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#1 pndldy

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

I am thinking about a housing for my camera and am leaning towards the Sea Sea, but having a Little difficulty figuring out if I can use my strobes 160 ikelites. I am just guessing, but I'll bet it doesn't shoot TTL in the housing as it did with the Ikelite housing. That's ok, I can adjust to shooting manual all the time. If anyone has a sea sea housing with A D800, I would like to hear how you like it. Thanks and happy diving!
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

Doesn'T Ikelite make cables with the ttl built in?



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

I use the Mdx800 with Ikelite 161 on Manuel and like it.

Never thought to use a TTL, so, can't help you on that.

You need to think over about lenses and ports. My experience with the Nikon 16-35 VR with the 240 dome port , is not good, for example.   



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Triggerfish, what would you suggest for wide angle?
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Well, for now, I use the Sigma 15 2.8 with and without the Kenko X1.4 TC and have 15 and 22.5 mm that I like.

I ordered the Sigma 35 1.4 and will know how is it in the near future.

Alex M. said the 16-35 is the best zoom lens for the job at this moment , I didn't like it even out of the water. It seems that the 16-35 that worked so great with the D700, is not good enough for the D800 (my  opinion,  only).

Just a thought - why not getting the D4 into a housing ?



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

well Triggerfish, the d4 is my little baby, ha ha. I like the thought of all those 36.3MP grabbing info for great pics from the 800. I appreciate the info and will hold off buying the 16-35. I do alot of birding and wildlife pics, so have lots of big lenses, 24-70, 70-200, 500 and 3 teleconverters. Just not much for underwater, 60, 105 and tokina 10-17 fisheye is about it. Going from a D90 and Ikelite system to full format camera, and want a different housing then the ikelite. I am growing up!
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

The 10-17, 60 and 100 are excellent for the job.

Try a 16-35 + D800 on land and if you are satisfy, just get the largest dome port (in Sea&sea is the 240 + 80 mm ext' rings).

Not sure how the 10-17 works with a 1.4 Tc. The new Nikon 60 2/8 afs is not working well with the Tc, the old one (F) is working very well.

Good luck !!!







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