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KyBlueDiver

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  1. It has been some time since I've been on here as I've been out of the UW photo for a while. You can check out my reviews on Ebay also under KYbluediver if you want some additional feedback on me as a seller. I happened across my Sea and Sea strobe yesterday (thought I had lost it). It is a 9.5 out of 10 condition. It was lightly used when I used it on probably 20 dives. It was never flooded. I put batteries in it to test and make sure it would fire and it works perfectly. Included are the following: Sea and Sea YS-90 Auto strobe. Original box and most of original documentation Extra O ring for the battery compartment Sea and Sea Diffuser Fiber optic cable Sea and Sea Tray and arm Asking $165 for everything shipped within the lower 48. Paypal only please. I'm not going to ship it out of the country (sorry).
  2. Thanks... I thought about the narrow beam angle shortly after I posted this. Would definitely need a flood type light to work with the gopro. I may indeed check on this forum when I want to pull the trigger on one though. I only get maybe 8-20 dives in per year so its getting harder to justify some of this stuff. That's why I sold $6k worth of SLR equipment last year.
  3. It's been ages since I've posted here. Let me give a quick background. I used to have a housed SLR with dual ike strobes to do my UW photography. I really liked it but my kids are now starting the process of getting certified. For the next several years, I'll be diving with teenagers new to diving and don't think I could really focus on UW photography until they all get some experience. With that said, I now have a gopro to record moments relatively easily as they come. So far, I like it. I have been borrowing my brother's L&M sola 800 on the dives. For my next trip, I won't be able to do that but I hate to spend the $$ on a light. Assuming buying a high dollar video light is not an option, which would be better for my purposes? BTW, I have the flip filter system for the GoPro. Dive without a light completely Mount an ikelite mini C mounted (non halogen). I already have the mounting for it. I would think if the dive light worked relatively well, you wouldn't see so many people paying $1000 for specific video lighting. So looking for some schooling here. is it the light temperature, brightness, or something I'm not thinking of? If diving with that light, should I have a specific color filter different than I would typically use? Thanks, BTW, I'm super excited to be diving with my oldest son this year. He just finished his pool dives this weekend. Been diving solo for so long (wife doesn't dive) i can't remember what its like to go on a boat with someone I already know so this will be really special for us.
  4. Housing is now sold. I still have the port available.
  5. Please note that I have added these to Ebay to cast my net a bit broader. The offer above still stands as long as I get it before a bid comes through. The housing is actually a buy it now so the offer is good on the housing until it sells either here or on Ebay. It is a bit cheaper here though as it has free shipping. The port is an auction so once I get a bid, i have to complete the transaction through Ebay. the auction number is: 291104703956. Thanks for looking.
  6. Please note that I have entered this as an ebay auction starting tonight at 9:00 EST. The deal offered above is still valid as long as I receive and can respond to the offer prior to a bid on the auction. The auction number is: 291104686155. Thank you.
  7. Please note that I have entered this as an auction on Ebay. I'll sell it here for the price listed as long as I get an offer prior to getting a bid on the auction. The auction number is 291104660246 and will begin 9:00 this evening. Again, the price above stands as long as it comes through before there is a bid on the auction. Thank you
  8. Think Tank Airport Accelorator backpack: ($180) shipped. The bag is in great condition. The only thing missing is the spare separator inserts that aren't currently in the bag. I've looked but simply can't find them. I can provide pictures of the separators that I have if requested if it isn't clear from the attached picture. I travelled with nearly my complete setup including laptop within this bag. The only thing that didn't fit well was my 2 handle tray which I always packed in a checked bag. I will accept paypal payment only and prefer to ship within the contential US. PM me if you have any questions.
