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  1. Jack, I really like the tamato anenome fish! Nice images On flickr as well! Cheers John
  2. I have just recently started using a dry suit and would like to believe that if i lost one weight pocket with 4 Pounds in it, that i would be alright by dumping all the air in my bc and drysuit.. However when talking to tech divers they dont seem to buy into dumpable weight at all as it equals suicide if they are 50 meters deep or on deco.... I agree with Bent C, putting all your eggs in one weight pocket is prob not the best. Mine is spread between a steel tank, backplate, weightbelt, cam belt pockets and bc dumpable....a balanced portfolio!!! I have just recently started using a dry suit and would like to believe that if i lost one weight pocket with 4 Pounds in it, that i would be alright by dumping all the air in my bc and drysuit.. However when talking to tech divers they dont seem to buy into dumpable weight at all as it equals suicide if they are 50 meters deep or on deco.... I agree with Bent C, putting all your eggs in one weight pocket is prob not the best. Mine is spread between a steel tank, backplate, weightbelt, cam belt pockets and bc dumpable....a balanced portfolio!!!
  3. Nice article an images....so why did you end up selling the rig?? Oh yes....you are right she is the better half :-P
  4. Will just have to find some more on Sunday!!!
  5. I think it can...call them tomorrow mate!!!!
  6. There was a poll this morning on Radio 3aw Talkback and 97% said no to the trawler....I will call them tomorrow morning pointing them to this article... Those living in Australia why not do the same? If they get enough calls, they might kick up a fuss and insist on answers in true 3aw fashion.... Number is 03 96 900 693
  7. John I am sure it would also be disheartning if you try to sell something and you dont get what you value it to be.... In the end of the day people that make money out of photography are business people and therefore it should work the same as selling any other product. I just got denied by a receptionist knocking on a door attempting to sell my product but somebody else called this morning to ask for a solution whom I am meeting this afternoon. Guess which one is going to buy???
  8. Bottlefish...I think it is fair to say that I really dont know what I am talking about when it comes to being a pro as as I am not one so take what I said with a pinch of salt! Only by reading what is being posted here by others I have moved to the conclusion that selling images to publishers is a very small portion of the pie and services are the larger bite.
  9. From what I am reading here it is quite clear that in order to make money you cant just be a poser professional. You need to quit your day job and commit your time to selling and marketing your skills, rather than images to magazines as those are basically free of charge to publishers. Thus this leaves the pros with two other avenues, selling to other photographers or the rest of the world. In order to sell to other photographers you need to have earned credentials and to sell to the public you need to knock on doors! Both of these are probably full time jobs. I think one of the the attributes that many photographers (artists) do not inherently have are marketing or selling skills, which must be essential to become a pro...this is why musicians and athletes have agents. I totally agree with cor above....business skills are a must to be a successful pro...otherwise if you have the skill then get someone that can sell your service for you...
  10. How many people tune their cars and how many make money racing them?
  11. When you can convince your girlfriend to give up her hand luggage to avoid checking in your camera....
  12. Something different!!! You would not find me down there.... Eerie looking place....good to see you gear survived the torture!
  13. Hope you manage to sort out a new rig before your trip...
  14. Thanks for your pov...too bad my housing does not allow both so I cant form an opinion, although I must say that it would be nice to not have to manually set my strobe output!!
  15. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the benefit of a FO cable over 5 pin if you switch ttl off? Cost? Speed of setting up rig? Cheers John
  16. So I took it for a ride today and and it was quite a good experience. It did take a bit longer to find my subjects, I was aiming 45 degrees above everything initially which is probably expected. It was great seeing my whole viewfinder though! It was quick and easy to attach to the housing however I was a little surprised how twisted the o-rings were from the factory, I suppose you are meant to lube them first anyhow so that does not really matter. I took this pic of a Banjo Ray which would have been a pain without the VF and I did not have to pick sand out of my reg afterwards!
