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JimSwims

Member Since 01 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2015 05:39 PM
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In Topic: fs nauticam NIKON and CANON zoom gear rings10-17 10-22 17-40

13 August 2015 - 12:11 AM

Dibs the 10-17 ring. PM sent


In Topic: Copyright responsibility

28 July 2015 - 05:34 AM

Seems the site has an altogether more sinister purpose!

 

http://wetpixel.com/...r-photographers

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Copyright responsibility

27 July 2015 - 01:34 AM

A quick look showed the site was Russian hosted. Both the contact address and telephone contact are bogus.

 

Bit more googling-

http://www.kotaku.co...them-as-posters

 

http://www.thephotof...-images.386416/

 

Seems the whole site may just be a big fake- http://hxppy-bxddy.t...ing-seems-to-be

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: The Choice: Build Upon What I Have Or Start Afresh...?

03 July 2015 - 10:26 PM

As wide angle imaging is your strength and preference, sticking with a full frame DSLR makes the most sense to my mind. Coupled with

your pre-existing kit and familiarity it, this makes it even more compelling. One could argue that starting with a compact underwater also

makes good sense to cut your teeth on, but in this case I think your familiarity with the 5D2 should negate much of that. The dynamic range

and speed of the SLR are huge pluses for wide angle. And then there's the all important glass. I'm sure you would feel quickly held back by

the compact. Especially since you want "high quality images".

 

Having said all that you will still find yourself photographically going back to the drawing board as you begin underwater. Light behaves very

differently under the surface. One other thing to consider is what suitable lens do you already have? Plenty of great threads on this site that

discuss the best Full Frame glass. Take your time in researching as there are plenty of caveats and compatibility pitfalls.

 

Assuming that you are already a competant diver and will be doing a justifiable amount of diving; I would be looking at the second hand market

for an alloy housing like Nauticam or Aquatica.

 

Best of luck with your journey!

 

Cheers,

Jim.


In Topic: Hypselodoris from Bali?

15 May 2015 - 02:38 PM

Wouldn't mind a better look at the gills. Certainly Chromodorid, does look good for Hypselodoris to me. H.zephyra is closest match I've seen so far.

 

Cheers,

Jim.