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#1 diver dave1

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:30 AM

You know you are a U/W/ photo nerd when...

You have a B-day party and your favorite present is a book on Sea Slugs...

Someone mentions getting excited at watching a mating video and you immediately think of a reef spawning video you once saw...



What are your thoughts on your nerdy realizations?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:53 AM

I just dropped a pile of coin on a 45 degree viewfinder and just think it's the best invention since sliced bread. Mrs. Stoo was just looking at me with her head tilted over to one side... the same look by dog gives me when he has no idea what I'm going on about...

(I pointed out to her that I don't understand why anyone needs 25 pairs of shoes...)

#3 Timmoranuk

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:05 AM

OMG, if I have two 45 degree viewfinders AND 25 pairs of shoes what does that make me... (and keep the Imelda Marcos jokes to yourself please, she didn't shoot with Canon's!) :lol:

Edited by Timmoranuk, 23 May 2012 - 06:06 AM.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:40 AM

You know you're an U/W photo nerd when you are planning on taking over/under shots in fountains around NYC just to use your housing.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

You know you're an underwater photographic nerd when you raid your children's college fund for that new D800...

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

I go with tdpriest,
i can't get this damned D800 out of my mind .....
The D800 pictures i saw here impressed me very much especially because of the dynamic range.
Anyway, somebody like me who drag 2-3 cameras around, just bought 2 video lights and carry about 2 times more luggage and weight
in camera gear than clothes is probably a U/W/ photo nerd as well .....
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

OMG, if I have two 45 degree viewfinders AND 25 pairs of shoes what does that make me... (and keep the Imelda Marcos jokes to yourself please, she didn't shoot with Canon's!) :lol:

Perhaps you are the peacock of U/W divers.
Or the Male Mandarin fish. If they had feet, he would likely have lots of shoes.

Edited by diver dave1, 24 May 2012 - 04:36 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:33 AM

....when you consider buying a MakerBot just to custom-make your own plastic zoom gears, adaptors, and fittings for your underwater camera.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

You can differentiate types of o-ring grease on smell alone.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

...when the possibility that there is at long last a fix for longitudinal chromatic aberration gets you excited. :P
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

We should make one of those "sh!t underwater photographers say" video - everybody submits a 3-5 second clip to saying something they would say and someone with better video editing skills than me puts it together.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

You can differentiate types of o-ring grease on smell alone.


Can you really?? Yeah, that's nerdy! :P

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:28 PM

When you inform your wife your new Really Right Stuff tripod, ball head and L-plate has just been delivered, she then gently nods toward you, winks and informs you it's International Nerd Day, May 25, yikes... :P
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:17 AM

When you've slept with your housing, you've showered with your housing and you've licked the dome port.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:03 AM

You know you are a U/W photo nerd because you check Wetpixel online more then once a day!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

You know you are an underwater photographic nerd when you are asked if you ever dive without a camera.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

People dive without cameras? I am always learning.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

You know you are a U/W photo nerd because you check Wetpixel online more then once a day!



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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:07 PM

When your wife suggests an evening investigating the best use of a lubricant and you promptly head to the camera room and work on lubricating O-rings all evening. :P

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

When your wife suggests an evening investigating the best use of a lubricant and you promptly head to the camera room and work on lubricating O-rings all evening. :P


Maybe also if you have a camera room :-)
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