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#181 Hugy

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:46 AM

Hi together !

 

I'm absolutely new in this forum, and wanted to start a new topic, but without success:

"You cannot start a new topic" is written in every forum. Do I miss something ??

 

sorry for off topic, but didn't know where to put this...

 

 

PS: now it's working... maybe, I should have waited a bit longer :)

 

 

Greetings

 

Post moved:Ed

 

You must make a post in the forum before you can start a new topic!


Edited by adamhanlon, 30 April 2013 - 08:07 AM.


#182 Wigglyline Films

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:24 AM

Josh Thompson UK, Brighton Complete newbie to this forum!

 

Looking to sell my Sony Ex3 & Amphibico Ex3 Underwater Housing.

 

Hopefully will post an ad up soon....If it eventually allows me post in that forum!



#183 victoria2409

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

Hi there - just getting properly started on this UW photography business and looking for lots of hints/tips on this forum.  Been diving since 2007 with a Canon Ixus 70 and housing but wanted to move on to something more, had a borrow of an Oly E-PL1 on holiday in Gozo last year and loved it and just last week the housing arrived for it!  Now to find a suitable strobe...

 

Looking forward to learning from you all!



#184 PEDiamond

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

Aloha: just joined forum...long time canon nature shooter but new to underwater....recently purchased Oly E-PL5 and housing/strobe so will almost certainly be asking about issues as they arise.......peter



#185 philebo

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:53 AM

Hi All, I am looking for help with my underwater photo system. I do not know if I am posting in the right palce but I do not knw how to use the forum.

I have a Olympus PEN PL1 with an underwater housing Olympus PT EP01. I need to use the manual focus. I heard that I have to buy a focus ring in ordert to make possible to regulate the focus with the wheel of the housing.

Can someone give me more indications?

What ring do I have to buy? Where can I buy it?

Thanks a lot

 

Lorenzo



#186 seaslug57

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

So, introductions.

 

After six years of reading wetpixel, I'm going to stop lurking... I've been diving since 1974: learned in Thailand, then {Bonaire, Cayman, Bay Islands, Turks} many times; Sipadan, Spoilsport... once each.

 

LOTS of Monterey (can we say Cypress Sea?) I knew we could. Starting shooting underwater early '90s with a Nikonos. Eventually flooded that. Got married, had a kid, which slowed my diving.

 

Did a couple of start-ups, retired, had a brief spell of "lots of diving"... and got a serious case of gear lust: bought a Subal ND20 and all the fixings.

Bad luck struck: went through a divorce, and my regular, loyal dive buddy got financially rained out. Haven't really been diving since -- and that gear (the ND20 and all?) Never got used, not even once.

 

Next step: sell the ND20. If I get to go diving again, I'm not going to want to schlep an ND20 and all the fixins. So I'm back here, in part to do that. Maybe I'll get the lust again, but not for gear.

 

There is a very esoteric, but heartfelt country song in this somewhere. I miss getting wet. But need to sell the ND20, so I'm here.

 

  John



#187 theswede

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

Greetings reader,

 

I have been diving for 20 years and have always been interested in underwater photography, but just recently got a so called "semi-professional" camera (D300) and Seacam housing.  My first photo dive was during my "Advanced Open Water" class in the mid-90s using a Motor Marine 2 camera, but then I didn't take any underwater pictures until about 5 years ago when I got a Panasonic LX3 with 10Bar housing. (some photos from this camera can be seen here: http://florida.scubasoft.net/#1.22 )

I live in Florida and primarily shoot pictures in caves.  Hopefully I can learn a thing or two on this forum.

 

Cheers,

Andreas



#188 ji76

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hello
I'm french dip, I live in the south of France, and works with Olympus E330
I'm looking for a box for Olympus E3.
 
thank you

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#189 jnsotte

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:57 AM

Hey everybody!  New to Wetpixel forums.  I have been shooting U/W for 10+ years now.  Looking forward to sharing experiences here.  Some of my work can be viewed at www.imagesbyjasonotte.com



#190 veilside

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:55 PM

Hello I'm KC from Malaysia, new to this forum.

#191 jaram

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

Hi, new member signing in.  Great site!



