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Canon D60 and S&S Housing Setup

28 February 2005 - 09:27 AM

After about 100 dives with the setup, I've decided to sell off my Canon D60 and Sea & Sea Dx-3060 housing.

What I've got:
Canon D60 (7k pics, 2 batteries, double charger, all original parts / manuals).
Sea & Sea Dx-3060 Housing
S&S Compact Dome Port w/ Neoprene Cover and rear port cover
S&S Extension Ring (to support Canon 17-40L lens with Dome)
S&S Nx Zoom Port (works with multiple lenses including Canon 100mm macro) w/ Rear port cover
Zoom gear for Canon 28-80mm lens
Zoom gear modified to work with Canon 17-40L lens
Body cover for housing
Extra o-ring (slightly used)
Miscellaneous other bits

As would be expected, there's some wear and tear on the housing. The dome port has some minor scratches on the exterior, but nothing you can see in any images. Check out some of my galleries here. Everything from February 2003 on was done with this setup.

New the setup and the camera cost close to $6k (did we really ever pay $2300 for a 6Mp camera?). I'll sell either the camera or the whole housing setup or both, but I won't part out the housing.

Housing setup - $1500
Camera - $650

Make me an offer, I'm getting ready to move and would like to carry a couple less items. I'll probably list it on eBay shortly if I don't get any response here.


Interesting commentary on "bad" images at Luminous

26 August 2004 - 04:57 AM

Check out the following "what's new" entry for Aug 26th by Michael Reichmann at Luminous Landscape:

August 26, 2004

Most photographers are interested in having their images display as high technical quality as possible. Fine grain film, hi-res sensors, top ranked lenses we have always been focused on (pardon the pun) achieving optimum image quality. Regrettably though, with the advent of Internet chat forums (some at least), along with digital camera, and software that allows us to look at things at the individual pixel level, this has escalated to a fetish for some people, and in my opinion a destructive one at that. It has little to do anymore with creativity, the joy seeing, and the making of images.

With this in mind today I am publishing a photograph taken recently that displays both green and red chromatic aberration, is out of focus, has motion blur from hand-holding, is highly underexposed, and which basically looks like crap at 100% onscreen in Photoshop. It is the latest entry on my Miscellaneous Moments page. I humbly suggest that Caravaggio might have approved.

Here's the image he's referring to. I got to thinking about something similar while reviewing some photos the other day. Sometimes, no matter how technically correct a photo might be (in focus, sharp, follows rule of 1/3s, well exposed) it's just not good, simply because it's boring or doesn't evoke any response. Conversely, a "bad" image (out of focus, underexposed) sometimes works better because it does what the technically correct image can't.

Just thought I'd share as we get into the new camera season surrounding Photokina and we see all these great new cameras and lenses with newer better faster specs... :)


Miscellaneous Ikelite / S&S / photo gear on eBay

18 July 2004 - 07:06 AM

Just posted a few items for sale on eBay, including 3 Ikelite arm setups, a S&S port cover and zoom gear, battery grip for a 10d/D60, and a couple other things.

See the listing here

Rig Buoyancy and trim - spilt from "DSLR/n interesting

30 June 2004 - 03:34 AM

The weight is a serious concern as anyone housing a 1Ds can tell you.

Not to stray off topic too far, but I have to laugh every time I read someone saying "the weight of the 1D/s/mkII is a serious concern". It's a single pound give or take. I have a D60 with a battery grip, and yes, it's lighter than my MkII, but not exponentially. Above water, my D60 setup is heavy, as are most SLR setups. Underwater, it's not.

Think of it this way, 70% of Americans are overweight and 20-30% are obese. Rather than focus on the 1 pound of extra weight on their camera, maybe they should pay attention to the extra 20 pounds on their waist (mine included). :D

Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now...

Digital Rebel with kit lens at Buy.com for $879.99

09 June 2004 - 04:29 AM

Free shipping too...


Just thought I'd share in case anybody was looking to come over to the dark side of dSLRs!!