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    Atlanta, Ga

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D70S
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    Ikelite 50's and 225
  1. It did'nt work, I think the image is too far away to be magnified, its just a big blur.
  2. Im having difficulty seeing the corners of the viewfinder and was wondering if placing a dome magnifier on the housing would help any. Has anyone tried this with any success? How did you mount the magnifier? Thanks for the help
  3. I guess the advice I had been given bofore was designed to keep the housing from fogging up once I bring the camera outside and has nothing to do with putting the camera in the water. I plan on diving the florida springs extensively over the next year and a half. During warm or hot days should I set the ac to approxomate the exterior condidtions and then set up the camera inside the truck? What of diving in the winter, should I avoid setting up the camera in heated airspace and set up outside instead? I guess I could stick my old housing in the water first to see what happens Thank you guys for the help!
  4. Ive been told not to close the housing, inside with air conditioning, so now I'm a bit confused. It didnt fog on the second dive and the air temp was about the same as the third. The housing was never opened between the second and third dive. And i'm only looking at 45 min between dives, the camera was under a towel in my truck with the windows partially down for about 15 minutes while I picked up a new tank, the temp in the truck never seemed to increase while I was gone and when I returned the doors were opened as I got ready to dive again
  5. I was diving a spring in florida monday and had my housing fog on the third dive of the day. I was wondering what might have caused it? This is the first time I have had a housing fog, I know to put the system together in open air. (uncooled space) Water temp was 68 First dive was 10 am, set the camera up and had no problems, it was cool and breezy outside Camera sat on car seat after dive Second dive was about 1:30 pm, changed to wide angle and had no problems, it was sunny and warm outside Camera sat on the car seat after dive Third dive was at 3 pm, no changes, just hopped in the water and the camera housing completely fogged, dome port, housing, complete white out. The car never got hot, I wasnt out of the water all that long, any idea what caused it. I was thinking that the housing have warmed up during the course of the day, changing the interior temp of the housing, particularly since I never opened the housing before the third dive. If that is the case, should it not do that when I dive the the tropics? Temps have been 95+ with water temps at 80. The spring water is consistently 68 and the air temp may have been 85. Around a 15 degree variance either way. Does this just have to do with diving colder water? If so what kinds of housing protocols am I going to have to look at diving in the winter, which I plan on doing? Any help will be greatly appreciated, Of course the water clarity and lighting was the best when the housing fogged.
  6. I thought an underwater camera was just supposed to be part of your dive gear
  7. Hey Glasseye, two more good posts and I appreciate the link to the mars information, I did find the length of the martian summer helpful. I still have doubts to the level of effect co2 hason our planet, there is still more info I need. I still think that this may putting the cart before the horse
  8. There were concerns a number of years ago that we were actually entering a mini iceage, the predated any of the concerns and effects of global warming, to the best of my knowledge. It is has been stated that increased temps will bring about an ice age, but even then I see that as a potential obfuscation. Does this mean the entire globe will expeirence an ice age or only sections of it. If sections of it, I see this more as a relocation of weather phenomonon, which is normal and should be expected. The other issue I have deals with the flippant, and rampant overlook of the increased temps the sun has been experiencing over x number of years. Mars' polar ice caps are melting, I will admit the I havent seen reasearch as to why, but my first guess would be increased solar temperatures. If its effecting mars in such a manner I dont see why it would not effect us. I often read that increased co2 temps effect mean air temps, but there had yet to be shown any ability of the increased air temps to change surface water temps as the increase in air temp by co2 occurs at high altitudes. Its obvious the planets mean temps are rising, I just question the assumptions, methodologiess and intentions of many of the researchers and activists. great post glasseye
  9. Ditto on kelpfishes thoughts about overfishing. The planet has been warmer, it will get cooler. 20 years ago scientists were worried about a mini ice age, now were going to fry the planet. I question anything anyone has so say in modern times, there are to many false motives from every side. Its silly to think that our coastlines and our reefs will exist as they are, in perpetuity, if evolution is correct many of our notions of conservationism are foolhearty and absurd. This is just as true with overfishing, the death of one dominant species will pave the way for another to take its place. (people too) Youve got idiots that want to keep polluting and then you have other idiots that want to build giant space based parasols, or dump billions of tons af dust into the atmosphere to cool the earth down. WTF The asian markets may clean the oceans of our fishes but scientists will wipe all the earth off the face of the planet faster than my GMC 2500 series truck. I need another beer.
  10. Take garlic pills in the morning as metioned, just use the odorless variety, if you want to . . . . later in the evening.
  11. I finally made the full switch over to digital u/w photography. I bought a housing for my d70s last week and drove down to florida to test it. I love digital, I was able to get some shots in at dusk, with no flash and a 5 ft layer of much on the surface. The ability to change setttings and get instant feedback is wonderfull. Another thing thats great about it, is being able to show the kids that come up and ask if you were underwater, what it looks like underwater. I did realize that I have to get a checklist going of things to do before I put my camera in the housing, once its in the housing and then when I get into the water. I must have called myself a moron a dozen times during the dive. Heres what I think is my best shot out of the thirty or so I took. I think I may go chase trout this next week, I cant wait to get back in the water.
  12. Xcel Polar Quad-Density suit is great. It uses 8mm, 7mm, 6mm, and 5mm throughout the suit giving alot of flexibility and warmth where needed most. Its the warmest wetsuit I have ever dove. http://www.xcelwetsuits.com/dive/home.html
  13. Ikelite housings sell for about $1200 online. I'm a big fan of the housings I like being able to see everything inside the housing. You can get some poor guys SLR Ikelight housing with ports and strobes for about $300 on ebay. I don't know you would do with the SLR housing, I'm thinking book-end for mine.
  14. I'm not trying to be funny, but isn't the crotch strap a little uncomfortable? I see the benefit and it would be nice to use one, but I rack myself in a two peice farmer john. I would'nt dare wear a beaver tail jacket, so the thought of a crotch strap makes my stomach hurt. Do you rig an elastic break into the strap?
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