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  1. My first time printing pixs. My setup. LaCie 21 inch LCD Macbeth eye one display 2 photoshop CS2 on a IBM-compatable platform adobe color space HP B9810 printer HP advanced satin matt paper 13x19" so i have calibrated the monitor. used the photoshop print plug in for photoshop. my problem: the prints for landscape and people look amazing. the problem is when i try to print vibrant underwater colors. i can't get the near fluorescent colors (especially the greens) on fish and soft coral to pop. the colors especially the green on the print do not match the monitor. what am i doing wrong? any suggestions? I have recalibrated. I have not tried new paper yet. I have looked at the print in different light and it looks good, just not quite matching the monitor. thanks.
  2. Jeff. I'm staying with my D200. I got enticed by the shiny Subal viewfinder. Have you bought the 5D? I'm not sure if I will be going back for photo week 07. It is in June. Not the best time for me. I have that week at Sipadan, so let me know if you are thinking of going back another time during 07. -Larry
  3. Hi. I just tried to post on digital diver. I just signed up to be a member so it won't allow me to post on the classified. Would anybody be kind enough to refer my ad on that forum? Much appreciated. -Larry
  4. Hi everybody. doing some upgrading. I am selling my entire Ikelite setup except for the strobes and arms. I have a well loved Ikelite D200 housing. It has 50 dives on it. This is a great setup. I used this to win best of show and a couple of 1st places at UW photo wk in Sipadan. Retail Ikelite D200 - #6812 $1,500.00 Ikelite ports #5503.15 Nikon 10.5mm (BRAND NEW) $150.00 #5502.41 Nikon 60mm $120.00 #5505.46 Nikon 105mm VR $200.00 #5503.50 Nikon 12-24 (BRAND NEW) $150.00 #5503.55 Nikon 17-35 $150.00 Ikelite 8" dome without shade $300.00 5510.1 super wide body stalk $125.00 5510.22 12-24mm body $150.00 strobe cords 4103.52 Digital TTL Housing to 2 DS substrobes $160.00 each 2 of these (one is brand new - it was my backup) Total retail = $3,165.00 - give me an offer. I would like to sell the whole thing as a package if possible. I have some extra stuff - o-rings, lube, etc which I will also throw in. Basically add some arms, strobes, camera, lens and this is all you will need. thanks Larry some sample pixs. http://www.lchan.smugmug.com/gallery/1536469
  5. Hey Jim. welcome back. good diving with you at KBR. Looks like you bought that VR lens in reply: I had a great experience at KBR. But then that was the only place I have been in that area. I thought the food was good, the diving was spectacular, and the rooms were above average. I have been to many dive locations, and I would certainly want to come back to KBR. I certainly would not have left before my vacation was over. Essentially, expectations didn't meet reality. I think people just need to realize that the areas where the diving is incredible, also tend to be far off 3rd world countries where electricity and running water were put in not so long ago. One could always go to a nice swanky resort with all of the amenities, but then the iving may suck. my $0.02
  6. I would have to shoot pictures with my "Nikan knock-off" in my good ole USA Ikelite housing. Not watch my Sony TV, Not drive my Honda..... I might have to read a book or interact with other people!
  7. i love my 18-200 VR lens for a general topside lens.
  8. We had the same schedule as Mike on the Aggressor. we had chartered the whole boat, so it was easy. you may not be able to do so depending on who is on your charter.
  9. My plastic surgeon dive buddy has used that company for several years. In fact, he just sent me that link today He dives with a mask with bifocal lens, and he said they do good work.
  10. so when is the official date where the change over is to happen? When will the last greater than 7 day charter go out? does anybody know?
  11. ahhhhhh Salma..... Minus well add Angelina, Eva.......
  12. I don't have a problem with the housing even when the strobe power is low. i usually take my camera down with a full charge on each of my strobes on every dive, so i don't know if one strobe wil die faster or not. It would make sense, since the camera is not powering the TTL, the strobe would have to.
  13. i have had the same problem with my D200/Ikelite housingTTL/ dual DS125. except my batteries were charged up. I was told by Ryan at Reef Photo that Ikelite had a problem with the exposure meter turning off and causing this problem. i set the meter to never turn off and I havent had the problem since. I sent the housing back to Ikelite, and they were not able to fix the problem. give that a try.
  14. sorry to hear. btw: which lens did you have on? i had a leak with mine using the 8" dome port and the 10.5
  15. I kinda figured that Epson was going to come out with something when I saw they had a price drop for the 2400 several months ago. do you know if their printer will come out before xmas? I need a printer to make cards and gifts
  16. I just recently shot the 105VR with the Ikelite port in Lembeh. Auto only, but with a little playing with the manual servo control, and me moving back and forth, I had "manual focusing" it wasn't ideal, but the lens is SHARP! i'm definitely glad i bought the lens.
  17. the drag would be the same independent of the fins, but in the fast current at Wolf and Darwin, I was just getting pummeled. I switched to split fins and it was much more manueverable and useful. again, i will have to try them out in much more gentler environs
  18. I have used freediving fins, and they are faster. But I tried them in the Galapagos, and they were not the pair to use. for all of the speed advantages, the disadvantages were great. First, the fins were like a big sail in the current second, the extra drag because of the scuba tank and the camera systems practically negated any speed advantage you may get. I will have to try the fins in a different environ without the current running.
  19. Larry. I have the same question. Now that the HP is out, the choice is not so easy. I am waiting for my local photo store to get a HP so the comparisons can be made. also, has anybody heard of a R2400 replacement? I'm sure Epson will come out with something soon.
  20. Bruce, I was just at KBR a week ago. The water temperature was 82 degrees. Have fun!!!
  21. Jeff. Thanks for finding the link! Great diving with you and Janet the entire week. My friends are asking who persuaded Sam to model for us.... I have been blaming you!
  22. cool! i put it on the calendar. it is a big fight between diving related vs skiing related events on the wknds.
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