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by coldfinger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"

I had non-buyer's regret today and found the price for the Backscatter miniflash+snoot was $349, not $314, on Backscatter. Google found that Optical Ocean Sales (here in Seattle) has it for $314 (+tax; no idea if Backscatter charges tax) with free shipping. So, if you're teetering on the fence, the ...
by coldfinger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: UW Camera Equipment "Sale"

That is a good price for the Backscatter mini-flash/snoot. The price really was $499 a few weeks ago when I looked it up after seeing a buddy's pictures. Now I have to decide how lucky I feel and if I can justify more money on dive gear. Thanks! (I think...)
by coldfinger
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 3045

Re: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

Interesting. I've mostly switched from strobes to using 1 or 2 very bright, cheap video lights (<$50 each on eBay) and shooting in burst mode. For non-macro shots, I have to adjust white balance, but have been impressed with how well that has been working on RAW images that have a fair amount of dep...
by coldfinger
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Drysuit repair

Unless it's just a pinhole, my inclination would be to glue a patch on the inside for structural integrity and then Aquaseal on the outside. But that could be overkill; Aquaseal does seem to stay on well after it cures. Or at least Aquaseal on both sides (do 1, let it cure, then do the other).
by coldfinger
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Drysuit repair

If it's just a small tear and you know exactly where it is, why not just use a drysuit patch kit? Haven't needed to do this yet, but I'd wonder about putting the patch on the inside so air pressure pushes it against rather than away from the hole. You could even put some Aquaseal on the other side (...
by coldfinger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cleaning out the closet
Replies: 17
Views: 1649

Re: Cleaning out the closet

PM sent about 5'10" male High Tide Custom drysuit.