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  1. Sorry to take so long to get back, been out of town. There are 3 ports included: Wide Angle 8" dome, FP Fisheye Port, and Macro port that fits 60mm, 105mm & 150mm The system is still available but as noted I will not ship internationally
  2. FOR SALE: COMPLETE SEACAM SILVER D800/D800E HOUSING & ACCESSORIES INCLUDES: 1) D800/D800E Housing / Nikonos Bulk Heads 2) 180 Straight Viewfinder 3) Fisheye Dome Port 4) 60/105 Macro Port 5) FMP Fisheye Macro Port 6) Wet Diopter #2 7) Port Extensions: 25, 30, 35 8) 16-35 Zoom Gear Original Price ( see attached original invoice ) $11615. Selling for: $5000.00 Firm Price / No international shipping / Complete System Only I am a pro photographer and this housing has been used only once in the ocean. It has been used for my pool photography. If you buy it and it doesn't live up to your expectations I'll take it back. Best to contact me directly rhkdiver@gmail.com Rod Klein www.rhkuw.com
  4. FOR SALE: NAUTICAM D800 HOUSING & NIKON D800 1) NAUTICAM HOUSING FOR NIKON D800. HOUSING ONLY, NO PORTS. INCLUDES: COMPLETE INTEGRATED VACUUM SYSTEM, + 2 WIRED NIKONOS STROBE PORTS (IN ADDITION TO INCLUDED FIBER OPTIC PORTS) HOUSING USED ONLY ONCE IN THE OCEAN. PRIMARILY USED AS A POOL HOUSING 2) HARDLY USED NIKON D800 ONLY 6400 SHUTTER ACTUATIONS. INCLUDES: BATTERY, CHARGER, STRAP. SOFTWARE SELLING AS A PACKAGE $2000 PLUS SHIPPING. WILL ONLY SHIP IN USA CONTACT: ROD KLEIN 310 404 4159 rhkdiver@gmail.com www.rhkuw.com SEE PHOTOS: THE NAUTICAM NA-D810 UNDERWATER HOUSING The NA-D800 is an evolutionary marvel. A long list of pioneering engineering breakthroughs from previous Nauticam designs are now standard in NA-D800. The patented housing Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks, reduce bulk and require minimal physical effort to engage and release. Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment – just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing using the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front. The lightweight, rugged Nauticam handles are generously contoured with a durable over-mold process of comfortable non-slip rubber. The vacuum monitoring and leak detection circuit provides peace of mind by enabling the user to ensure that their housing is water tight before entering the water. The NA-800 is a shining example of the best that Nauticam has to offer. Every control placement is well thought out. Every button, lever and switch considered not in terms of what is easier for the designer, but what is right for the shooter. An excellent example is the patent pending Multi Controller Pad that is located within easy reach of the right thumb. The device virtually recreates the Nikon multi selector on the back of the NA-800 housing allowing full multidirectional use of this powerful tool (including diagonal movement). No other manufacturer has this. Camera loading is "drop in" simple, with no controls requiring pre-alignment, allowing the fastest and easiest setup possible. Core camera controls such as shutter release, aperture, shutter speed, live view, info, exposure compensation, depth of field preview, Fn, flash exposure compensation, focus mode, AF/M and zoom are located at the user's fingertips. Dual thumb levers, located on the right and left sides of NA-D800 pull important camera functionality from the back of the housing out to the handles. This allows quick access to Video Record, AF-ON (for thumb activated focus), ISO and Image Playback. Complete control of the camera is available from the ergonomic rubberized handles. INTEGRATED VACUUM CHECK AND LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-1DXII as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum valve (PN 25625), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur. The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.
  5. Virtually new Epson Stylus Pro 9900 44" archival printer. This printer has made just over 1000 prints (see screenshot) and has not been in a high production enviornment. I am an artist and have used it only for my personal work. Things to note: 1) It has a new printhead (see screenshot) 2) Ink levels are virtually full and it comes with brand new 350mm inks for those that are low (see screenshots) 3) It has the latest firmware installed 4) The printer is located in the Los Angeles area and I will not ship. It needs to be picked up directly. 5) There are cheaper ones listed on ebay but this is a one owner unit, treated like a baby and if you don't like it I'll take it back. 6) My price is firm 7) This printer is too large to ship. It is for pickup only. I am located in Los Angeles Contact: Rod Klein rhkdiver@gmail.com 310 404 4159 Please: Serious Inquiries Description of the unit: Representing our next generation, the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 (44-inch), incorporates the latest achievements in photographic ink jet technology. By combining the precision of MicroPiezo TFP™ print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink, this generation of Epson Stylus Pro printers continues to represent a level of technology unprecedented in Epson's history. Utilizing ten colors - including an all-new Orange and Green - Epson UltraChrome HDR ink produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer. Even more remarkable, combining Epson UltraChrome HDR ink with our new Epson AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology dramatically raises the level of print quality and once again sets a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction. The advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds almost twice as fast as our previous generation. And, with our latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated. With printers capable of handling virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24 or 44 inches wide, Epson sets the standard for professional media use. Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, never before have Creative Professionals had such powerful tools, allowing them to produce their vision without compromise.
