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DesertEagle

Member Since 10 May 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2014 12:01 PM
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For Sale: Canon S95, FIX S95 Housing, UWL-28M52 Lens

26 November 2014 - 07:46 AM

Before I put this up on eBay, I'd like to offer it on Wetpixel first:

 

Canon S95 camera

FIX S95 Housing

UWL28M52 fisheye lens\

Original battery & charger

2 aftermarket batteries

 

 

Price: $650

Shipping $10 in the US (only) or pickup in the Boston area

PayPal preferred

 

All are in very good condition with signs of moderate wear. The camera has some scratches on the LCD screen.

 

The fisheye lens has a couple of hairline scratches on the dome element. They are very small, making them difficult to photograph. There is no effect on the photos. The lens shade is missing what looks like a 4mm screw. It stays in place well. I just havn't had time to order a replacement.

 

I recently took the housing down to 30 meters and everythig worked flawlessly. The ergonomics of the FIX are terrific.

 

The original battery lasts for two dives. The Bower branded batteries last roughly one dive.

 

Higher res photos are at http://www.pbase.com/krancer/inbox

 

 

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Bali or Similan Islands?

20 March 2014 - 05:23 PM

Please help me choose a destination for later this year. I would like to spend a week diving in September or early November. This would be a trip for a solo diver. I have little experience with macro photography and I generally prefer to dive wide angle-friendly sites. My favorite subjects are schools of anthias and soft corals.

Tulamben, Bali - I would want to stay right in front of the Liberty wreck so that I could dive it at first light. The wreck must be fantastic but I'm not sure how colorful the other reefs in Bali are. My biggest fear is showing up on the reef expecting lots of fish and seeing mostly hard corals and very few fish.

In favor of Bali, the accommodations look luxurious for little money, and the Liberty wreck really attracts me. In the minus column are the unknowns about other reefs and the 3 flights necessary each way from Boston.

Similan Islands, Thailand- It hadn't occurred to me that I should visit. I'd say it was a combination of ignorance and watching The Hangover II. But recently Emirates started flights from Boston to Dubai. Then I realized that they fly to Phuket.

In favor of Phuket, it looks like soft coral heaven. I would prefer hotel-based diving but I could opt for a short liveaboard cruise. So where do I look? There are so many different areas, hotels, dive operators, etc. Is this a better or equal choice to Tumbalen