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Everything posted by JKrumsick

  1. I wonder about how accurate these systems are - I certainly see the intuitive connection between confirming that the pressure inside your housing using one of these systems not changing confirms that your housing will not flood. But have there been extensive tests confirming the link between these two? Changing the pressure inside of your housing at sea level using a pump is different than changing the pressure outside of your housing at depth using seawater.
  2. You have some points there. But with the smaller lens - just look at some of the gopro videos... that's a pretty tiny lens! Also, I like the idea that if I get lost at sea I can use it to make an emergency call. That's one function I think is really nice (even though admittedly you won't get phone reception at every dive spot, this could be a potential life saver). Anyone get one?
  3. What a terrible life it must be to be an anglerfish... Not sure how to embed youtube videos but
  4. Love the worm on his head! Ugh... I sold my u/w gear and just looking at this little crab makes me miss diving and U/W photography so much!!! Of course along with that I thank my lucky stars I was privileged enough to take some shots underwater... but the act of it is so much more than looking at photos... I just miss being underwater will little guys like this... You can have your fancy parties with interesting people spouting shit out of their mouths... I would take a night underwater with this guy any day. Sorry for the rant... I just miss the water...
  5. I may be way off the mark...and probably am... but those black spots look like chromatophores to me... hence something in the cephalopod family. Baby cuttlefish?
  6. Excellent! I really love the flamboyant cuttlefish. Any shots of those guys are great but the combination of his sleepy eye and the "prongs" being nicely out of focus is particularly good.
  7. Hey Guys, I started reviewing some of my camera gear and posting them to youtube. Let me know what you think! Cheers, Jeremy
  8. I have been watching a lot of interviews of Jeff Rubin, a Canadian economist. He has a few wide ranging theories regarding the price of oil and its ties with globalization. While his theories are provocative and aren't necessarily mainstream, I find them convincing. Jeff Rubin on Oil and the End of Globalization So in a nutshell - here's why I hope his forecast is correct: If globalization trends become reversed then carbon emissions recede drastically. That's basically it. We would pollute less. Of course, if his forecast are accurate, then travelling to PNG would be expensive beyond what I could afford. Digital camera prices would also be incredibly expensive. Prices of damn near everything would be more expensive. The percentage of disposable income used for necessities would increase (things like food, toilet paper and soap). We would consume less as a species. And while I enjoy buying lots of shit, ultimately I would prefer we pollute less. I am painting in broad strokes here and touching on different points but I would be interested in others opinions on the matter (even though opinions completely opposite to my own). Cheers, Jeremy
  9. While I think Martin Edge's book is pretty good. It's a hefty thing that sits on the shelf. And yes, it covers quite a lot... but it also refers to conversations here on wetpixel frequently. I suggest keep reading this forum... it's free, weighs nothing and has more updated information.
  10. While there is some diving in the NYC area, most of the vis is pretty bad and using WA is really tough! I had some WA gear and wanted to use it so I decided to in Coney Island... http://stillthrill.c...erwater-part-1/ Does anyone else find any other uses besides their backyard pool to shoot portraits? Anyone try fountains :-P ?
  11. Hey Everyone - Putting the offer on hold while finalizing a deal for the setup. If on the off chance the deal doesn't go through, then I will put back on the forum. Thanks for looking! Jeremy
  12. Hey Kari - I am talking to some people about selling without the 7D body and Sola 600. I would be willing to sell for $4300 without those two items. Would you be interested? Or maybe more with the Sola 600. I understand about the price... I only bought the housing after I sold my car ;-P.
  13. To answer your question - I may sell these strobes individually or as a package if the whole package doesn't sell. As I mentioned in my earlier post - "Because shedding all of this gear separately is more difficult, I will sell as one gigantic package for the first couple of weeks and if no bites... then judiciously sell in packages."
