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Chopcat

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  1. Sorry post revised having read guidelines. Photos are not single but in e book sorry. If ayone can tell me how to delete the post/topic I will
  2. Thanks for the recommendation. Blurb it is. Plus you can turn it into an e-book as well
  3. Excellent thanks for the information - different to what we were told but that seems to be par for the course. Although I very much doubt that they can tell the difference between a Lion and NiMh battery by scanning I will pay for the extra baggage allowance and follow your guidance. TC
  4. The rules according to Thompson who we flew with (confirmed post confiscation) is batteries suitably separated to be in carry on. Two sets allowed (so you can use one and charge one). It seems that they just make it up at the egypt end and have what they want. Next time I will put it all on the hold baggage as I have never had hold baggage held back. Evidently, speaking to the airline, you can get photographic stuff checked in advance - presumably for a fee. I might investigate that as well next time. This link might take you to the photos I have chosen to print in my first attempt at a Blurb book https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0qqygx85np61du/RedSea2019-1.pdf?dl=0 TC
  5. I am goint to put a print book together from my first trip does anyone have any recommendations for a decent service for delivery to the UK?
  6. Oh and on the way back had my finger reel and battery sets confiscated at Hurghada ! TC
  7. For working on the images on board I have brought the ipad pro and lightroom mobile, which works well , in my very amateur opinion. I have a wireless drive to backup the files on to (Gnarbox) and upload them via the gnarbox wi fi to the tablet. All with the aim of doing it properly when we get back. Vis has been pretty poor so many of the longer shots of the wreks work out best in b/w to cut through the haze. Mainly I have been using the Oly 8mm fisheye with the Inon port or the 8-16 with a zen port. TC
  8. We are just back in Hurgarda after a week on the Blue Melody for my first sea dives. (Up to now I have been in the cold of NDAC !) so I have started to go through my shots and I am pleased with how they seem to be coming out. After taking a course with Adam I went on to get a housing for my Olympus EM5II and some second hand strobes. The only excitement was me being a whatsit and not clipping the rig on for a dive at the Brothers and of course of it went. Only to be saved with seconds to spare by our intrepid guide. I have nigtmares now recalling is slowly sinking. ( after that I upped bouyancy slightly and used bolt snaps to weigh it down at the start of a dive and remove them as we go deeper) Anyway here is one shot whilst the boat wi fi is still working. More thoughts when I get back TC
  9. Just tested some at 96% on Cura slicer and they fit very nicely. Wolfie - if you are watching the Glow in the Dark has arrived so if you pm me your address I will pop some in the post Trevor
  10. A big thumbs up for DiverVision from me. Arrived in less than a week. No customs hassle. Big savings over anywhere else for some Inon floats and a Dome TC
  11. Here you go https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3317377 you might need to play with the scale to get the fit that you want. mine seems to work at 98% you can vary that in the slicer that you use. I don't think it is all that easy , if indeed, possible, to modify an stl file. Let me know how you get on Trevor
  12. Its the way of te world, like busses....i have just brought a new one having looked for 6 weeks for a second hand one. Anyway I recall there was someone else looking for one so I dont think you will have trouble selling it. And thanks for thinking of me Trevor
  13. Me as well. In fact any em5 ii housing would do.
  14. i am not sure if you can resize the STL file before slicing but if you can it might allow you to fine tune the fit. Sorry - this has turned slightly into a 3D printing thread !
  15. Hi Wolfgang i have some of the yellow ones i can send you and when I get some glow in the dark fillament i will print some more. PM me your address (i don't think I have it from last time) and I will pop some in the mail I have had to use some blutac to hold them on but they seem ok .....on land! I shall test them next weekend Happy New Year ! Trevor
  16. Just in case anyone wants to print some I have posted some files on thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3317377
  17. I'm looking for any of the following Olympus PT-EP13 Housing AOI DLP-03/03P and/or DLP-06/05 port or maybe other mid range housings and ports to suit the 8mm and 9-18mm lenses if there are any out there thanks Trevor
  18. Top thumbs up to Trimix125 for looking after a newbie and getting my first strobes to me safe and sound. I'm really looking forward to giving them a try very soon here with the TG5 and 3D printed trigger cheers Wolfgang and if anyone has an EM5 mkii housing going do drop me a message. Trevor
  19. Great idea and I have had a go at a similar version to work with the Weefine tray which needed a cranked arm because of where you fix to the tray. Had the first dive with it yesterday and it makes life much easier on the fingers. Next in sketchup is a zoom lever for it. TC
  20. didn't manage to find it on their site. but will keep an eye out. thanks
  21. Hi Wolfgang The Z240's please. can you pm me so I can see if you have some optical cables for the Olympus housing. Optical D cable LL I think cheers Trevor
  22. Says it all really. I have decided to hang on to the E-M5 for UW so if anyone has a reasonably priced housing going I would be interested to hear. TC
  23. Thanks L and yes that is my understanding now you have explained it. Hopefully I will be able to put it to the test in a couple of weeks before splashing out on whatever lights I am going to need.
  24. Can someone explain a bit more about something I have been told re the TG5 As I am starting out on this uw lark and have a TG5 I am using this as my first setup with an oly housing and backscatter wide angle lens. I have left the lighting until I spend some time with Adam in a few weeks to decide what to do. Now.. I have been told that it is pointless using strobes with the TG5 for wide angle shots because it doesn't have a iris controlled f stop , the exposure from f2.something being controlled by the software? this meaning that getting a dialed down blue background tricky or impossible. I know not whether this is the case or not and would be interested in anyone's thoughts on the matter. TC
  25. Morning. Or at least it is here.... Im new here, as you might have guessed Im just starting out underwater having been a land based amateur for ages. I have stuck with my tg5 for my starter uw kit being a big oly fan. Although i am not too confident yet to take the em1ii down yet. Im off to learn from Adam in acouple of weeks so hopefully we will have some nice shots to post. Trevor
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