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In Topic: A few D850 Shots from Fiji

03 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

Hi Jack,

which flashes did you use?




I used 2x S&S YS-D1 strobes.

In Topic: Sony A9 question

02 February 2018 - 08:41 AM

SEACAM has the ability to re-manufacture some Nikonos lenses, but as far as I know Nauticam is the only one with a Nikonos lens adapter and an a9 housing.


The Nikonos 15mmFE and the Sony 90mm Macro should do well for you.

In Topic: Best Fisheye for Nikon D850 in Nauticam housing

01 February 2018 - 08:56 AM

I'd agree with Alex as to smaller domes. I normally shoot a 170mm Zen with my D800 and now D850. The last trip I shot at f/9-f/11 or so, which is where I commonly shot my D800, and definitely wish I'd stopped down more. This can be a challenge for lighting though. So larger dome/travel size/aperture considerations are maybe a bit more of a balancing act.


The resolution of the D850 seems to challenge lens/port combos more. One point also is that the setup seems to have been having some front/back focusing issues - more than with the D800. Users are advised to fine tune the focus of their lenses - even FE's with a wide range of DOF. I think my Sigma was slightly front focusing on the body I was using, which was a rental that i received the day before I left.


As to the questions at hand - the Nauticam D850 comes with an optical sync converter. You can upgrade it to a TTL card. The Zen 230 and most domes don't use an extension with the Sigma 15mm FE.


As to challenges - Macro DOF on full-frame is probably the biggest difference I encountered, and I miss using the 60mm Macro and diopters, vs. only the 105mm. Yes, you can shoot the 60, but not really at much magnification.



In Topic: A few D850 Shots from Fiji

21 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

Thanks, gang.


I think the D850 is a lot faster and the AF better. It certainly has higher resolution. Which I think is pushing the envelope of what the Sigma is capable of. I mostly shot at f/9 or f/11 or so and I found I had small DOF issues even then.


Here's another:



In Topic: Dive Yap & Palau - April 2018 - 4 spots available.

21 January 2018 - 08:49 AM

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