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  1. My Pro's arrived two days ago... beautiful design and execution. Pairs with the app nicely... All of the accessories from V1 fit nicely on the V2. The neoprene jackets stay on better with the bumpers. Now just need to get them in the water:)
  2. I just received a DHL notice from Retra... the stobes were shipped yesterday, due for delivery Feb 4. They are currently in the air... yipppeee! ian
  3. Did anyone receive any shipping notices from Retra? The week of Jan 20 was supposed to be the start of shipping pre-orders... ian
  4. Has anyone heard any boots-on-the-ground reports from the Anilao area? Looks like an impending disaster for the regional dive industry and more importantly, the locals. Thoughts go out to those affected:( ian
  5. Hey Kurt Dealing with corrosion is the hardest part of the whole process. The parts are fairly fragile, and need a gentle touch. You could grind the points down a touch with a file to get a better fit. I used this penetrating lubricant. A few drops along the outer edge of the retaining ring where the threads are, not the drainage holes:) Let it sit upright overnight at least, in a warm place... Maybe some gentle heat with a hairdryer. A few gentle taps to set up vibration in the threads, and give it another go. If you can't get it to move, let me know. I have a lens in pieces, and can donate some parts to the cause if it goes badly. ian
  6. Thanks guys, great suggestions. The MacPro ships with Catalina and according to Apple cannot run on anything older... I think I am painted into a corner, but Chris' idea might get some traction
  7. Thanks Tim Looks like the path of least resistance, so it will likely be mine... Anyway Happy New Year to all from snowy Vernon BC, buried under 70cm of fresh snow overnight. Thinkin' about blue water and sandy beaches... ian
  8. So, I got a shiny new MacPro for my business, in my home office... sweet!! Transferred from my 2010 MacPro by swapping over drives and updating software... sweet!! Only issue was Lightroom 6.14. Needs to be reinstalled... let's see? Turns out that Lightroom 6.14 is 64 bit software, but the flipping' Adobe installer is 32 bit and will NOT install the application on this machine. I am now faced with the dillemma of subscription vs another platform. I did not see this coming. Thanks, Adobe.
  9. Hi Yes, just spotted this. Both Nikonos still on the shelf. Subal 20-35 gear has sold ian
  10. Hi Bruce Thanks for the reply and interest. All my Seacam gear has moved on to new owners with the exception of my Superdome. ian
  11. Tim When I look through my wife's wardrobe and find a dress with tags on, she usually replies; "Oh, that old thing." Try that with the lenses. They are all black, round, and look pretty much the same... What could go wrong? ian
  12. Mark Glad it all worked out... all parties happy. So let's see, Vernon BC to Ireland, side excursion to Iceland, then off to Zambia, now sitting on your desk. Wow! Well travelled. All the best for the holiday season:)) ian
  13. And Finally.... https://uwtechnics.com/index.php/online-store/bulkheads/optical-bulkhead-seacam-m14-mount-detail Ta Dah! Fiber optic TTL in a Seacam housing:) ian
  14. https://uwtechnics.com/index.php/online-store/ttl-converters/for-nikon/ttl-converter-for-nikon-with-seacam-strobes-support-for-seacam-housings-detail
  15. Because it tastes great, Andre. Especially with rum...
  16. I assume it's on the outside? Cerium oxide will buff it out. Not for coated glass:( Used for polishing optical glass, mildly abrasive Available on Amazon.
  17. Still Available: Subal Flatport 90, Type 3, perfect condition. $100  Subal Flatport 120/3, 9/10, glass perfect condition. $100 Subal Extension EXR 33mm/3. $50 Subal Extension EXR 40mm/3. $50 Subal Focus gear, Nikon 20-35mmf2.8. $10 Seacam Superdome, one small scratch in glass which has been polished , so no sharp edges, no effect no image. Does not show up on under/overs. Comes with spare lens shade, in a Cinebags case, minimal wear on anodizing. $650 Nikonos 15mm, Gen2, rebuilt & pressure tested, excellent optics, Very good condition. $350 Nikonos 15mm, Gen2, rebuilt & pressure tested, excellent optics, Excellent condition in box $375 Nikonos External Viewfinder for 15mm, Gen2 new in box. $75 Pictures on request. Shipping extra. All prices in USD. Located in beautiful Vernon BC Canada As always, honest straight forward sales, so no worries:) ian
  18. Sold: Seacam Macroport 90 Seacam PVL 20 Nikon 6T Nikon 5T Thanks Fred:)
  19. Super helpful:) I have not heard of this recipe before, but it does make sense. I am not clear on how Subal, Seacam etc come up with their recommendations, I am guessing by doing tests in their kitchen sinks also:))) ian
  20. I have recently been up to no good in my wife's soaker tub. (I live a long way from the ocean) I tested the Nikon 8-15 Fisheye and Nikon 20mm f/1.8. My goal was to assess the Seacam Superdome vs 8 inch glass Subal FE port with differing extensions. The Subal port chart calls for a 20 mm extension, as does Seacam. Adam Hanlon reported using a 30mm extension with the Superdome when testing the 20mm f/1.8. (Not sure where he got his secret sauce.) I used the D850 in Nauticam with the appropriate port adapters. My results showed no clear difference between the two ports with the 8-15mm (no big surprise) but images with both lenses were sharper with a longer extension (33mm) with the Subal dome. There was minimal vignetting with the 8-15, and none with the 20mm lens. I purchased a 28mm ring for Subal/3 and got similar results to the 33mm ring, but without vignetting. The 20mm rectilinear performed quite poorly below f/11 and was marginal (by Nikonos standards) at f/16. That is the smallest aperture on that lens. It performs well centrally, and would be OK with blue water at the edges. No diopter was used. The 20mm lens did perform much better with the Superdome, and 20mm extension, although not great. Same conclusion as above. The 8-15 was good in both ports, with some improvement with the 28mm extension over the 20mm with the Subal port. I did not test the Superdome at longer extensions. Circular images where good with both ports, and also showed vignetting at 33mm extension, but not 28mm on Subal Conclusion: The 8-15 performed well in all setups, somewhat improved with the 28mm extension. The 20mm lens was marginal in performance with the Subal dome and acceptable with Superdome. Probably not worth the extra effort. The point of all this was to decide whether the Superdome was worth humping around the world with it's size and weight. I concluded that apart from over/unders there was not much advantage to me. I think in future I will leave my Superdome at home.
  21. Hello all, For sale today is a like new 16-35mm f/4 Nikon zoom. Comes with box and all the bits and pieces. Photos if requested. $700 USD plus shipping. Located in Vernon BC, Canada ian
  22. Hey Mark Spotted this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seacam-Underwater-housing-for-NikonD2X/283687453767?hash=item420d170447:g:G34AAOSwB05d2zJw ian
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