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Nikon D500 and CFWA with 100mm Minidome

Nikon D500 Aquatica Ad500 CFWA 100mm mini dome Tokina 10-17mm 1.4x teleconverter

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#1 Aussiebyron

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 12:56 AM

Local diving conditions have reduced some what this week with vis 5-6m with current and alot of particle/weed in the water.  Under these conditions I decided to try the Aquatica 100mm Minidome and extension #48453 on my D500 housing and use with the Tokina 10-17mm with Kenko 1.4x teleconverter and try and get some CFWA.  The idea was to greatly reduce the working distance in the low vis on some local subjects and see how the minidome and Tokina 10-17mm with a teleconverter works.  I dont often use the minidome locally as I prefer the larger 8 inch Dome due to the balance and also the ease of aligning the camera for stetched out shooting from the hip style of shooting often used. 

 

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So far the Aquatica AD500 housing has worked flawlessly with only a couple of teething issues with the D500 camera itself.  Namely rear LCD brightness and issue with battery life (turned off features like Wi-Fi and touch screen which solved the problem) and sent back older En-el15 batteries to Nikon for free replacement to the updated batteries for the D500 (sent back 4 older batteries from my D7000 and hopefully getting 4 brand new ones for the D500).

 

Regards Mark

 


Nikon D7000 with Aquatica housing

Nikon D500 with Aquatica Housing
Nikon 10.5mm FE, Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Nikkor 60, Nikkor 80-400mm


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:18 AM

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Green Turtle upclose. Tokina @ 10mm with 1.4x TC. 


Nikon D7000 with Aquatica housing

Nikon D500 with Aquatica Housing
Nikon 10.5mm FE, Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Nikkor 60, Nikkor 80-400mm


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:36 AM

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Tokina @ 10mm with 1.4x TC


Nikon D7000 with Aquatica housing

Nikon D500 with Aquatica Housing
Nikon 10.5mm FE, Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Nikkor 60, Nikkor 80-400mm


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:47 AM

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Tokina @ 10mm with 1.4x TC

 

I am impressed how the mini dome with Tokina and teleconverter worked on sharks.  Mine you I had to get really close and have the housing on out stretched arm to get the shot. 

 


Nikon D7000 with Aquatica housing

Nikon D500 with Aquatica Housing
Nikon 10.5mm FE, Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Nikkor 60, Nikkor 80-400mm


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:21 AM

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Estuary Cod in the Cod Hole (Hense the name). Good thingn that they dont want to move out of there so you can get really close. Tokina @ 10mm with 1.4x TC


Nikon D7000 with Aquatica housing

Nikon D500 with Aquatica Housing
Nikon 10.5mm FE, Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Nikkor 60, Nikkor 80-400mm






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