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  1. It is a little different in the Philippines. Permits are not required for the most part, except when you are shooting inside marine reserves. In this case, permit fees go directly into conservation action and it is a great thing. In other words, if there is permit money from photographers and divers coming in, the fishermen will not go out fishing and the dive sites will only get better. Win win!
  2. Everyone still having this issue? I got a D800 a few days ago and it didn't happen to me yet, I have been shooting with a single SD card (CF slot empty).
  3. Not so sure Alex, the button configuration does look identical, but here are the D600 dimensions: 141 x 113 x 82 mm D7000: 132 x 105 x 77 mm And the D7100: 135 x 106 x 76 mm
  4. There is a new kid on the block, and this one has very nice specs for UW photography. Nikon D7100, in a nutshell 24mp DX format, same AF as the D800, here is the press release: Nikon D7100 Press Release And specifications: Nikon D7100 specs Nikon is calling it the "DX format flagship".
  5. I am on my fourth housing now: Ikelite N90 (had it for 2 years), Ikelite F100 (2 years), Sea&Sea F100 (3 years), Subal D2x (10 years). I have never removed any o'ring and always left back of the housing closed, no port though. No floods (knock on wood!).
  6. So far I really like this new design, great job guys!
  7. Hi everyone, quick (and urgent) question, I am packing for a trip tomorrow and just realized I lost my D2x charger. Spent the entire day looking, just gave up now. My house is a complete mess as I just moved a couple of days ago, so that explains why I can't find it. Anyhow, luckly I will be spending the day in London this Sunday because of a crazy long flight layover. So, can anybody tell me where to buy, preferrably a used D2x charger? I will be in Heathrow airport but can take the subway to town. Thanks!
  8. For the reef fish fanatics, there is a fantastic new book that just came out: Reef Fishes of the East Indies by Gerry Allen and Mark Erdmann The book covers 2,600 species with 3,600 color photos and 1,292 pages! Some amazing work if you ask me.
  9. I am cheap, I just keep mine inside a ziplock bag...
  10. That crop is amazing, you can almost see what is written in the pilot's hat. I am getting more excited about this camera by the minute. Now hopefully housings come up soon. I am traveling in a couple of weeks after a long time without taking photos underwater, but still with my good old D2x.
  11. According to the Sea&Sea system chart, the 17-40 only works with their fisheye dome port. Is this the one you have? Here is a link to the system chart: http://www.seaandsea.jp/products/digital_s...mchart/007.html
  12. Both of those 6400 look better than 1600 from my D2x
  13. I am curious to know a timeline for an Aquatica housing too, Jean, please jump in!
  14. Needless to say, please post first impressions and comparisons to your current cameras when you get it!
  15. Same reason why there wasn't a D2x Ikelite housing, the cameras are too big and the housing for them is gigantic.
  16. Speaking of D800, dpreview just posted their standard studio test shots. I am amazed at the amount of detail this camera can resolve.
  17. What size memory cards are you guys ordering? 32 or 64gb? Are there any estimates out there about how many pics in one of those?
  18. That is great info Alex, thanks! How is the AF compared to the D2x and D700?
  19. I am more excited about the 1.2x 25mp crop mode; sounds very interesting for lenses that have soft corner problems.
  20. I am leaning towards the one with the AA filter as well, most of my photography is of fish, and there are a lot of them with lines/stripes. I am starting to wonder about lenses though, which ones will be good enough for this resolution remains to be seen.
  21. This one has nice specs and the potential to be a great UW camera. Here is the link to the official Nikon page. And some the main specs, in a nutshell: - 36.3 megapixels CMOS full frame sensor (7360 x 4912 images!). - 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors, rated to -2EV (same AF system as the D4). - ISO 100-6400 extendable to ISO 50-25,600 equiv. - 1080p video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second, up to 24Mbps. - 3.2", 921,000 dot LCD with anti-fog layer. - 100% viewfinder coverage. - Street price US$2995.00 The D800E has identical specs, except it is $300 more expensive and comes with no AA filter (sharper images with more detail, but also more artifacts).
  22. Nice, rumors confirmed. The site is super slow though, must be a lot of people trying to see it. EDIT: I will lock this thread and start one about the actual camera.
  23. Rumors also say that the camera without the AA filter (the E version) will be about $500 more expensive. Really odd because one of the most expensive pieces of a DSLR is exactly the AA filter.
  24. Seems like the announcement will be next week. There will be two versions, a "normal" D800 and the D800E, with identical sensor but AA filter removed. Most likely price will be around 3k USD.
  25. It's a tank! I need a D700 sized camera! Come on Nikon!
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