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  1. For sale, one GoPro Hero 2 HD unit with everything pictured for $275: Backscatter scuba housing (original retail was $119) Red Filter for Backscatter housing (original retail was $39) Extra GoPro battery (original retail was $19) Standard GoPro waterproof housing One extra waterproof housing back Two extra skeleton (non-waterproof) housing backs One curved adhesive mount One flat adhesive mount Mount connection (base) Three way connection arm Head/helmet mount Vented helmet mount Hero 2 owner's manual Original Hero 2 owner's manual, boxes, three GoPro stickers The Hero 2 kit was the "Outdoor" version that currently retails for $228 on Amazon Everything is in great shape and fully functional. The Backscatter scuba housing and filter have only been used about 15 dives. They do a fantastic job of eliminating distortion and correcting for color in the ocean. All you need to do is drop in an SD memory card and you are ready to shoot HD footage above or below water. I'm selling this gear because I have a Hero 3 and don't need two units. Price is $275 shipped in the continental USA using PayPal. PM me to arrange purchase. Sorry no international deals or other payment methods. Will ship to buyer within one business day of receiving payment. I have sold items on Wetpixel before with positive results, I have all positive sales feedback on ScubaBoard (ID guediver), and 100% feedback on eBay (ID edmccarty). Thanks!
  2. Looking for advice here. I've got a 5D MKIII with a Canon 17-40 f4L zoom in an Ikelite Housing with 8" dome port. I'm headed to the Galapagos Islands in a couple of months. I was pretty happy with the 17-40 when shooting in Bonaire last year, but since Galapagos is such a special destination, I am thinking hard about what to shoot. Obviously, the advantage of the 17-40 for the Galapagos is that I can zoom, and the subjects that I want to shoot in Galapagos are big (whale sharks, schooling rays, hammerheads, etc). I am counting on the great low light resolution of the 5D MKIII to allow me to push the ISO up and not worry about the f4 and higher apertures. I know some people complain about vignetting and distortion with the 17-40 when it is as wide as possible, but that does not bother me. I kept it around 19mm max wide previously and was happy. However, I've seen some nice shots with the 15mm lenses from both Sigma and Canon, and I'm looking for input from anyone that has compared them to the 17-40. I'm worried that if I switch to a 15mm that I may lose some shots when I can't get as close (where I would miss the 40mm end). Or, I might track down a Canon 16-35 f2.8 version 1 if people point me strongly in that direction. The newer 16-35 v2 won't fit in an Ikelite housing/port due to its size. Thanks in advance for any input, experiences, etc.
  3. Thanks for all of the interest folks; the lens is now sold. MsDeeDee - thanks for the recommendation to keep it. I agree it is an awesome lens, but it does not mount to my new 5D MK III, hence the sale. I'm sure the new owner will enjoy it.
  4. For sale, one Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye zoom lens for Canon cameras with EF-S mount (APS-C sensors). This lens is in pristine condition, 100% functional, no damage, no scratches, never flooded, etc. Comes with original front and rear caps, box, paperwork, etc. You can barely tell it is used. I bought this a little over a year ago to use with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i in my Ikelite housing (also for sale in separate listing). It takes AWESOME pictures with this setup. The only reason I am selling it is because I am also selling the T2i, as I just got a full frame 5D MKIII, and this lens is not compatible. I am selling it for $500 shipped in the continental USA. PayPal accepted, or money order sent to me, then the lens will be shipped. PM me for payment info or with questions. Thanks.
  5. I am selling my Ikelite housing for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR (aka 550D across the pond) because I have sold the camera and moved into a 5d MKIII. This housing is in perfect condition and has never flooded or failed me in any way. I used it with the 8" dome port (not included in this sale - saving for the next housing). It is just under two years old. It has full control of the camera for both still and video, and full TTL metering for strobes. Pretty fantastic stuff. If you are reading this you know what you are looking for and can also read up on the details on the Ikelite website. The sale price is $800, includes shipping in the continental USA. (Suggested retail on this kit on the market is $1400.) PayPal or money order accepted. First person with confirmed payment gets it. I'm new to wetpixel, but you can see my 100% positive eBay feedback over ten years, seller ID is edmccarty. Specifically, this sale is for the Ikelite Kit part number 6871.55 for the Canon T2i / 550D. This includes: Housing Dual arm tray 5509.28: special zoom clamp / sleeve for larger diameter lenses 0073: zoom sleeve 9059.8: zoom clamp Accessories: extra knob ends, various bushings, silicone lube, etc. Original instructions and box All you need to do is add the port(s) and dome(s) as you wish to match the lens(es) you want to use. Please check out the photos below, and PM me for payment info or with questions. I am also selling a Tokina 10-77 fisheye zoom that I used with this setup (separate classified listing), and it has sample UW images that I shot. It's a great combination.
  6. Hello Everyone,I am a scuba instructor with some basic UW photo experience in the last ten years. I just upgraded to a Canon 5D MK III, and I anticipate doing more and more imaging now both topside and under water. Looking forward to learning from everyone here. Best wishes for safe diving and great pics.Ed
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