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onbelaydave

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  1. Just doing a quick Goggle search ,shows he's spammed a few sites. SPAM
  2. I got the exact same message at another forum, as well as here. Somebody has been busy. The link takes you to a porno site.
  3. A 3rd for the Nikon Coolscan ! ICE is a lifesaver !!! I've been scanning in a lot of 60yr old+ Kodachrome slides inherited from my Grandfather and the time saved using ICE if your slide isn't absolutely clean is incredible.
  4. I don't know I used it for over a year in my landscape work, no problems other than a couple of WB issues in vastly different natural lighting conditions. Nothing that PS couldn't tweak, (I ONLY shoot RAW). UW, this has been my camera of choice. Can't afford the housing for my D2X just yet .
  5. Going,Going....gone !! If you're interested to see what replaced it, "The Seasons" a year in the CO High Country (Tonnn's ! of wildlife, landscapes,flowers,etc) it's available HERE
  6. Amen Rev !! After so many years of warm water "destinations", I've been making my D2D Truth trip + Catalina my "Destination" of choice. And this is from a CO diver, nothing like a "cool water site" !!! 1,2,3 awesome. Nice work !!
  7. "Going once, Going Twice" Comcast limits my storage to 25 Mb and I need to upload another show by the end of next week. If you haven't seen it or want to save a copy (RIGHT CLICK,select "Save As") than do it now. Thank you very much for everyone's comments.
  8. I'm using the Sigma 14 FF Nikon mount on my S2 also. I hate zoom rings, gears and the like. It's either full WA or nothing.
  9. Have you ever tried free diving and carrying a housed/strobed SLR ?? Let alone SCUBA diving with one ? Forget free diving with one !! You "Might" be able to freedive w/ a P&S in a minimal housing as long as you're shooting available light (depth dependant); but there is no way you're going to be able to free dive w/a housed SLR + dual strobes for conditions that "get dark really fast" Here's a collection of Freshwater images all shot at 10 -20' in clear water from last July. Most would have been impossible freediving w/ an SLR.
  10. "Isn't it always?" "Some times is cold, once in a while is colder and most of the time is freezing." Where are you diving ?? I never saw anything lower than 62F at depth (~70-40'). Catalina is a WARM water site, try San Miguel ~50F same time last year, (and I was toasty/ roasty there too,"Dive dry,You'll Like It"
  11. Thanks , I'll have to try one out ! My Sigma 12-24 has lived on both my Fuji S2 and now my Nikon D2x as my lens of choice for my topside landscape work, where sharpness is the key. I can't knock the Sigma, I'll have to try a side by side test.
  12. Well, if all 3 of us told Fuji the same story ... "I don't know what happened ....."
  13. As the saying goes "not if, but when". I've never had a problem as long as I've been carrying a camera (which is about every dive since '98). Buttt !! On my first dive, aboard the Vision on a 3 day Channel Island trip, as soon as I got to the bottom and tried to take a shot of a cooperative Garibaldi, I saw a strange blinking ERR message in the finder. I'd double /triple checked that every thing was "good to go" as usual so I couldn't imagine what the problem could be until I saw the huge puddle forming in my housing !!! I knew that the damage was done so I slowly made my way to the surface, took my waterlogged Fuji S2 out of the housing, said a few choice phrase's, grabbed my gear, and jumped back into the water. After all, it's the dive experience that counts most. Fortunately, Ken Ashman, of CaliforniaDigitalDivers was aboard, and seeing my plight, offered to loan me which ever of his 2 cam's/housings he wasn't using at the the time. Talk about trial under fire (or is that underwater) !! I grabbed his D100 in a Tetra housing w/who knows what strobes and jumped back into the water. New camera, new housing, new manual strobes, who cares !!! I had a camera in my hands and the basics apply to any camera. It only took about 5 shots to figure out what was what and then I was back in my element. But then I'd trade off to a D70 in an Aquatica w/ totally different strobes and have to learn everything over again !! It's a vacation, I was there dive, and I had a lot of new "toys" to play with, but at least I was getting a few shots. Another diver/photographer that I'd met last year, Richard ..., offered to call to Samy's Camera in Santa Barbara as soon as he got cell reception on our way back and managed to find another S2 (used/body only $450) that was waiting for me if I could make it to the store 1/2 hr after we docked !! I did, and the followup 4 day landbased trip to Catalina was salvaged. But, there were a few hesitant moments, the first time I took my own rig rig back U/W, but as usual, I never had another problem. What caused the initial flood ? I ever so slowly dissected the housing looking for a clue, a hair, a nick in an O ring, anything !! But everything looked perfect. Who know's! It really is "Not if, but when" !!