#192 irabraun1

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hello all:

Just getting back into UW photography. My impetus was the Olympus OMD system which I have used topside and love. Trying to get rid of my old Aquatica Canon 20D system. I'll try the classifieds here on Wetpixel.

I'm fortunate to live in the Florida Keys. The ability to interact with and learn from those with a great deal of experience is invaluable.

Glad to be here.

Ira



#193 edwinadkins

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hi, I'm Edwin, and I'm new to this site.  My work takes me to unusual places (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea recently) which provides opportunities for scuba and underwater photography.  I'm hoping to learn, and do some shopping for gear, through this site. 



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

Hi! I'm Dylan. I'm currently living in Vancouver BC, but most of my diving experience is in Australia/NZ/Cook Islands (Advanced Open water). I have an old Olympus Tough-6000 in an Ikelight housing, wide angle wet lens, S&S YS-110a strobe and tray/arms. I've just ordered a E-PL1/PT-EP01 combo which should be a nice upgrade for me at a budget price. Never found that old compact very good other than being tough. But I see there are also E-PM1/PT-EP06 combos at great prices as well and wonder if it would be worth cancelling the E-PL1 order?? Someday I want a housing for one of my Nikon SLRs or at least my OM-D, but I'm on a budget.

I was hoping to post a topic comparing the pros/cons of the two cameras. But I don't have the ability to start a topic, hopefully that ability will get approved soon as I only have so long to cancel my current order! :)



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

Hello, my name is Elliott I'm from Ontario Canada.  I've been diving since 2003.  I shoot with a 5D MKII and Aquatica housing.  I like to jump on my T16  Halcyon scooter and mount my camera and shoot video. I dive all year round and thank God for dry suits cause the great lakes' are cold.  Just recently, I was in the Cuban archipelago of the Queen's Garden.  The gardens had a rich marina bio diversity but don't take my word you can watch 60 mins. 



#196 Fireman

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:16 PM

Hello I am Adam from Wisconsin, USA

 

I have been diving for a year and got invovled with underwater photography almost immedaitely.  For the most part I like to shoot video, right now I am using a SeaLife DC1200.  Its not the greatest thing in the world, but its easy to handle in the water and does quality that is perfectly acceptable for online use.  Just started using Studio 16 Ultimate for video editing, photos go through Picasa and Corel PaintShop to be polished up.

 

Most of my work can be found here https://www.facebook...ivingAdventures


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#197 ~Zissou~

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Hey everyone,

 

I'm also a bit of a lurker, though only for the last 6 months. Some great advice and interesting topics here written by some pretty talented people.

I'm a fellow ocean lover with a soft spot for classic marine documentaries. I'm more into video and just spent 4 months working as an underwater videographer on Koh Tao, though the word 'videographer' seemed to carry a bit of a bad stigma there, I loved ever minute nonetheless!
Diving with a camera is my favourite sort of diving, no matter if I'm doing a wreck or UV dive, I don't know what to do with myself or my hands when I'm left without. Also interested in getting into a bit of photography, though my soft spot is for making video's. I may post my Koh Tao 'best bits' vid in some other section soon for some advice.

Currently in the market for my first camera (tired of borrowing!), so heading to that section now.
Looking forward to absorbing more wisdom of wetpixel. 
Cheers.


Edited by ~Zissou~, 17 June 2013 - 12:29 PM.

Dictated but not read.

 


#198 minski

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:39 AM

Hello! I'm Mindy and I currently live in Maryland. I do marketing for a construction company for a living and am a photography enthusiast and certified diver in my spare time. I'm looking to refine my underwater photography skills and am also currently on the hunt for a housing for my now backup camera, a Canon 30D ... so expect to see me around!!!



#199 OllyB

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:42 AM

Hi I'm Olly

 

Based in the UK and enjoy both uk and warmer water diving.

 

Been taking photos for 2 yrs now, starting to get some decent results..........



#200 mj3dvfx

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

Hi everyone. 

 

My name is Matt.  I'm based out of Los Angeles, CA.  I've been diving for almost 3 years now.  So far all of my diving has only been here in the Pacific, but my girlfriend and I are really looking to getting into some warm water soon.  I'm sort of a novice UW photographer and I'm looking forward to continuing my learning process. 

 

Best, 

 

Matt