  14. Hey Everyone - It's time to part ways with my beloved housing and setup. The only reason I am selling is that my fiance requires I only have one "monster" in the house at a time. And I am now more interested in film so I have housed my Hasselblad ;-P. The Nauticam served me incredibly well. She accompanied me on around 150 dives (Carribean, Florida and Asia[1][2] click for photos). Without question this camera/housing combination can take stunning photos (provided the right photographer is pulling the trigger). It has never been flooded and always well taken care of. Because shedding all of this gear separately is more difficult, I will sell as one gigantic package for the first couple of weeks and if no bites... then judiciously sell in packages. This will include everything you need (except the macro lens, which I already sold). 1 Nauticam NA 7D Housing. 2. Canon 7D (comes with original box, battery charger and strap). 2. Inon Z240 mk IV (with fiber optic sync cord) 3. Inon S2000 (with fiber optic sync cord) 4. Sola 600 Red (Three levels of brightness and Red function) 5. ULCS Control Arms with clamps 6. Zen Mini Dome to fit Tokina 10-17 (and extension to fit Nauticam housing) 7. Nauticam Compact Flat Port 50 and Extensions (to fit Nauticam housing) 8. Tokina 10-17 with Nauticam Zoom Gear. Package deal - $5000. Photos of the system on Flickr
  15. Great videos! I really love the cuttlefish strike. I've never seen that before! And to watch the tentacles at the front of its face be put to such good use (holding the struggling fish in place) really shows the evolutionary advantage of those appendages. I also loved the goby and shrimp video. What an odd pair. I was cracking up at the shrimp as well. These guys have been in this relationship for millions of years.
  16. I love how his nose and tail are transparent. My dive guide used to call him "the wiggly-bum fish". :-)
  17. Great photos of the wreck. It looks like it has been there for a very long time! When did it sink? Also, what was the depth and temperature at the wreck? Very cool!
  18. Hey Tonhil, I have used the lens quite a lot (and the Bessa-L). While I was impressed that a $400 lens could do what it did... I think there are better optics out there. I would love to see a comparison of the Voigtlander 15 4.5 and the Zeiss 15 2.8. I really love my Zeiss 21mm 2.8 zm. I don't even mention Leica due to the obscene prices. I also think that this wouldn't be worth the effort unless you are just completely obsessed with that camera and lens combo. If you want, perhaps you could do something with the Voigtlander 15mm with the new Olympus OM (ED5 or something?). Dr. Mustard did a review of it and it looks to be a great camera. There are adapters out there that will take M-mounted glass too.
  19. If the budget is an issue then why are you choosing the most expensive point and shoot? I do like the Canon brand and have owned many of their products... but I am starting to see the benefits of the m4/3 category. It's $800. Of course this includes the lens and this lens is supposed to be a good one. However, the new OM Olympus is supposed to be really amazing. Much better image quality. Also, the really cool thing about the M 4/3 category is that they can accommodate for old, rangefinder lenses (voigtlander, zeiss and leica). I don't know about how suitable these lenses are for underwater work, but I can attest, these are fantastic for topside photography (portrait work is great). The voigtlander lenses are very reasonable as well (some for $300). If I were to go for anything, it would be for the new OM Oly.
  20. Hey Diver Pam - I think you should guesstimate how many photos you will be taking on the trip. Last year I dove Taiwan, Komodo, Lembeh and Palau with one comp. I dove for 5 weeks with a Toshiba netbook with 250 gigs of hard drive space and I filled it up (also had an extra 100 gigs of extra compact flash cards and filled all of those up too). So I would take into account how much storage you will need. Also - having a larger monitor is helpful for viewing your photos. I really wish I would have had a larger monitor to critique my photos and help my technique. Just some thoughts! Cheers, Jeremy
  21. That's taking it too far!! I think exploring the best use of lubricant with your wife will probably bring inspiration to your photographs... So please... explore the lubes with your wife and not your housing :-).
  22. It's a good point about the hypothetical "if she was a fish". Something is still enchanting about a nude woman swimming away from us... as opposed to a fish swimming away from us. I really like how timeless nudes in the water are. There is nothing which puts a timestamp on the work... I feel like the B&W shot was almost done in the 50's but that is because my imagination tells me so.
  23. You know you're an U/W photo nerd when you are planning on taking over/under shots in fountains around NYC just to use your housing.
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