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Walt Stearns

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Walt Stearns last won the day on February 23 2020

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About Walt Stearns

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    West Palm Beach, Florida
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    Diving and underwater photography of course with a little rebreathers, cave diving, marine science and natural history thrown in.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D850
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam housing for Nikon D850
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z-330's
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    TLC, ULCS and Nauticam
  • Industry Affiliation
    Ocean Arts, Inc.

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  1. Shearwater is my recommendation. Does everything you need and then some, plus it features the most intuitive, user friendly menu system for setup I have ever found in a dive computer. Furthermore, it’s the most trusted dive computer in the technical diving community.
  2. As mentioned earlier, I had received notice form Retra back on Feb 2nd that my first two prime strobes were on their way, which arrived a few days later. In addition to purchasing two directly from Retra, I had also preordered two more through Backscatter around the same time. Happy to say they too are on their way to me now with the arrival this Friday the 28th., so Retra is getting them cranked out.
  3. I received notification from Retra Tuesday (2/11/2020) that my first two Retra Primes have been shipped complete with the DHL tracking number. DHL notified me that there was a $58.25 import duty tax on them, which I was able to pay online. As of now, they are in Miami, FL, with an expected delivery around the end of the day Thursday.
  4. Here is a link on Nautilus Fleet’s website regarding this topic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3g70ez3yz733d3/2019-Customs-Cameras.pdf?dl=0
  5. Thanks for the heads up Herb. I am still waiting on notification for the two Primes strobes I purchased to come in.
  6. Since seeing Oskar’s post this morning, I have reached out to Retra to get a few more specifics. According to Kristina at Retra UWT, “We are shipping Retra Flash PRO at the moment and the Retra Flash Prime will start shipping by the end of next week.”
  7. Congrats! Thus, begins your trip down the rabbit hole Alice.
  8. I have always liked the shooting experience with Nikons for underwater work, and I have had plenty of experience shooting with both Nikons and Canons. The primary attraction with the D850 is the dynamic range and resolution (in that order) with the raw files. The autofocus is pretty awesome as well, although I feel the Nikon D500 is a little quicker. O.K. Adam, do I get my cookie now? Oh yes, I will be at DEMA the first three days representing a new magazine called Destinations published by the same group that Scuba Diver in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
  9. Well, I would start with a Nikon D850 with a few choice lens for macro and wide angle, including a modified Nikonos RS R-UW 13mm that could be used with it in Nauticam housing and..... Wait a second! I already have that.
  10. I just received Mr Grouper's Sigma 15mm fisheye. Lens was just as described in mint condition.
  11. If one wants to know many might out there, a good place to start is scubashooters.net
  12. Should you find a way to actually make a living off of selling underwater imagery - Keep it a secret! Because if you don't, then soon everyone else will have the the secret and it won't be a secret anymore and you will be back where you started. Inspiration and innovation is the mother of invention. Actually it’s just a mother.
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