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In Topic: WTB - Nauticam Macro Port 60

12 January 2017 - 09:47 AM

PM sent, Miguel.

In Topic: WTB - Nauticam Macro Port 60

11 January 2017 - 01:41 PM



No, I actually have one of those already!  :laugh:   The "Macro Port 60" (p/n 18701) is a DSLR port.  Thanks, though!

In Topic: Nikon 85mm Micro

09 January 2017 - 11:32 AM

I should point out that I'm not looking at the 85mm for cost savings.  Compared to every other expense in this hobby (ports, housings, dive travel, etc. etc.) the cost differential of the lens itself is completely in the noise.  If we were looking at lenses that cost $2000 or more, I'd be singing a different tune!  LOL


The potential advantages I see for the 85mm:

  1. Good working distance (way better than 60)
  2. Ability to make good use of wet diopters (way better than 60 / not quite as good as 105, but close)
  3. Small size = small port (same as 60)
  4. Somewhat more flexible in subject size than 105, though not as good as 60

In Topic: Nikon 85mm Micro

09 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

Alex, do you find that the FOV afforded by the 85mm gives it any advantage over the 105mm in terms of framing/subject flexibility?  How do the 2 compare in AF performance underwater?  Those seem to be the biggest factors that make people recommend the 60mm over the 105mm ... but the working distance of the 60mm is a non-starter for me.

In Topic: old nikon 60mm lens in nauticam 60/87 mm port new type

08 January 2017 - 11:27 AM

I believe Jack Connick from Optical Ocean  Sales told me that he has used the AF-D in the Nauticam Macro 60 port.  At 1:1 it fills it, so you can't use any dry diopters or filters.  You may want to ping him and confirm.