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MIKE POWELL

Member Since 10 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2012 07:15 AM
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In Topic: A VERY good reason to buy equipment insurance!

12 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

Ben Thouard recently drowned much of his equipment, including a 1D4 and 1DX plus 4 L lenses. He is trying to get Canon to help with replacement and has asked for help to popularize his plight on FB (with likes and shares) for some marketing numbers to convince Canon to help him.

While I'm surprised that with nearly 20K of equipment, Ben didn't have any insurance to cover the equipment. Would anyone take that risk? Terrestrial shooters I can understand, but anyone shooting in water constantly, it would seem an oversight. But nonetheless, here's my bit to help a fellow photographer out:

Ben Thouard Facebook

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How not to shower your cameras!


I feel for the guy, but before I support him I would like to know how this happened ??

In Topic: Whale Sharks Isla Mujeres

05 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

Thanks Fellas! Here's a few more to convince you to make the plunge next year!


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In Topic: WETPIXEL Whalesharks - 2012

02 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

Well done Alex....Awesome shot of the WS with light rays!

I just returned and had a blast! Hope you don't mind if I post a pic of mine....never as good as yours of course !!

In Topic: Underwater Photography flag?

15 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

Yep, it's a no brainer! :lol:

In Topic: Humboldt squid dive operators?

25 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

Where would the safety line from the boat be attached to the diver? I would imagine that the diver would have to be very consious of where the line was so as to avoid getting wrapped up in it as the diver turned to film one squid or another.
Steve


Safety line, knife, and shark suit at night = deadly disaster :P

I took out a charter last year on a boat called the SANDMAN...it's a live aboard out of La Paz and will be heading back this August with Andy Murch on a different charter...the other option is to hook up with some fisherman and head out on a panga.