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JimG last won the day on November 29 2020

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About JimG

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    Yorkshire, UK
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    Photography - underwater and avian, natural history

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    Canon 5D mk 3
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    Inon Z240 x 2
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    45 degree viefinder; +5 Reefnet supp. lens

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  1. Ikelite DS160 now SOLD
  2. Ikelite to Ikelite unused sync cord and Ikelite double sync cord now SOLD
  3. Thanks. Cost would be £44 UPS 1/2 day service or £35 DHL 4 day service. Package weight is 4.5kg approx. All fully tracked. I may have to leave out the D300 box due to the extra weight - would decide this when actually doing the packing. No insurance but will price this if you wish but you may be able to fix this locally.
  4. Selling for my former photo buddy who is seriously ill. He has not dived for about ten years and most of his gear has hardly been used as you will see by the camera actuations. He was also fastidious in looking after his gear. Strobes Ikelite DS160 incl internal spotting light, ball mount and diffusers x 2. Boxed and hardly used Ikelite spare battery pack for above. This is a DS125 pack but they are interchangeable with the DS160 pack Charger for above £250 Will throw in if required an Ikelite heavy duty 6” arm with 1.25” ball at each end, ball clamps x 2, shoe mount with ball and extension (4” total length) Ikelite DS51 incl ball mount and diffuser. Hardly used. - £100 Will throw in if required an Ikelite 6” lighter duty arm with 1” ball at both ends, ball clamps x 2, shoe mount with ball for DS51 Housing & ports Sea&Sea housing MDX-300 for Nikon D300, Nikon D300 body (only 6000 shutter actuations, boxed), 2 handles, leak alarm, port aperture cover, 0.66 magnifying viewfinder, shoe mounts on handles. 3 spare o-rings. Minor abrasions on housing base only. In wonderful condition - £400. Will split. Sea&Sea NX90 standard flat port 56101 with neoprene cover, spare o-ring. Boxed. Looks new - £125 Sea&Sea NX dome port compact 56601 with neoprene front & back covers, spare o-ring. Boxed. Looks new - £200 Sea&Sea 4cms port extension 56111, spare o-ring. Looks new - £100 Sea&Sea zoom gear 31107 for Nikkor ED 12-24mm f4G(IF) Looks new - £25 Cables Ikelite to Ikelite sync cord 4103.51. Unused in Ikelite packaging - £30 Ikelite to Nikon 5 pin sync cord 4104.6. Unused in Ikelite packaging - £30 Ikelite to Ikelite double sync cord, 3 blanking caps. Hardly used - £50 Ikelite to Nikon iTTL adapter 4302, 2 blanking caps. For older Nikon cameras. - £25 Yorkshire, UK based.Will consider offers. Shipping at buyer’s expense
  5. Thanks Pomacentridae, very helpful. Got a prompt reply from them as follows: Reef Fishes of the East Indies sent Today at 3:07 AM You will have access to a new, updated version for Android. We had to remove it from both Google Play and the Apple App Store due to update requirements. That's why it stopped working. The new, updated versions are in development and will have more content as well. Please give us several weeks and you will be able to update your versions soon. Stay tuned -
  6. I had the Android version and that also stopped working but earlier than Jan 2020. If I recall correctly, it cost about £35 sterling and I only had use of it for about 12 months. It vanished from Playstore also. I eventually found the contact details of the cpreators and emailed them asking for my app to work or my money back. As expected no reply. What a rip-off; put them down as a load of scheisters. Could you possibly give me their current contact details so I can try again? PM me if you wish Thanks in advance
  7. I would urge caution about going down the Sea & Sea route despite your previous experiences. There are plenty of threads on here about the poor reliability of their more modern models and extremely poor and slow customer support. I go along with Tim's view of Inon but have no experience of Retra
  8. There used to be a resident photo "pro" at Buddy Dive who you could hire kit from and/or pay for 1:1 instruction. Don't know anything about his abilities or even if he is still there. Last time I saw him was three years ago.
  9. As for quality, I have used Aquatica for about 25 yrs. They are very robust and my current one - Canon 5d mk 3/5dsr - has access to all controls and is well designed. I don,t have their vac system but use a Leak Sentinel which is A1 and a lot cheaper I think than Aquatica or Nauticam. I have two main gripes: the size of their 8ins dome and shade is ridiculously big and their lack of representation so, in the UK and a lot of Europe I think, it is difficult to impossible to find a dealer who has stock that you can have a look at. Maybe better over your way. Good luck, I,m jealous of your new camera!
  10. Personally much prefer two single cables. You could be screwed on a trip if you just relied on a double and it went tits up.
  11. As Dave says. Just your normal prescription, nothing special to correct for water. Bifocals if you require them too (which I have used for years).
  12. +1 for the Vivid. Used it almost from its inception. Great bit of kit and phenomenal service from Miso
  13. Always do house reef diving in the Maldives and lots of macro; don,t find the boat trips very photographer friendly and you often get dumped mob-handed in a raging current. Tons of macro subjects and you get to know where things are so you can go back and try different angle, lighting etc. Fish are used to divers and snorkelers and many are very approachable. Good luck
  14. Which bit of the East coast is 19c at the mo? We are talking about the UK here, not the Caribbean! If it is that temperature, you think about a shortie! Personally, diving off E Scotland, I abandoned gloves/mits altogether after about May for all the reasons that concern you. It is not so bad after the initial couple of minutes - give it a try. But I do recommend control knob extenders as mentioned above.
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