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About wizbowes

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D70s
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    Inon D2000w
  1. I have a D70s in Subal housing with flat port and 8 inch dome. I only go diving every couple of years at the moment as I have a young family and not much spare cash. I also have a D7000 which would be much nicer to use underwater. What are my options do you think? I'm happy to sell the D70s and housing if I thought I could get something to house my D7000 for not much more additional cost. I'm guessing I'm really going to have to stick with what I've got but would be interested to hear any options that I haven't thought of just in case...
  2. Hi, I'm probably not going to get to go diving this year - but was wanting to get some shots of my kids in the pool this summer on my holidays. I want some nice split shots of them, but am a little unsure about using a diopter. I'll be using a D70s in a subal housing, with 8 inch dome. Normally I'd rent a 14-22 to use with this (with a +4 diopter) - but can't really afford it this time round so was thinking of using my 18-200 in there instead. Any ideas if this would work - and whether I would need to use my a diopter for half and half shots? I'm not after competition winners - just a decent snap of the kids in the pool - so corner sharpness etc is not too much of a consideration. Thanks
  3. Should have said - Kelowna, BC. I wouldn't feel able to get them to go to a bricks and motar store btw - needs to be delivered....
  4. I have a friend visiting me in the UK from Canada in a few weeks. As I'm in the market for a D7000 (body only) I thought I might see about getting them to bring one over at Canadian prices. I have no idea where to look at buying from (amazon.ca don't seem to stock the body only). Anybody got any suggestions as to where I should buy it from?
  5. That seems crazy to me. Firstly if everybody else paid the same a you - that would mean a $570 tip per crew member per week. $25k a year in tips alone for somebody working a 44 week year. Secondly - basing the tip on the package cost is a little odd. People who travel a long way should tip the staff more? Do they get a better quality of service too. But then I'm English and think that a $150 tip for a week's diving is more than generous.
  6. A Short lived victory at best i fear. I suspect the Russans don't piss about when they declare war on sharks. http://rt.com/news/prime-time/season-autho...-shark-657-779/
  7. What's with the Air Sea Rescue? I was expecting it to be mentioned in the 'story' link - but nothing......
  8. Deciding to buy a camera based on the memory format is like deciding which computer to buy based on their power cords. (Unless you already have a large investment in one type of storage card - but even then you can buy a silly amount of storage for the price of a coupe of beers). Make you decision based on any other factor and just go with the flow of the memory cards would be my advice.
  9. Hawkfish are fun - you only get one shot with strobes on so it's a game of chicken. Get as close as you dare before you take your shot - if you get too close then run off before you get to fire of any shot. I guess a longer lens might help but I enjoy the sport.
  10. Is it possible to upload your pictures without an intermediate laptop etc?
  11. Just back from egypt. A fairly standard set of pictures which can be viewed here - nothing that hasn't been done 100 times before and 100 times better but pretty good for me. But this picture amused me when sorting through my shots. Looks like I found Nemo. This little chap has Nemo's shortened fin (I think they refer to it as his 'lucky fin' in the film). Found Nemo by wizbowes, on Flickr
  12. Looks good. I may be prepared to give it a whirl but I need to top up my itunes credit first.
  13. Just got back from a trip deep south last Friday. Our dive guides said the water is around 2 degrees cooler than normal at the moment. Most people on the boat were in 5mm, I managed on a 3mm shortie for most of the week before admitting defeat on the last day and doning my 5mm. Actual temps were 26 - 27 in the south, and 25 - 26 in the north (north in this case being around Marsa Alam). Hope that helps.
  14. Hmm - a global dive site database might have to be something I look into then. Thanks very much for the info. We're going on the Blue Melody leaving on the 6th May. I normally don't feel the coold too badly (my wife is another story) but having just lost nearly 40 pounds in weight since the start of the year it will be interesting to see if I get cold quicker. Thanks for the hood info - will make sure we pack them.
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