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Kraken de Mabini

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  1. Olympus no longer markets this housing, and I much doubt they will service it as Olympus is notorious for not servicing their products. I would simply rinse the housing with clean water, dry it, and sell it or give it away, as this type of Olympus housing does not inspire much confidence. I say this as I have taken apart and reassembled this type of Olympus housing, and I assure you it and its the O-rings are not designed to be serviced. This is not a repair-friendly housing. The best one can do is keep it clean and well lubricated. I do not recall if this housing has a port to attach a vacuum system such as Miso's Leak Sentinel 5 system (https://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/vivid-leak-sentinel-v5). Again, sell the housing, keep it as a backup, or give it away. Meanwhile, use and enjoy it, but first learn how to double-check the housing and strobes are sealed and water proof before diving.
  2. Here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCsa-YLTQVQ found off Anacapa Island, California
  3. Excellent! Great first Episode to your Series. Thank you for posting it.
  4. Housing with camera sold! Thank you for watching.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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/
  10. Wonderful video, unusual lighting and underwater atmosphere, most enjoyable. Thank you for posting it.
  11. 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?
  12. You might consider ReefPhoto, $104 US https://reefphoto.com/collections/subal-ports/products/subal-port-bayonet-adaptor-for-3-ports-on-4-housings
  13. 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.
  14. Thank you for posting, a well done and interesting video, most enjoyable!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. I have used and continue to use Toslink single strand fiber-optic cables with a Nauticam NA-D500 housing, Subal ND800, 7100 and 500 housings, all with excellent performance. The Nauticam NA-D500 and Subal ND500 housings have LED triggers; and with Toslink fiber optic cables they have consistently, without problem, fired the Sea&Sea YS-D2 and -D2J, and Inon D2000, Z240 and Z300 strobes. Older models of housings with LED triggers (such as Nauticam) may have weaker trigger LEDs which emit insufficient light to trigger the strobes. This may be why some recommend the multi strand fiber optic cables, which do conduct more light and will be needed with weak LED's. Another solution would be to replace the old weak LED's in older triggers with new high intensity red LED's, which are inexpensive and easy to replace with a small soldering iron. But thus far I have not been able to find where to buy them, and information on a reliable source will be appreciated..
  19. Still for Sale: Best Offer and free US shipping.
  20. Is the Tokina lens for a Nikon, or a Canon, or ...?
  21. Hi, I have a Subal GW45 viewfinder which, I read somewhere, is a modified Inon 45 vf. The male thread is 1 mm, the o.d. of the male is 25.5 mm and the threaded part is 5 mm long with only 3 threads. The retaining ring i.d. is 25 mm, od is 34 mm, thickness is 3 mm. I am not a machinist, my temptation would be to make the ring out of ABS, and heat mold or pour the threads. Maybe that would be strong enough, or it would serve as a template for a definitive aluminum ring. But I would first contact Mr Chia Ming at Fun-In, Taiwan, or Mr. Kevin Palmer at Reef Photo in Florida, and if they have it, ask they please mail the ring in a first class letter envelope. Otherwise the buyer gets nailed by the postal and handling fee. Cheers!
  22. The postal charge is a big high, but postage has grown to Everest heights these days. Suggestions: 1. Contact Mr. Chia-Ming at Fun-In (http://www.fun-in.com.tw/oc/index.php?route=common/home) or DiverVision, maybe they can mail it in a regular envelope for less. 2. Visit your local camera stores, maybe they have a metric thread ring. 3. Visit a local machine shop, maybe they can make a ring for you. Please tell us when you find a solution. Good luck!
  23. Subal C20 Housing is in excellent fully working condition, with viewfinder, Subal FP110-3 port, housing and port covers, extra O rings for body and port. Canon EOS 20D Camera in perfect shape with lens cover, battery and charger, memory card, and shoulder strap. Paypal $199 + $30 US shipping ($55 other countries). My eBay rating is 100% Buyer Satisfaction.
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