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  1. For sale is the 5508.05 port for the Nikon 105D Macro. This will not work with the VR (already tried:(). The front of the port has a some light scratches, but not anything that I would expect to show up in photos. If you receive the port and think that they are really unacceptable you can return it. But I would be very surprised. I am asking $120 shipped anywhere in the cont. US. Includes neoprene covers for both front and rear of port. Front cover has 'DCS' initials on it Thanks
  2. I'm chilling in Changi on my way back to England. I'll eventually process my pictures, but I wanted to thank Shannon Conway and Graham Abbot (diving4images) for a great workshop in Tulamben. I have never seen so many ghost pipefishes... ... or Nauticam housings! Graham is a hard act to follow, but Megumi Kaneko was up to the task at Mimpi Menjangan. I think that I'm coming to grips with the D800: This is more than can be said for my frustrations at the (by all accounts continuous) Denpasar gridlock that left me in fear of missing my flight this afternoon!
  3. Hey Everyone, I'm selling my full Olympus PEN E-PL1 underwater setup. This gets you everything you need to jump in the water and shoot away! Everything has been meticulously cared for and stored properly, used underwater on about 60 dives over the course of a year and a half. This camera takes great pictures! (here's a few examples - taken with this exact set up, plus 1 strobe) Bought New - ~$1600 My Price - $700 for everything below, includes shipping in the continental US! Olympus PEN E-PL1 Camera with 14-42mm Lens - this mirror-less camera is easy to use and has a great quality 12MP micro four-thirds sensor that is 8 times bigger than a compact camera sensor. Full manual controls and a variety of auto modes make it perfect for underwater use. Interchangeable lenses offer you full flexibility for great wide angle and macro shooting! My camera looks and functions like brand new, no cosmetic damage, no dead pixels on the LCD, everything is in perfect condition. The sensor is completely clean and there are no scratches on the lens glass. Olympus PT-EP01 Underwater Housing for the E-PL1 - This housing is specifically designed for the E-PL1 camera. My housing functions like new, all buttons are in good working order, the o-ring is in good condition. The glass port is clean with no scratches or damage. Includes the front port cover and lanyard to attach the cover to the housing as well as the rear LCD sunshade. Includes all accessories that came with the camera and housing (except one small rubber fiber optic plug). In addition I am including 1 spare battery ($60 value), and the 14-42mm zoom gear ($45 value) at no extra cost. Silicone grease, o-ring pick, lens and camera body caps, battery charger and original battery and both camera and housing manuals are included. Great Macro tools! Inon UCL-165 M67 Macro lens and Olympus Macro Adapter. This lens is in perfect condition, no scratches or damage on the glass. Retails for $178, I'm including it in this package for only $130 with the Olympus Macro adapter ($50) for free, including a handy lanyard you can clip to your BCD so you have an easy place to store the lens and adapter when not in use! This a fantastic set up for any beginner or even experienced underwater shooter. At a great price, don't miss your chance! I accept Paypal or cash if you are in the Los Angeles Area, free ground shipping to anywhere in the continental USA. Alaska/HI add $15 for shipping, International folks, PM me with your information and I'll calculate shipping/insurance costs.
  4. Hi Folks, while on annual leave I've been enjoying some nice diving lately at my local site, Blairgowrie Marina. Despite a new dive school that has been really punishing the site for the last 18 months+ I have been finding some interesting critters. Its the height of Summer here now and the marine life is at its peak. Recently added the Nikon 105mm and SubSee magnifiers to my kit so I've been focusing on using those to hunt for slugs. One of my fave local slugs is an as yet undescribed Tritonia sp. and I came across one the other day laying eggs. Slug Spiral. by JimSwims, on Flickr A new find for me was this Spurilla australis, a beautiful species I've been on the lookout for. Spurilla australis. by JimSwims, on Flickr At the moment there are good numbers of this bubble shelled slug about. Green Oxynoe on kelp. by JimSwims, on Flickr 1st and 3rd images were taken using the 105mm with SubSee+10. 2nd with 105mm only. Cheers, Jim.
