Photographing swimmers with Nikonos V
Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:53 AM
So two questions come to mind:
1) Lens choice
I'm guessing a 28mm lens will be good, but I'm not sure.
2) Strobe choice
Also I'm guessing the Nikon SB 104 will be good, but again I'm not sure.
Does anyone have any ideas on what equipment may work here? I guess the analogy may be taking a photo of a 6 foot fish. How close would one be to get the whole fish, and what sort of lens/strobe combination would work.
Thanks for anyones help
Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:32 AM
1) A 28mm would be fine for 6-12ft away. But...
2) Even the most powerful strobe will have difficulty illuminating an object 6ft away.
Many photos of divers/fish that appear to be far away are actually taken much closer. If you use a 15mm lens, you can photograph a swimmer from only a couple feet. The 15mm is expensive, and photos taken of a swimmer 10ft away will make the swimmer look tiny. You can do things like making a 1ft sponge appear to be 6ft tall. Such is the beauty of wide angle.
For your use, the 20mm might be the best. It will allow you to get close enough for a strobe.
The SB-104 has some nice punch.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:23 PM
I will be posting a nikonos V, 28mm lens, 15mm lens and viewfinder, 35mm lens with the extension tube setup and tlc flip tray, standard nikonos mounting arm. (no strobe thats about it) on ebay in a day or so. Looking for about $1200.00 for all but will separate. If interested let me know and I will fill you in on all conditions etc before posting.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:44 PM
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 08 January 2006 - 01:38 PM
I just arrived in Sydney, and hope to start shooting in an indoor pool this week. There is a 15 meter pool in the basement of my brothers apartment. Later on I hope to find some clear open water and shoot there.
I'm going to journal this project on my swimming related blog up to date as I go along if anyone is interested http://aquahill.blogspot.com/
Thanks to everyone for all the good advice, this is a great forum!
Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:08 AM
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