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ianmarsh

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  1. Price Drop: $750 USD, Shipping included in North America. Ian
  2. I should mention, this dome works great on Nauticam with a Nauticam/Seacam port adapter. Amazing optics! ian
  3. Hello All, Up for sale is my Seacam Superdome. It is definitely used, but in very good shape. There is some rash on the lower shade. The anodizing on the back is faded, making a nice patina. This is typical of these ports. The glass is in very good shape, with a few very superficial marks that do not photograph. These are not at all visible under water. The neoprene beanie and rear port cover are included. Asking $950 USD, I will pay shipping to Canada and USA. (These list for over $2000 from Seacam USA.) Item is located in Vernon, BC Canada. Contact at ianmarsh@icloud.com Thanks Ian
  4. Sorry Goluchmas Price is firm:) However, I will include an XQD card and reader at the listed price. ian
  5. Yes. Purchased from Henry's camera in Toronto. Have not filled in warranty papers. Everything in the box is as-new. I have literally taken 20-ish exposures with this beast. Never been out of the house, and kept in a Pelican case since purchase. Phantom Glass screen protectors in place. Contact me at ianmarsh@icloud.com if interested. ian
  6. Hello all Here is a feedback review on Vladimir222: I just purchased some Seacam diopters from Vladimir. The transaction was very smooth through Paypal, with no problems. He shipped very quickly through the Russian Postal Service, which was slow, but the items arrived safe and sound, exactly as advertised. The tracking worked as far as CDG airport, and then there was no further tracking information until they arrived at my door yesterday. I would recommend purchasing from Vladimir:)) ian
  7. The lens is sold. Thanks for your interest. ian
  8. Purchased D800E from greywolf10... Excellent transaction, item exactly as described! Thanks so much ian
  9. Hello All... Just a note to say I purchased a couple of Seacam items from Vladimir222 without incident. He was not on Wetpixel at the time, but the transaction was honest and up-front. He is new to the community. Language was challenging at times as he doesn't speak English ( and I don't speak Russian), but with patience, it all worked out. ian
  10. Hi I've got one you can have. PM me with your mailing address. ian
  11. Hello All, For sale today is a Sigma 15mm Diagonal Fisheye for Nikon F mount. For full frame Nikon cameras. Pretty much the standard fisheye for underwater use. In perfect condition, with all packaging. Only ever used in a housing, so well protected. You all know what this is and what it does. $450 USD. I will pay shipping in US and Canada. Located in Vernon BC, Canada ian
  12. Hello all, Up for sale is an essentially brand new Nikon D5, Dual XQD slots Purchased in Canada, includes box and all contents of a new camera. Warranty not registered, sales receipt from Henry's Camera in Toronto included. Shutter count is less than 20. I bought this to replace my D4, used to photograph freestyle skiing. Unfortunately, my son tore up his knee on a jump and has undergone extensive reconstruction. He will not be able to return to the sport. So, I will have little opportunity to use this amazing camera as it is meant to be used. Phantom Glass Screen protectors. Camera is in PERFECT condition. I will pay shipping within Canada and USA Pictures available on request. $5500 USD firm Contact at ianmarsh@icloud.com, or through the forum. Located in Vernon, BC Canada ian
  13. Hello all, Just for fun, I thought I'd try some pool tests of Retra TTL using a UW Technics board in a Seacam housing. To be fair, the Retra is not profiled for this board, so I set the board on Setting1, which is the profile for S+S YS-D1, and Inon Z240. This was suggested by Pavel. Test conditions were: Pool, very dim ambient light 1/125 sec, ISO 100 and 400, Aperture f2.8 - f32, Measured distance 0.75 meter, Nikon D800e with Nikon 105 Macro G lens, Seacam Silver housing, UW Technics finer optic bulkheads UW Technics controller Position #1 Rear curtain flash Analysis: The point of this exercise is to compare Retra TTL to baseline (YS-D1) 1) Not sure what happened with the first two frames of the Retra ISO 400 test. Didn't spot this in the pool. Maybe too trigger happy? 