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In Topic: Nikon D5 and D500 Launch Event

04 February 2016 - 03:55 AM

the ISO button on the right/top side of the camera will certainly be accessible by housing manufacturers. However, with the right hand already so busy during uw shooting (focus initiating, shutter release, change of aperture and shutter speed, stop flash, start video etc.) and now in addition to change the ISO sensitivity, this seems to me a step back in ergonomics. Hope there is still another button to reassign the change in ISO to be used with the left hand (although I understand that the Mode button cannot be used for that). let's see!


But for me there is anyways no real reason to upgrade, neither for camera nor the housing (and thus even saves a ton of money...)

In Topic: Subtronics Strobes 270 vs 270 Fusion

29 January 2016 - 01:42 AM

I have two 160 Fusions and like the setup very much. It is slick and small (the 160) and can be used for stills and video, interchangeably. I also believe one does not need the 270 power; I almost never use more power than 1/4 of the 2 x 160. The real issue of using the video lights on the fusions is the battery consumption, which may be tricky. If you shoot both stills and video interchangeably this is a good and convenient way to go. Sometimes when knowing beforehand to shoot videos primarily I add a Keldan lamp and this gives me a total of almost 10'000 Lumen.

In Topic: Subal DP-100 dome port vs Zen DP-100

22 January 2016 - 01:27 AM

I have the Subal small dome (and also the large 9"). And I believe that they are exactly the same (I think Subal sources them from ZEN, but I am not sure). Anyways, just to make it clear: when comparing with the bigger domes, especially against the very large 9 inch dome, one will loose image quality quite a bit with the small domes...never shoot with apertures larger than let's say f/16, but at f 16 there is already some diffraction...

but for CFWA in combination with a fisheye it is unbeatable off course, as well as the obvious advantages for traveling (although I have shaved the dome sun cover and also the Sigma sun shield quite a bit). I usually have both dome ports with me, the large one and the small on, because of the very limitations of the small ones. If you ask me I would not recommend to replace a large dome with the smaller one. 


20 January 2016 - 02:52 PM

how would they be able to ship a new housing end of february when the new camera is only to be released in March? In my experience it takes them several months after the< get their hands on a new camera...so expect this for the summer at earliest!

And the fiber optic ports??? there is no pop up flash on the new D5, so how to trigger???

what a bull!

In Topic: Nikon D500

12 January 2016 - 09:01 AM

I have used XQD cards since switching to the D4 (I have only ever owned two of them - one and a card reader came free with the camera) - and that camera is now at 200,000 clicks. Through USB3 they download super fast (especially because the camera is not that high resolution). I really like them and will spec my D5 as dual XQD. 


I think lack of pop-up flash on the D500 is probably about weatherproofing - as a major market for this camera will be nature photographers.  




what are u going to do with the Subal D4 housing?  fit / squeeze D5 into current housing? did you check with Subal Austria yet?

Would be interesting to know...probably too early to come to a conclusion...