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Walt Stearns

Member Since 08 Apr 2005
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In Topic: Help for lense choise for canon eos 7d mark II

12 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

Before switching back over to Nikon (D500), I shot extensively underwater with both the Canon 7D and 7DmkII. The must have lenses is the Tokina 10-17 fisheye for wide angle which can be used even with a 100mm mini dome port and the Canon 60mm macro. If your aim is really small subjects from pygmy seahorses to hairy shrimps, than with the Canon 100mm or Tamron 90mm macro. 

In Topic: air travel with strobes (air pressure effects)

07 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

I all the years (36+) of air travel, with the highest amount during the 1990’s where I was traveling as often as twice amount for magazines, I never gave a second thought high altitude pressure changes might have on my strobes in the belly of a passenger jet. And I have traveled with a few, Subsea, Oceanic’s, Ikelite’s, Sea&Sea’s, MCD’s, etc. and never have had appear to a affected buy the journey. As for batteries, especially my Seas & Sea’s, my only trouble there was not have airport security on occasion not understanding what they were, to more recently convincing them that they are NiMh and not Lithium.

In Topic: D500 Housing choices...

05 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

I have gone from Subal (Canon 5D, Nikon D200, Canon 7D) to Nauticam (first with the Canon 7DmkIi and now the Nikon D500) the housings are and have the most secure port mounting system I have ever used. And you can go wrong with their selection of ports. If you should have Subal, Sea&Sea, Aquatica or Seacam ports, well Nauticam has port adaptors for them too.

In Topic: WTB: Sea&Sea YS-250 Strobes

01 February 2018 - 06:32 PM

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In Topic: WTB: Sea&Sea YS-250 Strobes

01 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

Mike, I have a Sea & Sea YS-250 I can sell you. Other than the strobe cosmetically shows signs of use (exactly as shown in the pictures), it is still in great working order. Strobe comes with two rechargeable batteries, 110/240V charger, wide-angle diffuser, Sea & Sea to Nikonos IV sync cable and spare set of blue O-rings.