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diver dave1

Member Since 02 Mar 2008
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In Topic: Best lens to start with

08 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

Nice photos!


The Nikon d7100 has a 1.3x crop mode, which means that it uses a smaller portion of the sensor, but would it have a similar effect as the 1.4 teleconverter?


Did you change to DSLR just to could crop your pictures to get magnification?  I doubt it.  If you are worried about being too wide, the option I list gives you a choice.  A rect. lens requires a MUCH larger dome to get sharp pictures from all I read from others whereas the 10-17 can use the small dome and be sharp.

In Topic: Molykote 3451 vs. Tribolube 71

05 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

I have used Molykote 3451 for several yrs on Inon Z240 O-rings and Nexus housing O-rings.  Works great and lubricates well.  The Z-240 cap threads into place, as do Nexus ports/domes which benefits from the lubrication characteristics.  Cannot compare it to Triolube as I have not used it.  A few yrs ago, there were MANY thread regarding O-ring grease.  You might do some searching here.

In Topic: Best lens to start with

29 March 2014 - 02:12 PM

If you want a bit more options, you might consider the 1.4X teleconverter and a dome extension for your 10-17 and small dome.  If you find yourself being too wide for your subjects, that could give you some options.  The added gear is not large or heavy and not too expensive.

Just a thought.


Every shot in this trip to Cozumel was shot with that setup but with 2 strobes.


In Topic: Advice on How to get Close

23 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

I am using a Nikon D7000 with two Z240 strobes.  Lenses vary but the wide angle is with the Tokina 10-17 while nearly all macro is with the Nikon 105.  I used a D90 until upgrading to the D7000.

In Topic: Nude model and sunball

23 February 2014 - 04:26 AM

Really lovely.  Always look forward to your postings as they are always interesting and beautiful.