Viwefinder Thank you
Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:10 AM
I went to a local diving shop pool to test out my new Nauticam 180 viewfinder. There was another photo addict there that mentioned he just sent his Nauticam 45 viewfinder back. He could not find his subject when shooting macro and did not press through the learning curve. He gave up and sent it back.
If not for this site and all the advice given, I would have purchased the 45 viewfinder and been as frustrated as the other guy. Instead, when I went into the pool with the 180, I could immediately find the test subject in the viewfinder and all looked so wonderful. So I am looking forward to my up coming trip with the new viewfinder.
So thanks to many, particularly the A. Mustard viewfinder article some months back, for aiding in selecting my latest gadget.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:26 PM
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:35 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:37 AM
Thanks for the comments. Oh, I want a 45 badly enough. But I only get to dive maybe 3 weeks per yr and those are usually spread out. From reading here, most say I would have a learning curve the first few days each trip. So the 45 may have to wait a while until I find some lucrative income near the ocean, or retire.
I changed from a straight Nauticam to a 45 degree viewfinder. I quickly got into finding the subjects with horizontal positioning of the camera, but still struggle when I use the camera vertically. However, for me the pros with the 45 definitely outweighs the frustration of not finding stuff vertically.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:26 AM
D90 in Nexus; 60mm, Woody's Diopter, 105mm, SubSee +5 & +10 magnifiers, 10-17mm, Kenko 1.4 TC, 18-55mm & Inon Z240 strobes.