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  1. Hoele much for just the housing?
  2. I've had no problems with my Ikelite Canon 20D housing and it's gone at 180 feet and miles back into caves. I have had problems with the older dual sync cords, but the newer ones look like they address the problem of the cord getting pinched and breaking. I do worry about how deep I can really take it and if there is some flexibility that 200 ft depth rating. I have some wrecks that I want to shot in the 250 to 300 range and I'm not quite brave enough to take it that deep yet.
  3. Let me take the time and apologize for the behavior of our current "government" and it's policies. We keep making it difficult for people to come here and then wonder why it's affecting our standing in the world. I wonder how the airlines feel about this, if they make it difficult they will see their ridership fall...quickly.
  4. I'm looking for a IKELITE Remote TTL Slave #4100 for use with my NON-digital Ikelite strobe. These are the orange ones, see the attached picture and let me know if you have one for sale, I flooded mine this week.
  5. This one? http://www.xsscuba.com/wh_carryon.html How much and what can you fit into it?
  6. Simply awesome. Way more than I expected! The best part is that I have most of those parts already.
  7. You have a picture of how you did this? I was planning on having the diver hand hold the strobe and pointing it in the right direction or I was going to mount the strobe flat along one of the tanks with an argon strap. I never thought about mounting a ball and arm so that I could point it up and then back down for the tighter section. I'm just unclear how I would mount it. Are you screwing this ball joint into the portion of the extended screw on the tank band? I did buy the 3' extension cord based on your recommendation.
  8. Works just fine on my 17inch Powerbook G4, 1.67 ghz with 2gigs of RAM. In fact, I'm writing this post on it.
  9. It's for sale: http://www.howardhall.com/for_sale.html
  10. The cavern dive at Dos Ojos is amazing, we usually take that route on our way into the cave. Once you are past the stops signs, cave diving begins and it's all about scale and structure. I bought a Ikelite 225w strobe and slave sensor for this years' trip, I hope to get better pictures.
  11. I have one, but I've never used it on a dive. They were discontinued last year and I bought the housing on a fire sale for $30. I still don't have the MP3 player to put into it. Most of the guys that use them out here are doing 1 hour deco hangs, which is really boring in open water.
  12. I'd be up for it. I used to write for Divester.com, posts are here: http://www.divester.com/bloggers/bill-reals/ I'm also an underwater photographer/videographer, but lately, I've just been taking pictures of wrecks, caves and the occasionally gray whale. Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billreals/tags/scuba/ Videos: http://www.youtube.com/wreals It would be fun.
  13. This is a cool shot and there are LOT of divers on that upline.
  14. It's the same as having a stage bottle on, you just move everything out of the way. It doesn't affect trim too much, I can tell it's there but it's not annoying. I usually a lot more concerned on scraping it when I push through restrictions.
  15. Funny. I did rig my camera/strobes like a stage bottle, with double enders attached to cave line, on each end. I would then clip it off one end to the left chest d-ring and then the other to the left hip ring, below the pressure gauge, and pulled the neoprene dome protector on. This helped a lot in the 30 min swim we had to do to reach the human remains in Chan Hol. And unlike a Florida cave, like Ginnie, there is no flow at all, so you don't get shot out of opening when you are trying to exit the cave.
  16. Well, I got back yesterday and here are my results on Flickr: Gran Cenote: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42515098@N00/...57600667411699/ Cenote Dos Ojos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42515098@N00/...57600666114224/ Cenote Chan Hol (Southern Tulum) http://www.flickr.com/photos/42515098@N00/...57600664954107/ Cenote Jailhouse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42515098@N00/...57600667858716/
  17. Yup, I've had this book for about 6 years now. I did my first Full Cave course with Steve, the author of the book.
  18. Thanks! We will see what I get, I have two strobes but don't have the slave sensor. I'll see what I can get in the cavern zone. I'll shoot wide open and then determine the shutter speed.
  19. I'm going to Akumal for some much needed cave diving and I plan on shooting still photographs with my Ikelite house 20D and dual DS125 strobes. I LOVE the look of these photos, http://web.mac.com/georgitsis/iWeb/Site/Caves.html, and I'm hoping to capture my own. Does anyone have an tips or guidelines to shooting still photographs in the cave environment? Or does some have a link to specific resources that I could take a look at? Thanks, Bill
  20. It's on ebay if anyone was interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=017
  21. One of the divers here was on the beta team, I thought it was an interesting device but a little bulky for my needs.
  22. Yeah, I wish I could mount one of those larger view finders on mine.
  23. DUI 30/30 Warm Water Drysuit - Men's L This is my backup suit which I've found that I have no need for, so hopefully it can go to someone who can use it. It has latex neck, wrist and ankle seals, all in excellent condition. I've used it about 8 times here in San Diego, as cold as 52 F water, and I was very warm. There are no punctures, rips, or tears on this suit. The suit is approx 18 months old. I'm 6 ft and have weighted 200 lbs while diving this suit, I'm 175-180 now and it still fits perfectly. You could be slightly taller, say 6'1 or 6'2 and it would still fit. It's a stock sized large, here is DUI size chart: http://www.dui-online.com/sizing.htm $600 obo
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