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  1. Can you list prices? Save you fielding a load of individual emails?
  2. 20mm extension ring sold. 45mm and 55mm extensions still available as is the housing.
  3. Housing and extension port still available. Extension 80USD each or 220 for all 3. Less than the price of one new.
  4. Ebayed Dome port starting bid 500USD http://www.ebay.com/itm/152618767709?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Viewfinder Starting bid 400SUD http://www.ebay.com/itm/152618764374?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Flat port starting bid 150USD http://www.ebay.com/itm/152618770299?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Housing starting bid 400USD http://www.ebay.com/itm/152618761822?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  5. Need to clear some space. Items will be on Ebay as of Sunday. Until then I ll let the set up (minus camera, which is sold) go for 2500 USD Or for individual items please ask. Thanks E
  6. Hi, I am happy to split this system. Super dome USD900 Housing USD1500 Viewfinder USD 900 PM me for details Thanks Erol
  7. Hi, I have a Seacam system for sale. System includes: Housing 1D IV SuperDome Flat Port 75mm Port Extension 55 Port Extension 20 Port Extension 45 ViewFinder S180 Canon 1 D IV body with 1 battery (151'000 shutter actuations). Housing also has a manual Housing Sentry Vacuum Port and Pump I would prefer to sell the entire set up at once for 5000 USD. Failing that I will split it up. I am also based in South Africa, however will be traveling to Europe from the 16-25th Jan. If someone is based that was I ll happy post from Europe to save shipping/import costs. Any questions please PM me. Thanks Erol
  8. Bump price drop to 2200USD. Great kit and priced to sell
  9. Hi, I have a Hugyfot housing plus aquatica dome and flat ports for sale. The whole kit is 2500usd. http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52103 Erol
  10. Price drop to 1000USD new price at B&H is 1600USD.
  11. Hi Tomasz, I am not familiar with that lens, but I thought it was APS-C only?
  12. Hi, PayPal is fine. Shipping should be around 100usd. Thanks
  13. The kit for sale is a Hugyfot 5DII housing including the Hugycheck system, TTL circuitry and extra handle. The housing will ship with the 2 sync ports. There is an option to run three sync ports (one of which I have modified to feed an external monitor). The hardware for all of these is from the factory and will be included. There are also some spares O-rings etc included. Also included is: 1 x 6'' Aquatica dome (Including cover, fisheye shade and regular shade) 1 x Aquatica flat port 1 x Hugyfot to Aquatica port adaptor 1 x Hugyfot 20mm extension 1 x Aquatica 30mm extension Zoom gear for the 17-40mm lens is also included. These components will allow you to use a fisheye (15mm or 8-14mm), rectilinear (17-40mm or 16-35mm) and macros lenses from 60mm to 100mm The housing has been used but well taken care off. Everything is fully functional. The dome has some blemishes which I haven t polished out (out of polish ), but could easily be. Likewise the flat port has blemishes on the glass, although bear in mind this can be replaced inexpensively, if you feel the need. (I didn t to me it doesn t impact image quality) All this is shown in the photos. If you have any questions please don t hesitate to ask. Asking price is 2500USD Erol
  14. Very lightly used Megadome for sale. Glass is blemish free with the exception of the small 1mm scratch shown. That is my little finger as a size comparison. Dome also has a GoPro mount on top petal. Price 1200USD excluding shipping. Questions don t hesitate to ask.
