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  1. Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body with W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter Canon 7D Mark II Camera body. Purchased August 2019, only 296 actuations (shots taken). Like new with box. Original purchase price $1492, selling for $850. Buyer Pays for Shipping and Insurance. Includes: Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body with W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter Canon LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh) Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack Canon Eyecup Eg Canon IFC-150U II USB 3.1 Gen 1 Interface Cable for DSLRs Wide Camera Strap Battery Cover Software CD-ROM Buyer pays for shipping.
  2. $3800 + shipping BRAND NEW IN THE BOX! ------------------------------- SEACAM silver NIKON D500 with S6 sockets G-PRO VIEWFINDER CP COMPACTPORT Dome Port TOKINA AF 10-17 ZOOM GEAR THE PERFECT underwater wide angle setup for your Nikon D500 and Tokina 10-17mm lens! OVER $7000 US Retail in Gear! Buyer pays for shipping
  3. You left me a note on my posting, I will sell just my housing without the 45 degree viewfinder and put back on the standard viewfinder for $1200. Everything is in good working condition and well taken care of. Send me an email at ron@scubarews,com and we can work out how to get it to you quickly
  4. Hi Serena, I will sell just the housing with the standard viewfinder that comes with it for $1200. Everything is in good working condition and well taken care of. Let me know and we can arrange to get it to you by next Wednesday. Please let me know.
  5. NIKON D300 UW Housing, Camera, lenses, port, strobes and accessories. All equipment is in good working condition, gently used and taken good care of. I upgraded cameras three years ago and the Nikon D300 system has been my backup during that time and seen little UW time since last servicing. This is an excellent DSLR camera system for someone wanting to take high quality publishable and award winning images. $3,999 for everything below or individual prices listed. Located in Long Beach, CA. 1) Sea & Sea MDX-D300 Underwater Housing for Nikon D300 with adjustable 45 degree viewfinder: $1450 (new: Housing $2800 / View Finder $900) 2) Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera-Body Only: $300 – Includes 2 batteries, 2 chargers, manual, and strap (new $1200) 3) Sea & Sea NX Compact Dome Port with port cover (6”): $400 (new $500/$60 port cover) 4) Two Sea & Sea YS-110alpha strobes: $400 for the pair (new $1000) 5) Sea & Sea 5 pin Dual Sync Cord: $80 (new $180) 6) Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens: $475 (new $770) 7) Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED Lens with UV filter: $675 (new $1150) 8) 12-24 zoom gear for Sea&Sea housing: $80 (new $170) 9) B&W 77mm +2 Closeup Diopter (for 12-24mm lens): $25 (new $50) 10) Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens: $400 (new $650) 11) Hoya 72mm DMC PRO1 Digital Circular Polarizer Glass Filter (for 18-200 lens): $25 (new $50) 12) Seven Ultralight Clamps: $15 each (new $30) 13) Three Ultralight BA-TG Ball (for use with T Plate): $10 each (new $24) 14) Pelican Case 1650 with Velcro dividers: $100 (new $250)
  6. PNG is a target rich environment. Check out part one of my trip report with lots of wide angle photos. http://www.uwphotogr...inea-mv-febrina
  7. Are you willing to just sell one? If not, will you take anything less on the pair. I am in the US and not sure how much shipping would run, but I would need them in the next couple of weeks. Thanks
  8. Mark, Thanks for sharing and I know you have a lot mre great shots. I remember when I saw that shark/moray shot right after you downloaded and it looked just that good so I can confirm that very little if any was done to it. You posistioned yourself patiently there and waited for sharks to come by. The shark swimming through the school is also a great one. Next time I will take more time and be a little patient to set up shots like these. Your results are stunning. Your sense of humor, laugh and conversation really added to the trip. Hope to see you again on a trip. Keep me posted. Ron
  9. Ludovic, I couldn't wait to see you images especially of the dolphins because of your incredible free diving ability. Your presentation of the images with the two musical themes was enchanting and I thank you for sharing them with us and allowing me to daydream a little this morning about our trip together. You captured the essence of the trip and the fun we hade diving with the sharks and dolphins. Hope to run into you again on another trip in the future. Take care my firend. Ron
  10. Thanks Steve, Just noticed you are in Tucson. I am up the road just outside of PHX. Hot enough for you. Sure makes me wish I was in those nice cool waters again.
