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#201 phxazcraig

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 10:48 PM

I just bought a new Nauticam housing to fit my 1-year-old D850.   This is an upgrade from my Nauticam D810 rig I'd been using for the past 3 years.   I also replaced my V24 Fishlite focus light with a Kraken 3500.  Nice light with amazing battery life.  Kept the YS-D1 strobes and arms.

 

Why?  Because at 65 I may not be able to soon, and I wanted my best underwater.   The D850 specifically gives me better autofocus and a few more pixels to crop with.  I shoot it with the same two lenses I've been using the last 3 years, a 105vr for macro and a 16-35vr behind a 230mm dome port for wide angle.

 

I've tried a few things that didn't work for me.  60mm macro and matching port.  Used one dive, working distance too short.   1.4 teleconverter and 30mm extension ring.  Used two dives, not sharp enough. +2 diopter for the 16-35vr.   Used half the time, never saw a difference.  Edges and corners terrible.

 

I also just added a Sea and Sea 77mm Internal Correction Lens to my 16-35, and it has transformed it!  This is a winner, big time.  I'll never shoot the 16-35 underwater without it again.  I can get away with shooting wide open at F4 now and not even have to crop the corners.  Worth every penny.



#202 hobo

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:37 AM

Hi all, have been doing underwater photography for the last 8 years. Initially I had s canon powershot but moved on to Sea and Sea Dc1300 and then onto a Canon G7x mark 2 with Sea and sea strobes . Now I have purchased a Canon mirroless M6 with Ikelite housing and keot my strobes and added a bluelight for focus. I am fine nearby shots and macro ( not that it is great with the M6), but I am struggling with my deep blue shots of predators. Any help here on white balance and settings etc?

#203 chrisdudley

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:08 AM

Just got a Sony RX100IV with Nauticam housing. I've seen some absolutely amazing videos on Youtube done by this camera, I'm hoping to do the same :)



#204 OwenF

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:27 AM

Hi, first post for me.

 

I've just taken a previously flooded (and serviced) AD7000 off a friend for not much. Complementing it with a Vivid Sentinel and 2x LFM 3600lm video lights on camera and 2x Scubalamp V6K 12,000lm off-camera.

 

Current lens is a Tamron 17-50, but suspect i'm going to have to get a Tokina 10-17 pretty sharpish. Mainly for cave video but going to attempt stills with continuous light.

 

Been on a GoPro 4 to date and looking forward to more manual control. Example of what I've managed: https://vimeo.com/324750338



#205 Woody1474

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:47 AM

Currently using a D300s but looking to upgrade to the D500. Any thoughts on Ikelite v Aquatica v Nauticam. Worth paying that little bit more?



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:30 AM

Currently using a D300s but looking to upgrade to the D500. Any thoughts on Ikelite v Aquatica v Nauticam. Worth paying that little bit more?


Woody - add Subal to your list. Mine for the D500 is terrific!

Tim
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#207 Woody1474

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:45 PM

New to this forum but been shooting underwater for around 3 years. We run a freediving club in the UK and mainly shoot UW for the training sessions as well as local and national competitions.

 

My current set up is

Nikon D300s

Aquatica 11-17 2.8

8" dome.

 

Currently considering upgrading to a D500 or D850 if the budget allows....off to check the classifieds.