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Cary Dean

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  1. Thought that was the new 10-17 tilt shift lens...
  2. Since we've spoken previously, I may as well chime in... I tried (with some frustration) the Subal 8" dome with the 16-35 II and abandoned that lens for the 15mm FE due to sharpness/focus issues with the recommended dome/extension/diopter for the 16-35. When Zen released the 9" dome for Subal it became possible to use both lenses with great results. The Subal 5D housings have dual bulkheads so you you're hardwired to the YS-250's (which are heavy but provide great recycle times and a lot of power) I've got a buddy that has the Subal for his 7D (his 1st Canon after switching from Nikon) and he seems to be very happy with that system and the 10-17mm for his WA work. I'm sure you'll be stoked no matter what you get. There's boat loads of good people here that'll help you suss things out rather quickly.
  3. The actual spec is 1/200th sometimes 1/160th - depends. Beautiful image. Something about it.... I'd guess available light too.
  4. For Sale - Canon EF 300 2.8L IS Like new $4000. OBO Approximately 6 months old. Will consider some trades/ partial trades - ie (Canon Fast EF Prime lenses) Purchased thinking I'd use it more than I do, figure it's better to turn it into something I'll use more. PM me for additional questions, offers etc. Thanks.
  5. Not sure when you're wanting to go but I spoke with them at The Scuba Show last year in Long Beach. Great people and very informative. I've met many people that have been on the boat and have never heard a complaint.
  6. With the Sea & Sea TTL adapter they'll do TTL but you're better off with manual mode most of the time. (specifically for Wide Angle)
  7. You might consider the Inon Z-240 http://www.backscatter.com/hostedstore/pro...s/InonZ240.html
  8. Still available but am not separating at this point. Sorry. Thanks for the query.
  9. Hi Pascal, Have heard good things about Aquatica and I think you hear their name most in relation to the 5D MKII because their housing is less expensive and was available earlier than some of the others. Yes you can switch to video easily from still UW. I am not a video guy (even with the best of intentions) so don't have much experience to pass along on that end. As to the leakage claim, I can say I've never experienced any type of water intrusion with a Subal housing. Ever. I have had a non Subal dome port get condensation before when a boat deckhand put a housing on deck, wet with the dome facing the sun. (I always turn my domes away from the sun and put a towel over them to protect from the heat/direct sun) Cary
  10. Hi Pascal, Mine is available. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38184 My 2nd Subal over the years. Have used Sea & Sea too. Don't think you'd go wrong with most major housings available. Good luck in your search. Cary
  11. Aren't most modern battery chargers incl. laptop chargers/ac adapters multi voltage? You probably only need a plug adapter for the country(ies) you're traveling to. I found that here in SE Asia plug adapters are plentiful and inexpensive but plug outlets are at a premium. (usually only 1 per room) I've found that I only used my converter limited times until I figured out the multi voltage/adapter route.
  12. Good point Drew! I've been fortunate to mostly get good lenses out of the box. Camera bodies are a different story. (5d's were perfect out of the box though) Took the MKIV back 2X. Images just weren't sharp. Thought it was unreasonable that one should have to calibrate body to lenses. (Didn't use to have to with film) So took the body back till I got one that was sharp out of the box. Did a lot of online studying before making the decision to return though. (micro-adjust etc)
  13. Hi Matthias, Here's a couple shots.... The one thing I didn't mention though is that the Subal Dome was 4lbs whereas the Zen Dome is 6lbs.
  14. Hi Mike, This is one I have personal experience with I had the Subal DP-FE4 8" Dome w/ the Schneider diopter and the 76mm Port Extension that was recommended and the 16-35II. Had bad enough results that I quit using the lens underwater and only shot my FE for W/A. Almost a year later the Zen 230mm Dome has allowed me to use my 16-35II with no diopter and I couldn't be happier with the results. (though I need to change my extension to a slightly smaller one because of an occasional bit of vignetting at 16mm) Sold the Subal port to a buddy that just bought the 7D housing and it works a treat with his 10-17mm. The 17-40 would have made things simpler but I already owned the other lens...
  15. Just so those responding know what I'm looking for price wise... $4300. for the Housing and Finder. Subal CD5M2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark II W/GS 180 Viewfinder which gives a 150% increase in images size compared to the standard finder. Housing Brand New - $4,500.00 GS 180 Brand New - $1,250.00 when purchased w/ the housing (more if purchased after the fact) Total - $5,750.00 - New from Backscatter etc.
  16. I have a Subal 5DMKII type 4 housing in excellent condition (aprox 1yr old) A few minor cosmetic blemishes (normal wear) no chipped paint or rust. Has handles, Dual Nikonos bulkheads. No ports included but would consider a kit price including a US 5DMKII body (aprox a year old) in excellent condition with grid screen and 3 batteries, charger etc. (for the right price). I also have a set of 2 Sea & Sea YS-250 Pro strobes in excellent condition. Only complication is I'm currently in Bali Indonesia with the housing and body but the YS-250's and the box for the 5DMKII are in the US. If we can come to a fair agreement (price) for the both of us all the better. Make me an offer via PM. Thanks for looking.
  17. <br /><br /><br />Hi Dave, I'm in Ubud currently. Would be happy to meet with you and pass on the limited info I've learned since I've been here. Dove the Liberty a few weeks ago. Had lousy viz and about 25 divers in my shot. Dive early in the morning for thinner crowds. Lots of rain here over the last month which has contributed to the poor viz. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of reef life and the reefs themselves. I imagine in the dry season they're simply stunning. Went into a few shops and was disappointed by the language barrier and lack of information so was happy to find Aquamarine.
  18. Hi Dave, In Bali Currently. Have only used ATM's. No problems. Use the Schwab card like Deb mentioned. Only problem with Schwab is waiting for the money you transfer into the account to clear. Usually takes about a week. Have used my Chase card while waiting for the transfer to clear and got hit with double fees. One for checking balance and one for withdrawl. Haven't used my US$ for anything here.
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