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  1. Haha, yeah those guys sucks. I've tried to contact a couple of times regarding not posting how many votes the "rating" is based on. First grade scumbags. On a positive note Eric, you beat Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch - that's not too shabby! Good luck!
  2. It looks like a small sculptured slipper lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) to me.
  3. I wasn't serious about the pictures being about the camera... just wanted to make that clear. That shot of the mating fish in front the diver is really cool.
  4. Amazing images... must be the camera. I absolutely love the picture of the two peacock flounders mating... what a shot! For those interested in more info about the freediving record attempts tune into http://www.performancefreediving.com Those guys (and girl) are amazing.
  5. What do you mean with no manual settings for the D-180? Mine have 4: Full, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8. I'd prefer 4 to 13... Haven't used the D-2000 but the D-180 is excellent in manual mode (don't much care for the auto mode).
  6. Definitely appears to be a Nemertean worm. Those are cool animals, here is an excerpt from Invertebrate Zoology by Rupert, Fox, & Barnes: I can't help you with the species...
  7. If weight is your main issue I would go with the Inon strobes as they are very small but still powerful. Otherwise I would go with the Ikelite DS125 (still small compared to my SS200s) as you will have TTL and I also prefer the warmer color temp for macro. One strobe will be plenty for most shots but if "extreme" wide-angle is your thing you'd be better of with two. From what I can tell from your post one strobe is probably the way to begin.
  8. Wow, great shot. Especially love the great hammerhead shot! Must have been some trip... [drool]
  9. Thank you Anthony for bumping it up! :-) I would also love to hear what people think of these two strobes now a year later.
  10. Hi James, Love drysuit diving. Actually had my drysuit shipped to Hawaii from Sweden because I missed it so much I sounds to me that you might have too much lead. I also use only backplate with 3mm wetsuit. The backplate is 6lbs negative I think and I could do with just 4. When I dive drysuit I use a normal (not too thick) underwear and if it's really cold add long-johns. I use about 14lbs with a shell drysuit. Weight makes a huge difference!
  11. I asked Duane at Ikelite if it was possible to use the 5503.15 or 5503.50 instead of 5503 for the Sigma 15FE on a Nikon D70... the answer was no, the 5503 is required.
  12. Definitely something wrong. I didn't notice any significant wait when shooting D100 RAW with a Lexar 80x card.
  13. I am in the same situation as you Luiz (exept I have the F80 :-) ). I have decided to go with the Nikon D70 since I can get it for $787, which seems hard to beat. Spending that much less money than the 20D I feel it is going to be easier to upgrade later on.
  14. I've used the clear molded housing for the D100 on several occasions. It's simply great. Paid just over $1000 for the housing and about $140 for each port (adorama.com). Little bulkier than the aluminum housings but you can't beat the price if looking for quality.
  15. David, I would definietly house the D100, it takes some great pictures. I wouldn't be too concerned about the slower flash sync speed (I think that's what you meant), rarely would you feel that 1/250 isn't enough. Better wait for next generation as the differences between D100 and D70 aren't big enough to warrant the expense (and in some regards the D100 is better).
  16. Yes, I believe so. The D-180 has a full guiding light (bulb) while the D-180S only has two led lights (bright dots). The D-180 has 4 manual settings for strobe output together with External Auto Mode, while the D-180S only has the External Auto Mode. Apart from that I believe the two strobes are identical. /Stefan
  17. Hi Blaze, The Inon strobes come highly recommended. I use an Inon D-180 myself and it is small, powerful and easy to use. I also use a Ikelite SS200 strobe and it is a really great strobe so I'm sure their digital strobes are great as well but haven't used them. (Not really fond of the extra controllers). For a much better comparison of strobes: http://www.digitaldiver.net/images/strobea...rticlescrn2.pdf Good Luck /Stefan
  18. Thank you James! I'm eventually getting the D70 (April) and was wondering what would be a good option to replace my 20mm Nikkor with for that 100 degrees. One question though, do you know how the Sigma 15mm compare to the 20mm Nikkor in quality? /Stefan
  19. They have a great article about capturing star trails with a digital SLR in the March issue of Sky and Telescope Magazine. "Astro Imaging – Capturing Star Trails with a Digital Camera By Peter Michaud | March 2004, p. 126-131" It is a very good article and their technique should work well for other subjects as well. There is an article on their website explaining the noise in long digital exposures: http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/imaging/a...ticle_953_2.asp Good luck. /Stefan
  20. I'm selling my F80 (N80) Nikon camera and Nimar housing including two lenses and ports. The camera is like new and the housing have only been used 5 times (I also own two other set-ups). Lenses are also in great condition. This is what's included: Nikon F80 camera Nimar3 housing Dome port fitting Nikkor 20mm lens (should fit lenses 18-24mm) Flat port fitting Nikkor 60mm macro Phoenix 19-35mm wide-angle lens (works with flat port) Phoenix 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens (does not fit in housing) Spare o-ring and 4 fasteners. O-ring grease. Selling it for $1100 For specifications on housing and ports: Nimar3 housing For some pictures taken with the set-up (19-35mm lens used): Pictures To contact me by email: stefan [at] bluespaceimages.com By phone: 808 375 3984 Thank you!
  21. As a working dive instructor/guide tip is always appreciated, especially when you have really put in an extra effort to make the experience as good as possible. It is custom in many countries (with the companies) that you tip the local crew and not the dive crew. When I was working in Thailand I made about 15 dollars for 4 days of diving and never recieved any tip. I don't know what the local crew made but they sure made more than 15 bucks just in tip. Nothing that bothered me since I was there to have a good time while they are supporting their family. But what I would like to say is that if you have had one or two guides that have really made a difference to your experience (great knowledge of divesites, photo opportunities etc) I would suggest you tip them personally. It doesn't have to be a lot just something to show that you apprecieted them. I rather recieve a small personal tip than a big tip handed to me from a jar, but maybe that's just me... Kind regards /Stefan
  22. I'm considering ordering the Inon dome port for the UWL-100 lens. Is there anybody that have experience taking over/under shot with the dome port? If so, how was the result? Kind regards /Stefan Liden
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