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#81 Scubysnaps

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

Out of interest Jean, when do you expect the first batch to be out by?
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:47 PM

What is the latest on the production of the AD7000 housing? Will they begin to appear soon?

Thanks, Ray J

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

What is the latest on the production of the AD7000 housing? Will they begin to appear soon?

Thanks, Ray J


I ordered mine from Backscatter a month or so ago. I got an email several days ago saying Aquatica was to start shipping February 1st.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:17 AM

I'm not one to BS , I'm waiting for the production team to get me a realistic time frame for delivery. I should have this answer beginning of next week.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:46 PM

Dumb question but was reviewing Alex's review and for Macro he wrote about switching "9-point dynamic area AF mode". Going through the menus I cannot find this feature. In "Number of focus Points" I just find AF39 or AF11. Could some one give me directions to 9-point?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:40 PM

It's not in the menus - you have to press the focus button in the centre of the M-AF switch.

Actually I have found myself using 3D tracking almost exclusively now. Although for wide angle I use the standard 37 point.

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It's not in the menus - you have to press the focus button in the centre of the M-AF switch.

Actually I have found myself using 3D tracking almost exclusively now. Although for wide angle I use the standard 37 point.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Alex, one of many "duh" moments I am sure. Why is it every time I open a Manual I wake up 20mins later head down, drooling on a flat surface?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:50 AM

I had a chance to shoot a pre-production prototype of Aquatica's AD7000 housing in Dominica last week - here are a few of the first underwater images taken with it. I'm in the middle of writing a review of the full system, so expect that to be ready soon.


Bubbles_3749a.jpg
"Champagne" bubbles
Tokina 10-17mm @17mm with magic filter
F29, 1/6, ISO 100
No strobes


Red_sponge_with_diver_2523b.jpg
Diver with sponges
Tokina 10-17mm @13mm
F9, 1/40, ISO 100
2 x Ikelite DS160 strobes


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Scorpionfish eye
Nikon 105mm VR
F16, 1/320, ISO 100
1 x Ikelite DS160 strobes with ReefNet Fiber Optic Micro Snoot


Sharptail_eel_2686a.jpg
Sharptail eel
Tokina 10-17mm @12mm
F10, 1/160, ISO 100
2 x Ikelite DS160 strobes


Shrimp_3160a.jpg
Pederson shrimp
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F14, 1/200, ISO 125
2 x Ikelite DS160 strobes



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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

Really like the Sharptail ell shot!

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:21 AM

Really like the Sharptail ell shot!


Thanks! That's my favorite of this bunch also :P

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:26 AM

Thanks! That's my favorite of this bunch also :P

Keri


I love eels, never get tired of shooting them myself, but that is my favorite eel shot I've seen -- wonderful stuff Keri!

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#92 Steve Williams

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:29 AM

Hey Keri,
Were you using the little dome on the eel shot? Wonderful light!

Have fun,
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:32 AM

I like them all. But I really like the Champagne bubbles - really original shot. The eel is great too.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:44 PM

Steve - No minidome. Quite the contrary actually - I had the 9.25" megadome installed. This was really just a lucky shot, considering the camera wasn't held to my head, and I was swimming backward over the reef.

Alex - The magic filter really helped for that bubble shot. I tried using strobes to give colour to the foreground, but bubbles were being captured as well, taking away from the long(ish) exposure effect. The blues came out much nicer with the magic filter installed also.

Thanks for the comments, guys!


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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:16 PM

Steve - No minidome. Quite the contrary actually - I had the 9.25" megadome installed. This was really just a lucky shot, considering the camera wasn't held to my head, and I was swimming backward over the reef.
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You did a great job getting the strobes wrapped around that big dome. Have fun!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:19 AM

Hi Keri,

Can you give us a report on the D7000 Aquatica housing as It would be nice to hear some of the plus and minuses of the setup before I recieve mine in 3 weeks!

Regards Mark
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:44 AM

Well done my fellow Canadian. I like the scorpionfish eye (did something similar in Bonaire ; ) ) Great stuff my friend.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:50 AM

Mark - I'm writing a review of the system as we speak, and should have it published shortly. I'll tell you right now though... you'll be happy with it. Aquatica has really stepped their game up now that they're CNC machining their housing from blocks of aluminum rather than casting them.

Thanks, Todd - looking forward to seeing what you've got!


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:37 AM

Hi All: Thanks for the great information and wonderful photos (I love the eel shot). Does anyone know if the AD7000, when used with the Aquatica 4 inch dome and 10-17 lens require an extension ring? Thanks, Ray J

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:03 AM

Hi All: Thanks for the great information and wonderful photos (I love the eel shot). Does anyone know if the AD7000, when used with the Aquatica 4 inch dome and 10-17 lens require an extension ring? Thanks, Ray J


According to their port/lens chart, which is damn near impossible to find on the website, it doesn't require an extension.
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