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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2017 04:44 AM
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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.


In Topic: Learned (inadvertently) a lesson . . .

22 January 2017 - 04:25 AM

A difference between school and real life.

 

In school, first we get the lesson then we get the test.

Usually in life, first we get the test then we get the lesson.


In Topic: Advice on strobes - newcomer to underwater photography

19 November 2016 - 08:14 PM

Welcome to the addition!


In Topic: Advice on strobes - newcomer to underwater photography

16 November 2016 - 07:39 AM

Suggestions:

Buy The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge, 4th ed.  Then read it.  As you practice/learn more, read more or read again.

Get in 20-30 dives with no photo gear before considering taking it.  Then start using it on dives with easy dive conditions and reasonable visibility.

Consider practicing diving with photo taking in a pool. You can learn quite a bit about your system this way and it usually costs little.  You can learn about your lights and how much light they offer you in perfect conditions in the pool.

 

I like fiber optic triggered strobes and those work with your housing.

People in the UK can likely provide better insight for lighting local diving.

 

Hope this gives you ideas for getting started.


In Topic: Austrailian diving in Feb and March

19 September 2016 - 05:39 AM

I am thinking of staying at Heron Island for perhaps a week or so.  The water is warmer than Byron Bay and better viz, I think.

Anyone done diving near there?

 

Yep, a huge place.

We are open to travel to one diving area.