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Old Nov 14, 2004, 2:07 PM   #11
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Hey guys, thanks a million for the responses!

LOL...yes, it was taken underwater...I'm flattered. Sadly, a sharp, well-lit underwater photo of a healthy reef does tend to look a little "plastic". That's what makes divingon a good site so spectacular.

Here's a writeup on the equipment I used:

http://www.jaytreat.com/Diving/Canon_300D/Review.htm

Cozumel is a brilliant place to dive. I go there a couple times a year typically. Check out my website if you're interested in tons more photo from there and other underwater journeys.



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Old Nov 14, 2004, 9:52 PM   #12
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cool, thanks for clarifiying!

you should be honered that we thought it was fake, thats how good it is!!



again, great shot!
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Old Nov 20, 2004, 3:16 PM   #13
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thats a very cool housing for your rebel.. where do you buy those? are they expensive?
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Old Nov 25, 2004, 9:31 PM   #14
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I checked on the Ikelite housings for my Digital SLR...they are over $600 at online stores like B&H and go up from there. Definitely not something for someone interested in casual underwater photography. The $600+ housing is just the start of the expense- you then have the underwater flash units and assessories to use it all.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home;jsessionid=Bmi5PVzvtZ!-546797408?A=search&Q=&b=187&a=114_901&shs=&ci=945& ac=&Submit.x=15&Submit.y=10&Submit=Go

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Old Nov 29, 2004, 12:03 PM   #15
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..you should be honered that we thought it was fake, thats how good it is!!
I am honered, or as I said above "flattered". Someone once said that the first rule of underwater photography is, "remove as much water as posible". That is, get very close to the subject so the water doesn't hinder the photo. That's the trick.

Yes, unfortunately the housings for any SLR are expensive and for DSLRs even more so. I paid about US$1300 for the housing with three lens ports and accessories, then about US$700 for each of my two strobes. It's not a hobby for the faint of heart or wallet.

If you're still interested, I purchased my housing fromUnderwater Camera Pros, http://www.uwcp.com. For things this specialized I don't suggest the big online outlets like B&H. They don't sell enough of this stuff to properly support it. They're better for very common items and accessories.
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:23 PM   #16
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i am going to playa del carmen this weekend... will be there for a week... plan on going to cozumel as well... -only a 20 minute ferry trip.

unfortunately the ikelite systems are way out of my price-range considering I don't get to dive very often, the cost isn't worth it for me.


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Old Jan 30, 2006, 9:06 AM   #17
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AWWWWWSOME PIC, have anymore?????!!!drjaycs@yahoo.comJames
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Old Feb 9, 2006, 12:25 PM   #18
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AWWWWWSOME PIC, have anymore?????!!!drjaycs@yahoo.comJames
Thanks. I have about 24 blazillion more



You can see the resthere... http://www.jaytreat.com/
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Old Sep 27, 2006, 8:08 PM   #19
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your website is quite informative, thanks!

the pictures look awesome!
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Old Mar 5, 2007, 10:37 AM   #20
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Jay - I know it is a few months after your post, but that is a really nice website!
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