  5. I just got a friendly reminder that my trip report was 6 months overdue. Don't you hate it when live swallows you up again. Anyway, here goes, and with thanks to all who helped me pick this dive spot. Let's start with what sold me on Anilao in general - Easy to get to (direct red-eye Vancouver/Manilla flght) - Affordable cost of diving and living - Good macro and fish diversity Anilao, or better Mabini, has a large number of dive operations stretched along the coastline. Some with names familiar if you have been following discussions on wetpixel, but there are many more, probably without web presence and catering to local divers (but that is just my guess). Towards the end of the stretch is Planet Dive. I chose PD for one main reason, it was said to have the best house reef on the strip and unlimited shore diving. Normally I would add one more priority and that is the ability to solo dive but this time I was lucky to meet up with a UK buddy who likes to dive as much, as slow, and as long as I do. I believe officially they have a buddy diving policy, but one person was solo diving I after they got to know us I could have gone solo if I had wanted to. However, check before you go if that is important to you. We visited at the end of May/start of June, which is the transition into the rainy season, and the low season for diving. Apparently conditions are best in the Feb/Apr, which is not an option for me, but on a next trip I will aim for early May. That said, we were diving every day averaging almost 5 dives a day. One good thing is that on many occasions we had the entire house reef to ourselves, especially during the week. We also had a panga, captain and dive master just for the two of us much of the time with 60-75 minute boat dives. The rates vary depending on the number of divers but even with just two it was only ~US$60 for a two tank boat dive plus unlimited shore diving, going down to ~US$40 for four divers, and $15 for just unlimited shore diving. Hard to beat prices. I don't remember the all-inclusive accommodation cost but it was equally affordable, although accommodation and food are pretty basic. However, it is clean and save, and if you are like me all you need is a place to sleep and charge batteries. Another advantage is that you get to meet a lot of local divers, unlike most other places I have ever been to. The shore diving starts right in front of PD. The dive locker is on the beach with tanks always available. We would head down just after 5am and be in the water by 5:30 for our pre-breakfast dive. Boat dives were either two tank trips leaving right after breakfast back by lunch or one after breakfast and a second after lunch. Two more shore dives filled out the day. The beach and shore entry consists of rounded large pebbles/rocks up to hip deep followed by a bank of shallow corals sloping down to about 4m, followed by a slight drop to about 7-8m. That is where you have to make the hard choice, go right on the more scenic route following the slight drop-off towards twin rocks or left to areas of staghorn and other coral with many damsels, cardinalfish and other critters. It is really a fish lovers site and you can probably find well over 200 species on your trip right there. If you like grand vistas and wide angle then twin rocks themselves are the only standout feature but on the whole you are going to be disappointed. Big fish lovers will enjoy the ever present bigeye jack school that can darken the sun if they move like a tornado over and around you. It is hard not to get excited by that, even after you've seen them a dozen times. Friendly batfish, a half-dozen spiny lobsters, giant clams, one hunch-backed turtle and the odd grouper make up the other large animals. Not everyone will enjoy many repeat dives on one site but I dove PD 21 times in two weeks and would be happy to go back for more 90-100 minute dives floating around and observing live as it happens. Boat dives were 10-20 minute trips to various sites along the coast or across a channel. There were two muck diving sites, mainit muck