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by inflex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you secure and protect your camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: How do you secure and protect your camera?

Seems like the $35 lanyard is still flimsy. It protects against a catastrophic failure where the plastic coil breaks, but it's still got the same risks with snap bolt opening or the little nylon loop breaking. I don't trust anything (snap bolt, carabiner, etc) that doesn't have a locking mechanism. ...
by inflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you secure and protect your camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: How do you secure and protect your camera?

https://www.opticaloceansales.com/coile ... -snap.html


Interesting, how do those coil? Metal spring stitched to the webbing?
by inflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you secure and protect your camera?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

How do you secure and protect your camera?

Curious as to how everyone secures their camera when diving. Please include considerations for all activities from before entering the water through getting out of the water. What prompted this topic is a recent failure of my "system" where a Trident coil lanyard tying the camera to my BCD...
by inflex
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudi ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Nudi ID help

Awesome. Thanks!
by inflex
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudi ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Nudi ID help

Taken in Selchelt, BC. About 2.5mm in size.

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by inflex
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Neon pink...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Neon pink...?

YellowEye wrote:Cool! From the second pic it looks like some sort of amphipod/isopod. Where was this?


Ahh, I think you're right on the amphipod. This was Porpoise Bay in Jan 2015.

Better crops:

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by inflex
Tue May 31, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Neon pink...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Neon pink...?

What is this?

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by inflex
Wed May 11, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Family trip to Philippines
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Family trip to Philippines

Puerto Galera isn't just muck diving, but the most exciting things there do come in smaller packages. There's a bay that's muck, but the rest are reefs, canyons, walls, and wrecks. None of the reefs in Phillipines will be that great, save for Tubbataha. Same thing goes for big pelagics (hit or miss ...
by inflex
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3610

Re: No-knees Dive Training

Doesn't the current PADI cirriculum already require (may be too strong of a word) that the students not touch the bottom on a five point descent? I think the con here is that this level of control is relatively difficult to achieve and poses yet another task-loading encumbrance on students trying to...
by inflex
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Train train train on cardio and fitness and you've increased your O2 consumption. You keep arguing this but you're just wrong. Nope, you're the one in the wrong on this. More fitness is higher oxygen consumption and more CO2 production and greater urge to breathe. Nobody is arguing this as it's sim...
by inflex
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Wow, never thought cave diving is like a firefighter's SWC. Sounds like a great workout. :nutty: In any case, your excerpt below entirely misses the point. It demonstrates nothing other than perhaps shorter periods of exertion on the surface result in less air consumption. But again, that much shoul...
by inflex
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Also I have enough passing medical knowledge of cardio fitness and VO2 to know that you're both completely wrong from a medical perspective as well. Sorry, but fitness raises SAC plain and simple. No way to get around the basic facts of metabolism. Now, you could argue that weight loss will result ...
by inflex
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

I speak from my own personal experience. I consider myself very fit and work out 5+ times a week involving both cardio and weights. I also participate in very physically demanding activities and sports. There's no question that when your body and mind are used to consuming air at very high rates, th...
by inflex
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Everything revolves around the core, so work on that. Having good core strength and stability is the difference between flailing underwater to get "right" versus a smooth, intentional fin movement. On gear I have to agree it's more ergonomics. Doesn't matter how strong you are, you can eas...
by inflex
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Travel Bag
Replies: 27
Views: 3452

Re: Travel Bag

I use a gear bag similar to costco's. Think it was an old hockey gear bag. Tough but soft, unpadded outer shell. I've found that 2 wheels can be a struggle. With 2 backpacks full of camera gear and 2 checked bags, having to pick up one side of a 2-wheeled bag requires some endurance especially throu...
by inflex
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: AOW Cert
Replies: 14
Views: 2585

Re: AOW Cert

There's always something to learn. In nearly a decade of diving, I'm still learning every time I participate in diving in some way. Talk with the instructors - the good ones will work with you and tailor the experience and education. Also, some dive operators can be sticklers about certifications. T...
by inflex
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Two Mid-range Strobes or One Big Boy?
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Two Mid-range Strobes or One Big Boy?

In my opinion, the right camera setup captures a lot more clarity than is observed with the naked eye. Here's a few examples, all taken in typical vis. IMG_5370.jpg IMG_5952.jpg IMG_2881.jpg That extra bit of pop in clearer waters: IMG_8586.jpg IMG_4039.jpg ... and shooting from the hip: IMG_6526.jpg
by inflex
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Two Mid-range Strobes or One Big Boy?
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Two Mid-range Strobes or One Big Boy?

How sure are you about shooting mostly macro? Two DS-51s would be fine for mostly macro, but that'll really limit your shooting options on a variety of dives both locally and around the globe. Personally I suffer from fear of missing out, so I'd go with the more flexible option: Get one DS160 and sa...
by inflex
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Happy New Year - Photo of the Year
Replies: 32
Views: 6032

Re: Happy New Year - Photo of the Year

This one makes me smile every time I see it.

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by inflex
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Smash and Grab Theft!
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Smash and Grab Theft!

The perps in my case turned out to be a couple of drug addicts. They broke into several cars that morning and stole enough value to be a felony. The detective on my case did get their names and IDs from the pawn shop, but the prosecutor declined to press charges. Apparently, this pair was already on...
by inflex
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Smash and Grab Theft!
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Smash and Grab Theft!

Same thing happened to me a few years ago. I found my stuff on Ebay. I'd recommend search for it on eBay in approximately 20-25 days. Look at the advanced search options to narrow the search down, for example selling location WA, OR, or ID, etc. I recall there was some way to save the search paramet...
by inflex
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Diopter for SLR
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Diopter for SLR

Thanks and great pics! Here's a question - how practical is using a diopter with a big underwater housing? 5Dmk2 and a 100mm is exactly what I shoot. Occasionally I'll find myself wanting to get closer than the MFD, along with the room to do so, but many other times I can't really get closer. I gues...
by inflex
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Diopter for SLR
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Diopter for SLR

Well, there's no difference in max "zoom" between 60mm vs 100mm, or any focal length for macro. You always end up at 1:1 max magnification for FF sensors (more for crop at pixel level). The advantage with a longer length lens is you get to 1:1 at a longer distance from subject. As for high...
by inflex
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Diopter for SLR
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Diopter for SLR

What's your experience with diopters for SLR lenses or UW lens ports? Wet vs dry? Likes or dislikes? Protips in the setup?

I intend to try one on a Canon 100mm macro. I find myself wanting to shoot smaller and smaller stuff, and 1:1 just isn't satisfying the desire anymore :)
by inflex
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ripped my Weezle!
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: Ripped my Weezle!

Use Seamgrip, duct tape, or both.

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