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In Topic: WTB full package nikon D800 or D7000 or similar with housing

03 March 2013 - 07:21 PM



I have switched to D800 system and am selling my D7000 setup including:


-- Pristine, low-shutter-count D7000 ( <5% of rated life) with box, papers and all accessories

-- Ikelite enclosure ( with box, papers etc) that has been tricked out by Bill Libecap  www.underwatercamerastuff.com with vacuum system, moisture sensor and adjusted strobe connector orientation.

-- Nikon 60mm AF-D macro


May also have an Ikelite strobe  with arms and another lens and mini dome depending on what you want.


Thanks ... Marc Hult     hult at hydrologist dot com

In Topic: FS: Ikelite 6871.02 housing setup for Canon 5D mark ii and DS161

03 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

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In Topic: Time For A Major Philosophy Change?

06 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

Are we really ready to cut the apron strings to the slide film era?


This is all a hang up from the slide film era.

This has been a 'hang up' -- or not depending on individual inclination -- since almost forever.

Counter-assertion: All photographs, including slides, can be both pre-visioned and instantiated as an immutable object _and_ re-explored and re-discovered in post processing as new creations -- and this has always been so.

For example, not so long ago, using a Kodalith intermediate, an original color slide could be the source of countless high-contrast black-and white variations -- all of which were embedded in the original, waiting to be found. (Think Andy Warhol).

Now we can do this in PS, but the exploration is the same. Just as cropping and burning and dodging and shifting contrast are the same -- but different.

Do check out this "Blow-Up" mind-bender :

Here eight original daguerreotypes taken 1848 in a panoramic view of Cincinnati's Ohio River frontage were re-discovered by microscopic gigapan ( www.gigapan.org) techniques in the 21st Century (1400 separate frames of each photo averaged over 9 exposures each) to create an image with 100x the apparent resolution of the originals -- revealing dates and times (to the minute) and people and places long lost.

(Think D800 DX crop times 65.)

Would even a static picture of a nudi really be so boring if we could blow it up 50x? What would we see that wasn't new(ish)? ).

Plus ša change ... Marc