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  1. Not confusing at all. Very well articulated and extremely helpful. I knew I was going to have to crop, and it was going to end up somewhere in 125 ppi range. Cropped it ended up being like 96, so I made the images a little smaller printed out for the client. (18"). I think they look pretty good, not as good as I hoped but acceptable. Thanks for your help.
  2. Can the d100 and its 6.1 mp have good quality prints at 20 by 24. the orginal files are in raw, so as much information as possible will be on them. Just want to make sure its not a lost cause before I start. Thanks
  3. Yes, I use a 1 gig with it all the time
  4. divephotoguide.com Has exhibition recap.
  5. Thanks Mike, So I should hold off buying the 105 for now you think? Would my ys-60 strobe be a good fit when using the 60 mm? Could you put up a link to the 2x teleconverter you mention? Many thanks!
  6. Thanks Deep6. Why are small strobes better with the 60 mm. I bought the 60 mm. Do you think it is worth also getting the 105 mm. Also, how about the sigma 105 mm lense?
  7. Thanks everyone. I am definitely going to get a woody's diopter. Does anyone else feel that the 105mm is necessary for small stuff like nudis, shrimp etc.? Any tips for lighting with the diopter and the 60 mm?
  8. Hello all, I just bought a d70 in a subal housing. I would like to take good macro shots with this setup. I was thinking the nikkor 60mm. What dome port should I get with this lens? Anyone have an idea where to get it? Also, what else would you add to this rig for some really nice close ups (diopters etc.) Thanks
  9. Still can't figure it out. Anyone?
  10. ERRR, now im really embarrassed. I didnt realize you had to pull. I should call my mother and ask if i was dropped on my head as a child. Again, I really appreciate your help in solving both my problems with common sense!
  11. Ahh brilliant idea! My only problem now is removing the cap! I cant seem to figure this out. I may just end up using my old set up because I am little nervous, but I really appreciate your speedy help.
  12. Hello, is it possible to use the ikelite housing without the waterproof connected to the camera and NO ttl cable installed to it. I bought the housing and ds50 substrobe for the 5050 but it didnt come with a waterproof cap. Am I forced to use the ds50 substrobe with it just so I can prevent flooding? I am pretty sure I know the answer (otherwise they wouldnt call it a waterproof cap) but hoping someone may have a solution since I leave for my trip tomorrow!
  13. I made a mistake on my first post, thinking they were closely related to soft corals. Anyway, is zoantharia the same thing as hexacorallia? If no, whats the difference?
  14. It seems there is some consensus Hall is one i expected. I personally, am a huge fan of Doug Allan. I think the stop he does in the arctic is really top notch. I wasn't expecting anyone to idolize, just wondering who is appreciated among the talented people we have here at wetpixel. On another note, still curious if there are other names and wondering how about individual pieces of work that have insipired you guys? Blue planet and Howard Hall imax seem like the obvious ones. Any less known ones.
  15. Thanks Leslie. I figured it was a pretty common octopus so it wouldn't be too hard, but i guess many look similar. Any idea where i could try myself online (i already tried cephbase)? I appreciate your response! Matt
  16. There is a thread on photographers, but it would be interesting to hear who are people's favorite videographers as well. Is there a David Doubilet of the video world? I thought of this because I thought it was crazy how little credit went to some of the camera men and women for the Blue Planet/ Planet Earth series. Anyway, I would be interested to hear on what you have say. Matt
  17. Hi all, this should be an easy one, but I dont own any indo-pacific invert guide books Any way, i got one shot before i lost it. I found it in Seraya secrets in tulamben Bali. I dont have a better picture, it was lucky just to get one. Thanks a lot
  18. I really think Bali is under rated. There is such a large diversity of sites and getting to and from them is easy and REALLY cheap. The major bonus is all the topside culture around. Its a world class dive destination which doesnt revolve around diving. Extremelly rare in my opinion. Also, Manando i believe is all year diving. I wouldnt hesitate to book one week bunaken and one week lembeh if i was just diving. That would be an awesome trip. Also curious about Sipadan in December. I was there in August and it was mind boggling. I cant even begin to describe it, it was so good.
  19. Hi, i have not been there myself, but have heard nothing but good things. Not the height of luxury, but small crowds, great atmosphere and really reasonable prices. I did a lot of research on places to stay when I was going to Lembeh, and had decided on NAD before I had to cancel my trip. Its perfect for photographers, as you can go at your own speed, but also have a guide to point out the stuff that you will miss if you go by yourself. I envy you, you will have a great time.
  20. 2500 seems like a lot for round trip to manado. Also, if you can get 1500 to bali, you might as well take that and then book manado separately for about 500 us max. The reason people recommend N. Sulawesi is simple: It is located in the marine biodiversity hotspot of the world. For "marine life" alone, it can not be disputed that this region (not just N. sulawesi but the whole indo pacific region) is the best. its simply science. However, flight logistics, price, and dive centers play into things. Unless going for something specific, like pelagics it would be hard to top.
  21. Sent you an email. This would be my first ikelite setup. Will I need to buy the screw cap for using this camera. If so, where can i get one, and how much would it be? Right now I dont mind using the strobes manually so ttl isnt a big deal, but wouldnt mind having the ability to use ttl down the road. Please let me know, I can paypal the money today! Matt
  22. Im a little confused, what is Achaeus japonicus if not the crab in the picture? Is it an extremelly similar looking crab, and if so, how does one tell the difference? this is a great thread. Thanks
  23. Hey thanks for the nice comments and the feedback. Rocha, I tried to get as close as possible as I read a million times on wetpixel these words of advice. If you would not mind explaining what "washed out" means. Some of the pics i did use photoshop for , so maybe I can fix it! I have a really amateaur eye, and its hard for me to tell whats good. Tjgreen--I understand completley what you are saying. I actually felt that way about all my shots. I want to experiment more with depth of field as well as trying to increase shutter speed to get some nice black backgrounds! Thanks again
  24. Because I feel the P&S are a little under represented here, ill throw in some of mine. White Leaf Scorpionfish Taenianotus triacanthus The fish remained completley still, even as I get closer, depending on its camoflouge for protection. This allowed me to get fairly close and play with different angles and settings. These were the two I liked the most. Bali, Indonesia Olympus c-5060 Iso 80 1/160 @ f/8.0 Strobe: 1 x Sealife 960d Neon Triplefin (Helcogramma striata) Bali, Indonesia Olympus c-5060 Iso 80 1/160 @ f/8.0 Inon 165 close up lense Strobe: 1 x Sealife 960d I found the Neon Triplefins to be beautiful, but overlooked fish around the Tulamben area. I found it a nice common fish that was perfect for preparing my strobe and camera settings at the beginning of the dive. Though it did tend to move around a lot, it returned to this same spot over and over again. I prefocused, in order to cut down on shutter lag from my point and shoot system, remained still as to not stir up the fine black Tulamben sand and then snapped when he came back to the spot.
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