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  1. Hi all, Newbie question here. I just got my Aquatica housing for my S2 and am wondering if I can take the neoprene protective port covers underwater. If I can, I'll probably keep them on until I'm ready to take photos, then stow them in a bc pocket. Or should I just take them off right before the dive and be really careful once I'm in the water? Thanks.
  2. Hi all, I just got my Fuji S2 Pro and bought UV filters for my lenses for topside protection from the elements/fingerprints/bumps, etc. Is there any reason that I should remove the filters for u/w photography? I'll be shooting in RAW mode mostly and high .jpeg occassionally with a Nikkor 12-24 DX and 105 Micro Nikkor in an Aquatica housing. Thanks
  3. Ran into a good explanation of copyright issues here: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-...g?msg_id=007J50 Enjoy!
  4. Jorge, Nice tip. Can you post a photo of what you did? I can picture it but seeing exactly how you did it would help. I'm getting my Aquatica in a few weeks and may fix the gear as you suggested. Thanks. Mar
  5. Yes, straight from the era of sideburns, avocado-colored furniture, super-8 film and 8-track, comes this grainy, camera-shaky, kitschy news footage of highway workers in Oregon attempting to discard of a beached gray whale by blowing it to bits with dynamite. Watch the awful offal fly. All rights not reserved.... http://www.howeird.com/whale.html
  6. Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes.... Nice detail on the first shot, Chris. What was your shutter speed? Must be tough to do the bouyancy/breathing gymnastics while trying to get the shot. M.
  7. Hi, Thanks for all the HELPFUL comments. My internet service was down for 1 1/2 days (one of the misfortunes of living on a tropical island) so I will begin PM-ing some questions to y'all soon. Mar
  8. Eric, Thanks for the reply. Of course I know Sarah, Brad and Joe. I dive with Joe almost every weekend and meet Sarah and Brad for dinner/drinks every now and then. How do you know them? Small world (island), eh? I'll tell them you said hi next time I see them. The Aquatica apparently needs some bouyancy added to it, whether through the ULCS arms, PVC, or non-compressible floats. I didn't realize that the S&S housing was so bouyant with the S&S strobes.
  9. Hi, first post here. James W. referred me to this site and from what I've read so far it looks like this is the place to ask. I'm in the final stages of choosing a housing for my Fuji S2 Pro and have narrowed it down to the Sea & Sea or the Aquatica. I know that SS has crappy service, supply and support, but I like the clear housing to check for o-ring status and leaks. I also seem to get excellent customer service from Yuzo in Japan at uwdigitalcamera.com for other stuff I've bought from him. But again, only a 1 year warranty good in Japan. Glass optic dome ports, which I would like to have, are also available through a company called Athena in Japan. But the SS housing looks like it'll scratch pretty easily. The Aquatica is rugged, but heavier underwater than the SS. No glass dome ports to my knowledge, but I would get a U.S. warranty. I live in Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth a long boat ride away from mainland service, but service nontheless. Button placement on the Aquatica seem to be less ideal than with the SS (aperture button on the back, requiring removal of right hand from handle). Prices between the two are about the same, so that's not an issue. Any help/comments appreciated. Thanks. Mar
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