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About Kraken de Mabini

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    Greater Los Angeles, California
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    UW photography, design UW custom gizmos

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    Nikon D500, D7100, D800E, Olympus TG4 & 5
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    Nauticam NA500, Subal ND800, Olympus TG 058
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    Sea&Sea YS D2J, two - Sola lights, three
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  1. The Doug Perrine award winning photo of a bronze whaler you refer to in your talk is here: https://wetpixel.com/articles/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-doug-perrine The housings are just referred to as "UK-German" housings, their make and model might be of interest if somebody can locate this info.
  2. This video on Bumphead Parrot fish was filmed, edited and narrated by my grandson Nuswanto Lobbu, who, until very recently was the Managing Scuba Director aboard the GaiaLove live aboard, a lovely dive boat in the Indonesian Pacific ocean, out of Denpassar, Bali, now docked by the virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6upyBLJHf7c I hope you enjoy it. Your comments will be appreciated.
  3. There is no need to plug these bulkheads, but if you really want to, you can buy from Amazon a small bag of "Uxcell 20pcs 27mmx7mmx4mm Micro Strain Relief Cord Boot Protectors." You can cut them to length with a razor blade. They are also used to make fiber optic cables from 3 mm Toslink cable.
  4. Panasonic Lumix camera and underwater housing, ready to dive and take UW photos : Camera and housing are in excellent, fully working condition with everything needed, no scratches or dings, all the buttons and controls work like new. The package includes: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera with tempered glass view screen protector, Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Waterproof Housing with O-ring and wrist strap, SD memory card, battery and charger. $ 59.99 US - Paypal. US Shipping $ 14.99 - elsewhere $20.99 My eBay rating is 100% buyer satisfaction. Please PM for details / questions.
  5. What Dave Hicks says makes perfect sense and fully agrees with my experience. My commercial fiber optic cables were expensive, delicate, and would break or catch their coil on something and get lost in the middle of a dive. For the past 8 years or so I have made my own with Toslink cable, at a cost of under $5 per pair. For security during a dive, I thread the cables through the strobe ball arms, to keep them from getting lost. I also carry spares as they are feather weight. Toslink cables from Amazon or eBay, 3 to 4 mm o.d., have fired the strobes every time with several makes of cameras and housings and 4 models of Inon and 5 of Sea&Sea strobes. https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/60564-diy-fiber-optic-writeup-with-parts/
  6. Wonderful video, unusual lighting and underwater atmosphere, most enjoyable. Thank you for posting it.
  7. Two Nikkor macro lenses seem to be quite popular for uw use, the 60 and the 105 mm. There is also the 85 mm macro lens, but I have not seen uw photos taken with it nor read about its uw use. My questions are: What do those Wetpixelers who have used this lens think of it? Could the macro 85 mm replace both the macro 60 and 105 mm lenses?
  8. You might consider ReefPhoto, $104 US https://reefphoto.com/collections/subal-ports/products/subal-port-bayonet-adaptor-for-3-ports-on-4-housings
  9. Hi Bill: I looked up Industrial Fiber Optics and they sell several makes and models of multi-strand f.o. cable. Which one do you recommend? Thank you. Elias A.
  10. Thank you for posting, a well done and interesting video, most enjoyable!
  11. Agree, a Strap Wrench may be the correct tool for the job. It may help to first apply silicon spray or liquid detergent to the housing-port joint, and allow to soak in for a few hours, to lubricate and to soften any trapped residue.
  12. Sad Olympus news! Now I will treasure even more my Olympus Tough TG5 with Oly housing, they are a great combination. Time now to build for them a tray with my two spare ULCS tray handles and two strobes.
  13. Digikey and Mouser Electroncis, excellent suggestions. I will add super bright red LED's to my electronic parts shopping list. Thank you. ps. Previously I had bought from three eBay sellers, whose "super bright" turned out to be, no surprise, "super weak" LED's.
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