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#1 echeng

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:36 AM

These are awesome:
http://www.backscatt...ticle.php?ID=43

It's an article both about the new Sea & Sea D300 housing and a trip to photograph sailfish at Isla Mujeres (where he tried out the housing).
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:47 AM

Nice!

Wow! sunballs........



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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:04 AM

Great stuff.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:14 AM

Can't wait to get my hands on the new S&S D300 housing !!!
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:25 AM

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice photos..

i dont like Berk anymore.. :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:14 AM

Sunballs do look great!

Great work

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:05 AM

It’s beyond instant digital feedback and produces images on par and argubably better than results I’ve ever achieved with 35mm film.



If I was any doubt on getting this camera, this got me. I Can´t wait...

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:22 PM

ooh, nice sunballs... I suspect we're going to see a lot of D200 and D70s rigs for sale on the classifieds soon. And maybe a few Canon 20D/30D's... :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:54 PM

am i the only one who doesn't care about the sunballs?!?!

The sailfish!!! the Sailfish!!

Where where where?

I want to go

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:31 PM

I don't give a damn about the sunballs, and was ooohing and ahhhing over the sailfish. Amos just sent me some really nice images as well.

awesome.

Oh, and Mike -- you are WHERE. Did you read the post? Or click over?
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:40 AM

You said Mexico! Isla Mujeres

I am not in Mexico...


I jus like de purdy pictures.. don't like ta read... :)


What i want to know is.. where is Isla Mujeres..

Now i have to google.. sigh

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

Berkley White has just returned from Isla Mujeres, Mexico...

It's ok, Mike. The page is still loading, right? :)
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:51 AM

see Matt, Eric thinks i am in Mexico..

"Oh, and Mike -- you are WHERE."

hehe


Surprisingly enough, its Atlantic coast Mexico.. i would have figured Pacific.. unless those tricky people at google are tricking me and there is more than one..


Now i want Berk to do a whole trip report on that trip, can't find one on backscatter site

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:10 AM

I mistyped that sentence in my excitement in lambasting you in public. :)
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:37 AM

:) :) :) great pictures of silfish. Just seeing one is a very rare thing so seing so many AND photographing them has to be very special.

About the sunballs I have to say that these are very good but I would like see some deeper ones where the cyan is stronger; the D200 is also able to get nice shallow sunballs but struggles in deeper waters...
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:58 AM

WOW!, indeed.

The D300 I'm sure is a technological marvel, but I'm drooling over the sailfish images. Way to go, Berkley!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:14 AM

Sweet mother of mercy :excl:

I could care less about the sunballs. That last shot of the sailfish with the bait ball - swwweeeeet :D

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

There was a guy on here last year trying to put together a sailfish trip. Did y'all miss that? I signed up, but the trip fell through, probably because all the 'big names' had all the good boats locked up by then.

Unfortunately, this time of year you get cold fronts coming through every week so you have very hit and miss weather.

Great shots Berk, I'm impressed.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:33 PM

It was one name in particular who managed to prevent our trip from going. (it wasn't Berkley)

Berk offered me a spot for a few days, which was cool. Perrine and Seifert were there with Berk, but Seifert couldn't go until the end of the trip, and I could have had the early days! But alas, I couldn't go either.

From what I heard, the weather conditions were terrible and they had very limited time in the water.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:21 PM

Seifert were there with Berk...


so that explains the ugly yellow wetsuit above the whaleshark :D

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