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#1 Panda

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

A couple of updates to my website.

Nikon D7000 underwater settings
This is a page detailing all my settings used for Macro, Wide, Splits, and Video. It may be of use for new users. Any corrections or comments are most welcome.

DIY macro lens mount
Here's my macro lens holder using plumbing bits.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

D7000 settings - Now with added images and links to examples

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

Your website is very helpful!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Nice. I like the opa and oma fiets too!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

D7000 settings - Now with added images and links to examples


What do you typically user for metering settings?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

I use all manual exposure so no metering

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

I think he is referring to metering mode. For me, its spot metering always.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

I think he is referring to metering mode. For me, its spot metering always.


Yes, I was referring to metering mode.

I would have expected the spot is used for Macro, and Matrix for wide angle.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

Matrix metering for general photography, evaluate the result and adjust the EV to suit.
Underwater I may occasionally use Aperture priority with about -2/3 ev and matrix metering with manual flash in shallow water. But usually, as I said, all manual so metering mode is irrelevant.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

Correct me if I’m wrong but metering is still very relevant even in Manual mode.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Not for the way I work, maybe I'm the odd one out here. I have standard starting aperture and shutter for macro or wide, then make adjustments after looking at the result on the screen. The meter has no role in that workflow.
You have me intrigued now, how do you use the meter in manual mode?

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