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  1. I have a Nauticam housing for the Sony RX100IV up for sale on eBay. It includes a dual handled Nauticam tray. It is ready to go into the water, just add camera and strobes. Never flooded. Well cared for https://www.ebay.com/itm/302858347065
  2. $350 or Best Offer http://www.ebay.com/itm/301730645846?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  3. Underwater Camera Stuff 5" Dome Port and Extension http://www.ebay.com/itm/301720515445?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite 5510/.6 Extension http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719461175?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite 5510.28 Extension http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719458874?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite 5502.41 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719455429?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite 5510.11 Port Extension http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719455429?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite Modular Glass Flat Front Port 5510.35 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719455429?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite Modular 1.75 inch Focus Extension 5510.75 http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbayBeta&CurrentPage=MyeBayNextAllSelling&ssPageName=STRK%3AME%3ALNLK%3AMESX Ikelite 4 inch Dome Port 5503.50 http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbayBeta&CurrentPage=MyeBayNextAllSelling&ssPageName=STRK%3AME%3ALNLK%3AMESX Ikelite to Ikelite Single Strobe Sync Cord (2 to sell) 4103.51 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301720495891?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301720494560?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite to Ikelite Dual Strobe Sync Cord 4103.52 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301720492938?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite Port Extension for Nikon 105 (Large Barrel Port for current VR 105) 5510.28 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301720492938?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite Dome Port with Cutout Shade 5503 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719442057?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ikelite Port Extension 5510.22 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301719442057?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  4. I am selling my housing for the original Sony RX100 camera on eBay if anyone is interested. $500 or best offer. http://www.ebay.com/itm/301708443367?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  5. Have a 16 mm screw on wide angle Sea and Sea, but not 12 mm lens.
  6. I sent a reply via PM but didn't hear back. I still have a housing that you may be interested in.
  7. I'm cleaning out some of my underwater stuff and have an Ikelite DS200 strobe that hasn't been used in years for sale. It appears to work and the battery charges, BUT I'm not sure that the battery holds the charge very well. The battery may need replacement or need to be refurbished by Ikelite. It also has ulcs 1" ball attached to it. $200 email me at sdingeldein@triad.rr.com if interested!
  8. Ebay auction of my little used housing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300843272753 If interested I also have a refurbished 1J1 with 10-30 lens and charger that I will see for $200 may email me at sdingeldein@triad.rr.com
  9. I'm getting a bit tired of lugging 50 lbs of UW equipment for my Nikon D7000 (Ikelite housing) and ordered a Nikon WP-N1 for a Nikon 1J1. It arrived yesterday and I can report that it appears to be a serious housing, well thought out and constructed well. On top of that, the white looks really nice. Nikon suggests Sea and Sea YS-D1 strobes which connect via fiber optics (I've never used fiber optic connections before). Does anyone have other suggestions for strobes or are the YS-D1 strobes the only choice or best choice? Fortunately the thread on the front is 67 mm so my Subseas from Reefnet will fit for macro . . . I will get experience with the housing in a month and have some pictures to post.
  10. I'm assuming that the orange one is the second one. If so, it may be "trailing": "Also known as queueing or tail-gating, all species of the chromodorid genus Risbecia exhibit this behaviour where they seem to play "follow the leader". Perhaps its a behaviour which has evolved amongst relatively uncommon animals to ensure they find each other for mating. When tailing, one animal appears to follow the mucous trail of the other until they actually make contact. Then the following animal, as can be seen in thse photos, keeps contact by touching the 'tail' of the leader. Sometimes 3 or 4 animals can be seen together." I've seen it in a Caribbean slug Fact Sheet - Trailing
  11. I hate to throw a bit of cold water on the enthusiasm, but I am a cataract surgeon and there are a few things to consider before going this route (cataract surgery if one has a cataract and clear lens extraction if one doesn't have a cataract). First it not (at least in the US) a silicone versus synthetic. There are silicone IOLs and PMMA IOLs, typically an acrylic IOL that is foldable. Multifocal IOLS are available in acrylic lenses and have been for several years. The different IOLs do their "multifocal" work in different ways, but most of them work on a "robbing Peter to pay Paul" optical principle, typically some form of diffraction or different powers in the lens. Second, not all is hunky dory with multifocal lenses due to the fact that none (except claimed by the Crystal lens) work the way your eyes did when you were young. The diffractive and refractive IOLs tend to produce softer vision and there are problems potentially with halos at night. Occasionally, rarely, a patient wants one removed because they do not like the quality of vision. Monofocal lenses do not give you up close and distance vision but arguably give one a better quality of vision. And the success rate of multifocals varies. I tell patients they have about an 80% chance of not needing glasses most of the time, but that most will need glasses especially for small print. Lastly, there is risk to the surgery, including a less than ideal outcome, infection (1:1000/3000) and cataract surgery increases the risk of having a retinal detachment, especially in a high myope (nearsighted). Yes, LASIK can be done to "touch up" a less than ideal result.
