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TomR1

Member Since 28 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2014 09:39 AM
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In Topic: Advice on housing for D90 (Hugyfot?)

12 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

I would look for a used housing in the classifieds. The D-90 is a couple of generations behind (although it will do just fine for underwater work) so a used housing should be available.


In Topic: Aquatica D7100 housing and Strobes

11 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

Greetings-

 

If this housing has fittings for optical sync cords I am interested in the housing, port(s), tray and anything else specific to this housing. I already have dual z-240's and styx arms. Email is tomreynolds_ilan@yahoo.com. (I don't log in all that often)

 

Tom


In Topic: Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8

09 April 2014 - 08:22 PM

Grudge-

 

Thanks. Longer and heavier than the 105 is the kind of advice I can use. I have a full Stix ring on my 105 port so I ordered another in case I need more flotation. I also ordered an interesting "t" handle muck stick. I can use it to brace the camera in Dumagette muck dives.

 

The longer working distance should make a big difference in subsee lighting.

 

Tom


In Topic: Best lens to start with

08 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Pooley makes a good point. How many places can you go to and just have a 10/17 Tonika lens? That would drive me crazy but I am a macro shooter. My wife uses a 14/54 Olympus lens on an E620 which is the functional equivilent of the Sigma 17/70 on a Nikon. However, the 17/70 is difficult to house. I needed to find a flat port that is very wide similer to the flat port in the Olympus line and I needed to get the zoom gear permanently attached to the lens in order to get the rig into the port. (Reef Photo did the work for me) I am changing my vote to a 60mm

Tom

In Topic: Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8

08 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

I was hoping that others have used this lens. It appears that it will provide more magnification at the same working distance but is slower focusing than the 105. However, a new lens takes time to get right underwater and to learn its quirks.