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#1 Julian D

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hi.  Heading out diving this weekend and don't have the zoom gear for my 10-17. I'm diving in kelp and my intention was to do some scenic shots and work on ambient lighting (I'm just learning).

 

Anyone got any suggestions on where to set my zoom before I get on?

 

I actually do have a 1.4 TC & associated gear with me so I could use that but I was thinking that it might be useful to just use the set zoom to keep me focused on lighting.

 

Thanks



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:52 AM

Hi Julian,

I agree, if you're shooting the D80 just roll the lens to 10mm and go have fun.  

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

Agree with Steve.  The most challenging of the 10-17 will be at 10mm.  just have fun, try shooting with the sun at your back and if the sun is out shoot into it at high shutter speeds to catch rays. 


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

+1 that the 10mm end is where the fun is at. If you did want some zoom flexibility have you tried to see if you can fit the gear/sleeve you have

for use with the 1.4 TC onto the lens further up. I know that does work with the Nexus one I have but then I don't have Ikelite. Worth a try I guess,

that is if you haven't already :pardon:

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thanks for the advice its much appreciated.  I'll roll with it set at the 10mm. Glad I asked I probably would have set it at 17.  I did try the gear for the TC but it would need a bit of modifying to get it to work - it's only one day of diving (Catalina Island) so not a big deal but I think I'll make myself a checklist for next time.

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:36 AM

Good luck Julian, have a great time at Catalina.  I've given up on checklists. It got to where my checklists had checklists. Now, I put my system together and shoot it in the pool before going on a trip and exercise everything that I'm going to shoot/use including the card reader and laptop etc. Then I take the system apart and put everything in the bag(s).  

 

Enjoy the kelp and say Hi to Neptune for me.

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:14 AM

Julian,

 

I know it's early Saturday morning so not sure you will get this message.  Are you diving the great Escape today (Saturday)? I'll be on that boat and I will bring my 10-17 zoom gear for you to use.  I am camera-less today.  Long story. I'llbe teaching the wife how to use her new system, though.

 

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Edited by Kelpfish, 13 July 2013 - 03:15 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Joe, thanks for your very kind offer but I was on the Sundiver Express.  Had a great day with 30-40 foot viz but found the photography challenging as some suggested.   But I learnt a lot and saw a pair of leopard sharks which was very cool.  Interested to hear what the Great Escape is like as I might be up in the US again later in the year.

 

Take your point re lists Steve. First time I have forgotten something so hopefully that's lesson learnt.  It did force me to spend the time on wide angle which is a good thing.  I think if I'd had the macro gear with me I probably would had switched for the second dive.

 

Julian