I joined up here in 2007, but never really posted much.
Back then I was shooting an Oly C5000 with Epoque accessories (Strobe, macro and WA lens), whilst working as a dive guide in Lanzarote (Canary Islands).
Anyhow, came back to the UK and got set up with a Canon Ixus 960, plus INON fisheye, 2xmacros and 2xD2000 strobes.
Took this little lot to Indonesia for a 10 week dive trip and got bent on dive 2.
Spent a month snorkelling, got back in the water and had a very near miss when in Thailand. So sold up all the kit when I got back home.
Having spent the past year out of the water, learning land photography with a Nikon D90, the call of diving was too strong, so got a "Fit to Dive" medical, and am going off to Mozambique and South Africa for 3 weeks next May.
I will be housing the D90, and as I now have a self imposed depth limit of 20m will be going for an IKE housing. It will also be used in the UK.
To go with this, I have just bought an IKE DS 200 on ebay for a steal, so keeping an eye out for a second. I know they are a bit big and heavy for travelling, but I travel light (took 7kg for 1 month in Peru, plus 6kg of camera kit) and we get 10kg each extra allowance for the flights to South Africa.
I will be getting the 8" dome, modular flat ports, and already have the following glass
Plus for topside only
I really enjoyed the macro in Bali and Lembeh, as well as the WA stuff in Bali and Sipadan. Bunaken was bloody boring though. I have only ever taken maybe 30 shots in the UK, but initial experiments with Greenwater Magic Filters were very encouraging, considering the limits of the C5000.
Well, that's enough waffle from me, I'm sure I will have plenty of questions soon enough
Edited by londonsean69, 22 December 2009 - 02:54 PM.