  14. I made my first "destination" trip to CA last year and couldn't wait to get back this year. Here's a few pic's. [
  15. I know it's boring old stuff for Cali vets but I think these are worth a quick peek. Produced w/ Pic's to EXE so sorry no Mac's. Available HERE Thanks !!
  16. I'm surprised nobody tossed in this link !! ProjectorCentral in particular this article Here
  17. I'd posted this "Seems my photos are in a few brochures of a Caribbean travel agency. I ran into a friend yesterday who swore he recognized my photo on the cover of their new brochure. Several years ago, the owner of the company saw one of my web photos and asked for a full rez copy. His terms were, cash up front for 1 image; or a trade deal to use multiple images as long as my name was on the photo, they asked permission first, and that all images used would go for a "trade" on my next trip. I sent a few more "teasers" to see if I could get my foot a little more firmly in their door and was thrilled when they "asked" to use them as a featured slide show for one of their resorts website's (w/accreditation) and one of my photo's was in the resorts printed brochure (again w/accreditation). Now, however, I've found out that they are using my images without accreditation or without prior notification to me. My friend is bringing by the printed brochure tomorrow, I already found one of my images on their new website w/o accreditation, thanks to his heads up. My dilema, how hardlined should I get ? They are using images w/o my "notification" that they were going to use them. How many more have they printed up to take to trade shows ? The current photo on the web site has no accreditation while several of the other photo's have the other photogs' credits. After I see the brochure tomorrow, I'm going to see if my name is listed anywhere for the credits. If not, I think I need to get a little more hardlined when push comes to shove. Working pro's what are my options ?" to 3 forums: to the most relevent I thought, but now it's been shuttled to the "Copyright Issues, Non-Payment, Fraud, Theft" thread (where it actually belongs) but the last responce was from July 5!!! I need an answer now as I need to call these guys tomorow. Why was my post removed from the other 2 forums I'd posted to??? MODDD'SSSS ?????
  18. Well as it seems the mod has already deleted all of my other posts, I hope this board is as active as you say (last post July 5)
  19. Seems my photos are in a few brochures of a Caribbean travel agency. I ran into a friend yesterday who swore he recognized my photo on the cover of their new brochure. Several years ago, the owner of the company saw one of my web photos and asked for a full rez copy. His terms were, cash up front for 1 image; or a trade deal to use multiple images as long as my name was on the photo, they asked permission first, and that all images used would go for a "trade" on my next trip. I sent a few more "teasers" to see if I could get my foot a little more firmly in their door and was thrilled when they "asked" to use them as a featured slide show for one of their resorts website's (w/accreditation) and one of my photo's was in the resorts printed brochure (again w/accreditation). Now, however, I've found out that they are using my images without accreditation or without prior notification to me. My friend is bringing by the printed brochure tomorrow, I already found one of my images on their new website w/o accreditation, thanks to his heads up. My dilema, how hardlined should I get ? They are using images w/o my "notification" that they were going to use them. How many more have they printed up to take to trade shows ? The current photo on the web site has no accreditation while several of the other photo's have the other photogs' credits. After I see the brochure tomorrow, I'm going to see if my name is listed anywhere for the credits. If not, I think I need to get a little more hardlined when push comes to shove. Working pro's what are my options ?
  20. What strobes do you use? I guess from your post, your strobes don't have a modeling light built in, or aren't you using any strobe and just shooting ambient. Any strobe will over power a modeling light and the "hot spot" will wash out in the flash so I'm just curious; are you shooting w/ a strobe or just ambient.
  21. As everybody already has said, I'll add in my vote for the Nikon 70-200 VR and the 80-400 VR with the 70-200 VR being the "cream of the crop".
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