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Decisions, Questions, Decisions......

13 January 2015 - 11:35 PM

For years my trusty Nikon D300 in a nexus housing has served me well.  It works great but I recently upgraded to a Nikon D810 and am planning on getting another Nexus housing. That was the easy decision.  I've gone from DX to FX and from 12 megapixel to 36.  But, the transition means my trusty Tokina 10-17 with its dedicated port won't fit the new housing. So, since I will have to get a new port I am thinking of which lens.   I have a 14-24 that I use for landscape photography and love it.  But I don't want to to take it underwater.  I have a 16 mm fish eye which is an old lens but a good one. I have also considered the 16-35, the older 17-35, nikon 20mm, & Sigma 15 mm fisheye.   I just learned Tokina makes a 16-28 2.8 FX.   Does anyone use this lens and if so is it as good as the Tokina 10-17 DX.   Since most of my underwater work these days is with whales, this lens could work well.   Would love to hear about experiences with this lens....   Aloha!

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Gental Giants

23 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

There is nothing like swimming with whales.  The feeling you get when a whale looks you in the eye is surreal and humbling.  I have traveled to Tonga ten times to swim with these gental giants, and hope to do it for another ten years.  Dont get me wrong I am a die hard diver, and never thought I would look forward to snorkel trips but being in the presence of giants is the most fun I have had with a mask on....

Maui is a tropical paradise

23 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

This image was created during a recent landscape photography workshop in Maui.

Two spaces Available for Tonga Whale adventure Sept 12-23, 2014

23 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Join Mark Strickland and Douglas Hoffman on an incredible adventure dedicated to swimming with Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales in Ha'apai Tonga. The dates are Sept 12-23, 2014.  Includes 11 nights accommodation, 9 days whale swimming, lunch on the boat, & airport transfer to hotel. This is Douglas' 10th season organizing small groups dedicated to whale photography, and Marks fourth time co-hosting.  Limited to five participants this is going to be an incredible expereince.    We will not swim with every whale we see.   Expereince has taught us to look for specific behaviors that might lead to extended interaction.  We know that by being selective in which whales we swim with we could well be rewarded with swims that last for hours rather than seconds.... Please send an email to dhimages@maui.net if interested in joining this adventure.  If not able to join in 2014 but are interested, there are sapces avaialbe for the 2015 season.  Dates are Sept 4-14th, 2015.  Attached File  Whale 6.jpg   399.13KB   5 downloads