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  1. Just curious have you compared Bibble to Rawshooter Premium?
  2. Well I guess that about does in the "a larger sensor is required to improve dynamic range" theory. Funny, I was just thinking about this during my drive in this morning. It will be interesting to see who snaps up this technology first, this being a Rochester university study I'm assuming that Kodak is financing the research.
  3. Another method to determine which o-ring is required is to look at the o-ring seat on the port. The old style (2.6mm) has a tapered seat and the new style (3.0mm) has a flat seat. This is shown in the image posted above. Also, every Subal Port and Extension Ring ships with a sticker notifying you of the o-ring design change.
  4. Comparing this image to the VR Logo Plate on the 24-120 and this one looks legit.
  5. Luiz, nice job illustrating my instructions. Hopefully this will help ease the nerves of the "tool weary".
  6. Joe, I've never seen a problem with the metering knob control on the Titan D100. Do you have the eyecup and lcd protector removed?
  7. The lens does work on a film based camera but there is major left and right side circular cut-off at most zoom positions and just the corners in about the 50mm zoom position.
  8. Another factor to consider in choosing between aluminum and composite material housings is the risk potential due to the increased number through holes required. Composite material housings may have many additional gasket sealed through holes for attachment of the handle tray, clamps and to mount controls or gears. Aluminum housings offer the ability to securely attached these same items either externally or internally without the need for additional through holes.
  9. There is no need to cut any wires. Remove the three screws that retain the hot shoe connector cover and then the two screws that hold the hot shoe circuit board into the hot shoe connector. Lift out the circuit board (brass springs will stay attached to the board) and then turn over the hot shoe connector and the chrome contact pins will fall out. Replace only the center (trigger or X) contact pin and reassemble. Save the pins you removed for future use if you switch to an ITTL strobe. This method is easily reversible and it does not matter which connector the bulkheads are plugged into.
  10. I'm using the RSP version converting to TIFF's and using PS to create JPEG's when neccessary. No noise problems with this workflow method. I also recently purchased their Color Engine which corrected the color change problem when converting to TIFF's.
  11. I understand what you're saying, I was disappointed too. The D200 has not started shipping so they don't have a camera to start the design process. So no one knows for certain if this camera is a good fit with the L&M Titan design. Unlike the D70, the features of the D200, specifically a vertical grip option so they can reverse engineer the external electronic controls, makes the potential for a Titan D200 look good. L&M also plans to use as much from the design of the Titan D100 as possible, hoping for less of a burden on their R&D department and a quicker time to market. Like the Titan D100, the D200 housing will be machined aluminum. So, I remain optimistic!
  12. Well it looks like my pleading and begging may pay off. The un-official rumor department (that's me) says that Light & Motion will build a housing for the Nikon D200 after all. It will use the same ports and more importantly conversion rings as the Titan D100. This means that ports from Aquatica, Sea & Sea & Subal will work with this housing. It will of course retain the ROC strobe control system which allows the use of your existing TTL based strobes, in a 12 step manually controlled mode.
  13. Use common sense in applying torque to remove the metal threads from the plastic base and you should have no problem, use a bending action rather than pulling. Two screws hold the plastic base to the housing, you'll use the same two screws to install the ULCS replacement. The part number is BA-SP ($12.95) and we've got them in stock. It's a good idea to use a little Bostik Never-Seez or Permatex Anti-Seize to prevent this problem on housing attachments.
  14. Subal uses a plastic mounting plate with metal threads. Minor impact or overtightening causes the threads to loosen from the plastic. You'll most likely have to use enough force to pull the metal threads from the plastic base. Ultralight (ULCS) makes a metal replacement mounting plate that will ensure you don't run into this problem again.
  15. This looks like a reflection off the air bubble below. If you look closely you can actually see the lens within the dome port on the suface of the air bubble.
  16. Yes it is, we can modify (machine out the mount) the Sea & Sea conversion ring to work with your housing and lens.
  17. Here's a recent shot of me, wearing my new hat
  18. Just got a phone call from the Sea & Sea USA Distributor (TUSA), it now looks like the YS-110's won't be available until March of 2006. Something to do with meeting the CE soldering standards.
  19. I think it's safe to say that all the major housing manufacturers will have a housing for the Nikon D200. The exception may be Light & Motion, even though I've said PLEASE! Here's hoping the next post will be from Dan with a surprise announcement!
  20. We're still being told mid-December and the $549 price is correct.
  21. From the Olympus E500 Specifications: Image Sensor Type: 4/3 type Full Frame Transfer Type CCD solid-state image sensor Effective Pixel Number: 8.15 million pixels Aspect: 4:3
  22. If the optics are clean and the mechanism is working then I would recommend that you get this lens repaired. It may only need the flexible circuit board replaced, which is a fairly minor job on this lens. I'd be glad to recommend a Nikon Service Center in your area.
  23. The design is done and now it's off to production, a realistic shipping date will be late February, 2006.
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