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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. 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.
  2. rwe

    Inon Z-240 Strobe

    Also interested in type and if still available.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Is this the site you are looking for? https://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/sftep/en/pages
  8. 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.
  9. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 but I am under the impression that most people on this site are using Adobe Lightroom. I have been using Elements for a very long time and don't want to give up 'spot healing' or relearn a new system so have never changed to Lightroom. I think some people use Lightroom and then use full Photoshop if they need additional items but the full Photoshop is expensive and I don't use any of the full Photoshop/Lightroom photo storage/management options.
  10. I went to Cozumel in December. Camera equipment in REI backpack which is how I usually travel with it. Got green light and no problems.
  11. Thanks for the info. I have purchased the UWL-09F and made a few dives and used it with the a6400 and kit 16-50 lens. The corner sharpness was very disappointing compared to my old NEX-5N with a 10Bar semi-dome and kit 18-55 lens. But I was shooting mostly at F8 and F9. So what ISO do you typically use when shooting at F13 at depth? Thanks,
  12. I have a Sony a6400, Fantasea housing, and the 16-50 lens. With this combination, will I get better resolution, etc. with a dome port or by using the Fantasea UWL-09F? What are the pros/cons of each? Thanks
  13. I just bought the Fantasea housing for the Sony a6400 and have been putting everything together; won't get to dive with it until Sept. 20. The little screwdriver that is included with the Fantasea kit is junk and the fiber optic screw is hard to turn. After punching a hole in the end of my finger, I reached into my desk draw and got a somewhat better screwdriver which worked much better, https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-6-Piece-Jewelers-Precision-Screwdriver/dp/B00002X29G?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_2 .
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