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#1 dspphoto

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

Hello all,

Well thanks to scorpio_fish I finally put one of my Nikon's in a housing and walked away from the point and shoot. The Sun Dancer 2 was a great place to put it through its paces. Still a lot to learn obviously but here is my first swing. C & C is appreciated.

Trip highlights included some new nudis for me, a viper eel, a crazy goatee blenny, and beautiful walls and corals.

http://www.danopendy...-liveaboard.php



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Edited by dspphoto, 20 October 2010 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

Well if thats your first time with a DSLR underwater then you have done extremely well. The images look nice and sharp, no signs of excessive backscatter and somne nice compositions.

Keep up the good work

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:45 AM

Great work! I like the WA shots.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:44 PM

Fantastic!

I use...

Canon 5d2
Aquatica Housing
8" Dome
Sigma 15mm
Sola lights





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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

Glad the housing worked OK. I always worry that something I sell doesn't work as advertised.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:11 PM

Thanks everyone. I think George may have left some of his talent sprinkled on the housing... I used the 10.5mm, the 16mm and the 60mm macro. My new strobes didn't arrive in time so Captain Simon actually borrowed a pair of DS 160's from the aggressor for me. One of which flooded. Hooo boy. I also had to make do without any focus gears but I found it fairly easy to switch in and out of auto mode when needed. Now I have to wait till December for the next try.

Speaking of photos George, how were the whales?

I should mention that the boat and hammock shots are taken with the GF1.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:28 AM

Speaking of photos George, how were the whales?

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Sadly, I did not make the trip. I had to cancel the day before my departure.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:36 PM

Sadly, I did not make the trip. I had to cancel the day before my departure.


Drat! Sorry to hear that. Thanks again for the patient transaction. It's opened a new chapter for me. Hope you get to see some whales before long.

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