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  1. Well, that certainly shows how dumb I can be... I have a bag of those exact Uxcell items that I bought in 2018 (with the toslink cable and o-rings) specifically to make my own optical cords. I just never did make them as I have 4 now and have not needed any new ones yet. -R
  2. For the housings that take the approx 1/4in optical plug-in cables, what do people use for port plugs to block the extra port, assuming you have lost the ones that came with the housing? (i.e. sea & sea plug I believe it is)
  3. Price drop to $300USD + shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted. (Note: this new price does not include free shipping)
  4. Sorry, I tried to remove the ad or edit my posts but neither seems possible.
  5. UPDATE! $350US but now this price includes shipping to USA or Canada (Canada Post or USPS).
  6. Ikelite DS51 Strobe $350USD + Shipping/Paypal fees Ikelite DS51 Strobe (4044.1), comes with diffuser, 1" ball mount and manual Strobe is in excellent condition, never flooded, always rinsed in fresh water. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted.
  7. Price drop to $500 USD. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted.
  8. Olympus TG-6 Camera and PT-059 Underwater Housing $550USD Olympus TG-6 Camera and PT-059 Underwater Housing for Sale. Both items are in excellent condition. Housing has never been flooded and was always rinsed fully in fresh water after every dive. Buyer pays shipping from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada and any payment fees. Paypal or interac transfer accepted. Olympus TG-6 Camera includes: • Olympus TG-6 Red • Olympus battery, charger and charging cord (USB, also used for photo transfer) • Olympus Tough soft padded case • 64GB Memory card. Olympus PT-059 Underwater Housing includes: • Optical port attachement & blanking plug • Underwater lens cap • Olympus o-ring grease
  9. I have an Ikelite for the G16 (TTL version). I realize it's not the Canon housing you seek, but you can PM me if you are interested. (note: I'm on Vancouver Island, Canada).
  10. I dive a 35W HID canister due to our very dark waters off Vancouver Island. It died a while back (12yr old battery) and I used other lights while waiting for the new battery. I definitely LOVE the powerful HID. So I always carry that light. I also dive with a TG-6 rig (my 'scootering' camera) that has strobe and a Big Blue video light. I also dive with a DLSR with bigger strobe in Nauticam housing with Kraken ring light as focus lamp. The Nauticam is heavy, but I'm used to holding the canister light via goodman handle in my left hand at all times. The TG6 is much lighter. I can hold and shoot either camera one handed, but prefer to use both handles. I just point the light away from the shot so it doesn't interfere with the other 'camera' lights. Once you get used to doing it a certain way, it starts to come naturally.
  11. It's also important to think about how you want to take photos, and whether a particular strobe is appropriate. I got some used DS125's with a camera housing, and they were perfect for that set-up. However that meant "wired connection" and manual strobe use only (no TTL in the housing plus $$$$$ to convert to TTL). Eventually I sold them and got a pair of used Inon Z240s (when the 330s came out and everyone was unloading 240s). I like them a lot more than the Ikelite DS125s simply because I can use optical sync, which immediately made my system "TTL capable" (there's a pop-up flash on the DLSR that works inside the housing). As I prefer to have TTL in some circumstances ('off the cuff shots') it was worth switching strobes. Recently I bought an Inon S2000 because it's so tiny I can pack it on my 'scooter camera' and its just the right size to sit in the slip-stream. I realize it's nowhere near the power of the Z240, but for macro shots it's still totally fine, and I mostly take macro so I'm good. Again, this is why you need to spend the time figuring out 'your style' and what you want to do. Macro has different strobe/lighting needs compared to wide angle. Dark water/low vis vs. tropical reefs etc.
  12. I have LR 6.14, which was the last version with an educational discount. It does not support my latest camera, the Olympus TG-6. I downloaded the latest Adobe DNG converter and use that to create files that LR 6.14 can read. It's not that difficult a change to my editing work flow. I tried one other photo edit program, but the upgrade policy & pricing was too ludicrous to believe, so I shelved it permanently.
  13. I bought Luminar 3, and made suggestions for new features which were ignored. Fair enough, but then came all the hype about Luminar 4, with a price tag I was unwilling to pay for a few more features. So beware: A Luminar "lifetime" license is ONLY a license for the major version number you buy. In my case it's 3. It gives me nothing with respect to 4 except a feeble upgrade discount. I paid less for my Luminar 3 via on-line 3rd party special than Luminar's own 'deals' on 4 by almost 50%. To me it's not worth upgrading, as the missing features (i.e. not in 3, not in 4) were essential to my personal workflow. I'm still using Lightroom 5 installed on my PC. I use Oracle's VirtualBox for my Virtual machines, and have done for a few years now. I had purchased VMWare but got tired of the annual '$69.95 or more CDN' annual 'upgrade' fee.
  14. I need my TG-6 system to be as compact as possible for scootering (less drag). I bought the Inon S2000 and am totally thrilled with it. I use a single 8" light aluminum arm and just fold the strobe under it to make a very compact system. For video light I just use a BigBlue 2600 spot/video light.
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