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  1. Great! The unit is going to Deedee in Los Angeles
  2. *^* No longer available - going to Deedee in LA *** Free to a good home - very old Oceanic 2003 Substrobe with EO-Nikonos adapter Really, this is free (no shipping charge) to anyone in the USA. In keeping with the spirit of the season, this is a small way to help someone out. Just pay it forward .... First come, first served. Joshua joshua AT nova DOT edu
  3. Bidding is only $590 right now on items that originally cost ~$2,400. This no reserve auction closes tomorrow (Saturday) night and someone is going to get a great deal!
  4. This auction is now live on eBay and will end on July 28 (Saturday) at 10:30 EDT: http://www.ebay.com/itm/320949863323?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 As of right now, the price is only $142.50!
  5. eBay auction notice - this will be going on sale tonight at 10:30 EDT Edit - The auction is now live, and will end next Saturday night: http://www.ebay.com/itm/320949863323?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Up for sale is a Nikon D60 camera combined with an Ikelite housing. Let this DSLR setup move your underwater photography to a new level. The system is in great condition and the only reason that I'm selling it is that I upgraded to a newer Nikon and housing. The camera kit comes with everything that was originally provided by Nikon, even the original box. Major items include the D60 camera body, AF-S VR 18-55mm Nikon lens, two EN-EL9 batteries, charger, Nikon strap, USB cable, lens and body caps, owner's manuals, etc. A memory card is not included. This is a U.S. market camera kit that has 11,300 shutter actuations, and is rated for well over 100,000! The Ikelite submersible housing comes complete with two ports, a 6" dome port for wide-angle applications and a flat port for close-up use. Both ports will work with the included 18-55mm lens as well as some other Nikon lenses (see the application page on the Ikelite website for additional lens compatibilities). The dome port has a few very minor scratches (barely visible) and the flat port as a quite noticeable scratch on the front (see photo). When used underwater these scratches optically disappear and do not affect the image. The housing allows access to all camera controls, and lens zoom function. Electronics built into the housing allow TTL flash synchronization with Ikelite Substrobes. Note that a strobe and synch cord are not included in this sale. The housing was serviced 17 months ago by Ikelite, and though it is still perfectly functional, I recommend a service before next use. The following Ikelite parts are included: Housing for Nikon D40/D40x/D60 DSLR camera, #6804.1 6" Dome Port #5503.50 & neoprene port cover Flat Port #5502.41 & neoprene port cover Zoom Clamp #9059.8 and Zoom Sleeve #0073 Special Zoom Clamp/Sleeve #5509.28 I take very good care of my equipment and am confident that you will get many happy years of picture taking with this camera and housing. All this stuff will be up for auction on eBay starting at 10:30 EST. This is NO RESERVE, someone will get a great deal! This equipment cost over $2,400 when new - enjoy your savings.
  6. Up for sale is my UW Nikkor 15mm f2.8 lens and matching optical viewfinder for Nikonos cameras. This is the early style lens that was designed for Nikonos I, II, and II cameras. It works with Nikonos IV & V bodies, and will make excellent images, but the light meter will not function. *No Reserve* Here is the eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/320784528021?ssPag...984.m1555.l2649 Joshua
  7. X2 - Interested if Terry doesn't get it.
  8. Any comments on the benefits and disadvantages of this lens compared to the 105 micro? I imagine that the 60 micro has greater depth of field, but a shorter working distance, but before buying one of these two lenses, I'd like to hear what experienced users have to say.
  9. IMO, it's the number of drying cycles that causes controls to become sticky, so you may need to do your service more frequently with that much diving. For example, when I'm on a multi-day trip, I try to prevent the housing from completely drying out between dives. I'll dry off the outside to remove the camera, but then reassemble the case and port, wet it again, and wrap it in something damp (like a hood). That keeps mechanical through-case fittings from drying out. When they dry, salts can form in tight spaces, casuing abrasion and stickiness. What do others think of this approach? It has worked very well for me over the past 28 years.
  10. Please help me decide on diopter(s) for my new underwater setup, a Nikon D40 in an Ikelite #6804.1 housing with the 18-35mm kit lens and 6" #5503.50 dome port. I've used the setup while snorkeling in some fresh water springs and while it works well for larger subjects, I want to be able to focus closer on small subjects. I have read that a +4 diopter can be used to improve close focus without affecting the ability to focus on subjects farther away. My two questions are: 1. Is the +4 diopter the correct choice? 2. Is it worth getting a single, much more expensive 2-element, multi-coated +4 diopter (~$100) compared to the much less expensive diopter sets (~$35 for a +1, +2 and +4).
  11. Assuming that 75 dives is within the last year, if the controls still operate smoothly and there are no signs of corrosion or fatigue then you should be good to go. It is recommended to service through-bulkhead controls each year (just like regulators ), but I have found that if you maintain the equipment well, these intervals can be extended.
  12. Bidding on these items is rediculously low. Someone will get an amazing deal! Current bids as of 7 Feb: Nikon Coolpix 5000 System and Ikelite Housing - $51 Ikelite Substrobe 200 - $25 Ikelite Substrobe MV with TTL synch cord - no bids (min. bid $20) I've been quoted around $100 by Ikelite for the service needed on the Ikelite Housing included in the Coolpix 5000 camera system.
  13. For sale on eBay: 2 Nikon Coolpix 5000 cameras with Ikelite underwater housing and Inon wide angle wet lens. Also included are Nikon wide angle and telescopic converters, batteries, CF cards, plus many extras. Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=011 Ikelite Substrobe 200 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=011 Ikelite Substrobe MV with TTL synch cord http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=011 All of this stuff has been working well for me over the past few years. The housing should be serviced before use so factor that into your bid. Thanks for looking - Joshua
  14. For $250 you can pick up a new Nikkor 55-200 AF-S DX VR lens. I just tried one out - it's not the best glass, but it worked very well, and it's priced right, especially for a trial run.
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