  9. Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Lens: ($275). The lens was bought new and NOT a grey market lens. I may have 500 shots with it and it is in near perfect cosmetic and working condition. Will ship with the caps and a lens pouch. the price is shipped anywhere in contenential US. paypal only please. PM with any questions. thank you,
  10. The housing and port are both in fantastic condition. No scratches or problems of any kind. This would be a great way to get into UW SLR photography on a budget (if that is possible). D80 cameras can be found readily on Ebay. I have one myself but am not planning on selling it at this time. I purchased all of this new and have personally dove with it for each of the 26 dives or so that they have been on. That is all the use these have had. Stored in a padded backpack when not in use. I included the picture of the full system so you can see the tray handle that will come with the housing. I accept paypal only please. These prices are the price of it shipped within the US. I prefer to ship only to the US at this time. Housing: ($300) Ikelite 6808.1 housing (fits Nikon D80 camera). 2 handle tray O-rings for backplate Housing manual Ikelite Port Components: ($80) Ikelite flat port 5502.41 Ikelite zoom sleeve 9059.8 (NIB) Ikelite zoom clamp/sleeve 5509.28 (NIB) Foam cover for port
  11. Several components are sold. I'll relist the remaining components separately. Please don't respond to this topic as all remaining items will be reposted. Thank you
  12. For Sale: Nikon D80/Ikelite system components. I'm selling the entire system pieced out or as a whole. it has been fantastic but due to the limited amount of time I can use it, I've decided to part with it. I have 3 kids that are getting ready to start diving with me and I will need to be more focused on them as partners vs having my head behind the view port. I have approx. 24 dives total on this system. Everything is lightly used and in 9/10 condition. The only exception is the camera itself which is used topside as well although it is still in perfect working order. There are no scratches on the ports, lens. The system has never had a drop of water in it. Here are the components for sale: Camera and Housing: ($500) Nikon D80 camera. Camera includes battery and charger. Ikelite 6808.1 housing. 2 handle tray O-rings for backplate Housing manual Ikelite Port Components: ($80) Ikelite flat port 5502.41 Ikelite zoom sleeve 9059.8 (NIB) Ikelite zoom clamp/sleeve 5509.28 (NIB) Foam cover for port Two Ikelite 1.25" balls with extended stem mount: ($35 for the pair) Stix adjustable bouancy port float system: ($25) Two Ikelite DS160 Strobes. ($500 each) Ikelite digital TTL dual sync cord: ($90) Ikelite charger for strobes: ($70) Two 6" Stix arms with high bouancy floats: ($35 for the pair) One ultralight triple clamp, three ultralight double clamps: ($80 for the set) Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Lens: ($350). The lens was bought new and NOT a grey market lens. I may have 500 shots with it and it is in perfect condition. Think Tank Airport Accelorator backpack: ($180) The bag is in great condition. The only thing missing is the spare separator inserts that aren't currently in the bag. I've looked but simply can't find them. I can provide pictures of the separators that I have if requested. I will accept paypal payment only and prefer to ship within the US. Costs listed are for the components. I will negotiate shipment with the buyer based on what he/she is purchasing. Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.
  13. Please see Ebay auction item number: 290933919689. Currently set as a fixed price of $99. Lens is in perfect optical condition and comes with all lens covers and the original bag. Thank you.
  14. I've had this lens for a while but no longer use it since I went to DSLR. It has no scratches and is in perfect working order. Includes protective pouch, Lense cover and cap. Retail is $329. I'll sell this for $195 shipped . Please contact me if you are interested. Sorry, but only plan on shipping within the US. Email me at kylemccowan@gmail.com if you are interested. Additionally, I have an INON AD Mount Base DC900/50 adapter for this if by chance you were mounting this to a housed canon a80/a95 which I'm sure is unlikely. However, if so, i'll throw that in as well in case there might be a use for it.
  15. Price Reduced. $175. Shipping included. thanks
  16. I've had this lens for a while but no longer use it since I went to DSLR. It has no scratches and is in perfect working order. Includes protective pouch, Lense cover and cap. Retail is $329. I'll sell this for $200 + S&H. Please contact me if you are interested. Sorry, but only plan on shipping within the US. Email me at kylemccowan@gmail.com if you are interested. Additionally, I have an INON AD Mount Base DC900/50 adapter for this if by chance you were mounting this to a housed canon a80/a95 which I'm sure is unlikely. However, if so, i'll throw that in for $15.
