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Offline Last Active Oct 24 2012 10:39 AM
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FIX G10 Housing and Ports

04 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

For sale is a Canon G10 with FIX Fisheye Housing, Super Wide port, Standard port and Diopters. Asking for $1200 or best reasonable offer.

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Body is functional and comes with batteries and charger.

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The camera has spent more time being used at sea than on land. It's never been flooded but has been subjected to some salt spray. You can see some salt deposit here as well as a stress fracture around the shutter button.

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There's a small hair in the lens that doesn't affect image quality to my eyes.

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There are also some small scratches on the ports that do not affect image quality.

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We just got back from a trip to Timor-Leste so here are some pictures taken with this housing combo within the last month, just to show the image quality and that it works.

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And more here...

I'd like to sell everything as a package. Please PM me here on WP.

Thanks for looking!

Chris

Sue Austin flies her underwater wheelchair

02 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hey guys,

Not sure if anybody has posted this before, but I found it on Vimeo and thought it would be a good share.

http://vimeo.com/46485171

From the Vimeo page:

Sue Austin, from Devon, is a disabled artist who aims to change perceptions of the wheelchair. For her, after spending years bedbound, the wheelchair gives her freedom.

She 'flies' a NHS wheelchair underwater. She has adapted the chair with battery powered propellers first developed for the US Navy divers and large perspex aerofoils to control turns. She is in the process of applying for a patent and hopes that one day these chairs will be made available at diving centres across the world.

Shot around Sharm el Sheik, Egypt on a Canon 5D and available in full res HD, 1080p.
Filmed, edited and graded by Norman Lomax of Moving Content.
Original Music by Jack Martin

2 days in Bali

15 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

Hello helpful friends,

I have a 4 day layover in Denpasar next month and I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to try and dive while I'm there. I fly in on Friday afternoon and then back out on Monday night, so I'm thinking we could get in a handful on Saturday and Sunday.

Is this a realistic timetable for getting over to Tulamben? I searched around for an answer to this topic before posting with no luck, but if you know of a similar post feel free to link it.

Cheers!

Chris

William Trubridge's world record freedive to 100 meters

07 July 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hey guys,

I in no way had anything to do with the production of this video, but I wanted to share it just the same. For me, the incredible editing shows waht is possible with our footage. So often we put together little videos of dives, and that's great, but there is a chance to tell stories with our footage. This video makes me think outside the box. Hopefully you enjoy it too.

PS Paul Heinerth and Brian Kakuk provided the deep footage on top of their duties as safety.

http://vimeo.com/45075681

This is the visual poem of William Trubridge's world record freedive to 100 meters (one hectometer, basically one football field length and back) in order to bring light to the plight of the world's smallest cetacean, the Hector's Dolphin of New Zealand. With one breath of air and diving without weights, fins or any propulsive assistance, William descended to 101 meters in the waters of Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world.
This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas.
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Directed and Edited by Matthew Brown
Written and Produced by William Trubridge verticalblue.net
Director of Photography - Matthew Brown
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Jason Sapp
Paul Heinerth
Brian Kakuk
Charlie Beede
Brian Pucella
Alfredo Romo
Paolo Valenti
Igor Liberti
SURFACE CAMERAS
Matthew Brown
Nic Rowan
Dolphin Footage - Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson, and NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust
Music Composed by Christopher Ward
Voice Coaches - Linda Trubridge and Gerry Dinnage
TEAM VERTICAL BLUE
AIDA Judges - Ute Geßmann and Ben Weiss
Coach/Timekeeper - Brittany Trubridge
Deep Safety Divers - Paul Heinerth, Brian Kakuk, and Jason Sapp
Safety Divers - Charlie Beede, Brian Pucella, and Alfredo Romo
Still Photography by Igor Liberti and Paolo Valenti
whaledolphintrust.org.nz/nihectors.html
Here's sort of the making-of/behind the scenes (basically bloopers) of the video, hehe tinyurl.com/73n99pz
shot on the naked Canon HV40 (R.I.P) and edited with Sony Vegas

Solar Panels for expedition

05 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

I'm planning an expedition right now to some very remote areas. We'll need to charge batteries for (1) 3CCD camera, (2) LED video lights, (1) Canon 5D, (2) YS-250's. Additional charge for random bits would be nice, but the main focus needs to be on getting this gear charged. 4 days at site. 7-8 dives total.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any experience with Solar panels that can handle this load? What brand? What kind of wattage would be required? Any help or additional points are appreciated. Trying to see if it makes more sense to spend the budget on extra batteries or the panels....

Thanks!