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Don in Colorado

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  1. Thanks for shipping the tray and handles so quickly. They are in great shape, and I am very pleased with this transaction.
  2. I would like to buy item 5. Ultralight Double Tray w/ 2 ball adapters. I will send PM Thanks, Don
  3. Are you shooting with a strobe or natural light? If you are using a strobe, the Magic Filter works pretty well on Olympus 5050 cameras, white balance set to auto. I am sure everybody will disagree with this. If you shoot in raw, you can forget about white balance in the camera, and do the white balance at home on the computer. I never bother with white balance underwater.
  4. That is a beautiful photo Ben, and I admire your model. The skin color in the photo appears to be very natural, and it is the effect I am looking for. I will be diving in Utila in June, in blue water. I have Ikelite 125 strobes. Do you have a CTO filter to recommend for such conditions? Thank you
  5. I like the flexibility of the 17-70. Often I cannot get as close to my subject as I would like, so the zoom is very handy for me. I tweek my raw files in Lightroom or photoshop. I just decrease the orange saturation, and play with the color balance.
  6. Hello Everybody. I have been unable to reply to everyone in a timely matter, and I apologize for that I will try to get reply to everyone now. Thanks Chris, I emailed tiffen and they replied that I should talk to the folks at URPRO. I do believe that filters on my strobes might help, and I may experiment with that. Thanks for the tip.
  7. Thanks for the tip on the lee straw filter. I will investigate that. As far as front mount screw-on filters are concerned, the answer is yes, I can screw-on front filters. The last time i went diving, I used a custom made, 77mm, fl-b singh-ray filter on the front of my lens. I shoot raw, and I am able to tone down the orange color pretty well, but it is a lot of orange, Using a filter on my lens has always helped me more than just using a strobe alone. (I know that I am far away, but that is the reality of my shooting. ) I look forward to hearing your advice, and I welcome others to add their thoughts. Thanks!
  8. Many times I look at photos of divers, and the diver is blue. This is true even in popular underwater photography books. Look at the cover of the most popular underwater photography instruction book. Here is my actual question. I want to use a filter on my lens that has a slight tint, but not as saturated as a magic filter, or fl-b filters, or ur-pro filter. I use ikelite 125 strobes, but I shoot from about 4-6 feet away from my subject. I know i could get less blue faces if I was closer, but divers really don't want the photographer in their face, unless they are modeling. I am not using models, just fellow divers as subjects. If I use an filter from the above choices, I get too much orange in the diver's face, but at least I can tone that down in photoshop. I prefer a strobe shot with filter compared to a strobe shot without filter. I'd just like a less saturated filter. I am not interested in ambient light photography. I am only interested in wide angle photography. I shoot with a sigma 17-70 for my diver photos. I have zero interest in a fisheye lens, such as a tokina 10-17, as I dislike the distortion of fish eye photos. Does anyone know of a less saturated filter than the ones I have mentioned above? How do you keep your divers from looking dead if you cannot be 6 inches away from them? Thanks, Don
  9. Quite a price range. $2950 for a manually focusing Carl Zeiss Distagon lens, to $409 for a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Nikon lens. A DxO score difference of 2. I know what I would buy. .
  10. Hello Mr. Macro, I would be interested in your D7000 housing, and maybe the 6 inch port. I will PM you. Thanks, Don
  11. Thanks for the tips. I'll try all of them. Photorec looks really interesting. It even has a help forum.
  12. Thanks for the tips Nick and Drew. I played with ACDSee, and it does get full res frame captures from MP4 files. It doesn't play these high res files too well on my low powered laptop computer. I'll try VLC media player to see if it will play these high res files.
  13. Thanks Drew. I didn't know I could use photoshop for frame capture. I have CS5. I'll look into this. Thanks again. I do have ACDSee, and it also does frame capture. I am not sure it is capturing the frame at full resolution. I haven't had time to really experiment too much.
  14. Here is the user manual. Maybe I missed something. http://<span style="...G_FINAL_Web.pdf
  15. Thanks for the tips. My main interest in 4k is frame grabs. I'll play with the 2.7 k and frame grabs. I played with cineform studio, but it only seems to convert these files to avi. I don't see how to grab a frame before it has been converted to avi. Thanks again for the info.
  16. I can shoot at 4K cinema, but how can I view this this, and how can I get frame captures from this? GoPro's website isn't too helpful. Any advice is appreciated. I have a Windows 7 PC.
  17. I will (soon) probably have the Hero 3 black camera for some snorkeling fun in the Caribbean. I was wondering if using a Magic filter (original style cut for inside the housing) would improve color quality for shallow depth. I will only be using it at snorkeling depth (1 to 3 feet).
  18. I purchased "Recover My Files" from recovermyfiles.com. The software seems very user friendly and it appears to have been successful in recovering my files. I'll post more when I have more time to review the recovery. Disclosure: I have no vested interest in this company and I paid full retail price for it. I purchased it directly from the website and downloaded it.
  19. I might be interested in the toilet, if it is pink, to match the flamingos in my yard But, I am sure I am too late. Those things go fast here in the classifieds.
  20. I am running Windows 7. I'll look at Data Rescue 3. Thanks for the tip. I am still open to more advise. Thanks
  21. I have a corrupted external hard drive. The directory is still readable, but many files are not readable. Does anybody have a recommended software solution for this type of problem? Thanks in advance for your help.
  22. Your pool studio shots are always amazing. Do you find shooting at f4 to be too limiting (regarding depth of field) for portrait shots?
  23. Thanks Alex. That was a fun video in the true Benny Hill style !
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