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JohnVila

Member Since 04 Jun 2017
Offline Last Active Oct 30 2018 09:14 PM
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In Topic: Tokina 11-16mm vs 11-20mm

20 September 2018 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the feed back Chris - I understand what you mean re the extra zoom.

 

The problem I am having however is that I am unable to determine if Nauticam have the zoom gear for this lens - so far three suppliers have said it is not supported and Nauticam itself are looking into it.

 

Has anyone used this lens in Nauticam housing? If so which zoom gear did you use? Port extension size?

 

Cheers

 

John


In Topic: Gear choice

25 July 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hi Wouter

 

I tend to agree with ChrissRoss. Is your housing still ok or did you lose the lot ? I upgraded to dslr from an RX100II set up but kept the old system. I had also bought a spare RX100ii, brand new still in box. If it helps I could part with one?

 

Seriously consider adding a leak sentinal to your RX100ii housing if you still have it!

 

All the best

 

John


In Topic: Focus Light Suggestions

09 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

Hi - I just changed to a scubalamp P53 following a review on another wetpixel forum. It also has a strobe mode which may be useful for some. They are not cheap, but the quality is very good.

 

I found mine at - https://underwater.c...robe-light.html

 

There are two things that I would change:

 

- an attachment point for a lanyard

- simple off - need to cycle through 5 modes to turn off.

 

All the best

 

John


In Topic: D500 ports for WA, zoom and macro (nauticam)

08 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

Great thread! Enjoying all the input! I also made the change from a simple RX100ii to D500 in Nauticam.

 

I went with the Tokina 10-17 with zoom gear (19127), Nikon 105mm, 4.33" dome (18804) and a macro port 87 (18702).

 

As Alex has suggested, in hindsight I wish I had stacked a 60 and 20 port to enable me to use a 60mm lens that my partner had.  I later bought a kenko teelconverter and could have then have used the 20mm extension. Too late now!!

 

Sinetwo - we have been on exactly the same decision path! I also bought a Sigma 17-70mm thinking it would be a good compromise lens, but having read a lot more since I have decided not to worry about taking it underwater and just use it topside. I Concur with Tim -- I could just keep spending more and more on gear that I would use once in a while!

 

So, for the moment at least, I am going to stick with the 4.33 and grab a 20mm extension and zoom gear (19227) for the teleconverter, and perhaps  a 40 mm extension to make up a 60 port!! The list just goes on - and on -  and on and on!!

 

Just out of interest Tim / Alex - could the 60mm lens be used in the 85 port without too much trouble negating the need for a 40mm extension?

 

Great input from everyone. I hope you enjoy your new rig as much as I have, it is a big change from the RX100 II but well worth it. Besides - I have kept the RX100II as a spare to use when I don't want to lug the big rig to remote places on small planes!

 

Cheers

 

John

 

PS as Mark (AussieByron suggests) ---- "Another recommendation is if your going to shoot alot of macro is to put a external viewfinder on the back of your housing. They are not a cheap option but they make a dramatic improvement when shooting macro especially super macro" -- absolutely agree -- I have had the 45 degree viewfinder for 4 months now and once you get used to it you will wonder how you ever managed without it! Especially if you have 50 plus year old eyes with a twist!


In Topic: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations

07 May 2018 - 04:22 PM

 

Hi John,

 

I used the the Tokina 11-16mm with my Aquatica 8 inch dome with 28.5mm Aquatica extension (#48453). Honestly rectangular wide angle lenses are not suited for what I shoot as I mainly shoot with the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye.

 

Have you thought about putting a 1.4x Teleconverter on the Tokina 10-17mm and shoot that behind your small dome for CFWA?

 

Regards Mark

 

Cheers Mark - Yes - I have already bought the Kenko 1.4 but need to get the right extension for use with the 4.33 mini dome, 20mm I believe. Better get it!!

 

All the best

 

John