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  1. Nauticam makes a wide angle dome similar to the Fantasea. The cost is not much higher. Look for the Wet Mate Dome Port. https://www.nauticam.com/products/wet-mate-dome-port-67mm-thread Have you considered cutting a gel filter to fit over the camera lens directly? Look at Alex Mustard's Magic Filters. http://www.magic-filters.com/ They may also have a newer one for 67mm threads. I'm not sure.
  2. Just returned from the Philippines. Oh how I wished for a drone when I was in Coron. As usual, my carry-on bag was filled to the brim with gear. After a nice stopover in Hong Kong on the way back, I visited the DJI store at the airport. I almost cried when they let me hold the Mavic.
  3. Moorea is a spectacular island. There is excellent snorkeling not far from the Intercontinental. My group took a tour boat that made its first stop for a visit with the reef sharks. I would personally recommend going with a diving operation or hiring your own boat. The big tour boats won't let the snorkelers wear fins even through the area is not within easy reach of the reef below. They expect their guests to hang onto a rope. The second stop was in a shallower area for feeding the stingrays. This is the Polynesian version of Stingray City. There is also a motu, or small island on the north side of Moorea. There were a surprising amount of hard corals but not as many fish. Sorry I can't help you with the whales. Enjoy your trip.
  4. I enjoyed the video! It is paced nicely and matches the music, although I will always associate the Adagio or Strings from watching Platoon. You could try warming up the WB a bit in editing.
  5. The lemon shark up close is my favorite, a brilliant use of the wide angle. Such a shame for me becuase just last week I was in the land of Cadllacs and dinner at 4PM. The only sharks I saw were the seniors on the way to the early bird special!
  6. The camera and housing are sold. I may decide to keep the lens.
  7. The camera and housing are available for $375 plus shipping.
  8. Before I put this up on eBay, I'd like to offer it on Wetpixel first: Canon S95 camera FIX S95 Housing UWL28M52 fisheye lens\ Original battery & charger 2 aftermarket batteries Price: $650 Shipping $10 in the US (only) or pickup in the Boston area PayPal preferred All are in very good condition with signs of moderate wear. The camera has some scratches on the LCD screen. The fisheye lens has a couple of hairline scratches on the dome element. They are very small, making them difficult to photograph. There is no effect on the photos. The lens shade is missing what looks like a 4mm screw. It stays in place well. I just havn't had time to order a replacement. I recently took the housing down to 30 meters and everythig worked flawlessly. The ergonomics of the FIX are terrific. The original battery lasts for two dives. The Bower branded batteries last roughly one dive. Higher res photos are at http://www.pbase.com/krancer/inbox
  9. The photos look beautiful. If I may be forward, the website interface is difficult (like Windows Charms being inadvertantly activated on the right side by you search & social media tags). There also doesn't seem to be a way to view the photos with enough resolution to get a good look at the details.
  10. That's a great set! The schooling fish are my favorite.
  11. The macro photos are the best. They are very good portraits and they fill the frame well. Do you have any more of the lionfish at the satil wreck? There are four of them huntin in the open. What a sight!
  12. Mark II prices are about to come down. My next trip isn't until October...
  13. Underwater users are a drop in the bucket for Sony. Just a tiny percentage of RX100 buyers. After all, Sony is a company with enough resources to release an OEM housing. In my normal travels I would find the 24-70 better for landscapes, so I can understand this move. I'm just happy that something is being released. RX100 II already costs more than most entry level DSLR cameras. As the Mk III seems to be an evolutionary step, maybe in another year something truly extraodinary will be introduced.
  14. I'm interested in the setup minus the macro port. PM me.
  15. Any chance that an S100 or S110 would fit into the housing?
  16. Update- Just today I received a wedding invitation. An old friend and his fiance have booked a private boat for the week. It looks like Hin Daeng and Hin Muag. The wedding will take place at Ao Nang Bay. Just a quick question- are there any issues with bringing a small amount of sudafed in case of sinus issues?
  17. My inclination is toward a week in the Similan Islands. At some point I really want to visit Komodo. Bali could be combined with that, but my current work schedule doesn't allow for it. The choice now is day-based speedboat trips to Similan or a liveaboard. For the latter I would appreciate any recommendations of a reputable agent.
  18. Please help me choose a destination for later this year. I would like to spend a week diving in September or early November. This would be a trip for a solo diver. I have little experience with macro photography and I generally prefer to dive wide angle-friendly sites. My favorite subjects are schools of anthias and soft corals. Tulamben, Bali - I would want to stay right in front of the Liberty wreck so that I could dive it at first light. The wreck must be fantastic but I'm not sure how colorful the other reefs in Bali are. My biggest fear is showing up on the reef expecting lots of fish and seeing mostly hard corals and very few fish. In favor of Bali, the accommodations look luxurious for little money, and the Liberty wreck really attracts me. In the minus column are the unknowns about other reefs and the 3 flights necessary each way from Boston. Similan Islands, Thailand- It hadn't occurred to me that I should visit. I'd say it was a combination of ignorance and watching The Hangover II. But recently Emirates started flights from Boston to Dubai. Then I realized that they fly to Phuket. In favor of Phuket, it looks like soft coral heaven. I would prefer hotel-based diving but I could opt for a short liveaboard cruise. So where do I look? There are so many different areas, hotels, dive operators, etc. Is this a better or equal choice to Tumbalen
  19. Please offer advice: My company has replaced my trusty, but now slow XP laptop. It had Photoshop CS installed and I asked for something similar on the Windows 7 replacement. Either our license expired or they won't pay for an upgrade. My work needs are pretty light and I won't be processing underwater photos on this machine. The IT department told me to pick something free and they will install it. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
  20. I love the third photo, a classic wide angle view. 2 X Sola 4000 lights AND strobes? You must be going to war. With lights that powerful, did you try them in place of strobes?
  21. Kol Hakavod! Now I'm jealous AND hungry
  22. You don't need to do that. I use a small piece of underexposed slide film which I tape in front of the flash. Just enough light gets out for the fibertoptic trigger, but not enough to lightup the housing. This is basically what Inon does with their Clear Photo System flash trigger. http://www.inon.jp/technicalguide/clearphoto.html
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