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    Nikon D80
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    Ikelite
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    Inon Z220S x 2
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    ULCS Strobe arms
  1. Hello all, Did a quick video of couple of clips I got on my trip to Cocos on December 14-24 onboard Okeanos Aggressor. We were not exactly lucky with the conditions for this trip as pelagics had a bit of a week off, I suspect moon phase was probably key (it seems that the current trip is having a blast as my friend is still on board :-/ ) That's my first attempt at editing video somewhat moderately complex so things are not exactly tip-top but I like the result so far. I retrospectively should have done a little bit more videos. In the last 4 days, I fixed the GoPro on top of my dome to have continuous shooting. I had left the GoPro magic filter at home, I would have been interested to see the difference. I missed some close encounters not having that where I had a Galapagos shark shooting straight through a channel at coming head on at me, a tiger shark coming on top and behind us while we were busy looking the other way and another one shadowing me for a minute. I never had the video on for those encounters or was of course busy facing it the other way while my head was looking somewhere els The dolphin shooting is courtesy of Capt Alberto Munoz from Okeanos aggressor, we got them again on the next dive and I was busy trying to shoot them on still (they were a bit more nervous). I started to post some pictures on Flickr [vimeo]56530182[/vimeo]
  2. Are you interested in the entire setup ? I have just listed yesterday my D80 on eBay and submitted the Ikelite housing a few minutes ago. ( I think I can remove from the listing without issues if you are interested ) http://www.ebay.com/itm/150733754575?ssPag...9#ht_500wt_1387 http://www.ebay.com/itm/150734197887?ssPag...9#ht_500wt_1387 The picture on the D80 with the menu / time was taken yesterday, the one on the ikelite was taken about 30min ago. I can send you the full size pictures via email if you wish. Not sure about the cost to ship to Australia for this. I doubt this will be $50 :-/ The boxes would be about 6kg, I can probably save by packaging together and putting the camera inside the housing, etc... a "rough" fedex pricing gives me $280 though. I can probably get a more accurate quote by going to the fedex office next block with the parcel but would need your address. I'm PMing you for details.
  3. I'm selling my Nikon D80 + Ikelite housing that have served me very well. Both are in perfect conditions, never had any problem with it. I just took pictures in Komodo a few months ago which you can see http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbailliez/set...57627473330098/ Nikon D80 comes with the usual: manuals, battery, charger + cable (us), etc.. Ikelite housing is the new housing type with the 4 locks. It was originally a 2-lock one and I sent it last year to Ikelite for a complete service + upgrade ($200) It comes with the o-ring, zoom clamps and sleeves #5509.28 and #9059.8 as well as the dual tray. Asking price: USD 750 for the complete set. Add ground shipping for continental US. Payment via paypal.
  4. I'm selling a barely used Nikon AF-DX 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Fisheye. If there has been 100 photos taken with it in total, that would be a maximum, since then it has been stored safely in its own box. As new with its box, manual, pouch... Selling for USD $500 including ground shipping to continental US. Payment via paypal only.
  5. I'm selling my Nikon D700 for anyone who might be interested. It currently has 4822 actuations, so it didn't get much use, due to me mostly using another DX body for UW. It is a totally awesome camera, but most of my lenses are DX and I cannot justify the D700 mostly sitting in a closet. I bought it in the Netherlands (as I was previously living there) on April 13, 2010. It is obviously like new except minor scratches around the tripod base. I will ship it with the US electric cord instead of the EU one. (unless specified otherwise) and its original box with all items and a CF Sandisk 8GB 60MB/s Price: $2,000 USD. Shipping US continental US only (I'm based in NYC). Shipping cost extra. Payment via paypal.
  6. I'm selling a barely used Nikon AF-DX 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Fisheye. If there has been 100 photos taken with it in total, that would be a maximum, since then it has been stored safely in its own box. See example photo below taken with a D80. Selling for USD 600 including ground shipping to continental US. Taken in Dumaguete, Philippines with a Nikon D80 / Nikon 10.5mm:
  7. I'm selling a used Inon Z220S strobe bought in 2004. It has over 500 dives. Never any problem with it. I have used it successfully on Olympus C5050Z + PT-015 housing with optical cables and a Nikon D80 + Ikelite housing with electrical cables. Obviously it has scratches on the body (as can be seen from the reflection on the image) but that is about it. It comes bundled with: - Magnets, screws, diffusers - Spare o-rings + silicone grease - Spare battery cap - Spare optical cap - Instruction manual (in Japanese) - 2 x Inon Optical D cable (value ~100$) - 8 x GP rechargeable batteries 2700mh Selling for USD 250 including ground shipping to continental US.
