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    http://www.jongrossphotography.com
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    Seattle

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    canon 1ds mark iii
  • Camera Housing
    seacam
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    ikelite 161

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  1. I have two different models that I'm looking to get rid of: 1. Seacam Canon 5D Mark II 1 Canon 5D Mark II camera body only 1 Seacam housing, housing only, no viewport, no ports, no strobes, nikonos bulkheads 2. Seacam Canon 1D housing and 3 1 Canon 1D Mark II camera body 2 Canon 1Ds Mark II camera bodies 1 Seacam 1D housing only, no viewport, no ports, no strobes, nikonos bulkheads I am selling because they are not being used anymore (I'm currently running a slightly newer Canon body/housing combo). Everything works just fine, it's just older gear I'm trying to get rid of. I'll take best offer + shipping costs to wherever you are for any/all of it. -jon
  2. This actually never did get sold, the buyer received it and then the customs fees were too high and sent it back. I'm willing to entertain offers for whatever you think it's worth at this point - it's still packed up and ready to ship. Anyone?
  3. So this is a bit of an odd post, but I've got a camera body and seacam housing for sale. I need to clear out some gear that I'm not using much right now. The housing and camera body are both lightly used, there are some scuff marks on the handles of the housing, but the body itself is in classic used seacam condition - only superficial cosmetic blemishes. I can throw in a regular flat seacam viewfinder port, but this housing does not come with any lens ports. The camera body is lightly used as well with use marks, but everything is totally functional. I have the box and a bunch of accoutrements that came with the camera body including charger, battery, etc. No lenses, body only. I'm not certain what it's worth, but am asking 2,000 USD or best offer (plus shipping, whatever that ends up being).
  4. Hey there, I've got 2 DS50s I'm not using anymore. I might have a spare ball attachment, I'll have to check when I get home. What are you looking to pay? -jon
  5. Hey Alex, Those look like Pagarus beringanus to me, Bering Hermit Crabs. The look nice against the Gersemia rubiformis in the top picture, don't they? Cheers, -jon
  6. I'm looking to buy a "bare" (no ports, camera gear, etc.) Seacam 5D mkII housing for a fair price. Anyone got one they want to offload?
  7. Hey Alex, I'm in Seattle, and I just spent 14 days up in Port Hardy. I've been diving the browning pass area for 10 years now, and I know the area really well (both Seattle and Port Hardy). Let me know if I can be of any help, and enjoy the trip! -jon
  8. Glad to hear I'm not the only one then! Although mine is more often than not, crammed into the bow of an 18 foot RIB getting hammered as we beat into 4 foot seas. It'd be in the back where the ride is smoother, but if the bungies let go, I'd hate to have all those tanks come crashing down on it... But the velvet lined box is definitely for the sugar hit between dives!
  9. Thanks for posting the images Stephen, that's a big help - and the double o-ring does look good, although to be fair, I've never had a failure there (mostly the failure has been between my ears, but I digress). That looks fantastic (especially if they have a 90 degree elbow version. Does anyone else find that having the sync cord come straight out of the camera body is a good way for the cord to get mashed over a lot when the housing "rests" against something? Or am I the only one who doesn't wrap their gear in a fitted velvet lined box whenever it's not touching the flesh of my hands? So I guess that leaves 2 questions: 1. Is there a 90 degree elbow in either the bulkhead or the sync cord? 2. How much do the S6->ike sync cords run?
  10. I don't either, but they didn't seem interested in doing so... If I buy the bulkhead from ikelite, it just means moving the potential for corrosion from the cord/bulkhead connection to the bulkhead/housing doesn't it?
  11. I've contacted ikelite about ikelite pinout connectors in delrin, but they have responded that they don't make them. I didn't push at all or talk about custom pieces, but that's definitely an option! True. Although to be fair to the seacam ikelite bulkheads, having the bulkhead material non-aluminum, only moves the corrosion problem from the threads of the bulkhead to the bulkhead<->housing interface, which I think is a more insidiouos place for it to occur. Thanks. I'll look into the cord upgrade if Stephen and Liz can't perform their usual magic for some reason!
  12. Or perhaps there is no rinse bucket to begin with... But, yes, I think this is a good path for new customers going forward - for obvious reasons you can't put a ikelite metal compatible bulkhead in place, as that just moves the problem to the bulkhead<->housing interface, which would be even more insidious. So having the cord connector be delrin (in some form or the other) seems to be the safest option. I will admit that I am completely ignorant of what an S6 connector is... Yes, the service from you guys has always been top-notch, and I completely appreciate it! Let us know what the best path is for fixing this problem, and I'll just hang tight for now. Thanks Stephen!
  13. Hey James! There is an o-ring between the bulkhead and housing - but the problem is definitely between the sync connector and the bulkhead, and zincs on the housing won't help that. I suppose I could try and jerry-rig a small zinc to the bulkhead to try and reduce the current flow, but in the end I think it's going to be a much better solution to replace my camera->strobe hardware so that I can use the nikonos delrin sync connectors and not worry about dissimilar metals causing a charge and eating my aluminum bulkheads. There are enough gear related things to worry about with this profession as it is...
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