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About justin-branam

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  • Birthday 12/31/1984

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    Houston, Texas
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    scuba and photography (duh!), fast cars, spearfishing

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    Canon 350D, Canon 1Dmk2, Canon 5Dmk2
  1. Price reduced to $2,200. I understand this isn't technically a turn key system, so I am open to reasonable offers.
  2. I am working on clearing out some stuff and this setup is on the list. This was the setup for my Canon 5DMK2 camera. Due to my new and growing family, it has been sitting unused for over 2 years (in a climate controlled room), so the batteries may need replacing, and the o-rings may need to be lubricated or replaced. I am ashamed that it has been neglected and unloved this long, so it needs to find a new home. That said, it includes all of the following: -Storm M2975 case with foam to hold everything -Ikelite 5DMK2 housing (literally used on 2 dives....yes, only 2 dives!) -standard flat port (I think its a 3") -flat port for canon 100mm macro lens (I think the 5.5") -6" dome port for canon 17-40 lens -8" dome port (has small "rash" that could be polished out. Not noticeable once underwater, so I never worried about it). -Woody's Diopter (I think it is a 110mm to fit over the Ike flat ports) -red filter for flat ports -Ikelite ds125 strobe (pretty sure it needs a new battery) -Ikelite ds160 strobe (brand new, but the battery has not been discharged/charged properly. May need replacing) -2 dual strobe TTL cords (one is well used) -1 single strobe TTL cord -2 smart chargers -1 older style charger -2 dual arm strobe arms (have 3 knuckles each) -extra 8" strobe arm -lots of extra knuckle parts for arms -strobe green filters for use with red lens filter used for daylight/strobe combo) -electric outlet adapters -phillips, flathead, oring pick, and allen wrench set -lots of extra orings, button parts, etc. Asking price for everything is $2,450 (unfortunate but required note: if you don't like the price and are interested, message me. If you don't like the price and are not interested, please keep it to yourself) I am located in Houston, Texas, USA. I highly prefer a local sale, but I will ship, but only within the 48 continuous states. Shipping will be at the expense of the purchaser and insurance will be required for the purchase price. Any dust will be included at no additional charge, haha! But seriously, if you have any questions, please send me a PM or email. Thanks!
  3. i can try to explain it. there would be a short (1-2") port-like piece that would go on the housing. the end of the piece would be opened and would flare out to at least the width of the end of the 16-35. this piece would also have 2-3 more ikelite port clips on it (to replicate the front of a housing). then another piece would be machined to thread onto the dome port (replacing the stock piece that is threaded on there) and attach to the previously mentioned open ended port. so, you would put on the 1st port piece, then attach the lens to the camera, and then snap the dome port on with the larger opening already threaded onto it. only problem is, since you will thread the wider opening onto the dome port, it would only be able to be used for the 16-35 unless you want to keep threading on and off the standard piece back on and off as needed, or made another stepdown ring (then this would have effects on the distance the dome is away from other lenses though. so does that make any sense at all? im going to bed now. maybe ill draw up a sketch of it.
  4. Dope! In that case, get the Nikkor like Deep6 suggested.
  5. I stand corrected. Sad thing is i still cant afford $3K for the housing, so my choices are limited by my budget. Maybe someday
  6. Thats what i was kind of thinking but if there was interest it would be a fun project for me. i personally like the 17-40 better.
  7. So ive been doing some thinking about how to fit the 16-35mm into an ike port after seeing a few people disappointed about not being able to use the lens. I think it can be done using the 8" dome port. I wanted to see how many would be interested in buying a kit which would allow you to use your Canon 16-35mm lens on your ike housing with the 8" dome? Just as a ballpark figure I think it could be done for under $200. So would you be interested? If i get enough people, i may make a run to the machine shop and see about a production item available for purchase.
  8. Depends on how much youre willing to spend. I personally use ikelite, because they are priced fairly low and they fit my needs. I have friends who have aquatica housings and will never go with anything else. I look at it this way, you cant use the 16-35 with the ikelite but you can use the 17-40. The cost of the ikelite housing is $1520 at bh photo right now. The cost for the aquatica housing is $4188. For a price difference of $2668, i would personally use the funds to buy the 17-40 and a good set of strobes. However i have never had the chance to use an aquatica housing since they are out of my price range, but if you can afford it, the quality may be worth the price difference. This is where getting your hands on each of the brands housing could be a big benefit. Good luck with your decision, i know it can be a hard one choosing between new goodies!
  9. Just FYI, for those of you looking for an Ike housing for your new 5Dmk2, BH Photo has them for $1519.95 but you also get a $100 BH Photo gift card so you can buy some accessories for your camera. They aren't stocking the housings so it takes a week or 2 for delivery, but i still think its a pretty darn good deal. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5978...ON_5D_MARK.html
  10. Pics are right there on Ikes website. looks like all the needed buttons are available. http://ikelite.com/web_two/can_5dmkii.html
  11. So here is what you do. For $100, buy the lens from him as long as it is in good working order. Then turn around and list it for sale on the canon camera forums or elsewhere. Make a profit of roughly $175 (going rate is around $250-300 used) and use the money to buy a canon 100mm 2.8 lens. I tried the sigma lens and i down right hated it. it was loud and slow to focus. I traded it in on a canon 100 and couldnt have been happier.
  12. picked it up from a local photographer that had an extra one. seriously, who just happens to have an extra brand new 5Dmk2 laying around still waiting on the battery to charge Just need to get a housing from Ike now!
  13. Here are the items i have for sale and prices are broken down: -Rebel XT with kit lens (18-55mm) and ikelite underwater housing with flat port - $800 Included with above kit is one battery and all original wires/accessories/cd's/paperwork/packaging for the camera and a Canon wireless remote. Add to the kit (not for sale seperately): -battery grip with batteries (2) $100 -Canon 60mm Macro lens $300 $1100 for everything above a pic of me using the underwater housing (strobes not included)
  14. like hugo, i have a rebel xt setup. ikelite housing and the camera. id let just the housing and camera body go for $700.
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