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Offline Last Active Jul 05 2015 06:35 PM

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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!




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.




In Topic: Juvenile Nudi from Bali

15 May 2015 - 02:32 AM

Polycerid ✔  Polycera sp.  Possibly a Kaloplocamus sp. ? Somewhere in that ball park.




In Topic: **Wonderful** Photos winning 3 competitions

19 April 2015 - 04:50 AM

I do understand that point. But to appear to accuse a photographer of fraud on a public forum without any proof? I completely disagree with the

approach of the OP.


I don't know Davide Lopresti and I don't follow the competition circuit, having only ever entered a handful over the years. I have no idea of the

submission opening and closing times of the competions in question. If the OP is solely pointing the finger at competition organisers not vetting

finalists as per their stated competition rules then there certainly is an issue with them and their application of rules agreed upon.


My issue with the OP is the annonomous mud slinging. If they are sure of something, they could provide proof and have the courage of his/her

convictions to do so in person. There is no clear proof other than inferrence that the entrant acted without conscience.  





In Topic: **Wonderful** Photos winning 3 competitions

18 April 2015 - 10:00 PM

Lonelycat, I really do think that if you feel you need to point the finger or effectively name and shame someone you might do so openly rather than by an

annonomous post. This will indeed appear catty and will most likely find you out in the cold. It is quite possible that your accused submitted the image to

multiple comps at same time.