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#393552 Moving from a Nikon D800 (FX) to a D500 (DX)

Posted by Nicool on 19 March 2018 - 02:55 PM

Admittedly, many of the D500's strengths are a greater advantage above the water.  One feature that is fantastic wet and dry, though, is the autofocus.  Not only is it superbly fast and accurate, you can select your focus point over basically the entire frame.  The wide field of focus is something that was previously only available on mirrorless cameras.
Regarding wide angle, I don't think DX is a negative at all!  The reason?  Tokina's fisheye!  Put the 10-17mm behind a mini-dome and you get a fantastically versatile (and small!) wide angle rig.
You can see the entire album shot with a D500 here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskUBxNdh
I really enjoy mine, and don't regret housing it.

Exact same experience as Mikey’s: i love my D500 and tokina 10-17mm combo, and it’s autofocus.
Love particularly its ability to focus in very dark environments withoutthe spooky focus light. Clear enhancement vs D300s and D7000.
Our latest album shot entirely with this setup is here:
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On the strobe cable part, i am lucky to use a nauticam housing where their strobe trigger is baseline, so shooting up to 10 fps if needed.

Now on macro with 60mm afs funnily i sometimes am not getting focus where i think it should be, so probably i’ll have to research how to properly use the self AF adjustment feature (which i find tricky on a macro lens).

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#390695 New Inon Z330

Posted by Nicool on 31 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

Last nights black water dive (12/30/17) north of the Palm Beach Inlet, Florida USA in 500 feet of water. Very slow north current, only covered about a mile. Olympus EM1 II, 30mm macro lens, Nauticam NA-EM1 II housing, two INON Z-330 strobes.

Phil your swimmer crab photo is gorgeous, i love its ninja style pose

#388037 Introducing Nauticam’s WACP - The Wide Angle Corrector Port: Discuss Here

Posted by Nicool on 01 October 2017 - 04:19 AM

And my bonus question: any plan for a smaller WACP for APSC dslrs like the D500 or 7D serie?

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#373744 WTB: NAUTICAM 32205 45° Viewfinder for MIL Housings & 36135 Macro Port 45

Posted by Nicool on 18 May 2016 - 11:55 PM

I have for sale the LCD window which allows using dslr 45 viewfinder... On NA-EM5 housing. Not sure if it also works for the NA-EM5II housing?

#372849 WTB: mirrorless camera and underwater setup

Posted by Nicool on 21 April 2016 - 12:20 AM

And i have a nauticam setup for olympus om-D em5 (mark 1), if interested to save money pm me ;-)

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#367745 New Panasonic GX8

Posted by Nicool on 01 December 2015 - 04:05 AM

See this nice article from reef photo about gx8:
Though i am not sure if it sells more the gx8 camera or the nauticam's wet lenses system, which seems quite interesting. I'd be curious to know how it compares vs dedicated lenses and ports/domes (in terms of IQ and AF speed)

#356620 Olympus 60mm macro focus distance display.

Posted by Nicool on 15 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

On a similar note, i wish sooo badly that Oly would let you select the focusing range electronically, as the lens switch isn't accessible while in a housing.
I've sent them the suggestion months ago, no feedback...