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In Topic: Komodo

18 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

Looks like a fun trip Fontaine, I enjoyed going through the images on your Flickr page. Which boat did you use for Komodo?


We used Mermaid II, they were excellent but our Indonesian guide was a bit strange, most of the time he wasnt leading the dive and he didnt point much out, and then on night dives would go ballistic about a decorator crab.... At one point he had a big piece of loose coral in his hands the size of a bowling ball that he picked up and just dropped for some reason, then managed to get a fish and pierce it onto his pointer like he was skewering it for a BBQ, he then swam off with it for no apparent reason whatsoever, it was unfortunate because the other guides were excellent.

Other then our strange guide, everything was great, we had our two kids with us and they were looked after very well and enjoyed themselves, food was excellent, boat was clean, and everything ran smoothly and safely. Also there was only 10 diving guests which made it nice and roomy.

In Topic: The Climate vs. Capitalism

19 December 2011 - 04:12 AM

At the end of the day its like Naomi says, its not about reducing our carbon footprint or changing governments, its about completely revolutionizing the basis of our civilization, our kids are going to be living in a very different world then us, and it could be scary... I just think some common sense is in order, ie localizing food production and using more sustainable energy and consuming less would be a good step forward, change is possible, its just a matter of how shitty the world is going to get in the meantime... Unfortunately for China and India theres not enough room in the world for them to achieve the western standard of living, sad but true... Free market capitalism IMHO is a myth, and america needs to get over the fact that big corporate interest are not steering our world in the right direction.

In Topic: what for Canon 600D ? Ikelite or Sea & Sea RDX

19 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

I have a Sea and Sea RDX for my 500D and personally I wish I would have gone with nauticam, although I dont think the housing was available when I made my purchase.

Woops, I got my brands mixed up, it was the Aquatica I was referring to not Nauticam, I havent looked into Nauticam housings...

In Topic: First time shooting manual

16 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

Saw your post of this last image in best of 2011 - really like the crop you did on it. Happy diving - Pam

Thanks very much for the comments Pam, really appreciate it!!! And thanks for the advice on the cropping! :)

In Topic: Kenko with 60 mm lens

15 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

Am I correct in thinking that if you add an extension tube they will autofocus with the new 60mm AF-S?