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In Topic: Soft images with nikon d500 and nikkor 16-35mm.

29 September 2016 - 12:57 AM

......All of my images were soft-even some taken of a stationary moray eel on site.I tested the lens/port/ext. ring combo on land and the resulting images were sharp.....



Does the Nikkor 16-35mm require the use of a diopter behind a dome?


It sounds like the lens isn't correctly focusing on the virtual image.




In Topic: Anyone know the species of this Bali Octopus?

25 August 2016 - 02:22 AM

Coconut Octopus in plain mode? Isn't showing the lines radiating out around the eye that a Day Octopus would have.




In Topic: New lens - 12mm F2.8 zero distortion

03 August 2016 - 01:06 AM

It's a full manual lens; focus and aperture. So not very practical for UW.




In Topic: Reply for image/footage request for free

19 April 2016 - 12:21 AM

That's a good point about checking first if they are prepared to pay the appropriate dues. On request for image, usually via Flickr, I state

that the image desired is available for licensing and ask for the print run/usage details. I also state they can deal direct or I can upload to

where I have my humble collection of stock images; Alamy. If they want to deal direct I'll crunch the usage parameters through the Alamy

pricing system for a similar image and round the price to what the image is valued to me. For example I had a recent image request for an

old, low quality image and rounded down the price accordingly. They accepted and paid promptly and also agreed to send a copy of book

once printed.




In Topic: Are you happy you changed from DX to FX?

01 February 2016 - 12:46 AM


....For a fleeting moment I thought maybe I should take a close look at the D500. But then sanity kicked in....



Do it! You know you want to! :evilgrin2:




FX or DX, both are capable of rendering high quality images suitable for publication and wall prints. Any camera body has its pro and cons.


Personally for me it ends up being a case of diminishing returns to consider moving to FX from DX. Factoring in body, lens and housing taking

a FX camera underwater is a considerably more expensive proposition. Then of course is the increase in weight and volume. Also FX just about

makes using a large diameter dome a necessity and I love compact domes.


Of course if your pockets are deep its all academic.


As I'm on a hiatus from diving the new D500 has huge appeal. Will definitely be picking one up to shoot the birdies with. If I don't house it I'm sure

I'd be just as happy plonking my current D7100 in the water.


Yes FX is a superior format in many ways, as far as resolution and added capabilities/functions in the bodies on offer. But UW aren't many of those

advantages reduced and as pointed out previously it is very hard to pick up any increase in IQ with the naked eye.