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#1 Matti

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

Ideal conditions for wide angle but as is the case was set up for macro with aquatica +10 lens. Seas like a mill pond and 20+m of vis. Oh well was fun playing regardless. Here are a couple of snaps, hope that you enjoy.
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#2 Alastair

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

haven't tried macro in Byrons bay yet but i will do... didn't see as many Nudibranchs as i was hoping for.....


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#3 Matti

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:44 PM

They are there, been mainly focused on wide angle recently but if I start looking seriously will see at 4-5 different types.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

How are you finding the diopter to use generally matti? Plus and minuses? I love shot 2 btw. Great detail and lighting.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

haven't tried macro in Byrons bay yet but i will do... didn't see as many Nudibranchs as i was hoping for.....

 

Just need to know where to look Alastair ;-)


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#6 Matti

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Use of the diopters is not much different from teleconverter or the canon 500D close up lens. Reduced depth of field compared to just 100mm macro but when I get my lens caddy will give me flexibility of standard macro and options of going to super macro with ease lighting is slightly different but much.

#7 Alastair

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:02 PM

lol... very true Mark...  saw some Nudies last time... need to move slower next time..

 

i much prefer using the flip down diopters as you get a little more flexibility during a dive.  would be interesting to see how the Aquatica ones stack up against macro mate or Subsee..


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

Alastair when all the wide angle action slows down I will take you on a Macro dive and show you all the cool stuff.  Hugo's trench is the best place for Nudi's at Julian Rocks. Its common to find 15-20 different species on a single dive.

 

Regards Mark


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#9 Alastair

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

Cheers... Mark.. if only someone could look after the kids we would come every week :)

 

Thanks Matti for the Macro images..


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Nikon D90 Aquatica housing, nikkor 60mm, ,105VR mm, 18-70mm, 17-55mm, 10.5mm FE, 15mm FE, 10-20mm.
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