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About divegypsy

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  • Birthday 02/27/1945

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    Sarasota, FL
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    travelilng, diving, photography, animal behavior, American football.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D800s
  • Camera Housing
    highly modified Subal ND800s
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Ikelite 161s; Hartenberger 250s; Hartenberger 625s

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  1. Several people have tried to send me messages via WetPixels messaging service. The most recent was from a Mr. Grouper. I get their message in my hotmail email service inbox. I have then written a reply and clicked on the "send" button. But for some reason this is not working and I get this message: rou.ter.net rejected your message to the following email addresses: Wetpixel :: Underwater Photography Forums (no-reply@wetpixel.com) The address you sent your message to wasn't found at the destination domain. It might be misspelled or it might not exist. Try to fix the problem by doing one or more of the following: Send the message again, but before you do, delete and retype the address. If your email program automatically suggests an address to use, don't select it. Clear the recipient AutoComplete cache in your email program by following the steps in this article: Status code 5.1.1. Then resend the message, but before you do, be sure to delete and retype the address. Contact the recipient by some other means (by phone, for example) to confirm you're using the right address. Ask them if they've set up an email forwarding rule that could be forwarding your message to an incorrect address. In my July 28th post I gave my direct email address and my phone number. If you are interested in this Nauticam 30mm locking extension please contact me directly at my email or telephone number. Please don't try to message me through WetPixel as this complicates things and in my experience is unreliable.
  2. The extension ring is still available. It is in like new condition. Price still $200. Shipping anywhere in the USA using US post office priority mail with $200 insurance is $13.15.
  3. Hi Walt, I might be interested in this port if I can use it on my Nauticam system housings and IF I can easily attach a 67mm flip-down holder to the front to add a close-up accessory like Nauticam's. Please call me at 941-953-7623. Or send me your phone number and I'll call you. And I'm in Florida, too, which makes shipping easier. Fred Bavendam
  4. Hi again, you can contact me at fbavendam@hotmail.com or (941) 953-7623 if you are in the USA.
  5. Hi, I have one available. I want US$200 plus shipping costs and any Paypal fees.
  6. Hello again Estevan, I made you the offer for the two flawless domes you are selling. I should have give you contact info for me so that we could discuss my offer. My email address is fbavendam@hotmail.com. Or you are in the USA, you could call me at 941-953-7623. I'd prefer to buy both of your unscratched domes but would be willing to settle for one if someone else buys one of them. If you are in the USA your shipping would be much easier as you would not have to deal with customs issues and paperwork. I hope to hear from you.
  7. Dear Estevan10, I would be willing to offer you $700 for the two flawless domes. Plus $50 for shipping costs. Are you in the USA? divegypsy
  8. Hello Ian, I am interested in these three items you have just listed. Seacam Macroport 90, perfect glass. $100 Seacam Extension PVL20mm. $75 Nikon 5T magnifying macro "dry diopter" 62mm $75. They come to a total of $250. I don't know what shipping would cost? I would ask that you ship them to a PO Box in Florida. Cheapest rate with adequate insurance. No rush as I am away for the next three months. Would probably be better if you delay shipping until 1 March, 2020. But I would pay now. And trust. I have a total of US$285.83 in my Paypal account. Don't know how much PayPal will charge for sending you that amount. Is it 7% = about $20? If I need to add some money to my PayPal account I can do it or make final payment in three or four weeks because my internet connection here in Indonesia is not secure. I'll get to a secure internet in Australia in three weeks. Fred
  9. If you really favor wide-angle shooting, one thing you need to consider is the minimum focus distance of your "kit" 24-70mm lens. If it doesn't focus close enough to work with the dome port you have available, you may need to add a diopter which can reduce the optical quality of the image and reduce the angle of coverage slightly. Also, I don't know about the performance of the Z 14-30mm behind a dome port, but many photographers who tried the original DSLR 14mm and 14--24mm lenses found that they did not get satisfactory edge and corner sharpness with those lenses behind dome ports. I'd suggest trying to rent or by the new 14-30mm Z lens to test it before you spend the money on it
  10. By stacking extension rings you can use either Nikon's 200mm f4 Micro-nikkor or the 70-180mm f4.5-5.6 Micro-nikkor zoom lens. Both lenses are considerably longer than your 105mm VR. If what you want is simply more magnification you might try either your 105mm VR or the 200mm Micro-nikkon with a dual element close-up lens such as the now discontinued Nikon Close-up lens 6T with give you a magnification of about 1.4x with the 105mm VR and almost 2x with the 200mm Micro-nikkor. I think you will find the image quality does not suffer nearly as much as with any tele-converter
  11. Hi Ian, A quick note to tell you that this adapter works very well. I've been using it (slightly modified) for the last year and a half. The combination gives you the double o-ring port sealing of Seacam combined with a Nauticam housing body which give you significantly better control access and control ergonomics than any Seacam housing body. Fred
  12. Dear Ms DeeDee, I would like to buy the Zen DP 170 dome port that you have advertised and sent an email to the email address you have given. Please let me know if this port is still available. Thank you, Fred
  13. Dissatisfaction with Adobe greed seems rampant. I am also using a purchased LR 6.14. When Adobe went subscription on Photoshop and the other CS6 applications, they lured a lot of people into Lightroom by saying Lightroom would always be an application you could purchase rather than subscribe to. And typical of Adobe, they lied. I wonder if this opens Adobe to a class action suit on the basis of intentional deception. Could legal action force Adobe to make Lightroom an application we can purchase outright again? Or might Adobe have to repay the money spent by Lightroom purchasers? Is there any interest out there in pursuing this kind of legal option? I would join it. Fred
  14. I have been using Ikelite 161 strobes on TTL combined with the Ikelite digital converter for the past year and a half with my Nikon D850 in a Nauticam housing and have gotten consistently good exposures with all lenses from the Nikon 8-15mm fisheye to the 105mm Micro-nikkor. The one place where there seems to be some problems is when I am shooting very close subjects and that may be due to the pre-flash not hitting the subject the same as final flash. Those close shots are frequently a bit dark which I correct by adding flash compensation in the + direction. Over the last week I've been shooting the big cuttlefish spawning aggregation at Point Lowly in South Australia in 12C & 13C water temps and every thing has worked as consistently well as when I was in Bali the month before. If you are shooting pictures with ambient light adding to the flash, then you need to turn the flash comp in the minus direction so that the combination of flash plus ambient light doesn't cause overexposure. The combination works so well and so consistently that I say my camera has a Phd - it says to me "push here dummy", meaning push on the trigger! Fred
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