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    nikon d40x
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    aquatica d40x housing
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    ikelite ai
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  1. I use the nikon 16-85mm lens and i am very impressed with it. When you have just one dive on each site which most liveaboards do the 16-85mm or the sigma 17-70 are great lens. The reviews of the sigma 17-70 are very good. You can do mild wide angle to 1:2 macro and by adding a diopter onto the lens you can do 1:1 macro. I add a +4 diopter to do 1:1 macro. All the shots here are what the 16-85mm lens does. The sigma 17-70 you could do the same types of pictures. https://reefscenics.smugmug.com/Underwater/Red-Sea/
  2. The choice of strobe depends on your shot preference. For large wide angle shots recycle times of 5 seconds is acceptable. For fish photography a strobe with instantanious recycle time allows multiple shots. My ikelite strobes from film days are 30 years old and still work with no problems. For wide angle photography i use full power and for shots closer than 3 feet i use 1/2 power and the recycle time is instant. Color temperature is also important. My ikelite strobe is 4800 kelvin which empansizes the yellows and reds. Some strobes are 5600 kelvin.
  3. Sony action camera. Same size as go pro but has underwater mode so no external filter to add red. Works very good. Wide angle. Can mount on housing hot shoe. Here is video from philippines. https://reefscenics.smugmug.com/Underwater/Visayas-Philippines/
  4. Aquatica housing package. Housing for nikon d40,d40x, d60. Package includes Aquatica housing, Extension 18457, 6 inch dome port, Nikon d60 body with charger and battery, Ikelite AI strobe, Ikelite 100A strobe was my backup. Its never seen water, sync cord, TLC arm, Zoom gear for nikon 18-55 lens and 16-85 lens All you need is a lens. $2000usd plus shipping To see samples of what this housing does https://reefscenics.smugmug.com/Underwater/Red-Sea/
  5. Nikonos sync cord good condition $35usd plus shipping
  6. Novus port scratch remover ikelite part 6201.31 Purchased but never used $6usd plus shipping
  7. I use a nikon 16-85mm lens in my aquatica housing and nikon d60. Most of the time you have one shot at each site and the zoom allows alot of variety in your shots. My trips to the red sea the dive guides swim most of the time so macro is difficult to do. When i have pointed out subjects that are macro they are not interested. Sharks is all that interest them. Your 24-70mm is the go to lens i would use. For little brother on the east side your 14-30mm is what i would use as the soft corals are beautiful. To see samples of my shots. https://reefscenics.smugmug.com/Underwater/Red-Sea/
  8. Nicads 1.25volts Alcholine 1.5 volts. Maybe not enough voltage to wake up the capacitor. Strobe likes 1.5volts
  9. I have a Aquatica housing for nikon d60. Housing, extension, 6 inch dome port, ikelite AI strobe and ikelite 100 A strobe, TLC arms. All you would need is a lens. $2000usd. I use the nikon 16-85mm lens and to see the quality this housings pictures. My website is reefscenics.smugmug.com
  10. I have an Ikelite AI substrobe 100watts of power 1/2 power and full power covers a 15mm lens In good condition. This strobe is from film days so its quite powerful. I use full power beyond 3 foot and 1/2 power closer. I use this with my aquatica housing and my digital camera in full manual modes. $100usd plus shipping Color temperature of strobe is 4800 kelvin so it brings out the yellows and reds. To see samples of this strobe my website is reefscenics.smugmug.com Nikonos sb105 are also from film days and are good but a little temperamental. I have two of these and both are temperamental . The sea and sea product seem to flood quite a lot.
  11. How about a aquatica housing for nikon d40,d40x and d60. Icluded aquatica housing, extension, 6 inch dome port, nikon d60 body, you would just need a lens, ikelite AI strobe and ikelite 100A strobe, arms. You would just need a nikon lens for this setup. To see samples of my work with this setup using a nikon 16-85mm lens. All items in good to excellent condition. The ikelite 100 A strobe was my backup and its basicly brand new $2000usd plus shipping www.reefscenics.smugmug.com
  12. Pretty good pic for a 10 year old camera. Just shows its the photographer not the latest and greatist camera which takes the pic. I use an aquatica housing with a nikon d60 and ikelite AI strobe and a nikonos sb 105 as a slave. The strobes are 30 years old. No ttl mannual setting only. Camera does not see strobe. I guess at settings but digital is very easy compared to film.I have seen on many liveaboards people with the latest and greatist housing don't know how to work it or the camera. Jim Church from the nikonos film camera days. One of his sayings KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid. reefscenics.smugmug.com
  13. I have an Ikelite AI strobe from film days but i still use with digital camera 100 watts of power, cover 96 degrees. I have an ikelite 100A strobe also which is the same specs as you want to shoot twins. $200usd plus shipping A dual sync cord is available from ikelite
  14. Interested in a nikon d60 a 10 megapixel camera in aquatica housing. Includes nikon d60 body, aquatica housing, extension for 16-85mm lens, zoom gear 16-85mm lens, 6 inch dome port, ikelite AI strobe and Ikelite 100a strobe. All equipenment in good shape and ikelite 100a strobe in very good shape. It was my backup. Not sure if its seen water. You would just need a 16-85mm lens or whatever lens you have now. $2000usd. To see samples reefscenics.smugmug.com

    You do have to shoot full manual as the strobes are from film days. Very powerful strobe as you only use full power for beyond 4 foot.

    1. CalebWilson


      Hey! Thanks for the offer, but I'm not looking for that much gear. Want a housing for my old D200 for surf photography, or playing in the springs here in Florida. Not doing any serious diving. I'm already invested in the Sea & Sea DX housings since I have some for my old F100 and N90 film cameras.


    2. trimix125


      have an old S&S D80 housing,
      or if you want something better,
      a Hugyfot D300 housing.
      And there should be an adapter for S&S portsĀ  in the parts box...

  15. I have a just about brand new ikelite 100A subscribe. It was my backup. Not sure if its even seen water. $100 plus shipping
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