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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2015 06:28 AM
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In Topic: 8 inch vs mini dome with 10-17 and 1.4X question

31 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I will plan to leave the 1.4x in the bag. Hoping the manta's get as close as Kona.  They rubbed my head as they passed there.  It was quite startling when they did that from behind.

 

Hoping to see hammerheads too but you never know.


In Topic: Bonaire photos

04 March 2015 - 04:45 AM

Steve,

Nearly all the small fish portraits were with a 105mm.  I took the 60mm out for one day to try a few larger fish portraits.


In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

18 February 2015 - 07:39 AM

This quilfin blenny was my favorite.  It does not compete with the quality of other shots here but it was my first photo of this species of blenny.

 

http://www.shiningse...H6FDg3&lb=1&s=A


In Topic: focus light attachment

18 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

I had a Nexus D90 housing and did the following for my housing focus light needs.

There is a black plastic block on the front, beside the port connection.  The block is threaded with an usual tapered thread and Nexus sells (or used to sell) a very expensive adapter for this connection.  The block screws into the housing exterior and there is no penetration inside.

I took the block to a machine shop and had them make a duplicate in aluminum.  Instead of the tapered thread, I had them install an 8mm thread.  I then bought a Ultralight ball connection for that thread.  I painted the aluminum block with galvizing paint.

This worked great for all the time I used the housing.

I would show you photos of it but I no longer own that housing.

I looked online at a picture of the D300s housing and it has the same block so I am guessing yours does too.

 

This was a really nice place for the focus light as it was quite close to the lens and easy to aim/use.

 

Hope that helps.  let me know if this is not clearly explained.


In Topic: Black and white

23 November 2014 - 01:04 PM

Love your B&W photo's at the link.