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Macro Gear at Cocos Is.????

26 June 2014 - 03:34 AM

I'm headed to the Cocos in a couple weeks with the Undersea Hunter folks. I shooting a D7000 in an Aquatica housing with 8" dome and bring both a Sigma 17-70 macro and Tokina 10-17 FE.


Is there any need to bring flat port, 60 mm micro and 105 mm lenses?


When I went to Socorro a couple years ago, I took the macro stuff, but never used them. I assume that Cocos is similar.


Thanks for your input.





FS: Ikelite DS-51 strobes (2X)

03 May 2014 - 04:26 AM

I am selling a pair of DS-51s that have been lightly used. I purchased them new, used for 2 dive trips, maybe 30 dives. Then I found a great deal on DS-125s which quickly became my primary strobes. Included are the diffusors and five spare battery compartment covers. On these strobes, the battery compartment o-ring is integral with the cover, so you must replace the cover to replace the o-ring. At least that's what Ikelite says to do.


Looking for $275.00 USD each plus shipping. PP only.


More pics available upon request.

Upgrade to YS-D1 or Z240-Questions

20 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

I am about to upgrade from my trusty DS-125s to either Z240 or YS-D1. I was pretty much set on the D1s, then I ran into a bunch of posts on problems with the D1s mostly with the TTL and poor service from USA office of Sea & Sea. Now I'm reconsidering the Z240s.

My attraction to the D1 was the GN 32 since I shoot a good bit of big guys in WA and FE. I understand that the beam is narrow relative to the Z240 and that at 100 degrees, the GNs are about the same. So the Z240 would probably be fine.

My Rig: D7000 in Aquatica housing with nikonos bulkheads. I've always shot with a sync cord. I shoot WA in Manual strobe and close-up and macro in both manual and TTL. I definitely want to be able to use TTL.

Any experience or opinions would be appreciated.

PS> I'm spoiled by the excellent service from Ikelite and Aquatica over the years and don't want to buy into a situation where US service is poor.