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  1. I can also recommend the leak sentinel - I use in conjunction with the factory fitted moisture alarm in a 5d2 housing. As referenced above, Miso was great at answering queries and offering support.
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    Fish eye

    As Adam says, the Tokina 10-17 vignette's on a 5D, but as it zooms this dissapears (think its about 15/16mm) so is useable. Not really tried for ages as I use the sigma at 15mm for WA. Its also worth noting that there is a Tokina WITHOUT lens petals/hood that may work throughout the zoom range on a FF, but not 100% on this. In fact i think the 'NH' bit of the lens you reference is the 'no hood' version. Perhaps Its also possible that this is strictly an EF-S lens, again double check. Mine has petals and is fine on a Canon 5D2. What is often overlooked with the Tokina and a 5d is the use of a TC 1.4x - I use a TC (Kenko) with a tokina on a 5D2, at which point the Tokina is useable throughout the 14-24 range. Obviously you lose the fisheye effect / less distortion at the top end, and perhaps not what you are looking for for splits. FYI I also use an Aquatica, and use/own the Aquatica zoom gear for this setup. I've not had much opportunity to use this, but have recently done a days diving with this and a 4" minidome (CFWA stuff). I did find that the zoom gear slipped after a couple of dives, so I need to work out a solution for this (probably a bit of tape) and/or speak to Aquatica. It is designed for this setup so I am sure will work. My issue was probably user error, and more than likely a lumpy speedboat thats dislodged it slightly (the site was 50km out and nowhere soft/safe for it to sit). Just meant I was stuck at 23mm or so unless I opened the housing.
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    Is it safe?

    I've had nothing but positive experiences when purchasing - and I've even had a couple of users send me 3D print designs at zero cost.
  4. Thanks a lot for a very comprehensive response Nick - plenty to digest here! And thanks also for the project file - I dont have access to a 3D printer right now, but hopefully I can change that. Otherwise I'll cobble something together with some pieces of plastic and/or an old wetsuit sleeve.
  5. Nick - did you ever find a solution reducing the brightness of your keldan, or a snoot solution? I'm considering some red gel for night dives...mostly as I've generally had more joy with the red insert on my INON focus light, but will look for some snootesque piping to restrict the beam a bit.
  6. I'm honored Sounds like I have missed the boat with a direct order, but good to know for future publications!
  7. Hi Alex, Great to hear about the imminent release. I guess its going to be a painful read...if like me, you're likely to be sat miles away from the coast and months away from your next dive. Hoping to get some decent water time later in the year so look forward to dipping into this with an opportunity to try stuff out. And we both know I could do with some pointers on lighting Hopefully not to crass to ask, but do you benefit (either directly or indirectly) if I order direct from your site? I, as I'm sure many many others would, be more than happy to buy direct from you if it supports you in some way shape or form. Also have visions of you buried in mountains of cardboard packaging and books in your living room! I'll be purchasing regardless, so no worries either way. Cheers.
  8. Hi, I'm keen on the the aquatica adapter - would you ship to the UK? Also, just to confirm, this version takes a 67mm threaded diopter? Thanks
  9. Hi - I'm keen on this, how much to post to the UK? Thanks.
  10. Hi Blibecap, I have an Aquatica 5d1 housing...and I have the tray. Unfortunately the tray is not spare, as it will render the housing useless, I guess a little bit like the one you have! I can send you some pics if thats useful, and help work out some measurements... Let me know. Jon
  11. Thanks Okuma, but this zoom gear needs to clear a TC too, so its a case of needing the right kit for the job. (Still in the market for one if someone happens to have one lying around)
  12. Hi, Could be interested in a couple of bits...I'm assuming from your profile flag that you are based in Canada and these prices are in Canadian dollars, is this correct? And will you ship to the UK?
