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  1. Just a reminder that Oztek 2009 is on this weekend at Australia Technology Park. I will have the much anticipated Canon 5DMk11 & Nikon D90 housings from Aquatica on display. For the video enthusiasts we have Fathom ports, EX1 housings & Hi Def monitors from Gates as well as the new lineup of HD housings and LED lighting systems from Light and Motion. Drop by and say hello
  2. Hi Daniel , Let me know if your heading my way - will be happy to have a walk through your system & workflow with you , sometimes its just the smalllest thing that makes the biggest difference. Peter
  3. Hey Tristan, Love the look of your site - it really reflects the diversity of your photography. You really have been giving that kit a workout - look forward to see more of your underwater images. Peter
  4. Gary , Let me play Devils advocate here Were any of the photo's you mention taken while you were working for the company in question ? ( for the record - it's not me or any of my companies )
  5. I have a package coming available over the next week. 1 x Gates HVX Housing fitted with HD video out bulkhead 1 x SWP44 Port 1 x Standard Port 1 x Panasonic HVX200 Camera (PAL) Assorted spares - field service kit , extra batteries etc. It has been well maintained and serviced. I would describe the general condition as 8/10 and the port as 9.5/10 Folks who are genuinely interested please PM me.
  6. The good folks at Aquatica have answered your wishes with the latest addition to their line up. Subal Port to Aquatica housing adaptor rings.
  7. I'm pretty sure I have a couple of brand new original original dual cords still in the box. I will check and get back to you.
  8. 23 degrees C - in a dry suit - in the middle of a heat wave. ( average feb temp last 40 years is 31.8C ) You are precious.
  9. Hey Guys , All this talk of LANC is news to me. My understanding is the EX3 has the same 8 pin remote as the EX1. I got excited and checked the specs ( see below ) and can't find any mention of LANC. --Signal inputs/outputs-- Audio input XLR-3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Composite output BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms S-Video output Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O unbalanced, sync negative Audio output RCA type (CH-1,CH-2),-10 dBu (reference level), 47 kO Component output Mini D (x 1) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms SDI output BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable i.LINK input/output IEEE1394, 4-pin (x 1), HDV stream input/output, S400 Timecode input BNC (x1), 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 ohms Timecode output BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms Genlock input BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms USB Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0 High-speed Headphone output Stereo mini-jack (x 1), -20.5 dBu (reference level output, 16 ohms load) DC input DC jack Battery input 5-pin Remote 8-pin
  10. Bruce - the D90 definately does not function in the D70 housing. I have heard of a few folks who have fitted a D90 into their D80 housings. Let me know if your coming to Oztek and I'll make sure there is one available for you to handle. Cheers
  11. What lights are you talking about ??
  12. Sure thing.......... - Wags still has the first .50c he ever earned sealed inside the public service pay packet. ( he's waiting for it to become a collectors item ).
  13. Back at you Jon I'm off to the pub to celebrate the old fashioned way. ;)
  14. NO offense taken - as I said just really having a good look at how to get the best out of FX and the various lenses. before it drives me to :) :drink:
  15. Dave , I recall Alex's musings about the Sigma - it is what got me thinking about this. I already have a couple of the Nikon 16's and am sorely tempted to get the Sigma for it's close focus advantage. Just have to find a buyer for one of my old bikes to fund the D3X ..... and the new lenses and..........
  16. Hi Bruce , Long time no speak. I'm sure I have a few of those diffusers in a box somewhere - give me ring.
  17. Like many folks here I am contemplating the move to the FX format and am now looking at my lenses with a view to the future.... The Tokina 10-17 I have been using of late is not compatible so it comes down to a choice between the Sigma 15 & the Nikon 16. Wondering what are the views / experiences of the community ?
  18. The Nikonus 15mm lens has a domed front element as shown . The question that comes to my mind is why would you wreck such a good ( expensive ) piece glass on a home made project .
  19. There is no through the housing control on this model housing so that eliminates that possibility. I have not heard of this type of control button actuating at depth , have heard of them not functioning but usually this can be remedied by flushing excess salt and grit from the control. Trying to understand the fault - is only at depth or is it always ? Does it work topside OK , and then works at what depth ? before it fails at 95ft ?
  20. I believe that in real terms all new underwater housings are limited production models. The days of cast or molded aluminium housings are gone - modern manufacturing techniques , rapid prototyping and multi axis / tool CNC machinery have made low volume machining a more viable option for manufacturers of niche products such as underwater housings. The ability to tailor an actual production run to real market demands rather than anticipated is not to be undervalued and in the longer term will only benefit the underwater imaging community. Better to lose a few R&D dollars ( or Euros / Yen ) than have significant capital investment in a pile of castings that have no demand. My 2 cents - now back to the workshop to bolt together an even lower volume item - a 160 CI V-TWIN for the old bike
  21. Happy New Year. Here's a turtle for the thread, and some fireworks from the verandah this evening.
  22. Shot this during the last great rhino hunt of 2008
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