  11. And finally a few shots from Blue Heron Bridge. A truly special muck dive in our backyard. I could dive that every day at high tide and never get bored. Very cool. James said to include pictures of the people on the trip and I realized I forgot to include one of our fearless leader. Comments on images are appreciated, especially the new species of tripus leadarious (aka James). This little hermit crab left his shell and took over this CRACK PIPE as a home. Just say no to CRACK my little friend! James found him and actually brought him over to me to see. When I set him down, a snapper could see him through the glass and would bite at him, but Mr crab was safe in his own little biosphere. Hillarious. Someone must have thrown the crack pipe over the bridge and didn't even know they were providing habiatat for this little guy. You are a Rock Star James! Ron Watkins
  12. Some more macro sharks and the ever popular lemon snaps: The last two shots were shot with the 105 macro lens. Something different that Brian (captain) and James said to try on at least one dive and glad I did. Never would have thought to do macro sharks. All of the snaps were with the 10.5. Ron Watkins
  13. James, Thanks for getting this thread started and leading such a wonderful trip. I enjoyed your company as well as the rest of the group. We had a nice diverse team and we all learned something from each other on photography, diving, marine life and life in general. My favorite water things on the trip were - two nights and over 4 hours of snorkeling with the dolphins at night (and clearing the pool after spotting a large tiger circling below us) - Daytime snorkeling with dolphins even though I need to buy some better fins and learn to hold my breadth like Lud and Cal - Lemon Snaps and the many near misses - shooting the lemons at dusk on the surface with the golden light - Macro photography of the lemons with my 105mm - my rare (at least on our trip) close encounters with tigers - Time spent with James photographing before the trip and the Blue Heron Bridge (it really is our local lembeh). The only bummer on the trip was that Jim Abernathy was not on board, but the crew of Brian, Mike, Grey and Ed were great and made sure we got put in the right sposts for the action and everyone came home with all of their body parts and well fed. Here is a quick sampling of some of my favorite shots. I will divide them in a couple of posts because of the size limit: Here are some Dolphins: Ron Watkins Nikon D200/300 housed in S&S with S&S 110alpha strobes (used Tokina 10-17, 10.5, 12-24, 105 on this trip but most with 10-17 that James convinced me to buy the day before the trip)
  14. Just to clarify about what I meant by my statement of apparent neglect in the trip report. This was my first trip there and I never saw it before, but there are some area that were showing their age when I was there. I didn't mean to imply anything about Jo and Sandra and have never met them, but sure they ran a good place. It was just my observation that a few things needed upgrading and that the current management is seeing that it gets done which will be good for everyone. BASed on the response already about Jo and Sandra, it sounds like they were great managers and I shouldfind out where they are now and givee their new resot a try. Glad you all found it imformative and a little funny about the "Trojan Jelly" Ron
  15. Thanks for the feeback Ellen. Mike just sent me a picture of the new computer room and it looks really nice. So I think they are getting their budget to go ahead with the improvements that will make it even nicer. The great thing is that they know what is picky photographers want. Ron
  16. As part of a 5 week expedition to Indoensia, I spent 5 days in Lembeh at NAD-Lembeh and had a blast in Macro Heaven. You can read my entire trip report with photos about Lembeh and the NAD-Lembeh Resort on my website at Lembeh_2009 - SCUBAREWS_TRIP_REPORT Here is a brief summary of that report: After the pre-dive jitters that accompany the first dive of the big trip after a few months out of the water, I splashed down into murky warm 81 degree water and was handed my camera which was outfitted for macro. While nervously looking for any leaks in the rig, my attention was drawn to a tubular shaped jellyfish with a narrow tip at one end that I thought might be a new species. On second glance I concluded it must be an empty squid egg sack. As my eyes focused on this newly discovered drifting creature it became apparent it wasn’t a jellyfish or any other rare sea creature, but an old condom in the current of discarded waste. WELCOME to the most famous muck diving in the world, Lembeh Strait! Don’t let the rubbish, sometimes low visibility and remoteness of this diving destination scare you away. If you are an underwater photographer or just a diver that likes seeing the