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  1. Selling for $900 Selling Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens. Used only a handful of times. Retails for $1300.00Key FeaturesEF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame FormatAperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32One Ultra-Low Dispersion ElementSuper Spectra Coating1:1 Magnification, 11.8" Min. FocusRing-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF SystemFocus Range LimiterOptical Image StabilizerWeather-Sealed ConstructionRounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  2. For Sale $900 Selling Canon EF Wide-Angle Zoom 8-15mm F/4.0 Used only a handful of times. Retails for $1300.00Product HighlightsFocal Length & Maximum Aperture: 15mm 4.0Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groupsDiagonal Angle of View: 180┬░Closest Focusing Distance: 0.16m / 6.2 in.
  3. Handles include two 1-inch balls on top of the handles.. Camera is for sale incidentally but at different price. Also have brand new cannon 18-35 fisheye lens/ and Canon 100MM macro lens for sale independently. If people want to buy certain components separately, don't hesitate to reach out.
  4. Chris Ross: Thank you! I appreciate your valuable insights... You are correct: the particulate matter in the water, fast currents, and quick animals were ultimately really disappointing. I never mean to complain! I just want to enjoy my dives, feel gratitude to be in these special places, and come home with some great memories in terms of images. I think practicing on slow moving reefs is a great idea and there are some amazing bucket list places like Papua New Guinea or Palau. Thank you sir for some wonderful advice and listing to my rookie frustrations. Sean
  5. Alex, you are incredible! I've read your books! They are amazing and I've long respected and admired your work. As far as the responses from this well seasoned group! Thank you. As far as questions, in both Soccorro and the Galapagos on Bluewater Photo Workshops (excellent) surrounded by excellent and more experienced photographers, shooting the same content, I expected with a professional setup using an Aquatica wide angle dome, Canon 5D Mark IV with a 16-35 F2.8 lens, that my work should have been reasonably comparable to my more seasoned dive partners. To say my photos were close was a vast understatement. Having had reasonable success shooting exotic wildlife on land in the Arctic, Africa, and other regions, I have a basic level of expectations. My goals for these dive spots were wide angle portraits of these majestic sharks and their gorgeous backdrops. Consistently my photos had poor definition, the sharks were always too far away even if visually they seemed close (causing me to have to crop 60% of the photo in post processing further reducing image quality). There are many principles to great UW : subject positioning, use of strobes, post processing. What I find though is that there are too many adjustments one must make on the fly that for someone going on 1-2 dive trips a year are excessive and never become second nature. While trying to enjoy the dive, constantly changing camera settings, trying to optimize strobes, etc becomes burdensome and takes away from the joy of being underwater. While it would be amazing to have my own photos, at this point I'd rather purchase photos from a brilliant artist like Alex Muster versus struggling to take something 5% as good. I agree it's important to build skills in easy dive environments, but having no interest in taking limited dive time to go to places that are uninteresting, and all of my diving being focused on bucket list trips, I'm not sure this UW thing is right for me....
  6. Selling my entire set up! Underwater photography is not for me. Used on only two trips: Feel free to message me with any questions! $7500 2 Sea & Sea YS-D2J Strobe 2 ULCS DB-05 double ball arm 5-inch 2 ULCS DB-08 double ball arm 8 inch 7 ULCS AC-CSF Clamp 2 Panasonic Eneloop AA Batteries4pack with Charger I Bluewater Photo 1000 Lumen Focus Ligh 1 Panasonic Eneloop AA Batteries8-pack 1 Cetacea Cloth coil/bungee lanyard Red (for SLR) 1 Stix Jumbo-4pack 1 Aquatica Housing for Canon 5D Mark IV- Dual Nikonos Bulkhead 1 Aquatica Vacuum Pump & Pressure Valve Kit 2 Sea & Sea Sync cord - DUAL 1 Aquatica Zoom Gear for canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM and EF 17-40 f/4L 1 Aquatica Port Extension Ring 1 Aquatica Focus Gear for canon 100mm macro f/2.8 IS USM 1 Aquatica Extension Ring 25.5mm (1.02") 1 Aquatica Mini Macro Port 1 Aquatica 9.25 Coated Glass Dome Port 1 Aquatica Aqua View Viewfinder - 45 Degrees 1 ULCS AD-6mm ball Adapter w/ stud for top of Subal Housings 1 Customized Pelican Case to house all components
  7. Fascinating...It's interesting how much Iphones are coming along. Thanks for the input. I'd like to have more capability than that. Has anyone used the SeaLife UW cameras? They sell the ReefMaster RM-4K which looks desirable...
  8. After 2 photo workshop trips to Galapagos and Soccoro with my Canon 5D Mark IV (Paired with an Aquatica Housing), which I've always used with great success on land, I've grown frustrated. Rather than enhancing my dives, it's frustrating me. What's a more easy to use UW system? I want something that is not cumbersome, easy to fly with around the world, and is more idiot proof rather than requiring a high degree of skill. I've thought of using a GoPro with cinema lights. Look forward to responses here! Thanks, Sean
  9. I'm new to Wet Pixel. New Underwater photographer here and obsessed with Sharks and Large Pelagics. My favorite dive spots are Golapagos, Socorro, and Cocos. I'm currently using a 5D Mark IV but debating going mirrorless.
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