  6. Like New Sea & Sea Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 & D800E SLR. Includes: Custom Sea & Sea Viewfinder; standard viewfinder; Macro Port for 60mm & 105mm lenses; 2 fiber optic cables for Sea & Sea strobes; 1 fiber optic cable for Inon Strobe; Extra O Rings, 1 installed wired bulkhead. I am a pro underwater photographer. This housing has been rarely used and is in pristine condition. Will only ship to US address Contact Rod Klein rhkdiver@gmail.com Price $1200
  7. I have a virtually unused Seacam system for Nikon D3/D3X. Includes small wide dome, macro ports, gears, straight viewfinder, all accessories. New this was a $12,000 system. Will consider selling either the D3 or D3X. I will gladly post or send full photos for a serious buyer. This sale is for the US only. Will not ship outside of the US & Hawaii. I am pro photographer and everything is in mind condition This is for the housing, ports, gears, etc only. No strobes or sync cords. Does not support fiber optic. Full housing system $6000 plus shipping Nikon D3X $3000 Nikon D3 #2000 Contact: Rod Klein rhkdiver@gmail.com Please serious inquiries
  8. I have a virtually unused Seacam system for Nikon D3/D3X. Includes small wide dome, macro ports, gears, straight viewfinder, all accessories. New this was a $12,000 system. Will consider selling either the D3 or D3X. I will gladly post or send full photos for a serious buyer. This sale is for the US only. Will not ship outside of the US & Hawaii. I am pro photographer and everything is in mind condition This is for the housing, ports, gears, etc only. No strobes or sync cords. Does not support fiber optic. Full housing system $6000 plus shipping Nikon D3X $3000 Nikon D3 #2000 Contact: Rod Klein rhkdiver@gmail.com Please serious inquiries
  9. Recent Article in Dive Photo Guide about the Venice Studio Pool & Underwater model http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/model-photography-custom-pool/
  10. Have you or your friends always wanted to learn underwater photography in a real underwater environment without spending lots of $$ on an expensive dive trip? Have you or your friends purchased expensive underwater photo gear and have no opportunity to work with the new gear so you can only try it out on a $10,000 liveaboard dive trip? Have you ever wanted to just improve your underwater photo skills in a real world environment? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now is your chance to learn everything you wanted to know about shooting underwater in an 11 foot 85 degree pool specifically designed as an underwater photo studio. Got that new housing you are dying to try, new strobes, new camera?? We can help you. How about that point and shoot system? We can do that. Want to improve your macro skills? or you wide angle skills? Can’t get that great shot of the diver in blue water and big sea fan up close. Let us teach you right in the water. Shoot macro with our fresh water seahorses, or people with our fresh tone mannequins, or wide angle with our large green sea turtle. If you can shoot it we have it. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ FACILITIES INCLUDE: large 11 ft deep pool. Custom strobe port connections in 30 locations in the pool to totally control lighting. Camera bench with repair tools. Full 1000 sq foot photo studio with multiple studio strobes, soft boxes, reflectors, light stands, etc. 50 ft underwater cable which attaches to a pocket wizard strobe trigger to be able to fire studio strobes from underwater. Hot shower at pool side. Changing area and hot shower available. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CLASS INFO: Classes are limited to 5 students maximum. Have a private session or bring some friends. Workshops can be held at your convenience, week days, nights, or weekends. For maximum progress the Friday night, & all day Saturday & Sunday weekend sessions are advised. Photoshop instruction available. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ REQUIREMENTS: Certified Divers only, no photo experience required. Students must supply their own cameras, housings, strobes, and dive gear. