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About mschiff

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  • Birthday 03/03/1950

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    Maitland, Florida

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon S70
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Ikelite DS-125
  1. The housing is sold. Other items are still available.
  2. Pictures of the gear are available here: http://www.pbase.com/mschiff/ikelitegear Click on the thumbnails to see a large image. The chip I mentioned is right next to the "M" in Made in Japan on the front of the 17-85 lens. It does not affect picture quality at all. Let me know if you have any other questions. The housing is in excellent working condition and has been serviced by Ikelite and updated to the latest electronics. It has never been flooded.
  3. Should have been in Boynton Beach on Sunday morning, Sept 5, on the wreck of the Castor. About 70 goliaths aggregating there. Very good vis and almost no current that day. Unfortunately, Monday was not as good. Ripping current and average vis. More pictures here: http://www.pbase.com/mschiff/boynton201009&page=2 -- Martin
  4. For sale: Ikelite 350D housing $650 Canon 350D camera body with 3 batteries $200 Canon EF-S 17-85 IS lens $230 (slight chip at edge of front lens where it meets the body of the lens. Does not affect images at all) Ikelite 5503.9 port for 17-85 lens with zoom control $190 Buy it all for $1200 Including ground shipping anywhere in the continental US. Photos from Boynton Beach taken with this camera and housing here: http://www.pbase.com/mschiff/travel Pictures of equipment available on request. -- Martin
  5. Yeah, I missed the external flash part. Still, you can adjust the internal flash down two stops with FEC. -- Martin
  6. Yes, it has both a "Manual Flash" setting, and FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation) of +- 2 stops. Manual is here: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/9/0300003169/0...s550d-im-en.pdf Search for "Manual Flash". -- Martin
  7. If you are interested in selling just the 8" dome port, I would be interested. -- Martin
  8. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8698 -- Martin
  9. You don't have to remove the shade to get a much better result than the one you posted. You just need to make sure that it is positioned correctly when you attach the port. The wide fins on the port need to be on the top and bottom, exactly vertical with the axis of the camera up and down. That will still give you some very slight vignetting, but only a tiny bit in the corners and it's very easy to crop without losing much of the image. A worse problem for me is reflections from the strobe. The gear wheel for the zoom reflects onto the dome and shows up in the image. That causes the need for a big crop. I find that with the 6" port, it is much better to stay from about 14mm to 17mm. It's still a fantastic lens even with that limitation. I'm looking to buy an 8" port too. I did not and will not remove the shade. Too much chance of damage and the reflection problem would likely still be there. Keep in mind I'm talking about underwater completely. With an over/under shot, it is probably different. -- Martin
  10. Tim, When you use the Kenko 1.4, does the lens act like a 14-24 zoom with w/a capabilities, or are you limited in the focus to close stuff? I've already got a Canon 1.4, shame that wouldn't work. -- Martin
  11. Very nice! Looks like the same variety of seahorse too! -- Martin
  12. Thanks Tim. I was just telling my wife on the way home from this dive trip that I'd like to dive Indonesia. ;-) -- Martin
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