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About rwe

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  • Birthday 02/07/1946

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    Palm Coast, FL

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony a6400, Sony NEX-5N, Olympus 8080
  • Camera Housing
    Fantasea, 10Bar, Olympus PT-023
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z-240, SeaFrogs, nikonos 105
  • Accessories
    heinrich converter for 105
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  1. I tend to dive often in significant current so almost always shoot with the strobes in TTL. With the Sony a6400 the view screen is always bright when the flash is up and the screen is frequently very non-representative of actual exposure unless the entire scene is lit by the strobes. This also applies to the preview after the shot. However, you can get a real ambient background estimate with the flash up by setting the flash to 'ambient only' and set a custom button for 'flash result preview' (https://shotkit.com/how-to-set-up-your-sony-camera-for-flash/). I have set Custom 1 button for this so can see an estimate of what ambient background will look like by pushing the Custom 1 button. When I release the button, the screen is again bright. It is annoying but generally only need to push the custom 1 button to check for a few shots at the start of each dive or when the background changes from dark or blue to something like white sand. Unfortunately, I usually forget to recheck after the start of dive but that is not a camera problem.
  2. Note I don't actively try to sell photos although I have sold a few. I have donated a number of pictures to various groups. Mostly when they find my photos on Flickr and ask if they can use. I usually just ask that I be credited and let it go at that. If it is to be used on a website, I usually ask for a link to it. My largest number of donations (~ 150) has been to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for use in their fish ID program Shorefishes - Homepage . They provide the contributor two options with respect to copyright. Below is a screenshot of one of my photos from that site and showing the copyright info that viewers are shown that might be helpful if you are drafting something. Note if you copy this picture it is only 81KB so not high resolution while you can download my Flicker pictures without asking at high resolution even though it says they are copyrighted. With all that said, I have found a few of my pictures on websites who did not ask. But if you use Flickr and put your pictures there at high resolutions, there is really no way to prevent that so if I were actively trying to sell pictures, I probably wouldn't put many pictures on any of the picture sharing websites. Rick
  3. So when the silicone o-rings swell does it degrade the material? I ask because I would like the o-rings on my strobe arms to be a little thicker but haven't found any with the needed ID that have a slightly greater OD.
  4. You can find silica gel packets in different sizes on Amazon and from many other internet vendors.
  5. Just a guess but based only on shape I suspect a welk egg case. Below are a few pictures with a similar shape taken in Florida although they were much larger than yours so maybe from a much smaller species of welk.
  6. I ordered the 7 gram tube of Tribolube from Aerospace. When I entered my zipcode to get shipping costs it said zero but noted that this was an estimate and actual shipping may be different. A few days later I received an email receipt from Aerospace also showing zero shipping but also noting that this was an estimate and actual shipping may be different. About two weeks later I received a package delivery notification from UPS and I received an additional document from Aerospace showing my tribolube cost of $14.55 but then showing a subtotal cost of $37.51 but still showing zero tax and zero shipping with no explanation of what the additional $22.96 was for. So I sent an email to Aerospace asking what the additional $22.96 was for. With no explanation or comments, they then sent me a revised receipt showing a shipping charge of $22.96. Seems pretty deceptive to me so I thought that I would let people know.
  7. I usually stay at Suites Bahia or Casa Mexicanos neither of which meets your criterion. I have dove with Tres Pelicanos my last 5 trips; again no help if you are looking for a resort which includes the diving. For meeting people, you might want to visit the Thirsty Cougar.
  8. Just a note on the Tooke cables. I ordered one for an Inon strobe; this is one of the ones with the blue rings on the housing fitting. The fitting is metal and it was too large to fit in my Fantasea FA6400 housing hole. I used a dremel to make it fit but it was tight and the o-ring sat mostly above the housing hole.
  9. rwe

    Inon Z-240 Strobe

    Also interested in type and if still available.
  10. I received my SeaFrogs SF-02 light today. It appears functional; i.e., it come on and goes through the colored lights and back to white. However, I have a few questions and the manual doesn't provide much input. 1. When I turn the dial the number in the right window changes from 1 to 9 but the light intensity stays the same. Isn't it supposed to change from dim to brighter? 2. It is very unclear to me what I am supposed to do with respect to Setting 1/2/3 and how I know what setting mode I am in. Does anyone have a clearer description of this lights operation and modes than the manual provides? Thanks for your help, Rick
  11. The Nitecore website indicates that the protected version of this battery is a Panasonic core but it is a specific design for the R40 flashlight. It has both poles on each end.
  12. I have a new flashlight that uses either a 26650 or 18650 lithium ion battery. I have some Eastshine protected 18650 batteries that I have been using in my older light but would be interested in getting a protected 26650 battery since my new light only uses one battery. It appears lithium ion batteries have become more difficult to find, especially the 26650 size. I would be interested in sources and brands available for these batteries. I would prefer not to get from China since the Chinese 18650 batteries that tried are not nearly as long lasting or reliable as my Eastshine's have been. Thanks, Rick
  13. I would like to mount my dive light to my Fantasea housing hot shoe. Is there an adapter made for this or has anyone done a DIY mount?
  14. Is this the site you are looking for? https://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/sftep/en/pages
  15. I had one of these TTL converters for my Olympus C-8080 camera to a Nikonos 105 strobe. The chip fit in the camera hot shoe and then was connected to the strobe through a housing bulkhead and Nikonos syn cord. My chip was somewhat shorter than the one shown in your picture but they had to be ordered for the specific camera. It worked reasonably well although I got over exposures fairly often but the HeinrichsWeikamp compatible chart available at the time noted that it was 'marginal' for the Nikonos 105 because of the strobe's slow shutdown speed. However, I can not find my manual or any info on it on my present computer. The company was very customer responsive and even updated mine for free when an update became available.
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