2) The system works well enough for Retra using these parameters. It should get you in the ball park for macro at ISO 100. 3) ISO 400 is more variable on both strobes. It's all over the place with Retra. 4) It is within the range of what Lightroom can cope with. 5) Best at apertures f8-f22, probably the sweet spot. 6) I would probably add +0.7 eV of compensation I would use it on a shot where you might not get a second chance...certainly better than my best guess! I haven't tried Reta TTL on wide angle. Overall, it's pretty good:) Maybe Pavel will write a firmware update for this strobe? (Hint, hint) ian
  14. Jack, Nicely done. Very nice images, indeed! Any massive UW difference over D800 or D810 in your opinion? ian
  15. Hello all, Up for sale is a Nauticam to Seacam port adapter. In perfect condition. Allows you to use your Seacam converted 13mm Nikonos RS with a Nauticam housing... with excellent results! Photos available if requested. (Stock image attached) $100 USD plus shipping Located in Vernon, BC ian
  16. One other thought... I have some experience with the Nikonos RS 20-35mm Seacam conversion. Initially, it had it's detractors who didn't feel it was that useful. 20mm was just not wide enough. (Stephen Frink seemed to do OK with it in the '90's:)) There is some truth in that, but for the right subjects, I was very happy with the results. The small(ish) form factor and razor sharp corners were excellent. Also, unlike the 13mm RS conversion, the original lens is NOT selling for $3500+ USD. It is much more "affordable" than it's upscale cousin. Of course, this also assumes a Seacam housing. The zoom gear is integral with the lens, and despite numerous attempts, I was not able to make it work in a Nauticam housing, which the 13mm will. So, now I have a Seacam housing... I have now pared my UW lens collection down to the Nikonos RS 13mm, RS 20-35mm, Nikonos 15mm on Sony, and Nikon 105G for macro. The only thing I can't do is under/overs. I am completely satisfied with my setup. Now, if I were just a better photographer... ian
  17. Thanks to all interested parties... The viewfinder is SOLD:)) Thanks Bernie!
  18. Hello all, Just back from 12 amazing days aboard the Bilikiki in the Solomons. Absolutely amazing dive trip! Best trip since beginning the Life Aquatic in 1972:) The only issue with the trip is we arrived a few days after the coral spawn, and at times backscatter became an issue. But there were a lot happy animals around! Amazing guides on the boat. Thanks Tina and Oli:) Headed away with all new camera set-up (to me) including a shiny new pair of Retras with a Seacam-D800 and UW Technics TTL board. The strobes were fantastic! Beautiful quality of light, easily controlled and lots of it if needed. As noted by others, it allowed you to focus on the viewfinder instead of the knobs. Battery life with Eneloop pro's was excellent. At least 3-4 dives before i would swap out batteries, mostly out of habit. They were robust, and with the provided (thick) neoprene jackets, were neutrally buoyant and out of harms way. TTL was difficult to sort out because the UW Technics board was not calibrated for these strobes. They did mostly work on the YS-D1 setting, but not at aperture extremes, so I mostly shot manual, which wasn't an issue. I had contacted Oskar 10 days before leaving, and he had the strobes in my hands in good time. Excellent customer service, feedback and followup. All in all, I am very pleased with these strobes. I dove with full confidence they would not let me down. ian
  19. My 2 cents worth on Retra: I emailed Oskar last Sunday, he answered within 10 minutes. Strobes shipped Tuesday from Slovenia, in my hands in British Columbia by Friday afternoon. All safe and sound Strobes are a beautiful pieces of elegant design. They look very robust. Tested out S-TTL protocol with UW Technics board (Thank you Pavel!) for Seacam. Testing done in air. Strobes respond MOST like Z240 YS-D1 setting (position 0) on UWTechnics board. YS-D2 position (position 2) on board overexposes in the middle apertures. Position 1 and 3 grossly over exposes. Can't say enough about Oskar and his company!!! Will wait and see about durability, but feeling very confident ian
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