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Any ideas on flooding insurance for a non-US resident/non-homeowner??

08 January 2014 - 07:15 AM

Hi, I've been having trouble finding flooding insurance for my set-up. I live in Canada, I am not a home-owner nor an apartment leaser (so coverage under home insurance is a no-go and coverage with H2O through DAN is a no-go).

I've looked at DEPP insurance but the horror stories and and fraud incidences have sent me running away far and fast.

What are other people in my situation doing?! Is there an insurance company that will cover my kit?? I've tried googling this but with no luck... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Are buoyancy arms generally needed with a setup?

15 November 2013 - 06:41 PM

I am slowly gathering equipment to take my Canon 6D underwater. I am acquiring all Ikelite products (housing, strobes, arms, ports etc) and I have no idea what kind buoyancy this rig would have. From experience, does this setup tend to be positive, negative or neutral? Would I need buoyancy arms and if so, what kind would you get?



What adapter/cables do I need for a Canon 6D with a nauticam or ikelite housing?

14 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

So I'm pretty ignorant about how strobes work with a housing... If someone can help shed some light, I would be incredibly grateful. 

I have never used an UW housing before, I am slowly gathering equipment so that can take photos with my SLR setup but I am a little confused as to what I would need to get two strobes working with my setup.

I currently own a canon 6D. This camera does not have a built-in pop-up flash. I am undecided between getting an ikelite housing or a nauticam housing. If money was a non-issue then the choice would be obvious, so I'm waiting a little to see how my funds go...

I am looking into getting two ikelite DS160 strobes since I have heard nothing but good things about them (but if anyone has other recommendations, I'm all ears). From what I understand, if I were to go with an Ikelite housing, there are already the necessary connectors built in it... For the Nauticam, there aren't. So here's my question:

-What connectors/cables, arms, ball joints etc would I need for an Ikelite housing? Is 
-Alternatively, what connectors/cables, arms and ball joints etc would I need for a Nauticam housing?


Also, because there's no pop-up flash on the 6D, is TTL impossible??

Thanks for all your help!


Dominican Republic Diving?

21 September 2013 - 06:59 AM

My boyfriend won an all-inclusive beach vacation through a radio station contest (what luck, huh?!?)... They are sending us to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Neither of us are the resort type or beach-bum type so we decided to take advantage of this and find some diving to do to keep us occupied.

I cannot seem to find adequate information on the internet so maybe some experienced folk here can offer some info??

We are both certified for advanced open water. What are some popular dive sites around there? I know it isn't an IDEAL location for diving so I'd like to know what kind of experiences you guys have had here? We would like to hook up with a dive shop that is responsible and environmentally conscious (I know islands like this don't really care about conservation or the state of their reefs for the most part, I would not want to partake in any further detriment to their oceans)

Any info would help, thanks!!

For sale: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22, Ikelite housing and Ikelite standard 6" dome...

17 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

I have upgraded to a 6D and can no longer use any of this equipment. All prices are in Canadian dollars (which means its an even better deal for you fellows south of our border ).

For sale:

- Canon EOS 7D body - 975$ CAD
- Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 ultra wide (weitwinkel) lens - 650$ CAD
- Iklite Underwater Housing for Canon 7D (Model# 6871.07) - 1150$ CAD
- Iklite Standard 6" dome port (Model# 5503.50) - 150$ CAD

This kit would retail for 4100$ CAD - if anyone wants to buy everything together, my price would be 2700$ CAD (225$ savings as a kit)

The Canon 7D comes with all original packaging, manuals, strap, body cap, battery, charger, usb/av cables.
The Canon EF 10-22 ultra wide (weitwinkel) angle lens comes with all original packaging, manuals and lens cap. I am also giving the UV filter with it.
The Iklite housing comes with all original packaging, manual and a kit with a bunch of spares in it .
The Iklite standard port only comes with the neoprene cover for it.

Everything is in great condition, the housing and port have only been used literally a handful of times. The kit includes the O-rings for the housing and for the port as well. The housing has some scratches on the bottom where the camera slides in - this unfortunately is unavoidable due to design.

Only Paypal accepted - please note that shipping is an additional cost and will be determined depending on destination. Reasonable offers will be considered.

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