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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D300, Nikon 60mm, Nikon 105 VR, Tokina 10-17
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    Subal ND30
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon 240 *2
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    ULCS strobe arms
  1. Prices updated!! Now even more of a bargain - Whole Subal underwater set up including Nikon d300, housing, lenses & ports for two types of macro (you’d just need to acquire strobes). Discounted Total for buying all listed below: £3400 (this is around what only the housing originally cost new so a great bargain)! · Subal Housing Type 3 for D300. £1750 + D300 £300 (boxed with instructions & leads, with 2 batteries & charger ) · 60mm type 3 port £175 + 60mm lens (boxed) £200 · 105 port with focus knob £375 + 105 VR lens (boxed with instructions and lens hood) £550 · Dual sync cord £150 I’m happy to split out the underwater system but would prefer after the housing sells. · ON HOLD: Subal FE dome £470 + extention £100 + subal zoom gear £50 · SOLD: + tokina 10-17 FE lens £350 TOPSIDE: - Tokina 11-16mm: Nikon mount (boxed with instructions & lens hood) £350 - SOLD: Nikon 70-300mm (unboxed with lens hood) £50 - Nikon 18-200mm VR (boxed with instructions & lens hood) £400 - Nikon 80-400mm VR (boxed with instructions, carry case & lens hood) £700 - Lee filters kits (polariser & ring, 72mm ring, 77mm ring & Starter Kit) £450 - Tripod (Manfrotto ball head, gitzo legs) £150 I’ve set up the following temporary email for this so please share with anyone you’ll think who’ll be interested. scubasuzy-sellingnikongear@yahoo.co.uk All prices with extra post & packing unless I meet up with you.
  2. I think what diver pam said above makes the most sense. Get a subal housing & use existing ports. You could also see what other housing makers have subal port adapters, you may find you can buy a cheaper housing & still use your existing ports
  3. i dont really get it - the Gopro comes with an underwater housing and Gopro 3 housing even has the flat port that will properly focus underwater?
  4. hello I’m moving systems so I’m selling all my Nikon & Subal Gear (and my iPhone 4). Please let me know if you’re interested in any of the following and feel free to share this post with your friends who might be interested (especially if they can get to London, UK because then we’ll all save on P&P)! - iPhone 4, Unlocked, 32GB, boxed £200 - Nikon D300 body (unboxed with 2 batteries & charger, & wired remote shutter) £395 - Nikon D70 body & Nikon 18-70mm kit lens (unboxed with 1 battery & charger and lens hood) £200 - Tokina 11-16mm (Nikon mount) £350 - Nikon 70-300mm (unboxed with lens hood) £50 - Nikon 18-200mm VR (boxed with instructions & lens hood) £400 - Nikon 80-400mm VR (boxed with instructions, carry case & lens hood) £700 - Lee filters kits (polariser & ring, 72mm ring, 77mm ring & Starter Kit) £450 - Tripod (Manfrotto ball head, gitzo legs) £150 - Whole Subal underwater set up including Nikon d300, housing, lenses & ports for macro and wide angle. Total: £4465 · Subal Housing Type 3 for D300. £1750 + D300 £395 (boxed with instructions & leads, with 2 batteries & charger ) · 60mm type 3 port £175 + 60mm lens (unboxed) £200 · 105 port with focus knob £375 + 105 VR lens (boxed with instructions and lens hood) £550 · Subal FE dome £470 + extention £100 + tokina 10-17 FE lens £350 + gear £50 · Dual sync cord £150 I’m happy to split out the underwater system but would prefer after the housing sells. I’ve set up the following temporary email for this so please share with anyone you’ll think who’ll be interested. scubasuzy-sellingnikongear@yahoo.co.uk All prices with extra post & packing unless I meet up with you. photos attached to my blog post: http://suzywalker.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/nikon-subal-gear-for-sale/ thanks
  5. yeah I know, they clearly knew the images were copyrighted. No, my image was lifted from the web and had the copyright cropped out. I very rarely post my images directly on facebook. The only reason I saw it was by chance someone I knew had put a comment on that post. Since they've deleted my image and their post from the album I dont really have anything to show facebook. I guess if someone else was to find their images on there they could screenshot them first, it didnt occur to me earlier.
  6. This morning I came across VERTIGO – underWATERlove community page on facebook. In their info they give thanks to bunch of names (including my own and a few other wet pixelers) and say that all the images are under copyright that they dont own. However they post the images onto facebook with no credit and no permission given. And for my own photo they had removed the copyright watermark from the image (I think it was just cropped out) When I asked in a comment why they’d removed the copyright and provided the link to the original web version they just removed the post. You should all probably go check them out to see if any of your work if on there too…
  7. I think there are two sides to it. How you feel about your photography and how someone who just sees the images feels. I think secretly you'll always feel pleased (I know I do) when you get everything right in camera and nothing needs tweaking to make the image better. And there will always be images that can't be created in camera (it used to be like this with HDR but now even my phone does them, now its major composites and completely made up photos). However as technology makes things easier, the photos that only the very talented could get before everyone will have a chance to get. If you cannot tell which is which from just looking at a photo does it really matter? Other aspects of photography will come to the fore to replace those technical skills in distinguishing the very talented from the crowd. A photographers personal style and creative innovation will win out over any technologic leg up that the rest of us might get
  8. I too am worried about twisting my port (and causing a housing leak) whilst getting the cover on or off but I've seen a few people have their domes scratched even on liveaboards with experienced divers & crew, mine is glass so unlike an acrylic port one large scratch will kill it because i don't think you can polish it out I leave the covers on for hand over. Float on the surface with my knees up, cradle the camera in my lap and take off the cover. Clip it to my bcd (and stick it under my arm strap out of the way) then descend dome down.