  17. Jim, Google translate works a dream and whois.com gave the contact details....but you are right the website is pretty pathetic and it would not surprise me if it is a high school project.... Hope you resolve this.... Cheers, John
  18. here are some contacts mate, judging by the name this person is not short like me! Domain Name: BLUEANIMALBIO.COM Registrant Contact: telbp2@sina.com blueanimalbio Jiang Long telephone: +86.073185880558 fax: +86.073185880558 abcd Changsha Hunan 410000 CN Administrative Contact: telbp2@sina.com Jiang Long telephone: +86.073185880558 fax: +86.073185880558 abcd Changsha Hunan 410000 CN Technical Contact: Jiang Long telephone: +86.073185880558 fax: +86.073185880558 abcd Changsha Hunan 410000 CN Billing Contact: telbp2@sina.com Jiang Long telephone: +86.073185880558 fax: +86.073185880558 abcd Changsha Hunan 410000 CN
  19. Its Chinese mate.....so good luck... From Google translate... The blue Zoology (China Zoological science Network) was founded on May 1, 2002, produced by individuals-for-profit public interest science sites. The site the subject as "universal zoological knowledge, improve animal protection awareness, and hope for the public, especially zoology enthusiasts a zoological reference exchange platform.   In 2007, due to the large amount of information loss of data, the blue zoology forced to close. In the meantime, received greetings, blue zoology very concerned about and look forward to some friends via Email. This support, flattered, grateful for endless also feel take more time to redo the blue zoology, zoological science career in China and then do our cotton force.   Finally, on February 8, 2010, after several years of planning, the blue zoology and again met.New layout, detailed scientific classification, richer content, I believe that can provide an unprecedented space for new and old friends. So that everyone in the harvest of knowledge at the same time, enjoy the biosphere of infinite magnificent! You are not mentioned in their credits section either.... References Reference documents ... Liu Lingyun, Zheng "ordinary zoology." Beijing: Higher Education Press, 1997 Ren Shu-xian, "invertebrate" (second edition), Beijing: Peking University Press, 2007 ZHENG Guang-mei "Birds of the World Classification and distribution of the directory." Beijing: Science Press, 2002 ZHENG Guang-mei "Ornithology", Beijing: Peking University Press, 1995 Zhang Suping "marine shellfish illustrations Beijing: Ocean Press, 2008 Wang Song, Xie Yan, Wang Jiajun, "the world's mammals Code (pull-English)." Hunan: Hunan Education Press, 2001 Andrew T. Smith, Xie Yan, "China Mammals Field Guide to Hunan: Hunan Education Press, 2009 MA Jing Phillips, Fenqi, "Birds of China Field Guide" Hunan: Hunan Education Press, 2000 Shi-Jie Yang, "Plant Biology" Beijing: Science Press, 2002 GU Assar Lindbeck retrieval table of the world's fish - Division and Section List of Beijing: China Agricultural Press, 1985 Wang Guoxiu "zoology counseling and Problem Solving." Wuhan: Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2009 Huahui Lun Yan Jingwen, "China to protect animals." Shanghai: Shanghai Science and Technology Education Press, 1993 China Wildlife Conservation Association amphibian field guide Zhengzhou: Henan Science and Technology Press, 1999 China Wildlife Conservation Association reptile field guide. "Zhengzhou: Henan Science and Technology Press, 2002 Shangyu Chang "animal behavior", Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005 Hao Shougang Ma Xueping, "the origin of life and evolution." Beijing: Higher Education Press, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2000 Hou Lin Xiao-Bing Wu "zoology." Beijing: Science Press, 2007 Richard D. Jurd "Animal Biology" Beijing: Science Press, 2000 LU Cheng-ping "animal protection Introduction Beijing: Higher Education Press, 1999 Tan Bangjie rare wild animals Cong Tan. "Beijing: Popular Science Press, 1995 Chen Zhenyao of the insect world and human society. "Guangzhou: Zhongshan University Press, 2003 Track built zoology field internship tutorial Beijing: Science Press, 2005 Choi Wan Chi PANG Xiongfei spend Bao Zhen LIANG Guang-wen Song Duilun "General Entomology" Beijing: China Agricultural University Press, 2003 Luo Zengzhi Chausson "paleontology to historians." Beijing: Geological Publishing House, 2007 The Trends Ren Cheng Hong, "Animal Biology" Beijing: Higher Education Press, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2000.
  20. Alastair, We park our cars and walk about 200 meters to the point where we hop in the water. We have little fold up trailers that we lock to the pier before hopping in. When we are lazy we balance our cameras on the trailer which is prob not the safest way of carrying them.... Hence I am in the process of making a couple shoulder straps... I got few SS clips through work that will clip onto the section where the strobe arm attaches to the handle and bought a piece of seatbelt strap from a tent repairs shop. Kari's mom picked up a some heavy duty sewing needles and thread...we have a date on friday and she is going to put it all together. I will make you one too but you will have to come and pick it up
  21. Hi Stoo, Thanks for your reply. I have ordered the part and should be receiving it today. It is funny how you say you need to be using it to get used to it. I have been out of action for a couple months waiting for a drysuit to be manufactured. This weekend was my third time back in the water and to be honest I have been struggling a bit with everything, but I am blaming the drysuit!!!!!! I must say I look forward to not shoving my reg in the sand using the viewfinder... Will post again once I have taken it for a spin! Cheers, John
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