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gsk3 last won the day on January 6 2014

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  1. Price drops (prices include shipping): Camera, housing, 14-42 $435 - Now includes Ikelite handle/tray
  2. Price drops (prices include shipping): Camera, housing, 14-42 $450 Ikelite handle/tray $40
  3. Also available: Older Ikelite handle and tray. Handles have lead weights (2 per side capacity, 2 total are included) in case you need extra negative displacement, or weights can be removed. $45 Pictures here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ascn7lmooksl57b/AABFiPNbo0U01nINC7VwG5Rja
  4. All equipment is in pristine condition unless otherwise noted. Includes: Olympus E-PM1 + flash in its velvet case + charger (3rd party) + battery Olympus PT-EP06 (housing + flash mask + several silica gel packets) Olympus 9-18mm (m4/3 version) Olympus 14-42 II Does not include a zoom ring if you want to zoom (I typically just set it to the widest setting anyway so not an issue for me). Costs about $30: http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-PPZR-EP02-9-18mm-PT-EP01-Housing/dp/B003QMKNG0/ref=pd_bxgy_p_text_y/189-0313595-1326039 This setup (with the 9-18) was used recently to film this (unfortunately it's 720i due to my messing up some settings, and compressed due to YouTube; the camera is capable of even better quality): Other than that, it's only been in the water a few times as my diving has been pretty limited over the past year since I bought it. $925 includes shipping to CONUS and PayPal or Amazon fees. International shipping extra. Perfect feedback as linuxizer under beerology or heatware. Pictures here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fn0kavx258g3bl4/2014-07-27%2007.27.56.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/a9ri05u180ow6o0/2014-07-27%2007.28.06.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/gdj58lie19b1gsy/2014-07-27%2007.28.23.jpg
  5. I saw a post here recently on sending one through a port in the main camera housing, but it seems like a more promising approach would be to house one of the Zoom/Tascam/Olympus recorders in its own housing with a standard port to send a hydrophone through. Then you'd use a slate (or click two boltsnaps together) to synchronize the video with the audio and get rolling. Adds a layer of complexity for sure, but I can think of at least three advantages: - Compared to a hydrophone on housed DSLR/CSCs, it means you totally eliminate focus motor noises - You can position where you want for optimal sound. That means you could place several on several divers for action shots (caves come to mind), as well as being able to place it close to or away from regulators in order to capture/avoid breathing sounds, as per your wont. You could even put one up close to capture the regulator sounds and be able to difference them out. - Assuming you can place them far enough away to matter given water's faster sound transmission, you might manage decent stereo, although the accoustics of doing that well are far beyond me. Examples/thoughts?
  6. I've often wondered why we house cameras but not strobes. Will be interesting to see where this goes. Maybe think about a fiber port leading to the strobe's optical slave?
  7. I just bought a DRIS Impact Video light (the 3C base, but you can get it with a Stubby more compact base) and compared to a few more $ lights plus the Archon in a dive shop (not sure which model but it was tiny). http://www.diverightinscuba.com/catalog/dris-impact-light-video-light-head.html The DRIS was substantially brighter and wider, but much heavier/bulkier and with a slight violet tinge that the Archon lacked. Compared to the $ lights, the Archon had a little of a flat/warm/grey color tinge that I'm having a hard time describing. Maybe it was just dimmer and that's why I perceived that.
  8. I've got one of these and am thinking about buying a second: http://www.diverightinscuba.com/catalog/dris-impact-light-video-light-head.html On my first dive, the footage looked ok, but as I dial in the (video) camera's color balance a little tighter I suspect I'll start to see the violet tinge that showed up when I compared the Impact head to a few different actual video lights in the dive shop. Is there any standard filter for correcting a slight purple tinge? Really light green maybe?
  9. One of the Olympus micro 4/3. You can get them for under $500 with housing. Or an RX100 MkII housed (likely more $ after the housing costs). Spend your money on: - The tray - The arms - Proper buoyancy control (floats or buoyancy arms) so that it's approximately neutral - Strobes or video lights Then go shoot.
  10. You'll likely be fine on the Express. Have never had a problem being slightly over, and half the boat is divers. That said, it's been a few years since I did it last (tend to take boats out of Long Beach these days to hit the islands). As I recall, the hand truck was a schlep but there were plenty of them. Golf cart seemed convenient as I was pulling a few hundred pounds in a cart in the hot sun, but probably good for my heart :-) Enjoy, it's a beautiful location. Check out the LAUE Ghost Fishing Project's footage of their cleanup of the Infidel if you want to see what it looks like at 150' just a (long) stone's throw from the casino at Avalon.
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