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  1. I am on full frame (canon 5D Mark IV), with an 8 inch dome port (I think that is ~ 200 mm). And looking at ebay, I can sell the 17-40 for $350-400, and get the 16-35 used for f/4 for $700-750. Interesting thing, 16-35 f/2.8 Mark II is about the same price ($700-$800). I will probably sit on this for a bit, I have no immediate need, and there is no shockingly wide difference in image quality that warrants doling out the money yet. Thanks @ChrisRoss
  2. Hello! Any advice on the camera settings, positioning, time of day, specific gear/setup etc., to get the perfect sun burst? I managed to get a couple, but I will admit it was a function of good luck...
  3. Hey I just posted the listing in EBAY with pictures and more details (split over two listings), looks like if I ship through them it would be much cheaper. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153947446484https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153947326436
  4. Sure, UPS estimated shipping is around US$350.US$350.
  5. Used Ikelite setup for Canon EOS 6D, showing signs of light wear and tear, but otherwise fully functional (total of 7-8 trips). Dome port has minor scratches with no impact to image quality (just re-polished). Total ask is $650, or best offer (shipping not included). Accepting PayPal only. Includes: - Ikelite 200FL Underwater TTL Housing for Canon EOS 6D DSLR 6871.06 - Tray with dual quick release handles for 6800-series DSLR housings 9523.68 - Port Hole Cover # 0200.91 - Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.5 - Ikelite Sync Cord - Ikelite Strobe to Ikelite Bulkhead 4103.5 x2 each - Ikelite spare O-ring 0132.61 - MODULAR 8 INCH DOME FOR DLM AND FL SYSTEMS FL EXTENSION FOR LENSES UP TO 4.25 INCHES 5510.45 - FL EXTENSION FOR LENSES UP TO 4.25 INCHES 5510.24 - FL EXTENSION FOR LENSES UP TO 2.75 INCHES 5510.11 - SUPERWIDE PORT BODY LOCKING DEVICE 5510.09 - SPARE O-RINGS FOR DSLR LENS FL PORT 0105 - SPARE O-RING FOR FL MODULAR LENS EXTENSION 0132.41 - NEOPRENE FRONT COVER 0200.82 - NEOPRENE REAR COVER 0200.83 Let me know if you have any questions. Pictures available upon request.
  6. So currently I have a canon 17-40, you think I should just stick with it, save the cash and go diving instead?
  7. I know terra firma photographers sing the praises of the improvement of Canon 16-35 mm EF 1:2.8L USM Mark III over its predecessor, the Mark II (Which in and of itself was a great lens). But my question, given the substantial difference in cost, is there a substantial difference in quality when it comes to underwater photography? Should I save my money and go for the Mark II? Or would I regret not doling out this much extra on the Mark III?
  8. Bam! You got me at for the money you save, you could spend a week shooting at some exotic destination! I dont think that any of us got into uwphotography with an expectation that this would be a cheap endeavor; between chasing great dive locations and great photo gear, money was a lost cause from the get go. That said, as much I would love to get my hands on the MBZ of housings (and boy do I!), i am pretty content with a reliable and affordable VW!
  9. Hahaha! I do have a weakness for cheese I am currently using a Canon 6D. And in all honesty have not tried a Subal before, but have seen others use it, and i will concede it did look very solid in terms of build quality
  10. I am considering upgrading my gear to Nikon D850. And i always circle back to the same question, should I get the Subal housing or just stick with Ikelite? I like the ergonomics of the Subal, but that is almost double the cost of Ikelite. Is there more to Subal that justifies this investment? I have had ikelite the past four years, and funtionally it doesnt appear to be inferior to Subal. Any ideas/advice?
  11. Looking for a used 45 degree angled viewfinder, in good condition, for my Ikelite housing (6871.06) of my Canon 6D. Preferably Ikelite (6891.2), but ok with other compatible brands/models. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Msorougi

    Buddy Pairing

    Hey Guys! I was wondering if you can add a new forum to help with pairing UWP dive buddies. As an example, I am going diving in Dahab this July, and would be nice to find people who share my same diving UWP interests. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The force is strong with this one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hi Tim, thanks for the advice and pictures! I am undecided how I would be framing the model, but more likely she will be closer than farther. I guess this would be my deciding factor. If it were up to me I would do two dives, one for each lens. Not sure how the wife would see a new lens on our bank statement be like though [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I have an opportunity to shoot a model on a wreck, and was undecided on the right lens to use: A) Sigma 15mm Fisheye: I already own it, it has worked great for me on wreck/reef shoots, but I am worried about how it will distort the model's figure. B) A rectilinear WA: in theory would solve the distortion issue, but it means I have to invest in a new lens, and I am not sure which focal length, and to be honest, I just don't know. So any ideas? Any one with experience they can share of what to do (or not to do)? Thank you all!! Of note, this will be on a Canon 6D (full frame) in an Ikelite Housing with 8 inche dome and 2 DS160 strobes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Hi Tim! Thanks for the tips, I REALLY appreciate it! Wish me luck, I will keep you posted on the results Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hi Bob, That was exactly my thought. Even though I enjoy reefs more than wrecks, I feel that composition with reefs may be a bit advanced for me, and last thing I want is to be turned off by an extremely low yield, while trying to master the camera; and trying to enjoy the dive. Thanks for the advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Hi Alex! I just bought your book! Had it shipped all the way from UK (still not on the market in USA). Absolutely loved it! But if i do quit underwater photography, I am blaming your tremendous art work leading to my discouragement and dismay! Lol Thanks for the advice though. I am going in mid July, you wouldn't happen to be going around then, would you? [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks Saga7! Choices choices! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Hi Tim! Thanks for the reply! Tbh, wrecks don't do it for me. I too, am much happier in a natural coral reef. I guess I was wanting to go with wrecks, because it felt like that photographic composition would be easier (especially that i am new, wanting to see bang for my buck, with as little effort as possible lol!). But you are right, if I am not happy, then why do it at all. "Simply the Best", here we come! -Moose Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I am planning to go on a liveaboard in the Red Sea. I am undecided between two itineraries: - Get Wrecked: all the famous wrecks like Thistlegorm and Rosalie Muller - Simply the best: Brothers Islands, Elphinstone, Daedalus I am an uw photog beginner, mainly interested in wide angle. Which would be a good start for me?
  21. Hello! Greetings from Louisville KY, my name is Mustafa. Been reading Wetpixel for a while now, but finally decided to join the forum. I love wide angle, there is always more of a story to tell!
  22. Hi Tim! Thanks for the great piece! I have a question, and may be you can help. I am new to underwater photography (and for some reason, mind blown by wide angle; macro for some reason doesn't do it for me), and I can't decide whether I should go for the Simply the Best, or Get Wrecked itinerary with Emperor Divers, you know, to improve my photo skills? Thanks! -Moose
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