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#1 Krash

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Posted 23 June 2002 - 09:30 PM

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These are my first u/w pics. I had great success thanks to the gang at Wetpixel. I also took a u/w photo cert class and read Jim Church's "Essential Guide to Composition".

Setup:

CP5000
Ike housing
Ike DS125 TTL mode
19mm Lens

I basically only varied f-stop, strobe output, and macro mode.

Almost all shots were with auto:
Focus
White balance
Shutter speed

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Posted 24 June 2002 - 04:53 PM

Great Shots!

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Posted 25 June 2002 - 08:39 PM

Nice job! Were those with the 19 mm or with the cameras native lens?
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#4 Krash

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Posted 25 June 2002 - 09:11 PM

They were with the 19mm lens. I didn't even bother to pack the standard port after reading posts from others who have used the 19mm lens. I needed to keep it simple on my first trip. I see no need to use anything but that lens.

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Posted 27 July 2002 - 06:38 PM

Great shots!

Were the macro shots taken with the 19mm also? (in macro mode)?
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Posted 28 July 2002 - 12:13 AM

Krash,

your pictures are great but i find that "PROOF" written right across them a bit disturbing.
Couldn't you get rid of it and simply place a copyright in one of the corners ?

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#7 Krash

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Posted 28 July 2002 - 07:01 AM

I use printroom.com for my prints. They offer a "pro" account where you upload your images and others can have them printed at prices you specify. They take about 13% plus the price of the prints you get a check for the rest. I thought it would be fun to try to sell the prints online. The setup is $100. I thought I could maybe offset some gear expenses (hasn't happened yet!)

Anyway, to make a long story short, they generate the thumbnails for you with the "PROOF" so people can't copy the image and print their own.

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Posted 10 August 2002 - 06:49 PM

I am very impressed that you can get that close (the shrimp, close ups of coral, etc.) with the 19mm lens. Did you have to zoom in macro mode using that lens for the close shops? Or, di did you crop? I am trying to decide if I should house my CP5000 or wait and house my soon to come D100. After seeing the range of the CP5000 w/ 19mm lens, I am really leaning towards the Aquatica A5000 as they offer a dome port for the Nikon 19mm lens (I am an Aquatica fan!).
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Posted 10 August 2002 - 06:55 PM

Krash,

Also, are you happy with the CP5000? Your photos are great ... just wondering if there is antying about the CP5000 underwater that you dislike? I tested an Olympus 4040 camera u/w and was bothered by that shutter lag ... lots of guessing on tiiming cerain critters. Know what I mean?
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#10 Krash

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Posted 11 August 2002 - 12:13 PM

I couldn't be more pleased. I shot all pics with the 19mm lens. I used minimal cropping as I wanted to be able to make 8 x 10 prints.