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    Anaheim, CA USA

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    nikon D 500
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    subal
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z 240
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    UltraLite arms,

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  1. Does any one have/heard any thing about Henderson's new "GreenPreem" wet suits made from a non- rubber based material?
  2. Canderwasih Bay is relatively shallow, unprotected and prone to rough waters. It is good for whale shark encounters, other wise there are better places. We dove it several years ago and after the whale sharks, diving was some what poor until we steamed west and turned down into Raja. Others may have different experiences; i.e. "you should have been here yesterday!" When we dove Triton, it was at the end of a plankton bloom and vis was low; but was still good for macro and CFWA! We would return to Triton, but not Canderwasih 1
  3. Pack the inside with clean paper and submerse for a time. Open case and look for wet spot location.
  4. We bought our first M&B wet suits 38 years ago! Now 3 rd generation making them!
  5. A soak in de-ionized water may help. I know it leaves my car spotless!
  6. I'd polish it out. Don't be too concerned about a micro change in the dome radius as you'll never see it in images. If you have access to a small, low speed bench lathe, chuck up the dome and run it at the lowest speed. Polish in and out, always using water or kerosene as a lubricant; ideally getting figure 8 swirl marks on the dome when first starting . Or lacking a lathe. a slow potters wheel will also work. Using these mechanized options will significantly reduce the 'elbow grease' method. "Laziness is the mother of invention!"
  7. This may be old item, but new to us. Wife's computer got hacked with Photoshop malware locking out P/S and stating the program is non licensed and requesting a payment. The screen looked very 'Adobe authentic'! Our current support program (GeekSquad) could not remove it and we had to go to Adobe to get it purged. Adobe tech said it was not an uncommon hack!
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  9. What is asking price of "I-Dos" short arm with and with out clamps?
  10. Went with the 2700PT. Totally satisfied! Thanks to all for comments.
  11. I have two Subal/D500 cases and use the same strobe as Tim ( Subal V3 TTL board / Subal hotshoe connector from the camera to the board. The strobes are fired by LED flashes from the V3 board.) Replaced the firing batteries after a year. Replacement is easier if you temporarily remove the TTL board.
  12. I have some of the original Ultra light arms that were anodized blue. 35 years later they are now mostly silver! Replace the 'O' rings when they wear down. Draw your conclusions! As previously noted, triple clamps frequently require a third arm. Try to configure with out them!
  13. Also the Howard Hall book, out of print, is excellent for starting out!
  14. After going the full route from small plastic cases to duffel bags and large shipping crate I have found the solution to my needs. An older, well used Rimowa large suit case. The Rimowa is a thin shell case, but with an aluminum track around all mating edges, top and bottom. This is critical as most large shell types have only a plastic zipper closing the two halfs. In addition, this case has only two recessed rollers as opposed to most cases having 4 corner spinner wheels easily knocked off. Additionally, I removed the internal telescoping handle mechanism for a full, flat bottom. Lastly, I riveted a heavy canvas strap around the case so as not to depend on the OEM clamps failing. All interior contents are packed in original cardboard boxes or small plastic containers, including the two housings. All told, it holds two complete W/D angle and macro systems, ports, lights, chargers, 5 strobes and all the rest of the junk you drag along. Packed weight is 63 lbs with some foam spacers and every thing is firm! Normally fly business and when on small commuter flights, I just eat the extra charge!
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