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    Canon EOS 5D
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    Sealux CC5-GD
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    Ikelite DS-125
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  1. Thank You guys! Ikelite ran out of DS125 spare parts so I've chosen the upgrade option to DS160 for 450$. Curious how the manual power control in conjunction with DS125 (two strobe setup) will work. Should be no big issue. However some numbers as starting point for roughly synced settings.
  2. Hi, one of my Ikelite DS125 strobes got hit at the front edge. The inner metal ring at the front has been bend (see photo). I wasn't sure if the sealing was affected. But after the next dive the strobe didn't fire anymore and no recycle buzz sound. Anybody with similar experience and can tell if service still makes sense or better buy another one? Thanks Julian
  3. Unfortunately uwpix was offline for several days (uwpix.org is dead). I've just relaunched it here: www.uwpix.eu
  4. Thank You for your posts. I will go with the NiMH and keep my current chargers. Julian
  5. Hi. Need to replace my DS 125 batteries. Considering the NiMH battery packs. Does anybody know how much capacity (mAh) the cells have? Thanks. Julian
  6. 5D III vs D800 could be simple decision. Look into your lens bag what's compatible I wouldn't switch my lenses based on one camera generation for average pros and cons. As long as there is nothing substantial missing ... Radio strobe firing sounds interesting. Would be cool to dive with completely cableless strobe housings But the required hot-shoe mounted transmitter would give the camera housing a not soo cool design ;-) Understood the touch control feature is just a second option of adjusting? As long as adjustments can still be made via the wheel we won't face a problem here.
  7. Strobe housing for Canon 580EX. The cord has been modified to fit S6 bulkheads. Full Canon E-TTL (II) with any Canon EOS camera. The housing has never been underwater. Specs: Test Pressure: Housings are individually tested to 10 Bar (90 m / 300 ft.) Recommended working pressure 60m Closure Design: Air Lock Body Material: Polycarbonate Overall Size: 150x110x210mm (LxWxH) Total Weight: Approximately 830g (Housing only) Buoyancy (with Flash): Approximately neutral in salt water Julian
  8. If there is any Sealux MkI housing owner out there lusting for MkII I might have some good news. I removed the Y-shaped parts that push the buttons next to the top LCD. Placed the MkII into the housing. Following controls work without any further modification: shutter, top control wheel, rear control wheel, SET button, command dial, zoom/focus gear. Viewfinder feels fine too, no shading so far. I guess Y-shaped parts could be easily adopted for MkII . LCD view is OK. The window is missing a few millimetres so just the edges aren’t visible properly. But it’s possible to see the entire screen if you need to. Just tilt the housing a little bit. Doesn’t work: all the buttons left-hand side of the rear LCD incl. Liveview button! Those buttons definitely require modifications. But I think the housing is a good starting point for becoming modified. I had one day abroad opportunity to jump into the water with the MkII. The video feature is really an awesome toy to have on board on a SLR :-) I can’t compare to camcorders underwater as I’m no videographer. Julian
  9. stu, yes, MkI and II are displayed with different ratios. So I've resized all pics accordingly. I've done it for each pic. Reference is the lens. Expect backview, where I took hotshoe for size. But I didn't overlay the hotshoes or viewfinders. Because if you do I think the lens isn't in the same place anymore. Yes, the backview might be imprecise in terms of size (it wasn't as straight as having the lens in the pic). But I think you should consider the lens as reference for the housing match (zoom gear, optics, etc.) and work it out for the backview overlay. I think you didn't? I dunno, but if you look at the front pic, it confirms the camera requires more space at the buttom as the same lens is overlayed. So I assume same is valid for backview. Julian
  10. Drew, you're right about broadcasting. But if you don't produce exclusively for PAL regions, would you rather convert 30fps to 25fps for the PAL broadcast world or 25fps to 30fps for NTSC world export? I would prefer shooting with 30fps if the final stuff could be shown in both regions. But you're right, if your target is european broadcast -> 25fps. I do much more suffer from 24fps with Blu-Ray. We were spoiled with PAL speedup DVDs and smoth playback at 50i. Now 24fps looks terrible if you don't own a 24fps display/TV and have to stick with 3:2 pulldown. I've been told Americans have been used to that before already :-) Julian
  11. I think converting to 25fps would only make sense to have common footage with your HDV cam as you say. In general I think there is no need to stick to 25fps for PAL regions anymore when it comes to HD stuff. All TVs and displays capable of HD resolutions also accept 30fps. It would only make sense to convert to 25fps if you want to do a DVD copy of the footage. I guess 25fps will start to die some day. Julian
  12. Canon now hosted full resolution out-of-the-camera clips from Reverie: http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?ac...;articleID=2127 Julian
  13. I guess you’ve overlapped the viewfinders? I did some overlays but used the lens (mount) as reference ‘cause it simply has to stay centred for optics and zoom/focus gear. And yes, it seems no good for conversion. At least for video tryout I hope I can stuff it into the MkI housing with the set knob working to start shooting. Oh, I guess we need to worry about manual focus gear again with the MkII :-) Thanks James. Well, not just the MkII Thanks for pointing out. I hadn’t noticed. Auto ISO in manual would have been a good thing. But I guess I would preferably use it in Av / Tv with filters. Julian
  14. finally Auto ISO! video feature is just perfect. Especially 1080p with 30fps. I wouldn't basically prefer h264 for recording but it should be fine considering the high bitrate the MkII uses. I'll have to get it! PS/edit: just discovered Sealux already confirmed 5D MkII housing on their website
  15. I'm running an 8GB Sandisk Ultra II with the 5D for a year now. No problems at all. I even tried it in the 10D before I sold it, no problems. So I wonder why the 40D shouldn’t work. I am sure it works perfectly with the 40D too! As said, 2GB was a limit due to the maximum address range of FAT, but beyond 2GB the cards work with FAT32. If you have the choice, I would go for the Extreme version. I got the Ultra II because I couldn’t find some store to get the Extreme at that time (a few days before leaving for a trip). I was stuck with a full buffer a few times. Mostly topside but u/w too. It was most horrible when I shot in the press area during Genesis concert. I missed some shots which would have been great. Those shots would have been worth the price difference between Ultra II and the Extreme version. Julian
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