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#1 critidoc

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:57 AM

After almost a week of diving, I love my new setup.
The pictures are icredable. I have noticed that the camera does better in RAW than JPEG, more depth of color and image.
The lenses all are working great. The 12-24 is great for wide angle and some large fish portraits.
the 105 is awesome, the 60 is also great. Focus lock is consistant.

THe inons function better than expected, the Heinrich converter board works!

Down side is the weight and size of the system. The housing is easy to load and all controls work as they should. Ergonomics are a little awkward. the housing is negative about 3-4 pounds making it very hard to single hand hold.

will try to post some photos, when I get some time
Thanks Dave Marsh and Ryan for your help and advice
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Posted 15 May 2006 - 04:12 AM

photo from d200

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#3 critidoc

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 04:17 AM

another photo

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#4 YellowTang

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:02 AM

I just spent two weeks diving in Cocos and Malpelo with this same set up. I love the Aquatica housing, but I'm struggling with the use of the Inon's...

I was shooting mostly hammerheads - and in Malpelo there were tons (00's) of them. I found myself shooting closer to the 24mm end of the 12-24, and most of the images came out very dark (even when the subject filled the viewfinder).

Shooting at f/4 and deep (below 80ft for almost every shot) w/overcast skies

When we got to Cocos it got better (could shoot at the 12mm end) but still darker images than expected. Had a friend shooting with YS-120's and the 10.5mm lens - got some amazing shots...

I leave for Indonesia this weekend - if you had good results w/these strobes then I'll give them another shot (w/more light and some smaller subjects)

#5 kdietz

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:29 AM

You might consider ISO 200 to 400 with the D200....that would be better than images that are too dark

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#6 critidoc

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:41 AM

I used the inons in ttl mode both for closeup and wide angle, with good results. shooting depth at about 100 feet. The images seem right on.
This is thw worset expose that was shot

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#7 kriptap

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:17 AM

I think all of this idiots posts should be removed now, hell we don't know if they are his or someone elses now!



I used the inons in ttl mode both for closeup and wide angle, with good results. shooting depth at about 100 feet. The images seem right on.
This is thw worset expose that was shot



#8 james

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:38 PM

Hi Patrick,

I think we've taken the appropriate action and no more needs to be said. I understand your frustration though.

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#9 DrFiscus

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:12 PM

Hi Patrick,

I think we've taken the appropriate action and no more needs to be said. I understand your frustration though.

James


Kriptap and James:
I am missing something here. I was diving with Critidoc when he was shooting 2 zillion pictures in a week with his new toy - those are his shots in the thumbnails. What seems to be the problem?
Andy



Kriptap and James:
I am missing something here. I was diving with Critidoc when he was shooting 2 zillion pictures in a week with his new toy - those are his shots in the thumbnails. What seems to be the problem?
Andy


Critidoc does need typing help though - and proofreading help.
Andy
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#10 kriptap

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:22 PM

Yes your missing a whopper, he stole a photo from Jim C and said it was his own, then entered it in a few comps:

http://www.digitaldi...;threadid=20245

http://wetpixel.com/...t...66&hl=Thief

But case closed, well for now.