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  1. LOL! Drew, just because it doesn't look exactly the way you want it to look doesn't mean it's framed "not so accurately." And you were the one trying to crop my photos!
  2. Tell us how you really feel, Jeff. I assumed Galbraith might come out with something like this - I think many pro shooters have learned to live with the intermittent issue, with the positive trade-off being the absolutely fantastic quality of the 1DIII/1DsIII images. Hard to draw conclusions from the 1DsIII vs D3 article, seeing as how they only show a single 100% crop comparison of the two, no?
  3. Found one from the deep of Herb and fan without filters: I reserve all rights to post a less saturated-blues version of this later .
  4. As a quick example (nothing special) of just the blue comparisons, these are straight from RAW - a switch toggled to a single different setting in DPP (not just a saturation tweak). They're both in aRGB...because the one on the left will just turn purple if I put it into sRGB . 14bit does give you a lot of color information to push around if desired. I guess I need to find one of mine that doesn't have a sun halo...seems all of James are fairly constant water exposure...your turn Herb.
  5. It's too bad they're completely different dive sites and locations . That, and I've not tried to push saturate the blues too much in RAW (which I could!) because the aRGB to sRGB losses pain me. Now I'm going to have to edit some photos to show the blues from James' dive site...sigh .
  6. Anilao Puerto Galera Lots of fish .
  7. Thanks guys! Was having a relaxing birthday until ants invaded the kitchen. And the age limit for DEMA is 15? 16? Sigh...
  8. Eyes make me think it's a smasher...and it looks suspiciously like this one. A Berkeley site has more detail.
  9. Met up with Wetpixel staff Herb Ko, James Wiseman, and Drew Wong in the Philippines for a week or two of diving just after my graduation in mid-May. As you can imagine, a rowdy bunch - and Drew even shot stills! The trip was a great opportunity to break in the new camera and housing underwater, and I really am happy with the setup (though I might be complaining about broken wrists if not for James' buoyancy rings ). We stayed in Anilao for a few days and then moved on to Puerto Galera. Too far behind on even previous trips' galleries, but here are a few images that were quick to process. Still losing the corners a bit at f/8 and 16mm...the full frame debate rages on , but I'm still satisfied. Enough MP for cropping if necessary. Make sure to bug James, Herb, and Drew about posting some of their photos - they'll appreciate it for sure .
  10. After waiting a few weeks to see if any additional issues would surface for the recent Windows XP SP3 release, I went ahead and upgraded (after backing up the hard drive, of course). I must say this was one of the most painless service packs I've dealt with - running the install meant that it checked for a few minutes to ensure compatibility, copied over a few new files, and asked for a single reboot. Done. Programs seem to load noticeably quicker so far (and every little bit counts with these computer-memory-crashing 1DsIII RAW files ), and I haven't run into any issues. I think SP3 was very briefly offered as an 'Automatic Update' and then was disabled when they hit the few issues, but it's available for manual download for you intrepids .
  11. I think we've seen it on the forums before...can't seem to find the thread though.
  12. Possible issue is DOF-Preview button being pressed.
  13. This isn't really specific to Ikelite, but battery pack construction in general. It's usually recommended to use a high-power soldering iron/gun so you can very quickly melt the solder and not let it heat soak to the batteries...heat-soak is bad . Cleaning/roughing up the tabs to provide a surface for solder adhesion is also important.
  14. A direct link to the Wetpixel map has been added under 'Resources' on the main menu bar. For your browsing convenience .
  15. You've heard of balloons, right? I imagine that ball is carefully filled with Helium...the whole assembly seems only slightly negative as it's descending. Then even a little lift from the flapping arms is enough to propel it into the air.
  16. I could see replacing the bottom three with other photos emphasizing faces... The crab seems a bit monochromatic compared to all other images.
  17. Word out is that the update might mess up previous AF micro-adjustment corrections...now to spend another hour testing all the lenses...
  18. Looks like Canon is still tweaking the AF algorithms, but at least they're being receptive to customer feedback. New firmware was released today (well, 'tomorrow,' but world time helps) for the 1D/1Ds Mark III with the following remarks: Haven't noticed AF issues with the 1DsIII in AI servo, but perhaps things will be even better underwater . As always, you can download from Canon's firmware page. Who wants to be the first to update?
  19. I think you have some of the very first available . I'm sure everyone's interested in seeing some results, though...
  20. Does the Subal housing have a control to hit the DOF-Preview button? That's always the first thing I've checked when my camera has acted similarly...
  21. Just a general reminder to all to post carefully! These discussions can go downhill like an avalanche ...
  22. Hey Zebulen - this "max 40ft dive" wouldn't be a certification dive, would it?
  23. While we think about implementing this, you may or may not have noticed that on the completion of a POTW, the entries are sorted and displayed in order of highest to lowest point totals. That is, it lists 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, etc placings. At the very least, you can figure out your relative score .
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