you seek, but you can PM me if you are interested. (note: I'm on Vancouver Island, Canada).
  14. I dive a 35W HID canister due to our very dark waters off Vancouver Island. It died a while back (12yr old battery) and I used other lights while waiting for the new battery. I definitely LOVE the powerful HID. So I always carry that light. I also dive with a TG-6 rig (my 'scootering' camera) that has strobe and a Big Blue video light. I also dive with a DLSR with bigger strobe in Nauticam housing with Kraken ring light as focus lamp. The Nauticam is heavy, but I'm used to holding the canister light via goodman handle in my left hand at all times. The TG6 is much lighter. I can hold and shoot either camera one handed, but prefer to use both handles. I just point the light away from the shot so it doesn't interfere with the other 'camera' lights. Once you get used to doing it a certain way, it starts to come naturally.
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