  15. Hey Liz, I started the same tranistion a couple of years ago and whilst a looooong way from being an expert I can only echo some of the above comments: 1) Make sure you get the right unit for you. Again with the awareness robbing nature of photography I prefer a completly manual mCCR. It simply doesn t allow me to zone out. 2) Also just use common sense and build back up to full trimix with a camera 3) Never get complacent. CCR doesn t allow it. E
  16. Hey Mark, Whether work cover would or wouldn't allow it misses the point. This is about personal choice and soberly weighing up and researching the risks involved, which (and correct me if I am wrong) is Drew's original point. Whilst the inherent risks are clearly much higher than doing a 10m reef dive on the GBR you have to remember that this kind of encounter does regularly happen without incident. As such there is an established methodology to doing this in a responsible manner. My point is simply that if an operator isn t able/willing to provide the expertise, equipment, permits and logistical backup required to mitigate the risks involved, then the questions that go begging are 1) what exactly are we paying for? 2) having chosen to ignore established practice what level of responsibility falls on the operator when incidents do occur? Clearly what is acceptable in terms of risk to some, is completely unacceptable to others. This holds true across all facets of human endeavor, not just diving. To be blunt, personally I prefer to live in an environment in which I can make informed choices about my safety rather than having regulations enforces upon me by the like of the HSE, work cover etc. To re-iterate Drew stay safe and happy diving Cheers Erol
  17. I am not defending a highly litigious society. Quiet the opposite it caters for the lowest common denominator whilst reducing freedom and pushing up costs for everyone else. Nor, as mentioned, do I believe that clients can abdicate responsibility for their own safety. The simple point I have to make is about the level of operator responsibility. Safety legalise, as used by the HSE, work cover and most other governmental enforcers of safety standards, is based around the phrase of "reducing risk as far as is practicable". The operator here has not seems to do so on multiple counts and therefore, to my mind, bares a huge responsibility for the outcome. E
  18. Mark, In Australia this action would probably be successful During my time living in Queensland I saw an operator (and a friend sued) on two occasions, both of which where successful and both of which I thought at the time where unfair: Once when a diver cut his hand on the mollusc attached to an upline, he sued the operator and was successful. The thrust of his argument was that he felt he hadn t been adequately briefed about the hazard nor provided with adequate safety equipment in this case gloves. Secondly a tourist couple thought that it would be a good idea to swim with the current for an hour during a static reef dive. Clearly when they surfaced and could not be found by the liveaboard and they subsequently spent some 8 hours drifting prior to being pickup up by their dive vessel. In this case WorkCover brought a case against the operator and found that he was negligent for allowing qualified divers in the water without supervision. The point to these stories are two fold 1) Liability releases do not mean a damn thing 2) Operator are fundamentally and legally responsible for their clients even if the clients do something that unexpected and not considered wise. Erol
  19. It is all good and well criticizing the divers choice from the comfort of home with 20/20 hindsight, the harder part is making the call at the time. The fundamental truth of the matter is that we as divers have the right to expect responsible operators to organize trips that will mitigate any hazards as far as is practicable. Not only is this a right, in many countries this is also a legal requirement. If an operator does not feel an activity can happen due to unforeseen conditions such as inclement weather it is his/her responsibility to call off the operation until he/she feels that it is safe to proceed. These are the fundamentals of safety with any realm of endeavour, which the operator seems to have chosen to ignore in this case. Indeed he has, seemingly, set up a trip at the wrong time (due to higher water temperature hence higher crocodile activity and oncoming mating season), in poor conditions (ie bad visibility) with the incorrect methodology (on the surface rather than underwater). Ultimately he needs to bare a great deal of responsibility for the outcome. In my mind the operator has shirked his responsibility in setting up an unsafe trip and exhibited a cavalier attitude to client safety. Whilst these facts do not allow clients to turn up and abdicate all responsibility for their own safety, safety MUST be primarily the operators concern. You cannot ask people who potentially have no experience of a given situation or interacting with a particular species to bare that responsibility. If we did and that was what the general trend in the industry was, we would see far more deaths and injuries.
  20. Please see below my mail to Subtronic. The italics are their very very prompt response for anyone with the same issue in the future Hi, I have a subtronic Nova strobe that is displaying an issues, whereby the error LED lights up upon power up and then stops as the pilot light comes on. The happens even when there is no sync cord attached and with a variety of battery packs. This is normally no problem, some Novas lights the error LED on Power up I also have an issue where the strobes do not trigger reliably even when thought they are sitting in the ready state. Is this due to a voltage drop across the trigger circuit? (I am using a Canon 1D 4, in a sea cam housing with no TTL circuitry). Do you only have connect Sync (Pin1) and Ground (Pin3)? See connection diagram. If you have connect more than this 2 pins the camera may have problems to fire a flash. I am based in South Africa and have another project coming up soon for which I would like to use the strobes, so would prefer to order parts rather than send the strobes for service. Any information that you can provide would be most useful. Thanks Canon_digital.pdf
  21. Both my subtronic are misbehaving and driving me to distraction. The error led lights up on one upon power up there after extinguishes. It work intermittently thereafter. Any ideas what this error led indicates? Also both don t trigger reliably even with the pilot light on and them sitting the ready state. Could this be due to a voltage drop somewhere along the connection, from hotshoe to strobe? It is not due to cords, connectors or batteries as I have eliminated these. Also shooting direct so no TTL circuitry to confuse the issues.
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