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Everything posted by DrFiscus

  1. I'm guessing I'm going to be using my iPhone in a Kraken or LenzO case more and more - or just eliminate traveling anywhere but the US and the Caribbean. Oh well. Andy
  2. A nice big fat rubber band will do the trick Andy
  3. I was just there a couple of weeks ago - the best way is to grab a cab - the official fare is about 100,000 rupiah (about $7.51 US) but the drivers will ask you for $20 US - we gave our driver an extra 100,000 note just to stop having to listen to his demands for more. Well worth it if you have dive and camera gear. I hope when you get there the AC is working in their brand new domestic terminal Andy
  4. Elmer also forgot to mention his MacBook Pro died in Philippines (I think it was Philippines) and he had to replace it there or no photo processing. Andy
  5. If you reconsider on selling the megadose alone let me know. I have a D800 housing already. Thanks. Andy
  6. I think the responses are tempered by everybody wondering if they can use their nice expensive housings on an upgraded camera vs. a moderate upgrade and need for a totally new housing or a significant set of housing modifications. Maybe somebody has a nice 3D printer that they can use to make a mockup of the D810 from the various photos that are surfacing (before anybody can get their hands on a body). Andy
  7. Ah - the grip size - once again have the camera manufacturers made it impossible to use our existing underwater housings for a nice upgrade to an existing housing? Judging from past camera tweaks - probably. Oh well. It was such a nice thought. Andy
  8. Maybe they had a software glitch last week - because it was not a listed camera on 10/30 on Nikon USA website and B & H just listed it as "backordered" Glad it's back
  9. The Nikon USA website - as of yesterday - only lists the D800 and not the D800E. B & H says the D800E is on "back order". Anybody have any clues in this regard? Andy
  10. Elmer: Admit it - the heavy carry-on is just too much for an older fellow such as yourself. LOL Andy
  11. Check your paypal account - done on adapters Andy
  12. Eric - I'll take the two fiberoptic adapters if they are still available. Andy
  13. Snorkeled with whale sharks off Isla Mujeres on Monday - hundreds about - water a little cloudy - got some ok photos (they need more cleanup eventually)- nothing spectacular but OK - saw somebody below me with a rebreather - hopefully he got some great pictures. (Looks like watermark off too - says 2009 and not 2012 - oh well - tomorrow) Andy
  14. Probably worth calling Backscatter East or West to get a ballpark idea of the cost of a rebuild. I think the deductible on the DAN insurance is something like $250 or 10% of the value of the housing so you may be not that much over the deductible for a rebuild. However- if the camera floods some point in the future after Nikon is 2 models ahead of your D7000 you may be repairing an obsolete housing unless you can find an out of stock D7000 on Ebay or elsewhere. Something to consider. Andy
  15. If you are a DAN member - highly recommended (I had a big DCS hit in August so I really know more than I want to know about their benefits) - they offer a good equipment insurance program - I would recommend insuring your equipment for retail cost because whatever you would collect (minus the deductible) in the event of a total loss may be what you are spending for a housing for the next model of camera and housing if you happen to flood after your D7000 camera has been replaced by the D8000 or whatever. Good luck. Andy
  16. I agree with everybody - Little Cayman Beach Resort is my favorite destination in the Caribbean - good food - good diving - good people - good boats and all for a good price. I love Bloody Bay Wall with Mixing Bowl (at the junction of the Jackson's Bight and Bloody Bay sections of the wall) being one of the top dives in the area - and Cayman Brac and Brac Reef Resort is awesome too - essentially the same ownership and same philosophy on valet diving - Cayman Brac has the Tibbetts and very nice reefs - less wall diving but a lot of tongue and grove diving and they make a trip or two a week over to Bloody Bay Wall anyway - you cannot go wrong in either palce. I keep coming back several times a year. Enjoy. Andy
  17. I don't know about humpbacks but my sperm whale and whale shark shots were all taken with the D300 in an Aquatica housing and Tokina 10 - 17 and I was very happy with them. Check out my website - www.oceandoctorshots.com - and here is an example. Andy
  18. What do you want for the flat port?
  19. The whale sharks of Isla Mujeres / Holbox / Cancun are there from about now until September - about twenty zillion operators have day trips to swim with them. It is all snorkeling but they are all at the surface just feeding anyway. When I was there last August they were so plentiful you could just about walk across their backs. You might try to contact my friend Eduardo Olalde to set up a trip - eolalde@deeplifedivers.com - www.deeplifedivers.com & www.mydeeplife.com - and check the photos on his website (mostly taken by me of course) - all taken without flash. I'll be back there this summer as well. Pricing is certainly more reasonable than a lot of the remote places and there are other things to do in Cancun as well. Good luck. Andy
  20. You could always plan a dive trip to the Keys and see Tom Stack or go to Boston / New Hampshire - eat some great lobster - and visit Fred Dion at Backscatter East. Good luck. Andy
  21. Check with people like Backscatter and Reef Photo for used housings for your D300 - the classifieds here have good stuff too - I am still quite happy with mine although I am looking closely at the D7000 - (PM me with the right offer on my Aquatica housing and maybe we can talk though). You will have a lot more luck getting used housings than ports as people tend to stick with the same brand of housing when upgrading. The 10.5 Nikon is a great lens but take a look at the Tokina 10 - 17 for a little more versatility. You need a dome port with either of those - either 6" or 8" is standard but people are using the 4" for close focus wide angle. Look at the Nikon 60 for a good macro lens - you need a flat port for that. I like the Sigma 17 - 70 HSM as a reasonably priced versatile scout lens - can do basic close up and wide angle in variable conditions - uses a dome port. Of course you also need zoom gears and extension rings and of course flashes, arms, sync cords, maybe a TTL converter, a focus light, computer software, etc..... Andy
  22. I have two of them that I could sell - I am in Florida - same price as Bob Newman PM me if interested. Andy
  23. Everybody loves the Tokina 10 -17 for big animals - as long as you can get close. Check out some of my sperm whale and whale shark photos on my website - they were all taken with the Tokina. You can't get much bigger than sperm whales and whale sharks and 3000 foot deep water off Dominica is pretty blue. http://oceandoctorshots.com/blog/?page_id=5 or www.oceandoctorshots.com and go to galleries 8 and 17 for the sperm whales and gallery 13 for the whale sharks. I have the Sigma 17 - 70 and it is a good general purpose lens but really doesn't get wide enough for big animals if you are relatively close. Andy
  24. Since you are not using the TTL you only need two live pins - the other pins were removed on purpose I do believe. Andy
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