  17. Thanks for the input. Perhaps shooting TTL was also causing me to not get enough light on the subject. However, I'm pretty sure it was just too far away (for the closer picture). They would get within 6-8 feet or so but not much closer. The one that was farther away i tried just because it was over the light sand and above me. It turned out well for what I was trying for but it's pretty washed out. BTW, I love the first shark picture of yours Steve. Great blue background and perfect color/exposure on the shark.
  18. OK, I have been a distant and mostly silent admirer of this site and the amazing photography for a few years. I am married (happily) with 3 kids and live in Kentucky both of which result in me diving very little. However, I am quite interested in UW photography and been shooting for a few years in the limited times I can go. We just got back from Turks and Caicos. Been there 5 times so we really like it. I know it is kind of better suited for WA shooting but I only have the 60mm lens currently. These are all shot with that lens, nikon d80, dual Ike 160 strobes. If I were to point out my biggest flaw (many to choose from) and challenge it would be getting proper negative space in my pictures. I did 6 dives total. We saw more sharks than I can count. I attempted a few pics of them but with my setup lighting proved very difficult for me.Also, in the last 2 years, the lionfish have just taken over down there. They are everywhere. Any advice/critisism would be greatly appreciated. I only get to dive a few times a year. Great online community. Thanks for looking. This was my favorite pic from the trip. [splendid Filefish] Filefish 2 by kybluediver, on Flickr Would like to know from the experts which lionfish pic is best. I thought this one was close but it has some distracting foreground stuff in it. Lionfish in Coral by kybluediver, on Flickr No distractions but really needs negative space in my opinion. I never could find one out over the reef. Lionfish 4 by kybluediver, on Flickr I'm not sure about this one but he kind of reminds me of a bat in a cave and he seems kind of ominous. Lionfish 5 by kybluediver, on Flickr Some additional pics: QueenAngel1 by kybluediver, on Flickr Scorpion 1 by kybluediver, on Flickr Grouper by kybluediver, on Flickr OK, last topic... I know the shark pics aren't good pictures, but my kids like them. For the most part, they were way too dark. I typically shoot ISO 200 or less, shutter speed of about 200 and adjust my aperature as required. I could never get the sharks with any kind of color. What is my best hope with the 60 mm lens when i encounter something larger and want to get a decent picture when it is say 10 feet away? Reef Shark1 by kybluediver, on Flickr Reef Shark 1 by kybluediver, on Flickr You guys are awesome. Thanks.
  19. Yes, I still have the entire system for now.
  20. Majulah47, at this point, I am trying to sell this setup as a complete unit. If you want to send me an email with your contact information, I will get with you if something changes.
  21. Moving up to an SLR and am ready to part ways with my current UW setup. This kit includes everything you need to start UW photography. I would prefer to sell it together but will entertain splitting it up if it makes sense. This kit has been on roughly 30 dives and has worked flawlessly for me. It is easy to pack and a great beginner kit that also has enough control to create some beautiful photos. The kit includes: Canon A95 5mp camera (original packaging and manual included) Canon WP-DC50 UW housing Sea and Sea YS 90 Auto (original packaging. still looking for manual) Inon UWL 105 AD - Wide angle Wet lens Inon Ad Mount Base Sea and Sea Fiber Optic Sync cord Sea and Sea tray Sea and Sea 12" flex arm 1Gb memory Card Extra O rings for both housing and strobe Please see here for more photos and sample pictures taken with this setup. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27486192@N06/...506443889/show/ This system was around $1600 new. I am asking $750. Shipping to the USA only (buyer will pay shipping of their choice). Please contact me with any questions on the setup or on payment options. I can answer quickly if you send questions to these two addresses: kylemccowan@adelphia.net kyle.mccowan@acs-inc.com Thanks for looking
  22. Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the subject suits itself to a landscape composition, but the colors seem to have come out better on some of my portrait shots. To me, #8 is the most interesting shot, but I don't think it would print well as it is a little noisy and the colors weren't quite there. Thanks again for the feedback. I look forward to more.
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