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  1. I've got a Seacam housing for my 1D Mark III. Chuckie from Canon was at Frink's Master Classes in June and let me borrow a 1Ds Mark III for the housing. Both the 1d and 1Ds worked excellently in the same housing. I'm sure the same would be for the other manufacturer as it's more or less just the guts of the two cameras that are different.


    I guess I went with Seacam because Steve Frink, Liz and Barbara at Frink Photo are such great people to work with. Having taken the Digital Immersion Class from Steve using my 5D in an Ikelite Housing, I guess I had a little Seacam envy and wanted to be like everyone else on the boat - damn gear envy. I had a 1D Mark III in a Seacam housing for the Master Class. I opted for S6 connectors on my housing and love them.


    You can shoot all the lenses you've mentioned below with the Seacam Superdome. I'd look at which Port & Viewfinder combinations from the various manufactures give you the most options for the least cash.


    I only talk about Seacam because it's the only housing manufacturer I have experience with. If the dollar continues to strengthen, the housing will be less expensive - I guess that's a bright side...

  2. Worked on the CS3 Web Premium upgrade as well ^_^


    It'll probably work on the full version. Been playing with 2.0 for a while. There are some great tools here...





    I just went to adobe.com and put in the above code, and it did indeed discount all adobe products by 15%. It does not list what this code is for, but applied it while I was just on as a guest, not even logged in on the site. It drops the upgrade LR price to $84.15 from $99.99. Looks good as long as you have a properly registered Adobe product so the upgrade will go through upon the download.



  3. I've been using the Lightroom 2.0 Beta for a while and thought it enough of an upgrade to bite the bullet and get the full version. If you're interested in upgrading (or buying the full thing) you can save 15% at Adobe.com by using this code: PIA06. It might work for other Adobe products as well.



  4. Jessica,


    The 100mm with the dedicated flat port is an excellent combination for Macro. The Sigma 50mm Macro is also an EXCELLENT lens and should work fine with your 6" dome. It's inexpensive and gives you normal and macro capability. I've borrowed one on several occasions an it's definitely on my short list of lenses to get.


    I recommend getting a copy of Martin Edge's UW Photography book as well. It's an excellent tool that will help you improve quickly:




  5. Does anyone know where I might find an Ikelite 4103.51 sync cord in stock somewhere between Orlando and West Palm Beach? I picked up an Ikelite housing and already had an Ikelite DS125, but forgot that I would need a different sync cord to go from the Ikelite DSLR housing to the DS125. Previously I was using a Canon P&S housing with the Ikelite sensor. I'm going to be diving on Monday and would like to pick one up by Monday morning if possible. If not, I'll just order one overnight on Monday, but it would be nice to be able to find one.




    -- Martin


    Reef Photo in Ft. Lauderdale will have one. But I think you already ordered from B&H.




  6. Basim you animal! Might have to check my schedule!


    How can you pass up diving in GC with Doctor Alex, Basim & Lisa???


    Bring it...


    Thanks for the info, Steve.


    I am sure Lesley loves me posting this announcement when she is away! Whoops.




    I got the auto response and a real response.


    So I'm sure you're her new best friend!!!

  7. These definitely work with the blue stripe iTTL cord. I have a single cord and both strobes - I sold my dual strobe last week. If you want them, they're ready to go.






    Sorry. don't know what happened


    I have the old series number that can't be upgraded and use the old dual TTL cord and I am interested in the newer models with the ne circuitry that uses the iTTL dual cord with the blue stripe on it.

    I believe anything over Series 5,000 is ok


    Try pdsrad@bellsouth.net

  8. I tried emailing you and got a mail delivery error message.


    I am pretty certain both models are the newer version DS-125s - one is in the 9xxx range, the other the 13xxx.






    I may be interested.

    Are these ugpgraded models, late model high serial number?

    You can e-mail me at r_style53@bellsouth.net


  9. I concur with Jeff's opinion - Steve's class was a good time, as expected. Key Largo is an excellent place for a class.


    Here are some of my images from the week. I was shooting a new camera (1D III) in a new Seacam housing with new Seacam Seaflash 250 TTL strobes. It's a chore to change any one variable - I changed all three. Thanks to Chuckie from Canon, I was able to supplement my 1D with a 1Ds as well - amazing camera. The images in the gallery are split about evenly between the two bodies.


    I am very happy with my Seacam 250 TTL strobes, btw. I think the entire class was amazed with how well the TTL performed. I'd say Seacam's TTL is better than Canon's. Nikonians have had an upper hand for years in that department.


    Though I didn't capture any super fantastic images, I got what I wanted out of the class - a run through with all the gear. I'll be ready for the Wetpixel Ultimate Indonesia trip next year...


    OK, enough rambling.



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