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#358992 Are you happy you changed from DX to FX?

Posted by DiverPam on 19 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

Hi,I just switched from a D90 to a D7100. Of course I did this at Christmas before the D7100 was announced but I really like this camera. Such a big difference. I had this same discussion with several folks in trying to decide on an upgrade from DX to FX. Weight and such large file sizes were a big factor for me as well as thinking about how I take photos underwster. In the end, I stayed with the DX system because of my ports and lenses that I already have. More costs to change ports and new wide angle lens. So far I've been very pleased with the D7100. The only issie I have with it so far is the buffer seems slower when I get very snap happy and want to shoot off 6-8 frames all at once. Which does not happen that often underwater for me since I do not focus on big animal encounters. I will have it under water here in a few weeks.
Hey....wwonder why my post above showed as a guest and not as me when I was logged in? So you will know that was DiverPam above


#340934 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by DiverPam on 20 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

I anxiously await this thread every year...it is so full of treasures.  So hard to choose...but here are my top two favorites.   Both of these were taken during Digital Madness in Grand Cayman.  


I love jawfish and catching this yawn was especially fun.  




This was my first outing with silversides and also photographing freedivers.  





Merry Christmas and Happy diving eveyone - Pam 


#334509 Grand Cayman Silver Sides

Posted by DiverPam on 17 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

Nice....headed back in 2 weeks...hope they are still there.   

#330618 Boat Water Entry with Camera Gear Methods

Posted by DiverPam on 30 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

Hand it to you method.  Not worth the risk and the cost.   This coming from personal experience....holding it in hand years ago and flooding was the result.    


Think about this...the only cost to pop back up and reach over and get your rig from the dive guide is a few extra seconds. But the potential cost to rolling in or holding it while rolling or striding off the boat - $1000s and no pictures for your dive trip.   And with what we spend and or time to get to some of our destinations, a few extras seconds every time is well worth it. 


Just my 2 cents worth today - DiverPam

#327895 +10 Wetdiopter instead of SubSea?

Posted by DiverPam on 14 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

How do these compare for ease of use?  Does the Aquatica Close Up Kit have to be put on before the dive or can it be moved out of the way underwater like the subsee? Or changed out?   



#327594 Advice on a new set up for D800

Posted by DiverPam on 09 March 2013 - 08:53 PM

Jean Bruneau (Viz Art on the forums here) is an Aquatica rep.  He is on here often.  You might want to try and contact him about this.


Jean - Hope I spelled your name right.  


Good luck with your setup. Let us know what you come up with. - Pam  

#327546 Macro paradise--manado bay

Posted by DiverPam on 09 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

There are some nice behavior shots in there - yawning, sharing space with other (a fish laying on top of a shrimp), and mouth to mouth.  Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I enjoyed looking through the set - Pam   

#325843 Iconic Underwater Images, Can you name them?

Posted by DiverPam on 07 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

I agree with Phil. Flip Schulke, Douglas Faulkner, Gerry Greenberg, Bates Littlehales, Bill Curtsigner and many others including David Doubilet, probably the best known one these days were pioneers and David is still pushing the envelope on a daily basis. Jim & Cathy Church taught us underwater photography, especially those like me who were living in remote "foreign" places where scuba divers were so few... let alone u/w photographers. They set the wheel in motion and inspired generations. All those who followed in their footsteps benefited from their innovative techniques or unique look on the u/w realm. Some tools may have seem primitive compared to contemporary imaging computers we carry in our housings. in the end, the only thing that matters, to paraphrase DD's book title: Water, Light, Time. Maybe Wetpixel could start a virtual gallery of iconic images... and the story behind them... food for thought.

Michel - I really like your idea of a gallery of iconic images over the life of UW photography on wetpixel and their stories. And maybe even why we think they are iconic.

Let us know what you come up with Steve. Don't forget to consider images you consider iconic and why. - DiverPam

#325842 Scuba Diving Mag photocomp - grabs rights forever - be careful

Posted by DiverPam on 07 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Just saw this post on facebook from Scuba Diving Magazine about an upcoming photo competition. You guys have taught me well... always look over the rules. This looks like an unlimited rights grab forever.

Here is what I found when clicking on the link below which takes you to Scuba Diving Magazine's official site. It is a part of Bonnier Corporation.

"Fabulous Scuba Diving Photo Contest prizes rolling in: How about a 7-night stay for 1 at Utila's Deep Blue Resort? Enter here today: http://bit.ly/X6jRe7 -- Mary Frances. The 2013 Scuba Diving Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Scuba Diving magazine, a publication of Bonnier Corporation (“Sponsor”).

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law)"

FYI - DiverPam

#322754 Does this mean I'm officially not a beginner anymore!?

Posted by DiverPam on 15 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Well done and congrats! Yes...I would think this makes you officially not a beginner anymore.

Lovely - DiverPam

#318357 Komodo thru a Macro lens

Posted by DiverPam on 14 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

Awesome set of macro shots. Great job for a first time with the subsee. On my wish list - trip and subsee.

Thanks for sharing - DiverPam