  13. Wanted, Aquatica Zoom gear for the Tokina 10-17 + 1.4TC (#18731 on canon type 1 charts) Based in the UK.
  14. Are you still looking for the 16-35 extension & zoom? I have one one that is good as new - based in the UK though so P&P will be more expensive than $10
  15. Do you know how much the case would be shipped to the UK? I'm interested if its not too expensive.
  16. Hi Pete, Sorry for the late reply, this was in my junk mail. The 5d is from 2008, but still plenty of life in it yet! I would need to get some quotes for shipping to the US, and I will only send fully tracked and insured. Possibly $200 US dollars for posting as it will likely be over 10kg and pretty large. It would be securely wrapped and packaged too. If you are still interested let me know and I'll get some accurate shipping quotes. Any other questions please ask. Thanks, Jon
  17. Price drop **** £1350 GBP ***** Includes; Aquatica 5D housing, Canon 5D body, 8" dome, AF/MF Macro Port, Extension, Spare O-ring kit, Moisture alarm A great entry camera into the world of DSLR, or even Full Frame! Very well looked after and never flooded. http://wetpixel.com/articles/aquatica-5d-housing-first-impressions - Camera body alone currently trending on ebay for £349 (used on Amazon £599.99, refurbed £950) - Housing around £2k when new - rarely come up used, but £400 sounds reasonable - Macro port + 100mm extension averages £300+ used - 8" dome averages £200+ used - Ultralight base adapters £60 new - Moisture alarm £70 new - O-ring kit is £60 new - + camera manual, 5 batteries, 2 chargers, strap etc
  18. I have an oldish Epoque DS150 that I'd be willing to sell - it is very compact, uses 2 x AAs, comes with manual power adjustments, and I'll include a tray, arm, and fibre optic cable to attach to camera housing. Everything you need to get going! I live in London, UK, if you are interested. Admittedly it wont light up a wide angle reef scene, but great for starting out with an external strobe on macro and subjects requiring a bit of fill flash. I'll have a think about price but how does £100 inc p&p sound? If you'd like to have a look you are more than welcome to come and have a look, and fire it off of your setup to check it all works etc. If seriously keen get in touch and I'll dig it out and get some pics up, or drop me a message.
  19. CANON 5DMKI BODY, AQUATICA HOUSING, 8” DOME & MACRO PORT, & MACRO EXTENSION, + FULL SPARE O-RING KIT [Never flooded!] Excellent condition; - Canon 5D body, with manual, 2 chargers, 5 batteries (2 less than 1 year old) - less than 35k frames - Aquatica 5D housing with dual Nik bulkheads and handles (#18778) - Full re-build O-ring kit for full service (#18810) >>now>> (#20050) - 8” dome port (recently polished)(#18405) - AF/MF Macro port (no scratches)(#18426) - 100mm Macro extension ring (#18453) - Aquatica audio and visual Moisture alarm installed (#20023) - 2 x UltralightCS strobe arm base adapters for Aquatica handles £1450 http://www.aquatica.ca/en/manuals/a5d.instructions.pdf http://www.aquatica.ca/en/charts/canon_type_1.pdf Also for sale; Immaculate Keldan LUNA 4v videolight, including battery & ULCS YS mount- £750. 2 x Sea & sea sync cord (SS17100) - £50 each. 4 x UltralightCS 8" double ball arms - £35 each. 3 x UltralightCS clamps - £30 each Email for loads more pictures of kit, close-ups, UW pics, questions etc. If you are interested in chatting to me email for phone number and/or to come and have a look! Email: jonbatchelor@hotmail.com [Ref:c482] SE15, London, UK
  20. Agreed - I'm trying to post in the classified forum. All I seem to be able to do is reply to someone else's classified (not sure I should be hijacking another classified ad with my gear) and I have a 'you cannot start a new topic' notice towards top right corner. I've searched every string I can think of with no joy. Unable to find the contact wetpixel form referenced somewhere, and cant seem to find a newbie forum help type thread where I can ask a question. Any help out there? Cheers, jonb
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