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRICE: TBD based class size, number of sessions, etc ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTOR INFO: Rod Klein is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been diving since 1992. He has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from UCLA and studies at the prestigious ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN. Rod Klein is a digital artist, photographer, and writer. Before becoming a PADI MSDT in 1992, Rod worked in the television industry as a graphic designer, and director. Rod’s images have appeared in numerous publications and he was formerly digital editor for Fathoms Magazine, Senior Editor for Diving Adventure Magazine, field editor for Scubadiver Australasia and Asian Diver, and is currently Senior Editor for EZ Dive Magazine, the first bilingual dive magazine. His work has been published in numerous magazines including Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Action Asia, Fathoms, Diving Adventure Magazine, Asian Diver, Scuba Diver Australisa among others. Rod just completed a 3 year custom house/studio in Venice, California. It includes an 11 foot deep pool dedicated to underwater fashion, products, & artistic creations. There also is a 1000 sq ft. photo studio, with 14 ft ceilings and a full compliment of strobes, soft boxes, etc. Rod conducts digital workshops at various resorts and liveaboards and is represented by Seapics.com, Waterframe.com, and Alamy.com. Rod has been a judge a several prestigious underwater photo contests. Including: Asian Diver Shootout, Layang Layang Digital Shootout, and Ocean Odyssey Shootout in Lembeh Strait. You can visit Rod’s website, http://www.rhkuw.com/, to see his image galleries and read his many articles. CONTACT INFO: email: rhkdiver@gmail.com Phone: 310-404-4159 pool.pdf
  11. FOR SALE: INON STRAIGHT VIEWFINDER. CUSTOM FOR SEA & SEA MDX PRO 3 - Nikon D3/D3x Housing It may fit other Sea & Sea housings....you should check with a local deal to confirm this Price: $500 Buyer pays shipping. I will ship to Europe or parts of Asia. Shipping at your expense Contact: Rod Klein rhkdiver@ca.rr.com 310 404 4159
  12. UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST: INON STRAIGHT VIEWFINDER I forgot to mention: This housing comes with a standard view finder OR you can it has an INON CUSTOM STRAIGHT FINDER for an additional $500. You decide. Contact info: Rod Klein rhkdiver@ca.rr.com 310 404 4159
  13. FOR Sale: SEA & SEA MDX-D3 HOUSING FOR NIKON D3 / D3 Exactly as shown Housing Only. Manual Strobe Ports / no TTL as the housing was modified by Sea and Sea at my request Perfect Condition. If you don't Like it...Send it back for FULL REFUND I Will Ship to Europe and parts of Asia at your expense Firm Price: $1000 + your choice of shipping Contact: Rod Klein rhkdiver@ca.rr.com or call 310 404 459
  14. To Aquatica and wetpixel members: On December 19 I made a negative post regarding the Aquatica housing for the Kodak SLRn camera. Rather than use my normal username I made the post under a different username. My thought at the time was to make the post in such as way so as to not make this about me but about my thoughts on the housing. In retrospect both the post and the choice to make this under a different username were a mistake. Let me clarify the situation: 1) I was one of several early testers of the Aquatica SLRn housing. 2) While the original post implied that I had actually taken the housing in the water, I had never done so. All of my comments were based upon my experience with the housing on my workshop bench. 3) Aquatica was kind enough to let me try the housing, which was still in a prototype stage and I feel that my comments were unduly harsh. My post was not in anyway an attempt to demean Aquatica or promote other products that I may use. I really wanted the Aquatica SLRn housing to be a success and I still hope it is. Some may ask, why I made the post in the first place…. to which I can only answer, I don’t know. Somehow it was just a knee jerk reaction to the original post and it was never intended to provoke the type of response that it has. Blake and Norma at Aquatica were always helpful and interested in my satisfaction. I want to apologize to Aquatica, Wetpixel, and all the forum readers for my misguided comments. Sincerely, Rod Klein
  15. My info has it that L&M is not going to make a housing for the D2X and are waiting for a d200 ( if that camera is ever a reality ). Unless something has changed in the last 2 weeks you may want to reconfirm with L&M about their plans. personally I would love to see a Ttian for the D2X...the ROC & the smart grips are fantastic and the d100 titan is the best product L&M has ever made.
