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Water Rat

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  1. Hi Mathieu What sort of power settings did you use? And which camera settings?
  2. Hi Craig You wouldn't happen to have a picture of this?
  3. On many of the shore dives I’ve been on you have to drive for a while before getting to the desired location. This also means that after the dive you have to drive back. On these shore dives what do you do about rinsing your camera equipment? There is usually no rinse tank? Sometimes there’s an hour surface interval between two dives?
  4. Thank you for all of you replies. There is a lot of inspiration to find here. I think I’ll try the setup described by frogfish to start off with.
  5. I was wandering what other people do. So far, I have fastened the camera to my BC to make sure, that I could have both hands available for other purposes then holding the camera should this be necessary. Is this the common setup or do you use a wrist strap?
  6. Do these filters only work with digital cameras og will they work with regular SLR? Is using a filter better than correcting the colours in PS?
  7. I am going there for a few weeks in august and I’m considering some diving in the Mediterranean near Haifa. There should be some good wreck diving and cave diving in the area.
  8. I'm not quite sure which mode to shoot in when using a TTL-flash. Can I set the aperture manualy and set the shutter speed to auto or should I set both paramatures manualy for the flash to figure out when to shut off?
  9. Diving with your knees bent and using af "frog-kick" will help you controle the airflow to the legs thus making it easier to avoide negative legs.
  10. Why do you want to light the subject with the edge of the strobe light?
  11. The stuff that keeps you from having to empty out your bank account completely...
  12. Thank you both. Your replies have been very helpful
  13. I’m new to underwater photography and would like some advice on which film to use. Should I use slide film or print? I mostly do coldwater diving in Denmark. I use a strobe for lighting and usually the ambient light is fairly limited this time of year. When I shoot print film I usually get a copy of the pictures in a cd from the photo shop (developer). Do you do the same thing if shooting slide film? Do you use different kinds/ brands of film for different water conditions? Sincerely Laurits Thomsen
  14. Thank you all for your replies. They were most helpful. Now I’m ready to go out and try my setup under the surface. Chris – I would love to see a picture of your setup sometime when you get it back from the shop! Sincerely Laurits Thomsen
  15. Hi I’m new to uw photography and I have some practical questions. These might sound like some pretty stupid questions but I hope you will bear with me... I have bought an Ikelite Housing for my Nikon and an Ikelite strobe. When I set up my configuration above water, my strobe arms struggle to hold the weight of the strobe (When I use a two arm extension). I have the strobe positioned one arm out to the right and one arm up (in a reverse L-shape). I use ball- jointed arms. So my question is do you usually set up your strobe arms on land in the position you expect to use them under water or do you just attach them to the housing so the sit comfortably over water and then alter them under water?
  16. Thank you Sam and Luiz for your comments. I think I'll try my luck on eBay.
  17. I have a Nikon F4 camera and I'm looking for a UW housing solution for it. Which housing is recomendable (good value) and where would you buy it (eg URL of online store).
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