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Camera Rig Negativity

Discussion in 'Sony Snappers' started by Nemrod, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    I am not going to install it immediately for my trip to Bonaire in March/April. It is a learning curve to itself. I did stick it on the camera and it seems to work as advertised. The advantage being not having to use the onboard flash. The other advantages are a Manual mode and a sTTL mode, again, not using the camera flash. But, you have to select WL for flash and I think I can custom key that but not sure. Frankly I am a bit slow with things like that. If anyone knows how to do that then please? The instructions that came with the converter are for smart people which does not include me. The converter allows flash with up to 1/250 sync speed too I think.

  2. Glenndini

    Glenndini Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Australia
    "What are yoga blocks?"
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    Yes it decompresses on the surface but eventually needs replacing. It is cheap though. I cut it into the required sized blocks on a band saw and drill a hole to go over strobe arms.
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  3. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    I did a Jacuzzi lens test this afternoon (the pool was not available and swimming my laps with a UW camera did not seem right or at least be considered odd (confirmed by the last time I did it). I installed the Sigma 19mm f2.8 art lens and the WWL-1. This test was intended to confirm there is no visible vignetting (is that redundant?). The result is that all indications show clear corners with no darkening. I had noticed some indication of darkening, perhaps (probably) my imagination, with the Sigma 19 and WWL-1 while dry but once the rig is flooded in the water all is clear.

    The measured weight of the housing and WWL-1 lens in the water was 2.36 pounds (38 ounces). Really, it did not feel too bad, a little nose heavy. I did not have my strobes installed nor did I have the WWL-1 float collar accessory installed. I think with the 200X70 float arms and the WWL-1 float collar I will be okay. The 38 - 16 (for float collar) = 22 ounces and two 100mm skeleton arms (about) - 1 ounce each and the Inon D-2000 strobes are - 2 ounces each, hmmm, it might be too positive because I am calculating -28 ounces, considering the Nauticam 200X7 arms are + 26 ounces?


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