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LChan

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  1. Carol. which extension ring did you use to get the 105VR, Kenko 2X to work with the manual focus knob? thanks.
  2. I use a 20 mm extension with my Subal setup and it works ok. my first dive with it, the zoom ring got slightly askew, and it was stuck on 10mm. oops. good lens.
  3. my setup. Subal D200, S&S TTL, dual Inon Z-240 the exposure has been good. very consistent. Just got back from the Philippines for two wks. great for macro.
  4. I managed to get the leak indicator to stop blinking. I left it out to dry for awhile, and it finally stopped. Thanks to all for your help.
  5. hmmm.... how does that work? the methanol displaces the water? but it won't harm the circuit board? i'm not sure if i can obtain methanol here will isopropyl alcohol work? there is plenty of ethanol here! thanks.
  6. I'm in the Philippines right now. 3rd dive ever with a Subal D200. The leak indicator light started blinking half way during the dive. The camera is ok. The housing looks ok. But I can't seem to get the leak indicator light to stop blinking. I have removed the battery. Dried it both with compressed air as well as air dried. Put the battery back in, it still blinks! The circuit board looks ok. No brown stuff coming from it. Do I need to replace the circuit? I normally would send it back, but this is the first day diving for a two wk trip. Please Help! I could dive without the battery in, but then i lose the benefit of knowing when i have a leak. I had pressure tested the housing yesterday with no camera. The 1st dive this AM was with the same setup with no leak. I didn't make any changes or adjustment before the 2nd dive. Luckily it was a slow leak, but still....
  7. I'm trying to put a zoom gear on the Nikon 17-55. I can get it on the rubbery portion of the lens, but I can't get the zoom dial on the housing to engage. Looks like I will need to push the zoom gear a little further in. I worked on this for awhile, and it won't budge. Any suggestions?
  8. Miguel, gorgeous pictures. I'm going to have to look into a trip to the Canaries.
  9. since we are talking about Macs. should I buy now, or wait until the soon to be released Leopard OS?
  10. I would imagine this would work, but... Fuji S5 with the Sea&Sea TTL Converter. the S5 uses iTTL, so it should work, but has anybody tried it?
  11. I have used the Ikelite 105mmVR port, and it does fit the 6T. I believe the 5T is smaller so both will fit. I have not tried it with both 5T and 6T together.
  12. the best is if Subal would build a slightly longer port for the 105VR. the other option is just to use the 20mm extension and shoot auto. I did it using my old Ikelite (D200 and 105VR) setup. A little more tedious, but it works. btw: it seemed that Ryan had taken apart the diopters before. He said it was no big deal to take off and put back together. You can ask him if you are interested.
  13. I have a friend who tried a 20 mm extension ring (milled out a little to accomodate the size of the 105VR) with the subal 105VR port. It adds enough space to put any diopter (either 5T or 6T). However, he was not able to use the manual focus. Apparently the gear did not contact the focus ring on the lens. I have talked to Ryan about this, one option is to take the diopter off its ring and attach the diopter directly to the lens. I wasn't too excited to take my expensively acquired diopter (from ebay) apart. So that is where I am at for now.
  14. First off - congratulations to all who placed. Going to the discussion with diver versus the whale... I think that one important thing to consider is your audience. If you show either image to an UW photographer compared to the general public, there will always be a difference in opinion. An UW photographer will always take into consideration the rarity of the occurrence, the difficulty in getting the shot, - because that person has experienced it. the general public looks at these images and it evokes a completely different response. I don't know the judges, but certainly their criteria is truly up to them. However, if you give these two pictures to a hundred people (randomly selected - say at the shopping mall), you will certainly get completely different responses. Reminds me of my favorite manta ray shot in Kona. I showed it to many people. But I get more ooh and aahs from my crappy 320x240 resolution video from my Canon SD550. Pisses me off, but like they say, beauty (and art) is in the eye of the beholder. Now, I need to get back to my beer......
  15. Great shots! i'm going to have to think about picking up a 10-17 myself.
  16. jgunther is right, the shutter speed is too high. you need to see what speed your camera flash syncs at and don't exceed that shutter speed on your photos.
  17. too bad, it seems like Fuji was ahead of the game in 04, and now even Nikon has surpassed them. I have a trip to the Philippines in two wks. I need to figure this out.... it might end up being on a coin flip. sad way of making a purchase. so, when is the D3 coming out?.......... which reminds me, obviously different cameras and price points, but how is the dynamic range of the D2X compared to the Fuji cameras? just curious.
  18. pathetic. I actually have a firm belief that there will be a time in the very near future where I will sell all of my beloved camera gear, housing, and scuba gear. There won't be anymore ocean life to see.
  19. The other consideration is that street price is about $400 cheaper for the D200. Looking at the specs, the S5 looks almost like a slightly upgraded S3. The S3 and the S2Pro were great cameras, but that was two years old tech. To me, the main added benefit of the S5 is the dynamic range. Is it that much better for landscape and portraits to justify the purchase. I think some of the other guys have tried the S5 UW on this forum. But I haven't seen any reviews from the usual suspects (ie, Ken Rockwell, Thom, DPreview, luminous landscape). I am a bit surprised that Fuji hasn't come out with something sig better. I think the only reason we are talking about this camera is because it used the D200 body and it fits in my housing. Otherwise, I would have completely ignored it.
  20. I am shooting a D200 in a Subal Housing. I am trying to decide which (another D200 or a S5) to purchase as a backup camera. The second camera will be used for topside. Another consideration, if I do get a S5, which camera do i use for uw and topside. Any recommendations?
  21. i have had my Uwatec Air Nitrox Z cut out, i now make sure the transmitter is on the same side of my body as the wrist unit. Seems to work ok.
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