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  1. Peter, where is the wreck shot taken, in tropical waters or up north somewhere? Looks like the noise isn't too bad. I wonder if the difference between the d70 and 20d would be noticable uw.
  2. Talking about ISO, this is slightly off topic, but I'd be very interested in seeing some ambient light high(~1600) ISO shots. I know someone posted some of a wreck interior a while ago, and that looked great. Has anyone used high ISO for shooting dolphins, rays, sharks with no strobe? (That is taking the picture with no strobe - most dolphins, rays and sharks don't own a strobe )
  3. Haven't posted here for a long long time, simply because I haven't been diving. Spent a month in North Sulawesi and would like to share some shrimps.
  4. I couldn't wait so I did the cutting last night, worked out fine. Just started cautiously and kept cutting until it fit.
  5. Hey Laz! You don't think there is any chance you can repost those? I'm about to perform that delicate operation, but the pictures have been taken down. That is, if you've still got them. Otherwise I could just go by your text, although the pics would be much appreciated.
  6. If I'm not mistaken, it was on the BBC series "The blue planet", and you can get it on DVD.
  7. Yes, I saw an article in the Jakarta Post the other day. I've been hoping for quite some time this would come. I've been there twice and would recommend the place to anyone. If I hadn't already made Sulawesi plans for September, I'd go to Pulau Weh. Well well, it's manta/whale shark season in Jan/Feb, so I'll try to go then instead.
  8. For any Orca lovers, I can really recommend going to Lofoten, Norway in October. I went last year and swam with them 4 out of 5 days and got a few decent photos. Some of them came within a few meters, and one calf stopped about a meter away from me, looked me in the eye, turned his head and made a strange noice before he caught up with the rest of the group. Truly awesome. I went with www.lofotdykk.no and will be happy to answer any questions regarding practicalities etc.
  9. I have a question. Does the S&S 90dx work with the Ikelite housing for the 300d? How about the Inon 220s? Oops, that's two questions.
  10. Then I shall get to it! Those black o-rings look a bit salty.
  11. Great stuff! I think I'll get started right away. That will keep my mind off ideas about getting new and expensive gear. Or maybe I should wait for your pool test...
  12. What are the odds? A Vasteras Roedeers fan at a UW photo forum!!! I must say right now I'm leaning towards the 300d, even though I might change my mind tomorrow. The TTL is mighty tempting, especially since I don't get to dive very often. Of course, I could do an insane amount of pool diving taking pictures of rubber ducks and dead sea shells on the pool floor, or aim to master the art of shooting perch and pike in <1m viz... I just might end up flipping a coin to decide!
  13. luminary - this is certainly one of the things I want to know; the UW useability of Canon lenses. No need for a new thread.
  14. So lenses might or might not be an issue. I think that what Craig said makes sense, that a 14-16 mm fisheye will be enough for most people. What about that thing I don't understand, the flash sync speed? What will it do for me UW? (compare: what have you done for me lately) Burst speed I think might be useful for non-strobe shooting, but will hardly be of importance otherwise. Also, I'd really like to hear from the handful of current 300d users as to what extent the electronic crippling of the 300d is a hindrance UW. Noise performance is also of significance to me, as I will try to shoot in low light conditions with no strobe. I know the 300d produces some excellent pictures at iso1600. Is there a reason to believe the d70 won't be as good? I really like the way this thread is turning out, and I'm getting some useful information. The confusion, however, has not gone away. Which I guess is normally the case - more knowledge; more confusion. I judge housing options to be roughly equal, so it still comes down to TTL and lower price vs. extra features and (possibly) more lens choices. The difficulty lies in evaluating what these factors will mean to me. That would be great, James!
  15. My brother lives in Tokyo so I get him to buy all my gear. What I normally do is I do a price search using either www.kakaku.com or www.gaz.co.jp to find the best prices. For more specialised UW-items you could check out http://www.uwdigitalcamera.com I don't know where they are located but they have a decent variety of products. Or you could just do a google search, limiting it to japanese pages, searching for the item you wish to purchase. That should yield a few hits.
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