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JamesR

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2018 02:30 PM
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In Topic: Introducing Nauticamís WACP - The Wide Angle Corrector Port: Discuss Here

26 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

If I didn't have a bunch of the stuff already, id go WACP I think. Nikon FX body...

 

WACP + 28-70 + zoom gear + ext ring 35 = $4600

 vs  

230mm dome + 16-35 + Ext Ring + Zoom gear  = 3600ish, 3900 or so with 250mm dome.

 

edited to add ext ring 35 for wacp..eek!


In Topic: D500 vs D850?

28 August 2018 - 02:33 PM

I decided to shoot my D850 for underwater since I have all the FX lenses, ports, etc already from the 800 and 810 I had previously...easier than trying to mess with buying and selling all kinds of stuff. I will probably not get to dive it until we get to Sipadan, but there's not many better places to enjoy a new camera so it'll be worth the wait.

 

Thanks to Jack at Optical Ocean Sales for taking the time to discuss pros and cons with me recently, super helpful as always!


In Topic: Nikon Mirrorless cameras - Z6 and Z7

26 August 2018 - 05:08 PM

Seems the battery estimate is quite low, with reports of 1500+ shots and some video too.

It seems that housings would need to be able to fit the FTZ to really be a viable option for using this camera underwater.

In Topic: Nikon Mirrorless cameras - Z6 and Z7

23 August 2018 - 06:04 AM

For sure, the Z7/6 are nice and the future, but one card slot and battery life (for me) is a deal breaker -- I don't want to have to change batteries every 1-2 dives or worry about limiting my shooting to save battery power. Pass.


In Topic: D500 vs D850?

21 August 2018 - 07:00 AM

Curiously I bought a D5 for topside. I can’t tell you how much pleasure I get using that camera. I just love it. A rational decision to buy it? Ha!

 

The first time I shot it I was blown away by how many more images were in perfect focus than when using my other or previous cameras (D700, D7000, D800, D810, etc). It was a shocking difference! A bit irrational? For sure! Regrets? Nope. :D