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Dakine

Member Since 06 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 29 2013 06:13 AM
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In Topic: Does this look like ordnance to you?

13 March 2007 - 01:06 AM

Thank you for the reply. I left the thing as I found it, sitting perfectly underneath a row of snorkel/dive boats that ferry about two thousand people each morning to that dive site.

I'm afraid that the only way to get rid of it would be to blow it up and thereby killing the reef and the surrounding fish. I'm told that that was the way they did it last time and it took a long time for the reef to grow back.

So I'd like to be somewhat confident that it's not a harmless object but i guess there's no way to find out.

I'll give the navy a call tomorrow.

In Topic: Canon 15mm Fisheye and Ikelite 8" dome port

14 February 2007 - 04:52 PM

I know how you feel. I just used my my first fisheye with the 8" dome and I'm trying to think of a way to just lock the port in place. I don't understand why ikelite hasn't come up with something already. It should be simple to make a little attachment on the port body that clips onto the housing. Right now I keep feeling the port to make sure it didn't somehow rotate out of place. Btw, The 15 is really awesome on a fullframe camera but for a 20d I'd go with something wider like the 10-17mm fisheye from tokina.

In Topic: Canon fullframe wideangle choices?

13 February 2007 - 04:49 PM

Well I figured I'd let you guys know how it worked out. I had a chance to try my new gear yesterday and James was right. I think the 15mm fish is my new favorite lens. Corners are way better than my 17-40 and the perspective is awesome. I also found out that this lens is extremely resistant to flare.

I humbly present you with two shots from my first dive here

(the turtle was defished using the excellent fisheye-hemi plugin)

Cheers!

Ryan

In Topic: Canon fullframe wideangle choices?

01 February 2007 - 07:57 PM

Well, I ordered the 5D, Ike's housing, the 15 fisheye and the 24/2.8 along with a bunch of other goodies.

I tried to go with the 24/1.4 but my credit card started to overheat from all the action. :) Damn, full frame doesn't come cheap. A D200+housing costs about the same as the 5D.

Proost! :blink:

In Topic: Canon fullframe wideangle choices?

01 February 2007 - 12:50 PM

Ryan,

William is correct. Canon 24mm F1.4 fits in Ikelite's port opening.

Check classified area if you want to try a 6" port first. I don't have hte lens for the #5503.50 dome port anymore.

dhaas



Sorry guys I shoud have been more specific. The lens fits in the port just fine but it does not fit all the way through the the opening in the housing. 77mm is too fat, so you need to take the port off then unmount the lens from the camera before you can remove the camera from the housing.

Stupid...I just realized that that problem was only caused by the zoom gear on the lens so that shouldn't be a problem with a prime.