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Hi All,

 

Names Andrew. Just stopped in to introduce myself. 28 years old, live in Illinois. Spent two years living in The Commonwealth of Dominica. (southern Caribbean). While there I did a Divemaster internship at Cabrits Dive Centre. During the last little bit there, I decided to upgrade my crappy camera and get a good one. Seeing that I couldn't afford to house my Rebel XTI, I started to look for the best point and shoot setup I could find. I bought the Canon G9 with the Patima housing and the YS110 strobe. All in all I spent a little over $2500 for the whole package including an awesome Pelican 1600 to hold it all. Got back to Dominica, used it once when tagging along on a Discover scuba dive in about 8 ft of water. Took a couple videos and some awesome photos.

 

After that I found out my wife was pregnant so life got crazy and I never got to get it wet again. The G9 was used on land while in Dominica and also after returning to the US. It is an amazing camera and I will be sad to see it go, but I have to sell it all. I have followed this website quite a bit for tips and also used it to make my decision on the G9. Figured I would list it on here and see what happens. I will make a post over in the classifieds.

 

Glad to finally join, but sad to be selling my camera. Maybe someday soon I will get wet again. That pregnancy led to twin boys that are now two years old. Haven't been diving since before they were born, but it's been the best two years of my life! I can't wait to share the underwater experience with them someday. They are already little fish! Untill then, I need the money to buy them the things they need.

 

Thanks for listening to my story :-)

 

Peace and Love

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Hi, my name is Stewart.

 

I'm British but currently live in Dubai. Spend most of my freetime getting wet in Oman (Musandam, Daymaniyat Islands) or off the East Coast of the UAE.

 

Been taking moist shots for about 8 years, and am currently using a Oly E-520. Recently went to Lembeh (KBR) and am eager to learn about going Super Macro.

 

A few examples of my mediocre efforts are contained on the following links.

 

Lembeh Album

 

Bunaken

 

Musandam 2011

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hi i'm nick and i'v traveling for two years around southeast asia . i've been use the gf1/14-45 with recsea housing with sea and sea ys-01

and it's been a headache and bit random underwater i hope wetpixel can help

 

nick

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Hello everyone,

I'm Max from France. PADI instructor and Apple Certified Trainer on Final Cut Pro 7. I have been diving almost non stop for more than a year and a half in south was asia. DMT in Malaysia, working as a DM and IDC in Bali then Instructor and mostly videographer in Thailand making souvenir DVD.

I'm back in my country and just finished amazing dives in the Mediterranean on world class WWII submarine wreck.

I own an EOS 550D, Tokina 11-16mm Wide angle, 50mm with macro adapter, Ikelite Housing. Pro-2800 Lumen and 8" modular dome to come....

Edited by max_oo

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Jon Nash from the UK checking in and looking for a underwater housing for a 5DMK II to rent before mine arrives. Any one local to Brightonish that can hep out for a sailing shoot on Tuesday ?

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Hi all, Tim from Dorset. I'm afraid diving isn't my thing ( I can sense this might cause trouble!!) but I'm about to go snorkelling with Humpbacks off Silver Bank and would appreciate some advice from the experts on this here.

I'm expecting to buy some new kit as I really don't want to get a housing for my 7D - so I'm leaning towards M4/3rds, although a G11/12 in a Canon housing is a possibility. I'm thinking one of the Olympus Pens plus Oly housing. I don't understand the 'dome' aspect. I'm thinking that for Humpbacks I'm gonna need a decent wide angle. Thanks in advance everyone.

 

Tim

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Greetings all, I'm Ardi from Bali, just started diving 2 years back, and shoot some pictures using a pocket camera. Now I'm upgrading my system to G12-Ikelite-Z240, looking forward to dig some info around this forum. :B):

 

Cheers.

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Hi all :)

I'm a photographer from South Florida.. Mostly fine-art work.. Been doing UW shoots for a couple years and this site has always been my go-to resource... looking to take my work to the next level.. so here I am.

Zac

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Hi.

 

I am Russell from Philadelphia PA. Just had two dive trips where I was unable to bring my camera due to a faulty strobe :-(. Unfortunately Ikelite did not want to repair due to age, and i am not in the posistion to upgrade right now.

