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  1. Adjustable up to 38oz of buoyancy for those heavy macro lens port setups - perfect condition, and lightweight for travel. Retail is $45. Asking $33 shipped in CONUS. PM if interested - thanks!
  2. I'm going with two. Sorry. North of 45°N or south of 45°S .
  3. Ikelite used to make one - the #4200 Digital Exposure Meter. There may be others. However, you should be able to use a regular camera in waterproof housing, with a white semi-opaque bulb covering the port. Calibrate ISO/shutter/aperture on the surface to a standard light meter reading, and then take measurements with the camera's exposure meter underwater. Match the underwater exposures to your calibrated measurements to determine your ambient light (note, there may be some shift for meter WB correction). Steve could be right, though, if they're trying to figure out how much more light is required to sustain photosynthetic life at depths.
  4. I believe this issue is avoided if one uses the "Filter Keywords" search option (Alex's method #2) under Keyword List. In the same way that keyword entries are not duplicated to put Latin species names first, it's probably cleaner to have single entries rather than triplicate for multiple common names.
  5. Looking for a Seacam PVL 20 (20mm) extension ring - PM if you have one to sell. Thanks!
  6. Hypothetical situation: You go on extended vacation. Someone takes your car (or lenses, or [fill in something of value]) and uses it for weeks. You return from vacation, notice the item missing, and complain. The police find the individual and the only thing that happens is they must return the item? Really?
  7. Terrific visibility with the nettles. I really need to get up to Monterey for some diving this winter season.
  8. I think that the image quality in the Our World Underwater competition* Traditional categories has been been superb over the years. This sounds like a lament that insider traders have the best portfolio returns . Do you think that individuals submitting images have been indirectly encouraged by wins in previous years, where perhaps these compliance standards were not as thoroughly checked or enforced? Rules should be applied uniformly or you are disadvantaging those who did follow the requirements. (*disclaimer: co-organized by Wetpixel with DivePhotoGuide)
  9. I really question this - I know of a couple situations years ago where some very detailed contrast masks, far past disqualification under the current rules, were utilized during film darkroom processing for images entered into competitions. Just because it's easier (or more widely known!) now doesn't mean people weren't cheating the system before, especially with the prize incentives.
  10. I'm not sure if Drew or I ever posted the ones we found in Anilao a few years back - as Leslie mentions they're just about identical, though.
  11. The (topside) lighting that you had in some of those areas is spectacular. Enjoyed the near camera sacrifice by Phil, and the cute sea flea/nudibranch procession by Julie , among all the other excellent critter findings and photography. Those of you shooting lots of supermacro on this trip - can you detail your setups these days (and whether you're happy with it, or still trying various options)? Really excellent work putting together the slideshow, Eric. Most people may not realize just how much time, effort, and lack of sleep goes into editing video, collecting and compiling images at the end of the trip, and splicing it all together for the broader community to enjoy.
  12. I have a pair of new, unused size 10 DUI Rock Boots with carrying bag. USD $79 shipped to CONUS. PM if interested - thanks!
  13. I did some quick searching related to that species, and found Crystallichthys cyclospilus. A few attributed images seem to match. Fishbase puts their range much farther north ("southern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands"), and at 50m-830m depths. Looks like they might be getting a range extension?
  14. Thanks Luiz; we found the individuals in depths of approximately 50-70 feet. I have a number of photos, if you find there's interest. Do the juveniles lose their spots as they mature? The tails were spotted with the same pattern as the body (no change) and did not have the distinct black coloration that an image at Fishbase shows for the species. I note on the MSAP page that they say "may be a Blacktail...."
  15. Thanks for the kind words everyone. Though I am keen to figure out what it might be. Marli (or others), are you in touch with any north pacific ichthyologists that could have an idea?
  16. Underwater at a macro site in Gambier Bay, Alaska, we stumbled across some very beautiful fish. Among a field of skeleton shrimp, these rather large snailfish (3-6") had nearly translucent milky skin with golden-brown spots, and were impervious to the proximity of the camera. We saw both single individuals and what appeared to be mated pairs (larger and smaller fish together, with the smaller consistently exhibiting a slightly yellower skin tone). When not briefly free-swimming to evade the annoyance of shrimp claws, the snailfish would curl their tails nearly to their eyes. Does anyone know exactly what species this is?
  17. Yea...went from 156 x 157 x 80 mm to 158 x 163.6x 82.7mm.
  18. Marli, I'm using Windows 7x64 and upgraded to LR3.5 as well, but have not had the problems you describe. Has anything else changed recently?
  19. It looks like the Georgia Aquarium has a live feed of their Ocean Voyager exhibit as part of Discovery Shark Week. I've been watching mantas, whale sharks, and a variety of reef and pelagic species for the last few minutes - hope it stays up!
  20. Not to worry - you can get a sync cord with S6Nikonos, S6Ikelite, or S6Inon/Sea&Sea connector for use with a variety of strobes. I believe SeacamUSA will sell these direct and our sponsors (on the right side of the page) often carry versions as well.
  21. Hi Roger, See the thread "What happens to Amphibico?" As of April or so, they have ceased operations.
  22. Thanks, everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing images from Berkley's trip, as well! That water was pretty murky, huh. The nice thing about having almost no visibility is not worrying about people or their fins showing up in the background! I did get a few captures, but never did see any manatees in the clear springs later that week. I'm hoping to head back in the winter when it's a bit colder. Did you have any success?
  23. That's what happens when you spend too much time wrestling! Elephant seal pups in Gold Harbour, South Georgia
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