  9. Hi Mark, I don't know if you've chosen yet but here is my 2ps worth on the places you've listed and my experiences of them. I've listed when I've been because these places change so much and people rave about somewhere and it turns out they went 10 years ago when the place was pristine and you get there and its poop, or they say somewhere isn't so great but then you get there and its recovered/got better. Some of the photos are not as good as others because they are much older and on compact cameras (at least I know I'm getting better!) Maldives - Direct flight from UK but expensive Not been. Bali I think I should give Bali another chance. We spent some time there in 2008 and I couldn't really get into it. The liberty wreck was nice but i was disappointed with the macro. I think it had been over hyped to me and I was expecting Lembeh style critters. Even the dive guide at scuba serya where we stayed said it used to be better. He said the divers & guides had chased away the life. We still saw loads, just less than I expected. Very easy to get to though. Booked through divequest (who are great btw). We went in October time. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/bali_2008 Philippines The only place I've been in the Philippines is Cebu. It was nice but the viz wasn't as good as I was expecting. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/cebu_underwater http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/cebu Indonesia The only other place in Indonesia we've been apart from Bali, Manado & Lembeh which you listed separately is Raja Ampat. We went on an amazing liveaboard. I'd go back but its expensive so I'll have to save up. We stopped at Lembeh on the way to break up the journey a bit. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/raja_ampat_mangroves http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/raja_ampat_indonesia_2009 Manado I flooded my camera in Lembeh and we had two days in Tasik Ria with only a disposable compact, I didn't miss much. We could see the fishermen next door loading up all the fish but I didn't see many underwater! This was in 2007. I was told by another guest that 5 years previously the place was excellent but not sadly not since they'd over fished. Its not on my list to rush back to. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/indonesia Lembeh – love it! love it! love it! We've stayed at Lembeh resort twice now. Amazing critters & great food & dive guides. It is a bit of a trek to get there though. Flight to Singapore them a flight to Manado then a car then a small boat across the strait. Worth it though. We went Feb & March time. We'll be going back again I'm sure. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/lembeh_strait http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/lembeh_st..._indonesia_2009 Bonaire - 2 flights from UK - direct from Amsterdam I personally didn't rate Bonaire, but I know many ppl who love it. I found the colours very bland compared to the red sea. However, I might be bias and I've seen some amazing photos from there from the people who went on boat dives. I don't particularly like shore diving (you get your legs bashed by rocks and there are always urchins, why are there always urchins?) but the driving around in a truck was cool and the kitting up on the road and wading into the harbour by the boats with people giving you odd looks were cool. We didn't do as many dives as I'd have liked (because we could not seem to self motivate between us). We didn't dive with a guide but still managed to find a seahorse. This was five years ago so it may have changed. We stayed at buddy dive which was nice enough, but you had to go next door to capt dons for dinner though. We went November time. I might give it another chance one day but there are many more places to get to first. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/bonaire Thailand: We went to Koh Tao in April 2006. It was a nice place and I enjoyed the diving but the viz was very poor. My bf got so bored with the viz that we did a rescue course! But it was good fun and the people in the dive shop were great. We stayed at the Koh Tao Cabana (which was more expensive that other places buy very nice) and dived with Scuba Junction. http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/thailand_underwater http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/thailand_koh_tao Another place you might want to consider is Cayman... http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/cayman2010 We went this yeah for Alex Mustards trip in Jan and it was lots of fun. The food was very expensive though. I'm actually hunting for places to go this year and next – happy shopping. Suzy
  10. I dont know if scubasure or divemaster insurance will be any good to you (they are both UK)? I have mine through scubasure but they only go up to £10,000 worth of gear.
  11. Hi Nige, We went there in 2008. It was nice but it reminded me why I like group trips so much. I like group phototrips not so much for the learning (although thats always nice & useful) but because my buddy likes to dive but doesn't always want to do all the dives. We went just the two of us and I found I was spending a lot of my time alone in the water (the dive guide was off looking for other things to show me, he always came back but there were long times when I couldn't see him) consequently my photos from that trip were not relaxed – they seem sort of strained. Because I wasn't relaxed. Usually I pootle around taking photos but I always like to see another human in the water (Ellen has dived with me she knows what I mean). So one on one tutorials might be a bit much but a group of divers that are not photographers is not quite right either... Scubastu (www.stewartsy.com) is gonna send me a pdf of a whaleshark trip – has anyone here dived with him? Many thanks Suzy
  12. thanks Ellen. Mike thinks this one looks too currenty (and its mostly night dives which he doesnt really like).
  13. I've left it too late to book on any of the photo workshops that normally spring to my mind... does anyone know of any trips that would fullfill the following criteria? Is a Photo workshop (I like these because the diving is geared to photography and not in chasing the dive guides around, plus I'm used to the extra space) Has two spaces left Where the water isn't too cold (26 degrees c as a minimum, unless I buy a new wetsuit, which I could I suppose) No currents Preferably macro (I've been doing so much wide angle lately) £3k or less (including flights) per person Is between September and December this year I don't mind if its a hotel or a liveaboard as long as its nice and warm and friendly and relaxed... Any ideas?? many thanks Suzy
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