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jchance

Member Since 25 Feb 2015
Offline Last Active Jan 02 2018 06:28 AM
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In Topic: Removal of the plastic M10 plug on Nauticam housing - how??

08 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

Go to here:

http://reefphoto.com/kb.php?id=51

In Topic: How close to neutral buoyancy should I be?

07 May 2017 - 10:20 AM

Mine is never positive regardless of which lens/port combo I am using.  I have a Tokina 10-14mm with the small Zen dome, a Sigma 17-70mm that I use behind a Zen 170mm dome and both a Nikon 110mm and a Nikon 60mm that I use behind a Nauticam Port 30 with the necessary rings for each combo.  I am using a Nauticam housing with both a 7100 and a 7200 body. I also use the Nauticam accessory viewfinders.  I have an accessory ball on the top of each arm for a total of 4; Nauticam 8" float arms proximal and Nauticam regular stick arms distally with twin Inon 240 strobes. I also have a Sola Photo on one ball and a GoPro Hero 3+ on the remaining ball.  

 

This set-up requires 8 clamps with it.  I had to swap the 8" regular float arms for the 8" fat arms.  Doing this changed me from being 3# heavy to just 1/2 # negative.  I just finished 2 weeks of diving and it was a breeze to handle the camera like this.


Why do you need such a large dome?  Hard with travelling and much more air space.  Are you using and air filled arms?


In Topic: Is there a "multi purpose" recomanded lens for nikon D7200?

16 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

Tokina 10-17 for wide

Sigma 17-70 for general purpose--a compromise between macro and wide

Nikon 60 for macro--great but short focusing distance

Nikon 105--best for macro

 

Will need appropriate ports, domes and extention tubes.


In Topic: Strobe Arms

01 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

All depends upon what your total rig is.  I went with what the folks at ReefPhoto told me and have discovered that I am in fact 3# negative.  I just ordered a new set of larger (more buoyant) arms to make it more neutral.  What is your total package, piece by piece.  It makes a difference so without knowing, you will not know until you try it in water.


In Topic: How close to neutral buoyancy should I be?

28 February 2017 - 09:10 AM

You are correct Elmer but there seems to a difference of opinions. I am in favor of slightly negative and never realized that I was 3# negative until I checked it. Getting closer to neutral will be a change for the better. BTW--just ordered 2 of the 3.5x8" Nauticam arms to try. That adds 46 ounces of positive. Will be interested to see how that changes my larger dome buoyancy.