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Andy H

Member Since 17 May 2002
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2007 10:34 PM
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In Topic: Tips for D200 manual WB with Magic Filter?

20 September 2007 - 03:33 AM

Thanks for the advice Tim. I was thinking of going with Shutter priority for that reason and maybe shooting ISO 200 or 400 for an extra stop or two. Quite looking forward to trying it out now. thanks to all of the responses I have a far better idea of how I want to approach it - which always helps.

Andy

In Topic: Tips for D200 manual WB with Magic Filter?

19 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

Thanks all.
I will be shooting raw and for the reasons Alex mentioned in his post so not want to leave it to later correction in PS. I'm downloading the latest UWP now so that's extremely convenient.

Alex, thanks for the offer of the loan of your grey card. Will a manual WB from a white slate make much difference i.e. will the reflectivity affect anything? I need to do some testing later with my slate and non waterproof grey card I think.

I'd also better read up on saving WB settings......

In Topic: Sea and sea ttl converter and inon z-240 strobes

09 September 2007 - 02:30 AM

I'm using the converter with dual Z240's and a Nexus housed D200. I'm yet to take it in the sea but testing in the pool, the converter has been spot on. It is quite a large beast, or larger than I expected, so you do have to find somewhere to mount it but it does mean, for me at least, that I have workable cable and optical TTL which is a nice option & offers backup. As for the corrosion issues, you will have to isolate the camera ground from the housing otherwise electrolysis will occur (the converter battery housing is held at 3v unfortunately). I've acheived this by using a nylon bolt and insulating the camera mount plate. I am concerned over a report I've read that one converter battery compartment corroded up after many dives shooting on a Sea & Sea housing so will be extra careful in making sure the battery compartment thread is lubed and regularly checked. The only other point to note is that you can't shoot rear curtain sync with the converter which is a shame.
All in all the combination works fine for me and hope it will continue to do so.

Hope that helps - good luck,
Andy

In Topic: Two Inon Z Adapters FS - UK

14 August 2007 - 03:13 AM

Reduced to £20 each or offers due to lack of interest - ideal for spares or if you're thinking of getting Inon strobes, you'll also need these.......

Used once in pool so as new, two Z adapters - use to attach Inon strobes to Inon, Sea & Sea & ULCS arms (maybe others that have ball clamps similar to ULCS). Include fixing bolts.

Cost me £35 each. Asking £25 each inc postage (to UK address). Please email with questions.


In Topic: Inon / Nexus 45 degree viewfinder

08 August 2007 - 03:45 AM

I must admit that I was dubious of how easy the 45 degree finder would be for general shooting. However, I've used it twice in the pool with a combination of both wa and macro lenses and after getting used not to putting your eye right up to the plate, have found it easier to use and compose than anticipated. I'm also happy with the build and fit on the plexiglass back, though will of course be taking extra care when handling/storing etc. I feel with common sense applied it shouldn't be an excessive weak spot. Up to now I've heard of no issues with the finder (and hope that I'm not going to be the first!).

Looking at how reluctatnt Nexus and other housing manufacturers have been in the past to modify/adapt housings, I don't see any major change coming soon where the finder is concerned, especially when the feedback is generally very positive anyway.

Andy