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About aeweems12

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus TG-4 & Nikon D7000
  • Camera Housing
    Olympus PT-058 & Ikelite
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Dual Sola Video 2500s & dual Ikelite DS-161s
  • Accessories
    Sola Photo 1200
  1. Is this still available?
  2. Thanks for the responses. Neither one were what I was thinking of. I want to say that it might be the lens caddy that goes along with the SeaLife lenses: http://shop.sealife-cameras.com/r/en/product.php?product_id=69395 What I wound up purchasing is the Kraken KRL-02 Wide Angle Lens. Now I have to figure out how I'm going to hold onto it/where to put it when I take it off the camera underwater.
  3. I remember seeing a picture of someone diving with a wet wide angle lens that had some kind of attachment to their tray for when they weren't using the wide angle lens, but for the life of me I can't remember what kind/brand of wide angle lens that was. Does anyone have any suggestions? Was looking at getting a wet wide angle lens for my Olympus TG-4 but I want to have a place to store it when I'm not using it.
  4. If you're willing to separate the items, I'm interested in the 8' dome port, the superwide port body, & the FL extension port body.
  5. Finally managed to get the clamps to release. They were stiff from unuse, is my best guess. Will be heading to Cairns to go out with Reef Encounters for about two weeks, then headed back to Syndey for a couple days. Going to try to go looking for leafy & weedy seadragons, as long as I'm in the area. I'm really looking forward to this trip, it's probably at the top of my bucket list.
  6. Is the 6" macro port still available? If so, are you willing to sell it separately?
  7. Wow, thanks for the advice! I will definitely be chatting with you as I slowly start to put together the pieces for my Nikon. I really don't know what all hooks up to what & what kind of cables to get once I do get strobes. I'm *hoping* to have the Nikon ready to go when I go to Australia for three weeks later this year. As terrible as this is to admit, I have the housing for the Nikon, but for the life of me can't figure out how to get the darn thing to open! Those are some tight clamps holding that housing together. Youtube to the rescue.... How does the vivid housing leak sentinel work? Definitely worth the investment. How does it fit into the housing? Appreciate your advice!
  8. Greetings from Alabama! Been diving for several years, love underwater photography, & am in the process of upgrading from my P&S Olympus TG-4 to my Nikon D7000. Definitely an amateur photographer, but love to take macro pics & working on getting better. Going the Ikelite route with my Nikon, so any advice as far as lenses, strobes (hope to have two DS-161s in hand soon), etc would be fantastic!
  9. I have dove with both the TG-2 & the TG-4. The TG-2 I've done both with & without the housing, however the TG-4 has always been in the housing. I used the Olympus housings for both cameras & haven't had any unexplained issues with them. I like that the Olympus housing is clear, so I can easily see if the housing has a leak before I get too deep. My setup is the housing attached to a double handled tray, with both handles having loc-line with Gobe 850 Wide lights attached, & also a cold shoe mount on the housing with a Gobe red filter light attached. I have used that same setup for both cameras & have loved the ease of use & the flexibility the Gobe lights give me. I enjoy fluorescent night diving, so the Gobe lights allow me to quickly switch out to the Nightsea heads & then I throw a yellow filter on the front of the camera housing. After my mother killed her TG-1, I handed her down my TG-2 & housing & upgraded to the TG-4. Currently in the process of upgrading to Sola lights. I don't think you can go wrong with either housing, but I recommend the Olympus housing. Attached is what my setup looks like & a pic I took in the Turks & Caicos last year.
  10. What are your thoughts on a Nikon D7000? I know I am going to spend probably 3 times what I do on the camera for the housing, lens ports, strobes, etc. But I am impressed by that camera. Anyone have any experience with the D7000? Recommend or avoid?
  11. Hi everyone! I am a relatively new scuba diver (certified two years ago in Belize), but I have been snorkeling for much longer. I started out with an Olympus Stylus SW1030 and then moved to the Stylus Tough 8010. I have enjoyed my Olympus cameras, but I am ready to move to a much better system. I am hoping that you have some advice to share with me! I am looking for something that will be relatively easy to use. I do have a SeaLife DC???? that I bought off eBay eons ago and while it worked well when I was diving, I want something better and more professional. Don't get me wrong, I am no Cathy Church, but I want to be able to take better quality underwater photos and really bring out all the colors. I am looking for something where I can attach different lenses, add a strobe, etc. in order to be able to really make my photos "pop." I am perfectly fine with buying a good quality camera and then adding a housing. What would you recommend? I don't want to go all the way to professional grade cameras and equipment, but I do want something that you can't just walk into BestBuy and get off the shelf. I appreciate your help in advance! Ashley
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