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Posts posted by shawngir

  1. Hi Opie;


    Welcome to the group and excellent question my fellow Canadian. ;) As tempting it would be to go out and buy a U/W camera for your trip, my first recommendation is to take an Open Water course, and then get out diving here in Canada before your trip. It's highly important you develop good buoyancy skills. Not just for getting that nice sharp photo, but for the safety of the reef. Trust me, the last thing you want to do as a diver is to destroy the environment that you enjoy seeing so much. As an underwater photographer, it is so easy to get tunnel vision and lose all sight of what you are doing when they focusing on The Shot. This why one member suggested being aware of the time, air consumption, and depth while you are diving.


    Feel free to message me if you need any help in finding a dive shop here in Canada.




  2. Thanks guys! I always have gone with the hand off route. It's nice to know other divers like this practice too. The main reason that I was asking is because I saw TV show where the camera guy was always entering with camera in hand. Wasn't sure that was the common practice.


    Erik, I really like your method with the Zodiac. I should learn how to use this method.

  3. I was thinking about this the other day and got me wondering what are the common methods that people use for entering the water for a photo shot.


    I figure the common method would be enter the water without your gear and have some one on the boat pass you gear.


    Is there anyone do entries with their gear? If so what method do you use to protect your gear?

  4. I recently had to recover friend's harddrive where it wasn't being mounted on either Windows or Mac machines. Failed boot sectors. I tried the Seagate's Recovery software and it recovered all her files like a charm. Here's the link to the software http://tinyurl.com/d993os7.


    Dan, what kind of external harddrive do you? It's possible that the USB cable is failing or the USB port that you are using isn't supplying enough power for the harddrive to work.


    i hope this helps


  5. I’m selling my Ikelite underwater camera kit and its camera, Canon 5D Mark II. You can check out photos of the system at http://forsale.thecameraeye.ca.


    Canon 5D Mark II (http://tinyurl.com/chrr26r)

    · Good Condition

    · Shutter Count: Only about 14K


    What’s Included In the Kit (see Ikelite Site for item details (http://ikelite.com))

    · 5D Mark II Housing (4 Lock Port Upgrade & Focus Light Mount) (P/N 6871.02) – Retail $1,600.00

    · 9" Dome Port (Modular System) (P/N 5510.45) - Retail $400.00

    o Minor scratches, not visible in photos

    · Flat Port (Modular System) (P/N 5510.35) – Retail $200.00

    · Super Wide angle Port Base (Modular System) (P/N 5510.11) – Retail $125.00

    · Standard Port Base (Modular System) (P/N 5510.16) – Retail $125.00

    · 1.75" (4.4cm) Extension (Modular System) (P/N 5510.58) – Retail $125.00

    · 1.25" (3.1cm) Extension (Modular System) (P/N 5510.54) – Retail $125.00

    · DS161 Substrobe (P/N 4061.1) – Retail $1,100.00

    · SA-100 Single Strobe Kit (Arms + 5 pin TTL Sync Cable) (P/N 4086.61, 4103.51) Retail $225.00

    NOTE: The camera isn't included in kit price. Please see prices below for Kit and Camera and Kit combo prices.


    Kit Asking Price: $2400(cdn) + Shipping & Duty / Taxes


    Camera Price: $1500(cdn) + Shipping & Duty / Taxes


    Camera & Kit Combo Price: $3700(cdn) + Shipping & Duty / Taxes





  6. Hello fellow UW Photographers;


    My name Shawn Girard and diver up here in Canada. I enjoy combining my two passions that I love, diving and photography. I am here at this site to learn more about underwater photography.




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