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About Wishbone

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  • Birthday 06/28/1974

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    Freediving Underwater photography

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    Canon EOS 40D
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    Ikelite DS 51, 160s
  1. Sorry mate, Just saw your post! You'll have a PM in a few if your still interested.
  2. I am selling my Ikelite #6870.40 housing for Canon EOS 40D Looking for $700, ex shipping from Bulgaria.
  3. I got a complete Ike 40D housing for sale. I'll send you a PM
  4. Sorry to hear about your problems Derek. You can try some of these phones if you're in the US: 1176 Jensen Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 p.757 428 4744 f. 757 428 4155, Toll Free 800 853 1911 Ask for Mark Labocetta - he's the US OMER representative and a very nice guy from my experience. He participates in the DeeperBlue.net forums too so you can PM him there. I hope this helps to settle the issue. It's hard to believe a company of this scale would steal a photo, but hey - another spearfishing company kind of never paid for mine...
  5. You don't know!? Really!? Google shallow water blackout.
  6. Stunningly beautiful images! It sure has been a great year! I'd have to break the rule too and post three, sorry guys, but all of them a favorite from different points of view: 1st one is my favorite from a technical point of view: Carybdea marsupialis 2nd one is a favorite from 'artistic' point of view: Cotylorhiza tuberculata And the 3rd is the one I personally love the most for sentimental reasons. The guy on the photo is my best dive buddy Filip and he deserved a good shot for wasting so much of his precious dive time just to guard me on the surface while I freedive deep with my camera: Alex, I'd let you decide and pick the one that should stay in the thread...
  7. Freediving photographer here diving in temperate waters with high difference in the summer /20-26C/ and winter /6-10C/ This requires me to use 3, 5 and 7 mm wetsuits. 3mm - the thin wetsuits tear quite easily during freediving, so I don't use expensive or glide suits. Currently I use APNEA Legend spearfishing suit wich is quite cheap and I can buy a new one each season. 5mm - Esclapez Diving Olive - super stretch nylon covered. 7mm - Esclapez Diving Camo - however I may switch back to APNEA since the Esclapez is quite hard. It uses sandwich technology that increases durability but reduces comfort. I prefer stretchy neoprene for easier hyperventilation. Cheers, Ivan
  8. There's one from September... I planned my vacation really carefully this time, so when I end up in the Northern Aegean it would be great sunny weather a bit cooler water and lots of feeding creatures even in the shallows to take photos of. The "baby/wife" factor sent us to an impossibly expensive place for the end of the season. To make the long story short - out of two weeks we had a total of 2 sunny days combined. I had to dive almost only at night when the wind dropped. The rest of the time I spent with a crosseyed Greek bartender with a nasty habit to sneak personal supplies of Bacardi and share them. One of those nights I prepared for general macro of steady subjects with a 60mm on autofocus. An hour after I got in the water I noticed something like a plastic band floating in midwater. I dove past by it when I realized it's a creature I have never seen before in my life. A 2m or more long jelly-like creature composed of many separate segments, each pumping water. In the lower part of each of the segment there was an orange blob. I went completely nuts and spent more than an hour trying to take a decent photo of it. I never cursed so much during a dive that I didn't set up for WA. Being a freediver it was impossible to keep my depth in midwater (some 8-10m) in the darkness without any steady object for reference - I was either sinking or floating up. The creature was also constantly moving... The lens was on autofocus.... It took some 40 dives with dangerously short surface intervals to get ONE SINGLE goddamn shot before the creature went deep and I lost it. Not what I wanted, but here is just a tiny segment of its 2m length... Later with the help of a buddy at Flickr I identified the creature as freeswimming colonial salp tunicate (salpa maxima). I've been diving for some 15 years... What if I have to wait 15 more to see such thing again!? DARN MURPHY AND WA LENSES! Ivan
  9. It is huge... f3.5 compared to f2.8 of the 100mm Minimum focusing distance 49cm vs. 31cm of the 100mm So I am lusting for the new 100mm f2.8L...
  10. I got one at about 20 dives, but without the EV controller. I am not sure I if keep the original box though. I am in Bulgaria. Drop me a PM if you're interested.
  11. The canon uses TTL flash in every mode except manual I think. Put your G10 in manual mode and it will put the flash in manual mode. That I suppose would mean - no pre-flash.
  12. Wow, that was great reading! (Even though sometimes I felt I'm at a math frat party!) Just to say Thanks!
  13. Sorry if the question is stupid, but are you sure you didn't switch to manual focus accidentally when inserting the camera in the housing? I had a heartstopping moment once with the same lens in my Ike housing. When I got the camera out, the same thing happened and the autofocus was switched back on. Took me some time to figure out what's going on... Cheers!
  14. These are the best I've used so far by Esclapez Diving:
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