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About Chris Kippax

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    Wolf Eel
  • Birthday 09/14/1983

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    Queensland Australia
  • Interests
    The underwater world, wildlife photography and mechanical engineering

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 5dMKii
  • Camera Housing
    ikelite with Nauticam 45degree viewfinder
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    2 x DS160 with dome diffusers
  • Accessories
    ULCS arms/clamps, vacuum valve, aquatica surveyor,

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  1. Saw this reported elsewhere, this is a bad balls up. You would of thought maratime navigation around Socorro would be fairly basic compared to other locations.
  2. Don Silcock from indopacific images is using them. If you have not already found this info I have attached a link below. You can see his results on his instagram indopacific_images ONEUW One160X Strobe Review - First Impressions | Indopacificimages
  3. DIY service is very important to me. Don’t want or need to be sending my housing thousands of miles for a somewhat basic exercise of service. ask Isotta if the supply a service kit. If not let us know as others will be interested to know. a vacuum valve is an important part of DIY service in my opinion.
  4. What is the housing Part Number? i just removed the mode dial on my Ikelite FL DSLR housing but on my Aquatech housing I drilled and tapped in an Ikelite 3/8 vacuum valve, works perfectly. The plastic on the Aquatech housing actually tapped quite well. The thread pitch was 3/8 UNF and it torqued down nicely.
  5. Is the camera in macro mode. That's how I always used my Dyron wide angle port with my G12 years ago.
  6. Not sure if anyone is interested but I just tapped a 3/8 Unf thread in the top of the housing and mounted an Ikelite 3/8 vacuum valve, seemed to be the most robust way to do it with adding minimal failure points. Tested it today, held 5 in/hg for 24 hours and survived a swim in the pool.
  7. Yep aquatech surf housing Might be best to get a M16 and enlarge the hole if required.
  8. Thanks Chris Appreciate the considerations. I think I could make most brands of valves work with a trip to Pirtek, but I was hoping something may be available off the shelf. This unit from Mangrove looks like a possibility. Not sure of the quality though https://www.aditech-uw.com/en/shop/4396-mangrove-m14-vacuum-valve-pld-m14.html
  9. What would the best vacuum valve be for a 16mm unthreaded hole. It will need A seal on the outside that is clamped on between the valve and outer housing Needs about 15mm of thread to protrude through the housing Needs a jam nut Preferably would have a gauge on the hand pump Thanks for the help
  10. I recently took this shot on a trip to the Souther Great Barrier Reef. It is my best example of balancing flash & ambient so far. I put my lower strobe on a very low power setting tucked in close to the left handle and had the upper strobe on a high power at full rabbit ear position. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did making it Thanks,
  11. Fair points mate and I greatly appreciate the info. If I had of looked a bit harder to begin with I could have saved some time. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4379406
  12. Hi All Has anyone tried the Canon 1.4 III EXTENDER on 8-15mm fish eye lens with a 12mm EXT Tube on a FF camera? (the extension tube is required due to the Canon extender protrudes quite a way out on the front element and the 8-15mm's rear element is almost flush) Quite a mouthful but I was hoping it would yield better results than the KENKO 1.4 TC on the same setup. I am looking to pick up a Canon 12mm tube and I will give it a go and see what happens. Concerns will be maximum focus distance but hopefully IQ is improved over the KENKO. My goal is a portable rig so I can travel with both a CFWA option and a dedicated macro port option for places like Lembeh or Anilao (travelling with a 230mm dome and macro gear seems a bridge too far). WAM in lower viz conditions so black or negative space backgrounds will be what I am looking for when possible. Thanks,
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