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Dec 16, 2011 01:02 |  #16

What Cam and Gears you using ? Imppresive pics (thanks your friendly newbie)




  
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Dec 16, 2011 11:37 |  #17

jaydoney wrote in post #13552966 (external link)
What Cam and Gears you using ?

My water cam is a 40D. Not sure what you mean by "Gears"?


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Dec 16, 2011 17:33 |  #18

what do you use to keep the water off the front lens port? lick it? or do you use a substance?




  
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Dec 16, 2011 21:22 |  #19

Fricks wrote in post #13556272 (external link)
what do you use to keep the water off the front lens port? lick it? or do you use a substance?

Spit .... the good kine.


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Dec 16, 2011 21:26 |  #20

Mark II wrote in post #13557065 (external link)
Spit .... the good kine.

any specific techniques. Ive heard you do it around 10 minutes before dunking the housing is this true?




  
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Dec 16, 2011 22:29 |  #21

Mark II wrote in post #13557065 (external link)
Spit .... the good kine.

Yes!

Fricks wrote in post #13557079 (external link)
any specific techniques. Ive heard you do it around 10 minutes before dunking the housing is this true?

Exactly, give it a *coating 10-15 minutes before you jump in. Also, if you're shooting fisheye - make sure to keep the housing submerged until you're ready to shoot. Have fun


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Dec 17, 2011 01:08 as a reply to  @ Jaewhy's post |  #22

10 minutes may be a bit too long depending on what you've ate or smoked.
Sometimes if the spit dries too much, it can leave a film on the port which will take a bit of solid rub to get it off. Too solid of a rub can lead to water spots after a long session. Spitting on the port once wet doesn't prevent spots as good. Usually a spit/rub prior to putting on booties & fins, along with a short prayer before going out, is all that is needed (approx 5 minutes). This is for tropical waters. Jaewhy can give better directions for cooler water, I'm sure. It really depends on the heat of the day.

I just know it sucks thinking you have clear shots without dropplets only to download the can and see a haze from spit which dried for to long on every shot.

Do not leave housing in the sun to allow spit to dry!!! You will have a foggy port in no time flat!


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Dec 19, 2011 09:38 |  #23

Mark II wrote in post #13557708 (external link)
This is for tropical waters. Jaewhy can give better directions for cooler water, I'm sure. It really depends on the heat of the day.

Air Temp: 51 degrees
Water Temp: 57 degrees

Ugh! ;)


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