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#1 bobjarman

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Posted 11 February 2003 - 10:20 AM

Saw this one too, no reserve and positive feedback of over 100. Might want to watch it if you are a Nimn shooter!


http://cgi.ebay.com/...4&category=4703

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 02:49 AM

The current bid is $1025. What do these retail for in the US?

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:56 AM

The retail on the housing alone (no ports or focus / zoom gears) is around $1750-1800.

The fisheye dome is another $500-$700, the custom flat is about $375, each of the zoom gears is probably between $75-$100 or so. Can't say on the custom pieces, but I'd gather you're looking at over $3,000 USD of gear.

Rethinking your Titan and E10 now Mark??? :D

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 06:48 AM

No, the Titan package is in the post. It should be with me any day now.

I just know that when I get out to play my other half will get to use it more than me. You could call it plan B. I may just prepare a late bid!!!

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 06:58 AM

Hmmmm, there are many days when I'm glad my other half doesn't want a camera, I'm not sure I could afford it if she did. Or at least not afford it and still actually dive.

If the price doesn't go up too much, that's a damn good deal... Even if it goes to $2000 it's still pretty good.

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:21 AM

If the price doesn't go up too much, that's a damn good deal...  Even if it goes to $2000 it's still pretty good.

I was thinking the same.

Whats the best price on a D100 in the US & where?
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:26 AM

Since it seems that most active UW digi folks are members here you can always collaborate so you dont bid against each other and just share it. :D

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:30 AM

Does that make you a secret bidder Bob?
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:34 AM

In fact the latest bidder is a "Kasey**". I know there is a Kasey on this forum who shoots with an Oly/Tiatn setup too. Maybe its him & maybe he has also got a dose of the 'wife camera pinching blues'.
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:36 AM

OK prices on eBay for a D100...

http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=30020

Here's a list of prices on Yahoo...
http://shopping.yaho...:0,spc:14489115

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 07:49 AM

Thanks Tom. I see the best price seems to be $1649. :D Thats the same figure in UKú over here !!! :angryfire:
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:04 AM

I noticed that is almost a hard and fast rule when comparing the prices of lots of things, not just electronics, between the US and the UK. Last time I was over, it played hell with my expenses being a US based employee with $ limits for things like meals, when the cost is close to the same in UK #s (sorry, can't find the right symbol) as it would be in $. I definitely feel for you on this one. Too bad you don't have a courier to ferry stuff back and forth across the pond.

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:13 AM

Too bad you don't have a courier to ferry stuff back and forth across the pond.

Oh but I do. Todd alias Yahsemtough. B)

He IS my DHL. I owe him a few pints by now.
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:17 AM

Good point, forgot about Todd now that he's off to Roatan!!

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:09 AM

In fact the latest bidder is a "Kasey**". I know there is a Kasey on this forum who shoots with an Oly/Tiatn setup too. Maybe its him

yeah its me...I'm not bidding aggressively on this, though. Anxious to see what's next at PMA
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:19 AM

Kasey, you had enough of the Oly setup?
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:20 AM

Not me.....I am back to film :D

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:26 AM

Not me.....I am back to film  :D

What did you use before? and why the change Bob?

BTW your web photos are fantastic.
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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:59 AM

Thanks Mark!

I have, in 5 years of diving gone from: (The Ultimate gearhead)

1: Motomarine II 6 months
2: Ikelite Elan IIe set up 2 years
3: Nikonos V 6 months
4: Canon G2 Powershot/Ikelite 1 year
5: Back to an Ikelite/canon A2 set up.

I shoot digital exclusively topside with a 1d, but I really dont want to house that camera, and since I only get to dive once a year I didn't want to spend another 3-5k or more on a digital SLR set up. I realize I didn't really give digital a fair shot, but I love Velvia underwater, I am comfortable shooting it, and its a lot cheaper to get into a older film system. :)

Only downside to it, is I can no longer enter the wetpixel contests! (Well plus dealing with that good old fashioned dust removal from scanned slides)


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Posted 12 February 2003 - 05:31 PM

Kasey, you had enough of the Oly setup?

I've been investigating an interchangeable lens system for several months - waiting to see what PMA has to offer, anyway. I'd really like to begin my investment into ports and lenses that will be with me for the long haul - regardless of which newer greater camera is coming to market.

I've also become extremely comfortable with the Titan and both accessory lenses - so I feel that a new system with different focal length lenses is the next challenging step. I also crave a better AF system - the E-20 can be frustrating!

I'm hoping for a D2 that will fit into the seacam housing - or I'll wait for seacam to bring the housing to market. I would think it'll be high on their list when it arrives. I think that camera, when it comes to be, will be of sufficient quality to satisfy my digital urges for at least 2 - 3 years.

In the meantime, I'd be happy with a D100, especially if I can pick up this housing at a great price.

Did you order accessory lenses for your Titan? I may have 'em up for sale soon.

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