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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: Tokina 10-17

09 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

Will the Nikon 8-15 work in small domes made for the 10-17?  I use a Nexus 1017 dome.

The minimum focus length on the 10-17 is just under 14mm and the 8-15 is at 16mm.

The Nikon is also longer, would I need an extension?



In Topic: Midriff Islands - Sea of Cortez

09 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

Thank you for the kind comments.  It is a wonderful place to dive.


Please direct your friends to my website any time you like for seeing photos.

Showing off photos is one of the reasons I have the site.

You can buy photos there as well.

In Topic: Beginner, trying to figure out how to make the best use of a limited budget

02 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

Remember to budget for software.  You are likely going to want Lightroom.  You can lease it or buy it, which is a different can of worms for a different discussion.

In Topic: Beginner, trying to figure out how to make the best use of a limited budget

02 April 2017 - 07:56 PM

How about a Canon GX9 and Fantasea housing?  You can get both new for under $1000.  Adding a strobe, tray, cable, etc would be your path for upgrading first.  You can add wet lenses for better macro and wide angle later if desired but you can have some degree of macro and wide angle with the camera as is.  If you stretch a bit, maybe you get to a used strobe now.  The GX9 Mark II is out so the GX9 price is dropping.

The GX9 Mark II and housing are also at your $1000 budget but then there is nothing left to plan for lighting.

If you are patient, you might find people selling their GX9 to upgrade but that will be less certain on timing.


Just some more food for thought.

And welcome to the addition.

In Topic: Tokina 10-17 lens with 8 inch Nauticam dome

02 March 2017 - 04:43 AM

Capt Chad, you will have no trouble with a standard tokina 10-17 lens with the D7000, which  I use as well.  The D7000 is a DX camera and the lens is designed for such a camera.  You can also use domes in the 4 inch sizing with that setup.  There are several mfg companies with small domes for that lens and camera setup.  Its quite compact for travel and very nice for close focus wide angle.  The lens will focus all the way down to the dome.