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by ljjames
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Drysuit Repair

DUI is in San Diego
by ljjames
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Pool shoot BtS
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Pool shoot BtS

When I'm not trying to improve my #360video or wanking around with creative lighting or being a masochist trying to shoot macro, periodically I get to do some cool pool shoots for local film productions... Here is a screen grab from BtS... Yes, we even had an art department that made us some shrubbe...
by ljjames
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Drysuit Repair

Diving unlimited international (aka DUI) repairs other manufacturers suits now as well... they've dramatically expanded the repair section of factory compared to first time I was down there...
by ljjames
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?

Oooo... I shudder just thinking of the rats nest that baby shampoo will cause. Part of the reason for the conditioner is that it helps with the tangles, drying out of hair and ripping and tearing out... Shampoo in it's place, on salt water abused hair may help with donning but will for sure not help...
by ljjames
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?

My hair has varied from long to short to long to short to long over the years numerous times. The only real answer I've found for when it is long that is truly comfortable, doesn't rip out hair and doesn't destroy it or turn it into a massive rats nest of tangles is an attached dryhood. In lieu of d...
by ljjames
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 360 iBeams
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: 360 iBeams

Thanks!! Adding a third camera for cleaner stitching, will test it in the pool over the weekend on a film shoot for Behind the scenes in 360 for fun :)
by ljjames
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 360 iBeams
Replies: 4
Views: 977

360 iBeams

Need to continue to work on lighting placement, and get a few of those wide angle diffusion domes from Light and Motion, but its coming along...

(for best experience, watch in youtube app and full resolution)

by ljjames
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 309090

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Junkyard for past few days, 15-20 at depth
by ljjames
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: More #360video Alki Junkyard
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: More #360video Alki Junkyard

HAHA! You caught me! that was no accident <grin> Leverage the WW propaganda for Puget Sound Absolutely perfect out of the box, and considering the complexity in the custom overlay design with the stripes and things I was willing to give it a small pass here and there but absolutely center of the bul...
by ljjames
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: More #360video Alki Junkyard
Replies: 4
Views: 973

More #360video Alki Junkyard

m Watch in Youtube for full 360 effect A bit of blackout fixed the reflection of the Samsung Gear360 on the inside of my home-brew housing. Also working on different lighting techniques to highlight subject matter... And oh yeah... Check out my super awesome made to measure custom overlay FLXextreme...
by ljjames
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Another luminary passes...
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Another luminary passes...

Northwest divers, beach combers and critter watchers... A moment of quiet reflection is warranted.

Dr. Eugene Kozloff passed on Saturday at age 95.

The brain trust continues to diminish.
by ljjames
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 2689

Re: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra

have you checked with Rabbit Tools about doing a battery refurbish? i vaguely remember that being an option several years back.
by ljjames
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bomber Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: Bomber Line

Maybe someone wrapped a scooter prop up and had to cut it free and just hasn't had a chance to fix it yet? (giving the community benefit of the doubt) I take it it was all gone, too far to find with gap reel and compass heading? (so next team going out knows what they might need to fix) It would be ...
by ljjames
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Sea Lion
Replies: 20
Views: 2610

Re: Alki Sea Lion

I love diving with them... They can be quite the pranksters, last time was down here in mid sound, was trying to get the perfect shot of an anemone so was very focused. Apparently the sea lion was there, watching, watching, watching, waiting, watching, waiting, watching, till I looked up over the ca...
by ljjames
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

Bric Martin wrote:For the geographically challenged, is Redondo safe to dive this weekend?


I haven't checked in the past few hours but as of this morning the poo warning is all the way down to Alki beach park. Obviously several miles north of Redondo but as we all know, 'it's all connected'...
by ljjames
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

well that is just crappy news ;)
by ljjames
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wet suit for loan?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Wet suit for loan?

YellowEye wrote:Haha, I've heard the "there are two types of wetsuit wearers" adage. Sorry if this is TMI, but I can easily hold a 1.5 hr dive in the sound, and have done 3hr+ dives in the sound with no pee-valve, so I promise I will be good on the suit :)


I don't think he was worried about your pee.... ;)
by ljjames
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Rebreathers and other gear
Replies: 21
Views: 2996

Re: Rebreathers and other gear

PM'd re: kayaks...
by ljjames
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: First time out with GH4 + Olympus 60mm macro
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Re: First time out with GH4 + Olympus 60mm macro

I pushed back against getting an external monitor for years after switching from L&M housing that had one integrated. It took me one dive to get totally addicted to it again ;). Now I'm just sorting out the cables to make what I have compatible with all my systems.
by ljjames
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: First time out with GH4 + Olympus 60mm macro
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Re: First time out with GH4 + Olympus 60mm macro

Stephen, Yes and no... I'm used to shooting with a tiny viewfinder with regards to framing and with the peaking i can for see when things are generally in focus. Now I'm using an Atomos Shogun in Nauticam housing as external monitor and off board recorder (for prores footage) which makes finding foc...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: More #360stormdrain
Replies: 0
Views: 628

More #360stormdrain



shot with Samsung Gear360 in prototype/DIY housing
by ljjames
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not diving video but still fun... #360tinyplanet
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Not diving video but still fun... #360tinyplanet

Time-lapse done on my back deck, Ricoh Theta S

ISO 100, shutter 25sec, interval 30 sec

by ljjames
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater

I don't know the exact whys but yeah, bummer huh.
by ljjames
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater

Cove 2 with a bit more light... housing was too buoyant so like pushing a balloon around underwater, apologies for the bouncy video :)

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by ljjames
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Samsung Gear 360 goes underwater

Yup, same Samsung Gear360 :) Its a solid little consumer #360video camera :) (i'm not nearly the crazy fuck he it though) ;)