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  1. Thorfinn refloated, moored in safe harbor at Pohnpei ! http://www.cdnn.info/news/industry/i070717a.html
  2. Hmm... Interesting. I can't see how that statement will quash the rumor. They did not say that any of the information in the leaked PowerPoint is not true. Just that they did not release it. We all knew that. That statement contains no new information.
  3. Have a look at the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 macro if you like close focus wide angle shots. It'll focus right down to the surface of my 8" Aquatica dome. I posted a few shots here: http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showt...05&hl=sigma
  4. I use a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 as my walk around lens. It's about the same size as the 100mm macro.
  5. I downloaded the most recent one a few days ago with no problems.
  6. This seem to be the season for rumors. I think people are just bored. There's also a new edition of the 3 year old rumor of an Olympus E1 replacement.
  7. If you just want to add memory. Search ebay with for memory for you model. I upgraded the memory on my Dell 9100 that way. It's easy and much cheaper.
  8. You must have splinters in your butt by now. Just do it and add AquaView to your budget.
  9. That's the Guestbook. I don't know why they chose to use flash to do it. I tried to avoid using flash, but that got in there.
  10. I was tired of having a site that's 3 years behind in updates, so I spent the weekend and rebuilt it using jalbum. http://herbko.net Comments welcomed.
  11. Go for it James. If you're willing to pay more than others then you should get it.
  12. Most of my WA shots are taken with the Sigma 15mm FE. I haven't heard anything about it being discontinued. It's still here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/4075..._2_8_EX_DG.html You can paid a little more and get the Canon 15mm FE, but I don't think there's a big difference between the image quality of the two. [edit] Actually, the Canon 15mm FE is only $30 more. With such a small difference, I'd probably get the Canon. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1206...15mm_f_2_8.html
  13. Great shots Cor and Julie. It's good to see them again with the correct colors.
  14. Thanks. I used the 100mm with a 500D closeup lens exclusively. A couple of times I added a 1.4x teleconverter.
  15. I don't have an Ike housing. I use a Sigma 15mm FE and a Sigma 24mm. I have a 17-40L, but I like the Sigma 24mm much better. I posted recent shot with the 24mm here: http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19405 and the WA shots posted here http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19404 were taken with the Sigma 15mm FE.
  16. Thanks. I was there for 10 days. 3 at Murex Manado and 7 at Lembeh resort.
  17. I spent a few days at Manado and Lembeh before my Komodo cruise. This place really lived up to it's reputation of being the most amazing muck diving destination. I finally put the Gallery together. http://herbko.net/lembeh2007/ Here are a few samples:
  18. Steve, Thanks for the info. It looks like there's a large variation on the tightness of fit of the ports. All my ports and extension rings fit very tightly. I remember one time when I try to take it apart by first removing the macro port and then the extension ring, and found that I couldn't rotate the extension ring because it was on so tight. I had to put the macro port back on for leverage to rotate the ring.
  19. Nice shots Steve. It's good to be able to dive close to home. I'm curious about your unfortunate flooding incident. What happened, and how would duct tape keep it from happening again?
  20. Mine has a slight yellow cast. It's only noticeable when I look at a white wall through it and then without it, not anywhere close to making a blue surface look green. I didn't notice it at all underwater.
  21. If the statistics I've seen on the percentage of websites that are porn sites is correct, this would indeed be an interesting display.
  22. Now that I finally had a chance to use mine, I'll put in my $0.02 worth. I think it's great and worth the cost. It did take about a day to get used to because a tighter alignment between the eye and the finder is required. For the first couple of dives, it took lots of moving my head around to see anything at all and I almost gave up and put the old one back on. After a day or so, I got used to the alignment and never really had to think about it again, and really enjoyed the larger view. I think the biggest impact on the results is that I have a higher percentage of shots with the focus where I wanted it.
  23. Have you tried Inon strobes? I typically use cloudy or WB at around 5500K when I shoot at Monterey. I don't know about the temperate water where you are, but in Monterey the range of water color is much greater than what is typical in the tropics. The same site can be nice turquoise blue one day and ugly brown the next. I'm not sure there's one WB setting that'll alway give what you want it to look like.
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