  17. Go to this link on the Adobe Photoshop forum...make sure to look at all of the responses, especially of the noted PS guru Bruce Fraser; http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14...f.1@.3bb5f89c/4
  19. World Class Thailand Liveaboard Ocean Rover & Digital Pro and Fathoms Magazine Digital Editor Rod Klein will join forces in 2005 for back to back Digital Workshops. Itineraries will include : Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Both charters offer 11 days of diving and you may sign up for one or both charters. Only those interested in taking the Digital Workshop will pay the add on fee of $250 US. Beginners and experienced photographers are welcome, but you will be required to supply your own camera and housing system. Minimum system requirements: Digital cameras must have full manual controls, external strobe, and adequate housing. Recommended systems are Olympus 3000-8000 series, Nikon 5000-8000 series and any housed digital slr. Photoshop sessions will be included and each participant, whether beginner or expert will receive individual attention. Contact the www.ocean-rover.com Ocean Rover for booking information or Rod Klein for any technical questions, You can visit Rod's website and photo galleries at www.rhkuw.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2005 Workshop Dates: Cruise AND12-05 (Mar 14-26) Cruise AND14-05 (Mar 28 - Apr 9)[/img]
  20. I purchased an SLR/n over a month ago. I have just returned from 3 weeks in Indonesia where I shot loads of topside shots. i am waiting from my housing from Aquatica. I would not have bought the camera if Aquaticia was not committed to this camera. Below is the text of my original post citing the reasons I purchased this camera ( I have been using the D100 for over a year )...I had posted this on DP review and in another thread on wetpixel. So fyi, here it is: Regards, Rod Klein Digital Editor Fathoms Magazine These are the commnets that I posted on the DP Review Forum....I received my camera last week and have been testing it extensively. I think this will be a great uw camera but my hope is that Kodak will improve the post processing software, Photo Desk. This is the link to the full thread on DP Review http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp...message=9293504 _____________________________________________________________ Greetings to the Kodak SLR forum. This is my first post, although I have been watching this formum for quite some time prior to purchasing my SLR/n. I am an underwater photgrapher and have been using a D100 in a Light & Motion Titan Housing for over a year. I would consider myself an expert in Photoshop and digital imaging. I teach digital workshops and write for a well known underwater magazine. Here are the reasons I purchased this camera: 1) I have a number of Nikon Lenses 2) The other high megapixel SLR is just too expensive 3) There is only 1 underwater housuing for the Canon and it too is very expensive 4) A well known uw housing manufactuer in Canada is developing housing for SLR/n which should be shippiing by late summer or early fall. 5) I have been making large 20x30 gilcee prints from my D100 with excellent results and I want to go bigger. 6) With rumors of a new Nikon camera to be released in Sept, I considered waiting but it would probably be another year before a housing would come to the market for anything that Nikon might release later this year. Bascially, I felt that if I wanted to go to the next level from the D100 I had no choice but the SLR/n. I have been testing the camera, using I have made no prints from my files ( I( always shoot RAW and covnert to 16bit tif for printing ): Here are my conclusions so far: Software: In comparison to Nikon Capture Editor 4.1, Photo Desk is very weak. I suggest strongly that Kodak software designers take a very close look at the user interface of the Nikon software, as well as Photoshop. In PhotoDesk you cannot: 1) save RAW settings as separate data files to be loaded into a raw file at later date. You can copy & paste but saving the data files seems to me to be a basic feature that you would see in any good software backage 2) There is no "zoom" tool in the main image view. Yes there is a keyboard short cut, and yes there is a zoom tool in the detail mode, but a zoom tool is a common tool in any photo program 3) The info screen is confusing in its layout, There seems to be no logic to the order of the info. 4) The rendering time, ( in best mode ) even with my dual zeon P4 computer is totally aggravating. The workflow in ACR is MUCH faster, maybe PS in not showing the image at the highest rez. The workflow in PhotoDesk just slows to a crawl when changes are made to any settings. 5) Why is it necessary to make Save As 8bit or 16bit selectable only in Preferences? Why can't that choice be made at the time the file is saved. Sometines I want to save a raw files as an 8bit tif and sometimes as a 16bit tif. The user shouldn't have to go back and forth into preferences to do this. The bottom line: the user interface and user options are very pedestrian and compared to Nikon or PS, the workflow really sucks. The Camera: 1) A little large, especially compared to the Canon 1DS 2) The menu functions are very easy to navigate 3) I like that I can change the contrast of the LCD 4) The verticle shutter is a great feature 5) I'm used to seeing the image almost immediatley on the D100 so I have to get used to the few seconds it takes for the image to show up on the LCD 6) I don't think that the image that is displayed on the LCD is as accurate in comparison to the actual file as it is on the D100. It seems a little warmer to me. Maybe the difference is due to the higher rez, I don't know. 7) This camera is ABSOLUTELY MORE NOISEY IN THE SHADOWS than the D100. If I take a raw file from each camera with no sharpening, and default noisie reduction ( none in D100 & normal in Kodak ) at 100% and 200% the extra noise is very obvious. I can take about 15 raw files in a row with the 512mb buffer, which is very nice for what I do. This is a feautre that I was not expecting. 9) I find that given the exact same exposure,same subject, same lens, in the same available lgith, taken less than a minute apart, the Nikon nef file is 1/3-1/2 stop brigher than the Kodak dsc file.... These are my findings so far. The true test for me will be when I start to make prints on my Epson 2200 and shart shooting underwater. Comments are always appreciated. -- Rod K RHK UW Productions & Design Digital Editor Fathoms Magazine http://www.rhkuw.com
  21. You may find prices on ebay and on other websites for the slr/n below $4K, but the real streat price is $4500 from reputable dealers like B&H. When you see a camera like the slr/n at $3780 it is very likely that what should cost $30-$40 in shipping will be $200 with some of this other vendors. In addition when you inquire about purchase your are advised that, "oh you will have to buy the battery charger, and battery separate. which is total BS because these are accessories that are included in the original box. so you wind up paying the same if not more from these low ball dealers. One to stay away from for sure are Broadway Video. The bottom line is the final shipped price to your door. I stick with B&H & Adorama as benchmarks for price, customer service and reliabliltiy.
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