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  1. The port numbers are: 5503.5 6in Dome used for 10-22mm 5502 Standard Flat used for 60mm 5503 6in Dome used for 18-55mm http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/2port_standard.html
  2. Give me a few hours and I'll get you those port numbers. And yes, shipping to the UK will be no problem. Sounds expensive, but I have not shipped anything overseas in quite some time, so maybe its not as bad as I remember. I'll get back to you soon Rick. Regards, Al
  3. For Sale: Underwater housing for CANON 20 D + equipment. Camera not included. Includes: (1) Ikelike underwater housing (2) Ikelite Ds125 strobes with batteries (all cords and 2 chargers) (3) multiple ports for the following lenses (50 or 60mm, 10-22mm, 18-55mm). (1) Pelican case. Ports have neoprene covers and zoom sleeves. Housing has been meticulously kept and has never been flooded. It is practically brand new. Housing was regularly serviced by Ikelite and as recent as last summer. It has not been in the water since servicing. Total dives with the housing is under 6. Total dives with strobes is 1. Please note this housing will only fit the Canon 20d. Pictured is approx $4000 worth of equipment new. Asking $1600 plus shipping. This is a steal for someone who has a 20d looking to be put to good use. I take extremely good care of everything I own. For all intents and purposes, this equipment is brand new. Reason for selling: I thought I would take more underwater photos, and the fact is I never get around to going out anymore. Thank You Alan Nelson Key West, Fl.
  4. Hey Cor, I can't help you with your question. But I am curious about it. I have just purchased the Spider2, and after calibrating my monitor...and viewing the before and afters screens, I couldn't tell a damn thing had changed! Maybe my monitor was already calibrated correctly? I feel like I wasted $200. I was on the splashdowndivers site and this is what it reads: I was bummed about the lack of info that came along with my spider...not sure what I was expecting...but I can tell you it was more than what I got. Respectfully, Al Nelson
  5. As I do not posses a laptop, but do have the firewire bus, the Sandisk sounds like the way to go. Since I never manage to get around to editing my home movies...at least the firewire will finally get utilized in some manner. Thanks a lot Doug. Al N.
  6. Thanks for the recommendations...I do appreciate it. Al N.
  7. I'm looking for a first hand recommendation for a CF card reader. I'm growing tired of hooking my camera up to my computer to download images. Thank you in advance for any advice. Al Nelson
  8. Please forgive my ignorance...but what is a focus/aiming light and why do I need one? Al N
  9. B, That sure did help. Thanks very much! Al Nelson
  10. Gentlemen, Thanks for all the insight...Mucho appreciado. Al Nelson
  11. My 2 new strobes have arrived, and I'm heading to the reef to shoot some wide angle stuff this Thursday. I'm not sure how to set up the strobes for a wide angle shot. After sniffing around the net, I came across this photo on the splashdowndivers site. Is this a good example of how I'll want to set up my strobes for general wide angle shots? I know I have to get out there and practice, but I at least want some point to start from, before making adjustments in the water. Any advice?
  12. Joe, Thanks for the response. Reading your reply got me really fired up to go for it next time the opportunity arises. Thanks Al Nelson
  13. O.K...I just deleted all my images off my hard drive. Maybe I should stick to what I'm good at... drinking. Nice photos. Al Nelson
  14. Doug, Thanks for your input. I'm going for it. Cheers Al Nelson
  15. William...thanks, glad I mentioned that I'm buying 2. I was just sniffing around Ike's site and came across this blurb: "DS-125 SubStrobes with Serial Number below 2,500 require a $150 update to operate with the latest eTTL conversion circuitry. DS-125 SubStrobes with Serial Number between 2,500 and 4.999 operate well with the latest eTTL conversion circuitry, but require a $50 update to provide optimum performance. " Did you guys go through all that, and if so, who provides the updates? B&H? Do I have to mail them in to Ikelite? Serial numbers over 5000 require no updates? Ike: If you read this thread...from a consumer standpoint, you guys could really benefit from a skilled sales-copy writer...you know, to really s-p-e-l-l out all this for the laymans like me. I mean, why can't I find this info on the Ikelite site? The merchant sites that sell your products don't do much of a better job. Seems to me that they assume the consumer arrives to their website knowing what he needs and is just stopping by to place an order. Then again...if it was all spelled out for me, I wouldn't be able to bug William, James and all the other Wetpixel members with my strobe questions. Thanks for the info William and James! Al Nelson
  16. William, Thanks brother...that's the info I was looking for. I'm going to buy 2 of them today before I talk myself out of it! Rock on! Al Nelson
  17. James, Thanks for responding. Would you mind clearing something up for me? Every site that advertises the DS-125'S seems to offer 3 packages: Sync cord, Slave sensor, and Manual controller. I've been reading the past forums trying to understand the pros and cons of each but have not learned much. Could you shed some light on it for me? Cheers, Al Nelson
  18. Hello! Had the good fortune of taking a day trip to the Dry Tortugas/ Fort Jefferson National Park 2 weeks ago. My theory has been "stay shallow until you can afford to buy a strobe", so this was an excellent area for me to shoot as the Fort has very good vis, shallow water and a good variety of fish life. I was walking back to the boat after a decent day of shooting when a father and son notified me of some big groupers below the boat. I got back in the water and swam under the hull of the power catamaran, and 15 ft below the surface were 5 Goliath groupers...the largest being 250-300lbs easily. The shadow from the boat decreased the vis to about 5 ft, so needless to say, my shots of the groupers didn't turn out all that well. As a matter of fact, it was the biggest highlight of the trip, and I couldn't capture a decent photo of it! So, being thoroughly frustrated, I did what most of my fellow Americans do when they can't afford what they want, and I applied for a credit card. Now that it's here, I'm ready to buy something! Basically, I don't want to purchase a system, and later wish I'd gotten something a little stronger, or buy a single strobe only to realize that I'm wasting my time not shooting with 2. Here are a few questions that I'm hoping a few of my fellow Wetpixel members won't mind taking the time to respond to/advise me on. Q. Will I be majorly disappointed if I purchase only one strobe? Q. Shooting mostly wide angle, do I want to go with higher watts? Q. Ikelite housing...might as well stay with Ike correct? Q. No dealers in my immediate area...anyone recommend a good site to purchase what I need (was going to use Adorama)? Thanks guys (and gals). Al Nelson
  19. That shot is the shiz brotha...very nice. Al Nelson
  20. This port has been sold to Arnon. Thanks for looking, Al Nelson
  21. It's a line of Sargassum weeds that form offshore...and it holds all kinds of fish. We've followed one for 15 + miles while fishing. Mike V: that was a rather clever answer!
  22. Hello... I have an Ikelite flat port that is the wrong size for my lens. Bought new from Adorma.com last month, and has only been wet 1 time. Port is in perfect condition. Asking $45 plus actual shipping costs. Paid $99 plus tax. Cheers, Al Nelson al-nelson at msn.com
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