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About DDT uk

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    Wolf Eel
  • Birthday 09/03/1970

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    Surrey, England

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D750
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    Nauticam D750
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
  1. At the risk of being a devils advocate, I do struggle with the idea of these being professional images that people are expecting payment for, yet they are putting them on Insta. Surely people are aware that once it goes on Insta any real hope of it as a profitable image vanishes. Not only are you granted licensing rights to them to do pretty much anything they like, but most magazines that I deal with (this is mainly fashion granted) will not touch anything that has already been of social media outside of their accounts.
  2. I would be very surprised if any of the dive centres will take you down into Egypt. Neweiba and the northern Sinai used to be very good but they were ghost towns for tourists 5-7 years ago when I was last there and things have got a lot worse since apparently.
  3. I used to have camera, housing (less handles), strobes, lens in the backpack as carry on, with the rest well wrapped in the checked in luggage. However, I started getting far too arguments about the hand luggage exceeding 7kg (as many airlines do). As a result I bought a cheap hard case and filled it with foam with cut outs for all of the part. It is like a peli case but nowhere near as heavy, and doesn't scream "steal me" the way a peli case does. All spares, cables, grease, float arm, macro ports, etc go in (the dome is too big and so goes in the hand luggage).
  4. I appear to be missing something; why would you want a ND filter for a strobe? Where no just turn it down. I am well aware of the value of a ND on a lens but struggling with the idea on the light. I appreciate I must be missing something obvious.
  5. I have never had issues with overheating on any of my Z240s but I have problems with the silly push lock on the 1 or 2 preflash button. On a couple of my Inons this just doesn't hold and there is nothing more annoying than shooting away and discovering the button has popped and is out of sync and not firing when you want it to. That and the modelling light button just seem like bad design (I am always accidentally putting the modelling light on temporarily when I don't want to). It is a real shame that they haven't taken this chance, as it will stop me buying the new version.
  6. £400 not cheap enough? With the weak pound that has got to be the best bargain around. Any cheaper and it is not worth selling. It may as well be a back up.
  7. The place that you are thinking of is the Underwater Studio is Basildon. Steve Warren used to hire it out with his own reef etc. A word of warning though, it is not cheap and without Steve you will probably need to bring reef. You are far better finding a local private school that hires out their pool or joining a dive club that has a pool night. The pool that I use in Surrey costs £23 ph which is probably less than 1/3 of the cost in Basildon.
  8. I am reducing the price of my Nauticam D300s housing to £400 (approx $530US).​ Great condition and never flooded. The only real wear is on the balls on the handles that are quick, easy and fairly cheap to replace if it bothers you. I am happy to send worldwide at cost.
  9. There is also a technique where you reverse the strobes so that you are effectively firing them backwards. You then use the edge of the beam to light the subject, but not do not light the background.
  10. I have just set up an instagram account that I am populating. @DDT_uwp
  11. Nothing says expensive camera equipment quite like a peli case. A few years back they were quite popular but there were some parts of the world where they were almost guaranteed to go missing. Most travel insurance limits individual items to ridiculously low value, so unless you have specific camera insurance, a peli case is just not worth the risk IMHO. What I have just done is to buy a normal looking hard shell suitcase and some meduim density foam. The plan is to have something akin to a peli case but lighter and indistinguishable from normal luggage.
  12. I have been asked if I would split, and I will. I am happy to accept £500 for the housing, £230 for the Inon viewfinder. If you want both, I will add a D300s body for £20. All plus postage.
  13. Reducing the asking price of this to £850 for the Nauticam housing, D300s body*, and Inon 45deg viewfinder. *body is fully functional but has a stiff on/off toggle.
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