  12. I've dived both trying to find that lens that would let me do fish portraits and macro. It's OK for fish portraits but you have to get way too close for macro. If I had my choice I'd take the 60 mm lens. You have to be a little farther away for fish portraits (depending on the size of the fish) but it is MUCH more usable for macro work.
  13. The need a PAR meter (Photosynthetically Active Radiation). Some have meters that are water proof (but not a 23 foot cord). I would think you could put it in something that would withstand pressure. I'm surprised an aquarium as well known as that one doesn't have its own PAR meters. Google PAR meters and you'll find a lot to read about.
  14. My marine biologist daughter thinks it is some type of isopod.
  15. Also being tall is a risk factor and it turns out PEs happen in 50% of DVTs (more sensitive testing like spiral cts have changed the numbers).
  16. There are a lot of good dive shops there, but I have only dived with Lahaina divers (Sept 10, Sept 11) and really liked them a lot. They are, I think, more for the "masses" but they have nice Newton boats and everyone from the company I've run into is nice and does a nice job. I've heard Ed Robinson's is good and I'm sure there are others on the island. To some degree it also may depend on where your friend is staying. Our timeshare is in Ka'anapali and so it is a 5 minute drive to Lahaina divers. They leave at 7:30 for the special dives away from shore (Molokini Crater, Lanai'i, Molokai, so to get to Kihei where some other operations are would take 1/2 hour or more. And if staying further south on the coast, the opposite would be true. Anyhow, I've been happy with Lahaina divers but if a smaller group of divers is desired look into other operations. And, if he is reasonably skilled, the back wall of Molokini crater is fantastic. The inside of Molokini is wonderful too. Hell, I like all the dive sites there, lol.
  17. A lot of people who dive here travel a lot and travel great distances. Everyone has likely read the information in the airplane magazines about getting up, moving around, doing static exercises to keep blood circulating in your legs. And perhaps some have heard of people getting deep veinous thrombosis (DVT) and perhaps also a pulmonary embolus (or more) from the DVT. Of course it's always someone else (Serena Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter) . . . until its you. I developed pain in my right calf 3 days after returning from Hawaii that felt like a muscle strain. However it didn't get better and a few days later I noted some swelling in the lower right leg. Off to my doctor and doppler studies were done (ultrasound) and found DVTs in both legs. The left one was completely asymptomatic. Even more surprising is that a CT of the chest showed several pulmonary emboli (none blocking an artery) mainly in both lower lungs (where blood preferentially flows). I was also 100% asymptomatic from the PEs . . . So into the hospital for heparin acutely and to start coumadin. Lovenox shots in the belly upon discharge (my wife enjoyed giving those, lol) and now my coumadin level is perfect 2.5. Back to work doing cataract surgery tomorrow. While unclear it appears I will be on coumadin 6-9 months and then can return to diving (coumadin and diving is controversial and advice depends on how conservative the dive doc is). So here are the points: 1. Get up and move around. Do lower leg exercises. Trips over 4 hours increase the risk significantly. The irony of my trip is that I had First Class Seats for the first time (God'll teach me) and so I was able to sleep for 4 hours and my guess is that contributed. Sitting in window seats doubles your chances of getting a DVT, so tell the lard butt in the aisle seat sleeping that you have to get up or you might die on him. 2. Consider getting compression stockings, particularly if you have any venous stasis at all, are over 50, or are overweight (like me but down 20 lbs with 20 more to go). 3. Don't ignore any lower extremity pain after long trips (plane or car).
  18. Little used Canon S90 Camera in good condition, with original box, papers, etc. $200 plus $15 S&H continental US of A. Email me at sdingeldein@triad.rr.com Thought I'd offer it here before putting it up on eBay.
  19. Very nice. I found out that the Westin in Cancun (part of the Starwood system) is not very far from Isla Mujeres. What operation did you dive with and did you like them? Steve Dingeldein
  20. Also www.underwatercamerastuff.com I have one of their 5" domes.
  21. I don't have a fisheye lens, but I have an Ike Housing for the Canon S90 that I will sell for 1/2 price, $165 including S&H in the Continental US. Steve Dingeldein
  22. I just dived with the new 40 mm macro DX lens from Nikon on my D7000 and wasn't particularly satisfied, particularly for macro. You have to get in the face of a critter. Decent for fish photos. The 60mm is still the best. Am looking forward to the Nex7 and the 30mm macro or the 18-15 with a subsea adapter. Still searching for the holy grail. SD
  23. My view is that whatever pleases you is fine, as long as you are not misrepresenting your work, say cutting and pasting critters together to "show" a unique underwater event for some contest or publication. Your eye constantly edits what it sees and there is no reason that you can't adjust in Lightroom to your heart's content until a picture looks like you remember it or how you want it to look. Your edited image doesn't look fake to me.
  24. The Nikon tele doesn't fit, I checked it last night.
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