strangest and rarest creatures in the underwater world, then Lembeh is a must dive location. You will see more new types of marine life on your first dive than many will see in years of diving. It is referred to as muck diving because of the often poor visibility and garbage in the water that primarily comes from the major port city of Bitung. But the many species of frog fish, seahorses, scorpionfish, leaf fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, nudibrachs and pipefish have adapted in very unique ways to this environment and use it as an advantage. The most important key to a successful Lembeh diving trip is to have an experienced dive guide with a very keen eye because camouflage is the method of choice for most of the marine life. All of the resorts on the Lembeh Strait are within 10-20 minute boat rides of the good dive sites, so when I chose my home base for diving my main criteria was reasonable price, photo facilities, and good dive guides. The budget friendly eco-resort NAD-Lembeh satisfied my top criteria and exceeded expectations in many other areas including the food. Seasoned underwater photography and video veterans Mike Veitch and Simon Buxton recently took over co-management of the resort. If you frequent wetpixel.com forums you probably know these two characters or have at least read their informative and sometimes entertaining posts. Their combined experience and personalities make them great hosts for any diver, but especially serious photographers. In 4 short days of diving I logged 12 dives and over 13 hours in this immaculate muck. While here I left my camera set up for macro the entire time with my 105mm lens on my Nikon D300 in a Sea&Sea housing with dual YS120 strobes and fisheye focus light. A 60mm lens would have been great on some of the dives because the octopus and some of the fish are a little too large for the 105mm. But I was able to get nearly everything on my macro muck list including several types of pygmy seahorses, Pegasus sea moths, Ambon scorpionfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, Banggai cardinalfish, mandarinfish, snake eels, dragonets, lionfish, octopus, giant frogfish, pipefish, mantis shrimp, waspfish, lionfish, and a plethora of colorful nudibranchs. This was my second trip to Lembeh and the muck diving was even better than I remembered and my stay at NAD-Lembeh a pleasant surprise.
  17. I just saw your post, but we had a great time at Wakatobi and found the diving relaxed. They do have rules, but that is because they unfortunately have had some divers that have damaged the reef and they are very protective of it. Sort of like a mother would be of her kid. I wrote a detailed trip report you can find on my website at www.scubarews.com. Just scroll down on the home page for the link. You will love Ubud, but those monkeys are a little aggressive. You must have the crispy Duck! Don't worry about it, you will have a great time. Ron
  18. Sweey Deal. Thanks for passing it on. I may be able to take advantage of this. Ron www.scubarews.com
  19. Rick, I have a C5050 and have been VERY happy with my INON 2000. You can check out my shots taken with that camera at www.scubarews.com. Most of the shots posted and ones that I sell are taken with that combo. I just recently went DSLR with the Nikon D200, but still use my 5050/2000. It is a very reliable and powerful strobe and easily conects to the 5060. I am not familiar with the strobes you were asking about, but I HIGHLY recommend the INON 2000 strobe with fiber optic sync cord and guarentee you can get award winning shots with that combo. I got mine from Marine Camera Distributors and they had a good deal at the time (3-4 years ago), but I am sure Backscatter and others also carry this strobe. Best Fishes, Ron www.SCUBAREWS.com
  20. I REALLY want to have get some great Dolphin Photos in the wild, not a preserve or tourist dolphin experience in a confined environment. I have read about a place in New Zealand and one in Hawaii, but I thought I would ask the forum what they recommend. I was thinking there should be some good ones in the bahama's or somewhere in Central America possibly which would be close for me. Let me know your thoughts. Sincerely, Dolphin Dream'n Ron
  21. I faced your same decision and ended up buying the 105. I have had good results (www.scubarews.com) so far, but agree with the other postings. It is great for macro and little fish because you don't have to get so close you scare them. But very hard for decent size fish portraits. I also have the 12-24 for wide angle and I am planning to get the new 60mm for fish protraits Without it, it is hard to get the in between shots. I live in the desert and have used the 105 to take some wonderful desert wildflower shots this summer. I like the lens and think it is a great macro option.
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