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About erickaye

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D40x
  • Camera Housing
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Ikelite DS-160
  1. What battery does it come with? NiMh or Li-ion?
  2. Here's a couple of Eunice worms from Dominica. Although Humann and Deloach call it Eunice Roussaei, it might be more properly named Eunice Aphroditois. The one of the body was found during the day. The head shot was from a night dive. These are two different worms, from two different sites, a few miles apart. Oh yeah, they were each about 2 meters long and maybe 8-10cm wide.
  3. That's a fascinating read. Thanks for sharing. It amazes me how little work has been done on these enormous creatures to date. They didn't seem that rare in Dominica, although I've never encountered them anywhere else. Wonder why Deloach and Humann decided to go with roussaei for their book... Calling it "The Thing" definitely helps its popularity.
  4. Much thanks! Tons of Eunice Roussaei found there, too. One was easily 8 feet long.
  5. Any ideas on this one? Was found in the sand during the day in about 15 feet of water off Dominica.
  6. Price lowered to $850 for the housing, $300 for the D40x.
  7. The Ikelite is just about the cheapest for the D40, at $1200. Add in a strobe and port, and you're just over $2k plus your camera and lens. That's about as cheap as you can get into DSLR photography....
  8. Nikon D40x and Ikelite 6804.1 housing. Very little use, both great condition. Less than 15 dives with each. Upgrading to a D90, so keeping the ports, strobes and lenses. Housing and camera body only. $1300 plus shipping obo. Paypal preferred. Can post pics later tonight of the housing and camera. [attach ment=13772:DSC_0511.jpg]
  9. I had a feeling this was the answer... It seems like the other option is to sell the d40 and housing and spring for a D90 and housing. Don't know if I'll have time to do that before my next trip in 3 weeks, unfortunately... Sounds like the Nikkor is the (expensive) way to go... I'm a little hesitant to start dremeling my port... Eric
  10. Right. Unfortunately, I already own the 5503.50, which I have been currently using with the 18-55mm. Hoping to avoid buying two 6" dome ports....
  11. Unfortunately, The Tokina 10-17 won't autofocus on the D40.... I currently have the modular port system, with one for the 60mm, and a 6" dome which I currently use for the 18-55mm, but will also fit 3 out of those 4 wide angle lenses.
  12. Buying my first wide angle lens for my D40x in an Ikelite housing, and a little unsure of which way to go. From what I can tell, there are 4 options that will autofocus with the D40, and they all seem to have some drawbacks. Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 - main drawback being the price. Almost double the others. Sigma 10-20mm - this apparently has no zoom control in an ikelite housing. How big a deal is this? Does lack of zoom control defeat the purpose of this lens, or would I keep it fixed at 10mm 99% of the time? Tokina 12-24 f/4 AT-X 124 PRO DX II - this needs a separate port from the standard 6" dome, which costs an extra $200 Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD - this lens apparently has the weakest optics of the 4 Any thoughts? Do I really need to spend $800 for the Nikon, or is the Sigma fixed at 10 (or 12) a decent option? Help! Eric
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