and coconut muck, the latter is prettier the former is muckier. We dove both several times and they always offer surprises. Another site I liked a lot but I don't think gets used that much is Danilaut. It is highly protected behind an island and has a shallow sandy plateau running to a slight drop-off that slopes deeper to where there is the metal frame skeleton of a former casino boat. I found a lot of fish there that I didn't find anywhere else, which is why I liked it. There are many other sites, many of them have been discussed here before. My only "Pacific" comparison is with the Marsa Alam area in the Red Sea. Visibility, reef structure, and general UW landscape beauty is much better in the Red Sea. But when it comes to fish life I've never seen as much variety as in Anilao. The final count is not yet in but well over 300 fish species in two weeks. Twice a typical harvest in the Caribbean and 50% better than the Red Sea. So if you are a fish lover who wants unlimited and varied house reef diving at a good value it is hard to beat PD. Cheers, Bart
  6. Here are a couple of pictures from a trip to Lembeh with NAD. Harlequin shrimp Banded krait Horny hairy frogfish
  7. The Best of Both Worlds: Bunaken to Lembeh, May 20 - June 1st, 2013 Coral and Fish-Rich Reefs to the Best Macro Diving in the World! Travel with Optical Ocean Sales on an all-inclusive photo expedition to dive the heart of the “Coral Triangle” of North Sulawesi, which contains more marine species than any other area on the planet! Begin with 4 days of 3-4* tank dives photographing the incredible reefs and vistas of Bunaken National Park. This region is home to over 390 species of coral and a myriad of tropical fish. Its beautiful walls are teaming with life! Bunaken is simply one of the best places to hone your wide-angle photography skills. Then on to what is considered by many the “greatest macro diving in the world!” Lembeh Straits. Enjoy at least 3 dives a day with the small and bizarre creatures that make Lembeh’s black sands their home. Residents include; pygmy seahorses, flamboyant cuttlefish, psychedelic mandarin fish, walking sharks, plus just about every type of frogfish, octopus, squid and nudibranch imaginable! The number of incredible creatures to photograph can be overwhelming. There will be daily seminars ranging from “Buoyancy for Photogs” to “Shooting Super Macro.” Even a little friendly competition thrown in. Experiment with backlighting, snoots and “close focus, wide angle.” In the evenings there will be a chance to review the day’s photos with the goal of everyone taking their skills to the next level. Take part in the daily activities as much or little as you like. Trip includes round trip air fare from Seattle to Singapore and onto Manado on Singapore Airlines! Resorts include 5 nights at the ever popular Tasik Ria Resort in Poolview Rooms, including up to 14 dives and a free night dive. Next, 5 nights at the at the luxurious Kasawari Resort, in Deluxe Villa accommodations. Included are 13 dives and a free night dive. Rooms in Singapore, transfers, meals, tanks, weights and nitrox are all included! May 20th-June 1st, 2013 - 11 Days/10 Night All-Inclusive Trip - Only $3925! Lead By Martin Heyn from Optical Ocean Sales Round Trip Air Fare from Seattle** (2 bags at 50lbs free) 10 nights twin share accommodations including all meals 8.5 days diving, Free Nitrox, and transfers Tanks & weights, 50% discount on rental gear In Airport Day Hotel, Singapore 1 night Peninsula Hotel, Singapore Park Fees, T-Shirt, Thumb Drive w/Tutorials Upgrades, additional dives, private guides and land tours available. $500 deposit*** holds your spot! See our Flyer or Website for more details, or call us at 800-359-1295 / +1 206-284-1142 Email Martin Heyn at Optical Ocean Sales *Final price may change due to fuel charges, taxes and surcharges not under our control. **Air fare is a group rate based on 10 people departing Seattle. *** Deposit refundable if trip doesn't occur, otherwise it is transferable, but not refundable. Final payment due by April 1st.
