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longbord1

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  1. Just a question about optics. I have a dome port I'd like to use with a 24mm. I have tried it with a 40mm lens, and the image is very magnified. Just wondering if the dome port imparts any effect on non-fisheye lenses, and will prevent underwater magnification, or does a non-wide angle, non-fisheye lens focus through the dome port and the dome port just acts as a flat port? Thanks, Michael
  2. Ball arms...

    Are your ball arms still for sale?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Michael

    1. Kelamik

      Kelamik

      sorry, traveling at the moment

  3. Found the information needed in the end. Thank you!
  4. Yep. That’s my next step. Always like to buy used gear if I can though.
  5. Looking for some ikelite strobe mount parts. I am looking for a 1" ball mount that attached to a strobe A 1" ball clamp and a 1" ball mount that attached to a tray handle. Thanks so much!
  6. I have a canon SL2 ikelite housing with a canon 15mm lens. I love doing split shots, and I'm able to get them with calm water, however I would love for it to be a bit easier to capture in rougher water. After seeing what my friends Gopro dome port can handle in rougher water, I was a bit jealous. I don't really want to deal with the size of the full size 8" dome port. Just wondering if the compact version will give me the same ease split shot photography, or, is the small size going to make it relatively similar to the 6" dome. Should I just be purchasing a wider than 15mm lens? Anyone use the compact dome and the standard 8" dome that can weigh in? Would I be better of with a precision 5" half globe dome port? Thanks!
  7. Anyone have some ikelite ball arms for sale?
  8. I use an ikelite for canon sl2 with no strobes, which is relatively large, but still very attachable to my body. A video I watched on youtube gave me the idea. Just was wondering if anyone had any good ideas.
  9. See having it on a lanyard is so wobbly. I was hoping for something that stays put on either my leg or bicep that causes the camera to move with me, not move with a delay and with the opposite direction due to interia. May have to give this a try: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32916771613.html?spm=2114.search0204.3.109.79fd75fbAzyh7F&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_3_10065_10130_10068_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_10084_453_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103%2Csearchweb201603_60%2CppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=71e3ab57-07df-439c-a09a-33dd65751307-15&algo_pvid=71e3ab57-07df-439c-a09a-33dd65751307&transAbTest=ae803_4 I'm a freediver by the way.
  10. Hey all, Does anyone have tips for attaching their camera to their person. As in to their weight belt or to their arm/thigh. I am looking for something that will hold a medium sized housing tightly to my body, but is also quick release. I've thought of harnesses or just velcro straps, but just wondering if anyone has a nice DYI they recommend. This could work I guess: https://www.amazon.com/TacDraw-Camera-Belt-Metal-Holster/dp/B012BCDYXY/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=camera+holster&qid=1561881283&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1 Thanks, Michael
  11. haha yes it was! Fun area! Good kayaking and even some emus!
  12. I did my own self guided experience and Bird's.
  13. Yes no strobe! I did an Airbnb with friends
  14. Nice shots. I would try bumping up the contrast and clarity in a few of these shots to see where that gets me. The top two lack a little definition in my opinion. That or play with the dehaze tool in lightroom as well.
  15. Awesome time out there. Truly recommend the experience to any and everyone! Awesome photography and wildlife interactions. These animals are truly not what I expected. I thought they would be slow and relatively boring to watch. No, they are full of personality and beauty and even seek interactions. Some of my highlights. Canon SL2, Canon 15mm f2.8, Ikelite housing. My lens' focus gears promptly failed right after these shots, I was so lucky it worked during the interactions. The area is also fantastic. A real old Florida vibe, with some great restaurants. We rented a boat and saw a ton of dolphins and manatees as well. I went out with Birds Underwater and they were nothing but professional and educational. Untitled by Michael Freefield, on Flickr Untitled by Michael Freefield, on Flickr Siren by Michael Freefield, on Flickr Untitled by Michael Freefield, on Flickr Enjoy!
  16. Just scored an Ikelite DS50 for a pretty good price, but it came with a Slave trigger instead of a proper, straight to camera sync cable. Looking for a used single cable to link from an ikelite bulkhead to the strobe! Thanks! Michael
  17. Ok guys I've gotten some good information. Sounds like dome port is not needed. I have no problem with split shots an I find my shots to be pretty sharp. Everyone has told me a wider lens is more worth the investment. With a cropped sensor, looks like I'll only be able to go for a 10mm. Thanks for all the input. Doesn't look like a 8" is worth getting considering the size and added cost.
  18. Love the one of the flamingo tongue on the sea fan!
  19. Hey guys, tried searching for this. Currently shooting a cropped sensor Canon SL2 with a 15mm 2.8 Canon lens. The ikelite housing comes with a 6" dome port, but I can't help but wonder what like would be like with an 8" dome port... I understand the physics and differences between both. My main question is, with a cropped sensor and a relatively not that wide angle(f22.5 equivalent), would I really even be able to take advantage of an 8" dome port? Would it add that much more scene coverage? I know it will help with split shots and corner sharpness. Any input would be great! I'm really enjoying the set up, but I've been thinking about this pretty frequently. It's also a big cost and size difference, just to try out. Thanks! Michael https://www.flickr.com/photos/fifinator/
  20. Thanks guys! Just the answers I was looking for. Simple physics is my limitation I guess. Now to decide if I really want to schlep some strobes around or just continue the natural light path.
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