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  1. I'm on my 3rd strap in 3 years.. and I've gotten quite paranoid, so I've threaded the strap with braided fishing line. This way, if the strap breaks it'll still stay on my wrist. I'll post pictures of how it looks like when I get home. And I just had another amazing encounter with the Sol... at the end of the dive as I was climbing up onto the boat, I checked the dive computer and everything was fine. I took off the BCD, put my hand on the ladder and found that my Sol was all black. The silver faceplate and plastic screen protector had fallen off! Anyway, the Sol now looks more compact and cool without the faceplate, except it now has 4 ugly white patches in the corner which must have been the sticky tape holding the faceplate in place.
  2. Hi everyone, just wondering if there are any mini dome options for Ikelite housings for the Tokina 10-17? Or am I stuck with the 6" standard dome port as the smallest option? I'm a little sick of having that 8" dome taking up so much space in my travel bag. Also getting more and more jealous of nauticam and aquatica shooters for their wonderful port options...
  3. thanks for sharing! just a thought - how about adding that nylon loop across all the existing port covers that you already own? seems like quite a simple job to stitch it over the neoprene. it's a great fix, by the way. i'm going to try it out and see what monstrosity i come up with.
  4. Alex I'm sure that gave you a heart attack! My strap was actually pretty brittle. I could break it just by folding it in half. I'm wondering if this is a batch problem as someone mentioned earlier, or it's common.
  5. i've used a DS51 with inon D2000 before. THe DS51 was connected to the camera housing using the eletrical sync cord so I get TTL. The D2000 was on the other strobe arm, and i left the fibre-optic sensor open and pointed towards the DS51. The D2000 was on STTL mode. With this arrangement, I get TTL strobe control from both strobes, and no extra cords running between the DS51 and D2000
  6. And here's an update on my strap woes. The 2nd strap finally broke clean through about 2 holes away from the dive computer. I wear my dive computer 4-5 holes away, so this would have caused me to lose the dive computer if I didn't realise it. I'm on to my 3rd strap, and am now reinforcing it so that if the strap breaks again I won't have to do another search and recovery underwater. Imagine if I was diving at Sipadan! Then it would have been bye bye Sol, hellp Uemis... ANyway, just thought I'd share how I'm reinforcing it. Got this idea from my friend, who said to weave braided-line (30lb breaking strength) through the strap and tie it off at the pin. This way, if the strap breaks the braided line will still keep it attached to the pin, and hopefully the dive computer on my wrist. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101...mp;l=d5e50ef2e0 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101...mp;l=7cc4cf9a62
  7. Hi guys, I went to a recent shootout and saw what it's like to have a external viewfinder. So now I'm shopping for a 45 degree one that would fit on my Ikelite 60D housing. I would prefer a VF that can be used on a variety of housings as I intend to get a Nauticam housing in future. Any recommendations, and which adapters I need to get to have them fit on the Ikelite housing? I would prefer not to have any permanent modifications made to both housing and VF. Thanks in advance!
  8. Stumbled upon this thread, and I think it's a great tip to have! My friends and I have quite a few sola 600s between us so we'll keep an eye out for this. Thanks!
  9. You can see more pics and descriptions in this other thread after I went back to dive Sogod Bay for the second year http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38750 Eileenchangs, drop me a PM if you want to know more about getting there. Personally I prefer Peter's Dive Resort. Now my girlfriend says she wants to go in December this year. So I guess there will be a third time back there?
  10. Nick, thanks for the very helpful information. The 1-5fps I was referring to was the playback of the MOV file in the Vegas trimmer. Even in Quicktime, the MOV files stutter on playback. I suspect I might need more RAM, so I'm going to go get 8Gbs of RAM and run Win64 to see if it will make a difference. When you say Does it mean I will have to convert the native MOV files to one of those formats? What's a good converter? I've tried MPEG streamclip, but I've read that it's not very good for converting MOV to avi. Thanks again for your help
  11. Hi everyone, I'm a new video virgin with a Canon 60D. I'm having some problems in these areas, and was hoping that some of you could share your workflow and tips on how to have high quality video to share on the interwebs. 1. I am using Vegas Pro 10 which has trouble viewing the H264/MOV files that the 60D produces. My frame rate drops to 1-5fps and it's next to impossible to trim with any accuracy. I learned that I should convert them to an easier format to edit like AVI or M2TS. I've tried that and it works. But I'm wondering if there is a drop in quality due to the conversion? 2. After putting the clip together, I would like to share them on the internet. What encoding options should I use? My source files are 1080p/30fps. I have tried encoding as a MOV file (and also Sony AVC/AVI and lots of other combinations) and a 16 minute video came up to be 2.7GB which is too large for sharing on facebook and youtube. 3. I am now using Vimeo plus, but the quality from the stream isn't as good as it was from my encoded file. Is this because of the extra encoding that Vimeo does? How do I get the better quality when using Vimeo? I see "blocks" in the Vimeo video that I don't see on my source files and also on other properly done Vimeo files from other users. Here's an example of a short video from my trip that I recently created using the steps above. Thank you in advance! http://vimeo.com/21191139 [vimeohd]21191139[/vimeohd]
  12. I thought the i-Torch was pretty nice too, but I had trouble finding a dealer in Singapore. Then I was sold by the small size and weight of the Sola 600. i can't imagine adding another 3-4 lbs on top of a 30lb camera rig with strobes and arms.
  13. Dive 150 now, and I've just had my second strap break on me. Anyone else has this problem? The funny thing is the straps break where there is no stress. This time, the excess length of the strap broke for no reason. I didn't get it caught on anything. After a couple of dives on a recent trip, I found that the strap had broken about halfway down the width. It's that part where you tuck the excess length into the back of the dive computer.
  14. you can have the Singapore Sling cocktail on any Singapore Airlines or SilkAir flight.. as many as you want, all night long. Just be nice to the cabin crew and you'll get anything you want.
  15. good to know that at least L&M is doing their best to fix the situations.. honestly i sometimes wish mine would die so I could try to swap it for the Sola 600 Photo instead. Will be nice to be able to choose between spot and flood! Sucks that it was only announced 1 week after i got mine.
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