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#1 paul.hunter

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Posted 27 May 2003 - 10:43 PM

Greetings all

I have finally purchased a pre-owned Sea & Sea MM II EX with all the extras, but now have a problem. Where do I start? I have done some reading on shutter speed, aperture setting and lighting. However what settings should I start with for both macro and wide angle on my first time out ? Any other advise would be much appreciated.

Thanx in advance
Paul

My system is as follows

MM II EX
YS 60
YS 90
Both Macro and Wide angle lenses
Nikon F100, D70 and D200
2 X Sea & Sea Housings
2 X Ys-90 Strobes, YS-350
105mm Macro,18-35mm, 10-20mm, 28-70mm

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#2 donauw

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Posted 27 May 2003 - 11:55 PM

For an excellent online course check out http://www.martysnyd...com/course.html

Its about $50 and a great place to start.

Regards,

#3 bobjarman

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 11:11 AM

Joe Liburdi (sp) wrote a great handbook on the Sea&Sea camera.

http://www.amazon.co...=books&n=507846

ITs expensive at amazon, but keep your eyes out and you might be able to find someone who has one.

#4 JackConnick

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 01:31 PM

Agreed that the 'Complete Guide.." book is the best resource, really a must have. It details uses of most lenses and typical shots. Then just get out and shoot, shoot and shoot some more. Try to concentrate on one type of shot, one lens/lighting set-up per dive, figure it out, take a few notes, etc. before moving on. Macro is fairly easy to work with at first, as is close-focus wide-angle.

Rondales also has an excellent area on UW Photography with lots of helpful articles mostly written by pros.

I really enjoy my S&S, I'm sure you will too!

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#5 TedJ

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 05:13 AM

Ijust sold the book on eBay for about $8.00. wish I had known you could use it. I saw another one there this morning for about $10.
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