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makar0n last won the day on August 19 2018

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About makar0n

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic GH4
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-GH4
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z-240
  1. Errrm, apart from the fact that perhaps you should consider the fact I am EU based and not US, and here original Loc-Line can cost easily up to 15 Euro a segment, 6$ is actually about 5.27 Euro according to today's exchange rate....so should I raise the price ? Besides I am always open to reasonable offers.
  2. Thanks a lot for the tips Paolo. Yeah, Lembeh will be hard to match. Looking more for a bit of both worlds location, so one can do a bit of wa, bit of macro and so on...if there is something bigger (especially flying things, since I am fixated on these) then great. Well let's see, can always go back to Komodo Alternatively Dumaguete looks interesting, though tad hard to get to. And your octopus has definitely 80s vibe
  3. Coming! ...just give me about half a year (or more...) till I move there
  4. Hi Paolo, Thanks for sharing your experiences. And great pics! Those loopy fishies round teh pier do look funny As we are trying to decide where to go for our next trip.....how are other, non wide angles looking like there ? Any significant macro to speak of? Any signs of rays/mantas or other weird flying creatures ? Cheers, Martin
  5. come on, surly you need to build yourself a DYI tripod
  6. Original Loc-line flex arms, size 3/4. Bought for a DYI underwater project, but this seems not to be happening no more, hence all for sale Have a whole box of them - 54 pieces, 7 segments each. Total 25 feet, if you feel like constructing a giant octopus... Each segment is about 6 inch/15 cm long or so. Price - 5 Euro per segment + postage. Open to negotiations if you need more than 10. Shipping from Belgium. Pickup welcome if you are in Brussels. Any questions, please ask.
  7. Was using mine in manual as well, when i had the issue, barely last week. My trigger takes two CR2450 batteries, and has two LEDs, so somehow assume one was getting the right charge, while the other was just emitting a weak light. Think Inon adjusts the light output based on a signal somehow. You can ask Pavel Kolpakov, he is a guru if it comes to strobe triggers. Initially, one strobe was sometimes flashing sometimes not. After noticing red light on the trigger, I have then changed one (out of 2) batteries (in flash trigger) for a new one (only had one with me...), and it was working fine. After a few dives the older battery (2nd one) got a bit exhausted as well, with trigger flashing red again. Strobe, while it was still working, was emitting visibly weaker light, despite being on manual and the same settings as the other one. After i've exchanged the older battery as well, for a one salvaged from a spare Suunto, issue went away immediately.
  8. now this is something new...well, glory to the potato, one can eat it, make alcohol from it, now it will even clean your mask! All hail the mighty potato! ...inexaustible supply, always carried with you, no plastic bottles involved and fully organic - spit.
  9. Might sound silly but did you check the "Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch" ? it sometimes get stuck if you have a salt build-up. Also, are you using a flash trigger ? If so check the batteries. First time i've had a similar issue it was the salt thingie. Recently had it again, ever more pronounced, and it turned out flash trigger batteries were low, which caused one strobe not to receive full signal. Good luck!
  10. ...and my 5 cents: Manfrotto BumbleBee 220 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO2SnpkG-58) Been using it for years now, and it works very well. Good quality, and thanks to being a backpack, and of a smaller appearance it usually does not attract any attention at the check in Easily fits into the overhead lockers or under the seat. As for all the crap inside: -Nauticam GH4 housing + 6" dome + 4.33" fisheye dome + 45 macro port + housing handles -2 Sola lights + charger -2 dive computers -2 Inon Z-240s -Mares torch -Z-Bolt laser -CMC-1 -2 lenses 45 and 12-35 -misc crap - pump, Nauticam tool, o-rings, 5 sets of Eneloops, some paperwork, camera charger, usb cables, strobe ball mounts, extra ball mounts for housing, fiber optic cables, 3 pairs of diffusers, yellow filters etc -13" laptop Basically most of the stuff..only things that travel separately are: GH4 body + 7-14, 8,14-140 + 2 fluro filters (small camera bag, over the shoulder), clamps, floats, arms, dyi snoot, AA battery charger (main suitcase) Total weight round 12 kg, and that is including a laptop. Again, since it looks smallish, nobody bothers to check it. Once got pulled by some overzealous SwissPort employee, but as soon as the nearby Garuda rep arrived and heard it is a UW camera, it was immediately waved through, no further questions asked. Never flew via US though so dunno about the famous TSA... Pics attached (took out two plastic bags with some paperwork, o-rings and tool, that usually are on top of the pile)
  11. Now that is some alien thing...didnt even realized they glow Thanks for the pics. Lee 101 indeed looks most balanced. Curious about spring yellow 100 though, kinda like this neonish green. Judging by the wavelength, seems it lets a bit blue in..now if only I can find a glass equivalent...
  12. How did you find them? Worth their price ? And that is some fatso seahorsie
  13. Glad somebody found it useful You might want to email Scubalamp and check the wavelength of the blue light...just to make sure it does excite the right spectrum in connection with teh filters. Filter wise, did you consider Wratten 8,9 or 12? There is quite a few on ebay US, rather cheapish. Good luck and have fun! And post your findings when you are back - dyi fluro guide in teh making
  14. Knock knock dear admins....we could really use a DYI forum section
  15. m4/3 user here (so no need for a SLR trigger ), but that is some great design You might want to perhaps share it in the "Lights, Strobes, and Lighting Technique" - in classifieds it will disappear pretty quickly off the "front" page... Also, if you are trying to sell it, perhaps a guidance price would be useful for all the folks out there.
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