  8. I'm selling my Nikon D80 + Ikelite housing that have served me very well. It's a simple and good underwater photography set, is good for entry level into the dslr world and also has a backup. Both are in perfect conditions, never had any problem with it. I just took pictures in Komodo 2 weeks ago which you can see http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbailliez/set...57627473330098/ Nikon D80 comes with the usual: manuals, battery, charger + cable (us), etc.. Ikelite housing is the new housing type with the 4 locks. It was originally a 2-lock one and I sent it last year to Ikelite for a complete service + upgrade ($200) It comes with the o-ring, zoom clamps and sleeves #5509.28 and #9059.8 as well as the dual tray. Asking price: USD 900 for the complete set. Including ground shipping for continental US.
  9. Thanks for the reply I could not find it at all on wetpixel dema reports, but googling more intensively pointed me to the dpg dema reports which mentions it. http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-p...coverage-day-3/
  10. The following article gives probably a more complete picture: The South African Coelacanth Discovery Story based on text received from Pieter Venter and edited by Garth Cambray. http://www.redshift.com/~bcbelknap/powell/..._coeldiscov.htm Articles also suggest that the team will get back there in May 2011 to spend more time studying the fish. http://www.lematin.ch/loisirs/culture/suis...lacanthe-365758 (translated by google)
  11. The video is also available here: http://vimeo.com/18348025 (not official that is) [vimeohd]18348025[/vimeohd] (embedded by moderator) @allison: Laurent mentions in the movie they went to a series of caves that are at 105 and also 115m to look for it, he mentions that he could spend about 25-30min at this depth and they had to do 4h30 of deco stop. From the comments (and of course the footage) they did many dives here during a duration of 4 weeks, some unsuccessful one where they spent all their time looking and in particular the one where he saw the coelecanth outside the cave right after they went over the drop off. During this period they apparently saw 4 different coelacanths here. Source from one of the team member in rebreatherworld mentioned back in september:
  12. I might have been living in a cave, but what is this about ? I do not seem to find any information related to this optical controller.
  13. Old post but putting my 2 cents on that. There are many variations of this and there is not exactly one exact pattern, however it is clear that local guides would have a standard of living in their respective countries which are several orders of magnitude above a western dive guide working in a western country (or even a western dive guide working in a third-world country since that person would still pay a lot more than a local would pay for a lot of things). Clearly a dive guide in western country, it's not like you're there for the money... In most places around the world, a lot of western dive guides roughly make $600-800 / month. In some places it is financially more interesting to be a DM than an instructor as an instructor can easily get several days certification stuck with one student, whereas as a dive guide you would get something like 10$ per head for a guided dive. To come back to local dive guides and very high tipping... Having talked to a few dive business owners, what can sometimes happen is the diving crew actually not showing up to work the next weeks after receiving high tipping from some customers and thus putting the dive business in relative trouble with the next customers because the full staff is not here. Keep that in mind when you leave a 'healthy tip'. As for local owning dive operations/liveaboard and charging western fees absolutely not inline with the local cost but kinda of similar to operating a liveaboard in the bahamas, yes they are extremely extremely wealthy, generally well connected politically, owning large amount of real estate in the province and they are less scrupulous about paying minimal fees to their staff (if even paying them, in some cases they are not even paid). In the philippines, it is common in the hotel industry to have lots of non paid interns, the most luxurious hotels employ a huge amount of staff that are doing their 'training period' and they are paid zero, you can find the same thing in some dive operations with the lovely young smiling ladies serving you drinks and food. Wetpixel is organizing a trip in Dumaguete, I would recommend people going there to get very nice with the ladies at the bar and around and finding your way into figuring out how much they are paid (not so long ago was in the range of 100-120$ / month). Now translate that to the minimum wage for your respective country, there is mostly a 10x difference. If you leave a 500$ tip, would you leave a 5000$ tip in your country ?
  14. Sale SUSPENDED Wish I had seen messages earlier . I have to interrupt the sale since I'm moving to the US and had to pack it in boxes. Movers took it away already, it will be back on the market in probably 3 months when I unpack. Apologies to the one who replied in the last 3 days.
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