  8. I will be posting this gear on eBay shortly, but would prefer to sell to another board member. I've bought and sold on WetPixel, ScubaBoard and POTN Canon forums as Iristyle -- ebay as Parity All gear includes original materials, manuals, and is in excellent shape unless otherwise noted. Prices are for PP cash, add 3% if using PP credit. Shipping is included - my choice of USPS priority, USPS first class or FedEx (based on weight). Only willing to sell this together in a set, unless someone buys the 67mm mount base before the housing. Housing and cap go together. Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 housing for Lumix TZ8, TZ10 (ZS7) - paid $250 (+$95 +$30) - ask $275 Housing was purchased used, I used it for a week, and that was that. Still looks pretty brand new. Includes: Inon Cap W35 - paid $30 new This is what you need to get a regular fiber cable to attach to the DMW-MCTZ10 housing - includes the special plastic cap piece that screw locks into the housing, reflector stickers, stickers for dimming the camera strobe, etc Deeproof M67 MCTZ10 adapter for 67mm wet lenses - paid $95 new http://www.divervision.com/catalog/m67-mount-base-mctz10-for-panasonic-dmw-mctz10-p-1493.html?osCsid=kej1pvuj9pge9h4aok6i6om0o0
  9. FOR SALE: MACROMATE FOR SUBAL TYPE 3 PORT See http://www.backscatter.com/HostedStore.LassoApp?-ResponseLassoApp=detail.lasso&ID=8f5fab32d01cc233fc24fbacd2f8ad6d&s1op=cn&s1=MacroMate&sop=AND for details. Has had plenty of use but still in good condition with no scratches to the glass. Selling for £250 ($399) so grab a bargain. Comes with attachment for both the VR & non-VR port. Item is currently located in Thailand. Postage at buyers expense. Any questions, please email alex@dive4photos.com
  10. A mint condition hard to find F.I.T +8 achromatic close-up wet diopter lens with 67mm mount Cost new $200, Will sell for $160 $10 shipping to anywhere in US. Reply and CC: mcolleypublic@gmail.com
  11. I'm looking to see if anyone else has signed up for the November Macro Techniques Workshop through Reef Photo & Video from Thursday 11/19/12 through Sunday 12/2/12. I'm looking to share a room and rental car. I would leave the next day, Monday, to fly back home. I will be flying into Fort Lauderdale. If so, let me know. The dive site is located ta the Blue Herron Bridge in West Palm Beach for the next 3 days to dive. This is the schedule: Schedule Thurs Nov 29 6 PM Slideshow & Site Briefing Friday Nov 30 7:45 AM Guided Shore Dive 11:30 AM Classroom Session 8 PM Optional Boat Night Dive (Price TBD) Saturday Dec 1 8:30 AM Guided Shore Dive 12:00 PM Classroom Session Sunday Dec 2 09:00 AM Guided Shore Dive 12:30 PM Classroom Session *Thursday evening orientation, slide show, and briefing will be held at the Reef Photo Fort Lauderdale Underwater Photography store. All other classroom sessions will be held close to the dive boat. http://reefphoto.com/shop/index.php?main_page=events&zenid=fb8f46f19ba1b462f77fdb9607aba33c&event_id=41 Thanks, Kirk
  12. For sale: 100mm f2.8 Canon macro lens with Sea & Sea focus gear for DX port (I also have the the focus gear for the older NX port). Lens has never been flooded. Takes Great images! $575 for both. Please email me at j.gregory.sherman@gmail.com for more info. Thanks for looking
  13. Hello everyone, I finally got my video together from my April trip to Lembeh Strait. What a fantastic dive destination! We had the pleasure of staying at NAD Lembeh Resort and they were great. Macro with DSLR can be challenging! Please tell me the things you think I could improve on. I am always looking to improve, and only being able to do 2 dive trips a year, I try to learn as much as possible before I do a trip. Hope you enjoy it! Dustin [vimeohd]47703611[/vimeohd]
  14. What happens to DOF and min focus distance (MFD) if I add a: 1.4x TC Changes in DOF Changes in MFD +2 close up lens Changes in DOF Changes in MFD extension tubes Changes in DOF Changes in MFD thx / Mats
  15. [vimeohd720]47163962[/vimeohd720] 3 min underwater macro video compilation of short trip to Anilao, Philippines. 02~05th Aug 2012. Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III & SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, 100mm lens, SubSee +5/10, SOLA lights, XIT404 tripod. Some footage with 100mm + 1.4tc and stacked (+5 & +10) diopters. I hope you enjoy it. EJ.
  16. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 HSM Macro lens is an unbelievable macro lens. I have some fantastic shots with this lens. I am not using it as much as I would like to so I think I am going to see if another good home can be found for it. It includes soft padded case, body ring for tripod use, and lens hood all in original box.
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