 

I have a trip coming up in a month so i hope to be able to service the strobe myself, with help from you all!

 

Thanks!

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Hi all,

I'm François from France.

I started UW photography around 4 years ago with a small minolta compact camera.

Enjoyed visiting wetpixel since a while.

 

Now using a panasonic GF1 µfour/third camera with a leica 45mm macro lens.

I just come back from a trip in Indonesia, being able to shoot wonderful critters in Lembeh and Bunaken :)

 

Thanks

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Hello,

I'm from NJ and own a dive shop here. I have been shooting a g10 but recently upgraded to a 5d mark2. I have been bouncing around this site for a while now and figured I'd join in the dialog. Happy to e here.

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Hi, my name is Michael, and although I have been taking snapshots underwater for several years, I have now purchased a more sophistacated setup, as I am diving again after a 26+ year rest! All my previous experience was during my snorkelling years, but last year I passed my SCUBA medical for the first time since I had to give up diving!

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Hi guys/gals a quick hello to introduce myself. I have been visiting this site for a while and found it quite interesting. I live just Sth of Byron Bay and mostly dive my local site Julian Rocks with Giac and the crew from Sundive. I have only been shooting a couple of years and have recently upgraded from a G9/ Ikelite set up to a Nikon D7000, Tok. 10-17 with 8" dome and a Nikon 60 Macro. Am enjoying having a lot more stuff to fiddle with but at the same time finding it a bit more challenging !!! I have a couple of issues with the 10-17 and D7000 that I will post later in a different part of the forum as I need to do this post first before I can post !

Happy shooting,

Cheers, John

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hi !

 

I've just registered her and would like to write "hallo" from Gdynia, Poland.

I'm not a diver but love to snorkel and I hope to find some useful tips here regarding taking pictures (and making movies) of underwater creatures...

 

Best regards, Bartek

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Hi, I am a diver from belgium. I am photographing for over 2 years with my pen -pl1.

I try to make nice photos, but it isn't so easy. I'm legally blind, i only have 8 percent of my sight.

 

I hope i can learn a lot on the forum.

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Hi, Jerry here from Lexington, KY. I'm a long time amateur photographer looking to get into underwater photography. This is a great forum and I'm expecting to learn a lot.

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Hi All -

 

Just joined the forum - But its not for a happy reason I'm afraid - I loved underwater photography and even had a few whale shark shots published in SHARKDIVER MAGAZINE, but lately work and life stuff has been overwhelming - SO I really signed up to try and list my Ikelite D50 rig and strobe.

 

Its been a fun run but time to pass this stuff on to someone who will give it more use that I can ;) I have browsed the forums silently for a while and have enjoyed the site, - - which I can still do even though I wont be shooting anymore!

 

:guiness: Tyler

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Steve from Missouri. New to the forum. Will sell some Sunray 1000s on here hopefully.

 

Going to Little Cayman on 11/12. Can't wait.

 

 

 

Cheers

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Hello. John from Seattle. Wife said I need to sell old gear before I can buy new. Buddy told me listing it here was better than anywhere else.

 

Heading to Cabo in a few days, hope to get a few pixels wet.

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Hi,

 

Old film uw photographer prom Spain here!

It seems I need a conversion to digital :)

 

Greetings.

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Hi,

 

My name is Jens and I just signed up here because many told me this is a good way to advertise some used gear that I'd like to sell (a complete FIX G10 setup). I want to sell that because I finally decided to get an Nauticam 7D housing. Alas, before I can post I need to reply to a thread first, and that's what I do now :D

 

This link is broken: We recommend introducing yourself as a reply to this post. (Any admin out there can look into this? Cheers!)

 

Anyway, I've been diving for more than 11 years now, and I'm currently PADI MSDT certified. Got CMAS certified in mid December in Germany and we actually had to poke holes into a thin layer of ice. Then I moved to Australia for a couple of years before I ended up in Seattle about seven years ago; that's where I still live and dive most of the time. Although I do travel _a_lot_ and dive all over the world. We've got a small group of people here, all obsessed with photography, and we spend heaps of (long) weekends diving all over Vancouver Island or the Northern Puget Sound.

 

Keep smiling :)

Jens

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