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  1. Great camera, but they were prone to salt build up around the shutter advance shaft. Likely, that is the cause of the problem. At one time it was recommended that you keep the camera immersed in fresh water when not being used. Once the salt build up is cleaned, make sure the orings are OK. Nikon repair cleaned a friends Nikonos IV and it flooded on the first dive. Good luck! Jett
  2. Hey Ryan & Lee, There are a couple dive operators that go there. Email me if you want info. Have done the dive many times myself over the years. Possible to dive it on one tank with a deco stop at 20 and 10 feet, or take a deco bottle on the dive. Dive is 160 feet, straight down and straight back up. Nice shot, Lee. Here's one I took that made it on the cover of Northwest Dive News. Coral Cover Shot Best, Jett
  3. Hello banishs, Hope you enjoyed the presentation. You should be able to find an underwater photographer to collaborate with within the ranks of Wetpixel. Some magazines will give credit to the photographer if it is requested in the byline, ie "Text by banishs & Photography by banishs' partner". If not the photographer more often receives a credit line next to his photos. It just depends upon the publication how they choose to handle this. As for payment, if anything more than just a byline/publishing credit, some magazines will pay X $ amount for text and will pay separately for individual photo usage. Depending upon the number of photos used, it is possible the photography could earn more than the written text. This will all be summarized in the magazine's Editorial/Photo Guidelines. Good luck! Jett
  4. Interesting question. There are soooo many great dive sites to choose from but here goes... 1 Seven Tree Island, Browining Pass, British Columbia, Canada. 2 Nakwakto Rapids, Seymour Inlet, BC, Canada. 3 Browning Wall, Browning Pass, BC, Canada. 4 The Coral, Agamemnon Channel, BC Canada. 5 Wooden Island, Alaska, USA 6 E-6, Bligh Water, Fiji 7 Tongoa Wall, Vanuatu. 8 Tiger Beach, Bahamas. 9 Blue Corner, Palau 10 Cenotes, Yucatan, Mexico.
  5. Hey Eric, If you need any info on Vancouver, Ok to email me. Cheers, Jett
  6. Nice site. Welcome to Wetpixel! Cheers, Jett
  7. Hey Michel, You had both Katie and I in stitches! Well said, my friend. The world could use a little more common sense. All the best, Jett
  8. Hey all, I feel Walt Stearns said it all in his previous post. One need only watch a documentary of mountain climbers walking past corpses on Mount Everest of those who did not survive their attempted ascent and or descent. There are inherent dangers in many daily activities, ie, a roof caves in at a mall, a car jumps the center lane, and or slipping in the shower. As we all know, sharks get a bad wrap for simply being sharks. As a fellow diver/photographer our condolences go out to any diver who may lose their life while enjoying their chosen sport. Accidents happen... sometimes with tragic results. I have dived with sharks aboard the Shearwater. Jim does everything that is reasonable to ensure a guest's safety. I have seen guests do what could only be described as stupid things or they violate the dive plan in some way. Humans make mistakes. Like I said, accidents can just happen and a shark is a wild animal. Hence, we sign waivers and are informed of the risks. It should be up to an individual to choose what risks they are prepared to take. Not some legislator or governing body dictating what we can or cannot do. We can only hope that sanity prevails and the rhetoric fades so we can all go back to doing what we love. If that happens to be shark diving, I'll support that. Cheers, Jett
  9. WOW!, indeed. The D300 I'm sure is a technological marvel, but I'm drooling over the sailfish images. Way to go, Berkley! Cheers all, Jett
  10. Hi I have been on the Nautilus Explorer many times in BC waters and also made their Alaska trip. Bring the 10.5 as you'll likley dive with sea lions at some point... Marli is right that the vis may be variable, but it is possible to shoot wide angle in lower vis. Also the 60mm rules in colder water for macro. The 105 is great if you plan on looking for smaller nudibranchs, etc. The 60mm is good for fish photography. The 105 is only needed on rare occasions for certain fish that are more skittish.. Have a great trip! Captain Lever will do his level best to ensure it is a memorable one. Cheers, Jett
  11. I have been very pleased with the bifocal lenses I have purchased from Ozbob Custom Face Masks Australia. Contact Rob Hamilton email: Ozbob@bigpond.com Website: http://geocities.com/ozbob2003/ Initially, I ordered both mask and prescription lenses from him. When my prescription changed, I only ordered the new lenses for the same mask. Rob was very quick in responding to any inquiries. Good luck! Jett
  12. Hi all, I need to upgrade my laptop and am giving serious consideration to moving away from a windows laptop system and purchasing the 15" 2.33 Ghz Core2Duo MacBook Pro. Does anyone any feedback to share on the performance of the 200 gig 4200rpm hard drive vs the 160 gig 5400rpm HD? I'll likely load it with 3 GB of ram. Cheers, Jett
  13. I echo Eric's remarks about the potential dangers in taking pictures of a great white in open water outside the cage. One could easily have a great white framed nicely in their viewfinder and not see a second great white rocketing skyward at you from below. I doubt that a safety diver could do much to deter a great white in launch mode. With sea lions hauling out on the beach a few hundred yards away...it would seem that doing this at Guadalupe would merely be tempting fate... Cheers, Jett
  14. Hey Paul, I believe Alasaka Airlines flies there out of Vancovuer. However, I would suggest you try contacting the Nautilus booking office as they likely have some flights/carriers all figured out. For anyone else who may be on the fence about going on this trip, I would highly reccomend that you consider going. Apart from enjoying one of these Alaska trips aboard Nautilus myself in the past, I have done many trips along the West Coast on this vessel. The crew is second to none...and Captain Mike Lever is an avid diver and an accomplished underwater photographer. He will get you to the best dive sites and ensure that you have one of the best vacations you have ever had. Also, you have both Norbert and Eric on board as an added bonus...so you can't go wrong. Should be worth the price of admission alone just to be within earshot of Eric when he emerges from the water in a flooded drysuit!! (Just kidding, Eric) All the best, Jett
  15. Congrats!, Bruce I read the story over the holidays. It matters not what color the background is so long as they spell your name right. All the best! Jett
  16. You should do alright with the 10.5 and 12-24. You also might wish to consider trying out Alex Mustard's MAGIC FILTERS. Tiger Beach is an ideal location for using these. I was quite pleased with the results. Good Luck! Jett
  17. Hey Marli, From my copy of Andy Lamb's book, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, this appears to be a Tegula pulligo (dusky turban snail). Only a best guess. Happy New Year! Jett
  18. Hi, I have ordered from Ozbob Custom Face Masks (Australia) several times and have been very pleased. http://www.geocities.com/ozbob2003/ email: Ozbob@bigpond.com Small operation, great service. Good luck Jett
  19. Congrats!! Here's to many years of bliss and happiness...
  20. Congrats!! Alex. What a thrill, I'm sure. You are most deserving of such praise and recognition. All the best, Jett
  21. Hi Sealux and I believe FantaSea make housings for the Nikon flash. Commander mode will not work underwater. Colin Gans has done some work trying to sync two Nikon SB800's underwater. IF you search the threads for his name something should come up. Good Luck, Jett
  22. Hi Chris, That gator would be a wolf eel. Although fierce looking, wolf-eels are generally quite friendly. They are often spotted peering out of the many crevices and holes at popular dive sites. When lured out of there dens in search of their favorite food (Sea Urchins), this impressive fish is a sight to behold, growing to a maximum length of 8 feet. They have canine teeth and can chomp down on sea urchins, spines and all, without flinching. Here's a picture of a wolf eel's face... Cheers, Jett
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