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#1 quickpix

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

I have just started using my D7000 in a Ikelite housing with the big port and a Tokina 11/17 lens, along with Ikelite 2/Pro 2800 video lights.
I am using the auto exposure setting and auto ISO.
My pictures are good but not great.
Per a recent post I set the lens between 4 & 7 ft. on a fixed focus.
Mi videos are better than the stills, but not much.
For stills I am using 2/Ikelite DS 51 strobes on TTL.

Does someone have a better set up for me?
I have been getting some great opportunities in Mexico with lots of turtles wrecks and bull sharks.

You can check out my stills & vids on TouTube @ quickpix123
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

I am using the auto exposure setting and auto ISO.


There's your problem, and not getting close enough.
Your stills on Youtube look overexposed

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

Just for fun set your camera to manual, 200 ISO, F/8, 1/180 and adjust your strobes for the light you want. Might take a couple tries but I bet you will like it. If the water is too dark slow your shutter speed slightly.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

Whoops, I see you were talking about video.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

Just for fun set your camera to manual, 200 ISO, F/8, 1/180 and adjust your strobes for the light you want. Might take a couple tries but I bet you will like it. If the water is too dark slow your shutter speed slightly.



Great idea
Anyone else have any other suggestions?

#6 quickpix

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:41 PM

Great idea
Anyone else have any other suggestions?


I will start using all manual settings, they are easily adjusted on a D7000.

I am still perplexed about the static setting of the wide angle lens,
I have tried between 3 & 7 ft, but all the us close pix are out of focus.
The auto focus goes nuts so it is out of the question.
It would be nice if it worked though.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:18 PM

Have you checked whether you need a diopter with that lens?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:13 AM

Have you checked whether you need a diopter with that lens?



I am going to use manual settings like suggested and auto focus on the lens.
I can always turn off the AF.

I will let you know in a couple of days how it turns out, as I am on a 2 month dive trip.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Hmmm, just curious. Is it a Tokina 10-17 or a tokina 11-16? I don't think there is a 11-17.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

Hmmm, just curious. Is it a Tokina 10-17 or a tokina 11-16? I don't think there is a 11-17.



Hey guyz I just wanted to report that I put all this advise into practice and here is the results.



Thanks

If you want to see more in following days let me know