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Julian D

Member Since 19 May 2012
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Ikelite DS125's, FO adaptors, FO cables

10 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

2 x DS125's as follows:


(1) Virtually new, 2012 battery, with diffuser, charger and various plug adaptors (US$350).

(2) More used but in great condition, battery undated (works fine), no diffuser, charger with US adaptor only (US$330).


2 x Ikelite optic adaptors, great condition (US$55 each).


2 x Sea & Sea L type fiber optic cables, well used but work perfectly (US$40 each).


The above doesn't include shipping.


I am located in California until 15th November, after which this will be located in New Zealand.


Would prefer to sell as a set: US$780 plus shipping (I'll cover pay pal fees).


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Forgot my zoom gear for 10-17

11 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hi.  Heading out diving this weekend and don't have the zoom gear for my 10-17. I'm diving in kelp and my intention was to do some scenic shots and work on ambient lighting (I'm just learning).


Anyone got any suggestions on where to set my zoom before I get on?


I actually do have a 1.4 TC & associated gear with me so I could use that but I was thinking that it might be useful to just use the set zoom to keep me focused on lighting.



Advice on how to improve this image

13 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

Hi.  I took this at Pt Lobos (California) last weekend. I'd like some advice on how to process this image to get the best out of it - I got a nice close up but I want one that shows the environment he (or she) was sitting in. I quite like it but it doesn't quite feel right and I've beenmucking around with it and not getting far Maybe the lighting is just not right to start with? Any pointers of any kind much appreciated.  I've attached the original and my current preferred edit.  Thanks.

Dive options - mid May in Califoirnia

30 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

Hi.  I'm heading to California in about 10 days time.  Will have a spare weekend to go diving for a day.  I have been out to Santa Cruz on the Peace Boat (Ventura) previously, which was great.  I've also been over to Monterey but the vis was poor so I'm a touch gun-shy about Monterey.  Having said that the great photos of Carmel by another poster are quite encouraging!


Can anyone recommend any great locations/dive operators for this time of year?  I'll be in the central valley so can easily travel anywhere from Monterey down to LA (or even further south).  With only one day I am really looking for a relativeIy safe bet with some interesting subjects. A chance to do some wide angle would be great but Id be just as happy with Macro also. 


Many thanks.

wide angle lens for occasional underwater use

14 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

Hi.  I already have a tokina 10-17 but want to get to get a topside wide angle lens (for my D7000).  It seems a shame not to get one that will also be useful for underwater use one day.


The nikon 10-24 looks ideal but it a bit out of my price range at the moment so I was thinking maybe a tokina 11-16 or the sigma 10-20 which would have a mode useful zoom range.


Any comments on these two lenses and/or any other recommendations?  I'd like to photograph whales at some stage so I'm really after a lens that could handle that sort of thing too....