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In Topic: Suitable lens for close up's of elusive subjects !

Yesterday, 12:06 PM

You have hit on one of the great truths of underwater photography which is you need to get close. Using long zoom lenses can be done of course but water is quite thick and usually not as clear as air (except today in LA, the air is quite ugly). Most big animal guys underwater are using very wide lenses like the 15 mm or the Tokina 10-17 and diving so that they get close. Of your lens choices the 18-55 can be quite useful) but I think the 55-200 will not be very useful underwater.


In Topic: Best printing techniques

Yesterday, 11:48 AM


Has aluminium ever improved a good image? I know I'm talking like a pompous purist, but a heavy matt white paper and only moderate colour saturation is my preference for a good image.


I think that for many underwater images, particularly with significant blue water in them, the metallic papers definitely improve them. For our recent LAUPS exhibition at the Long Beach Scuba show, I printed some of the same pics on various media for people to evaluate and for most of the pics that I printed the metallic paper was a definite crowd favorite.  We also did some aluminum (I don't know what aluminium is :-)) and they definitely had a "look"; whether or not you like it is another story.



In Topic: Help! Nauticam lubricant for blue S&S o-ring?

19 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

That is why I use Tribolube 71. Christolube in my hands at least stays "wet" for more than 6 months but it does dry out in a year, so far Tribolube hasn't dried in over 15 months.

In Topic: Help needed: Nikon D7100 wont work with Sea & Sea YS TTL Converter /N

18 August 2014 - 12:32 PM

According to S&S, for the 7000 at least the converter needs to be upgraded to one with the white dot. 


In Topic: Why you should buy a Light & Motion light

16 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

I haven't touched the fit light (yet) mostly because having had multiple versions of their earlier lights which all failed (at the best possible moment), I am not that big a sucker for punishment. Have Sola, LaLuz, and Itorch, mostly these are fine. Where do you find the 32650 batteries for 15 Euro? thanks