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JackConnick

Member Since 29 Dec 2001
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In Topic: Used Nauticam D800 Housing for Sale

20 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

Bump.

 

Price on housing lowered to $2400 OBO. It's in great condition and comes with a factory installed vacuum leak check and valve. This was an extra on these models and cost around $450.

 

D800 Body available for $900, A- condition.

 

Prices include cc or paypal and free ground shipping lower CON US.

 

Jack


In Topic: Best wide angle lens for Nikon D850 in Nauticam housing

16 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

Arrggh. Going through this now. I rented a D850 and used it with my Sigma 15mm FE and Nikon 17-35 behind a 170mm Zen (as its hard to travel with a 9" dome) for a trip in Dec. But I'm biting the bullet and will have a Saga 9" dome for an upcoming trip to Palau.

 

Adam, have you tried your Tokina 17mm 3.5 with your D850? I found one that's dirt cheap used...

 

While the Nikon 8-15mmFE is probably the sharpest of the lot of FEs, I'm not so sure I'd get that much more out of it than the Sigma 15 FE, especially with a larger dome.

 

I agree that the 17-35mm f2.8 is about the same as the 16-35mm uw. My experience is that an f2.8 can't help but catch focus better than an f/4 lens and I mostly use it for larger animals. I do have the S&S "filter" and will give that a test. I think the 9" dome and 70mm extension it should be ok.

 

But I'd like even more reach for shy big animals. 35mm wasn't enough reach.

 

I'd like to try to shoot the 60mm in DX mode for macro, as I miss using it with some diopters against the 105, we'll see how that goes.

 

Anybody shot the 60mm for big animals? Maybe behind a dome? Kinda weird, but it was a trick on DX.

 

Jack


In Topic: Maha/Powerex Battery Chargers- DO NOT CONSIDER

28 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

I'm not sure who your dealer was. We've never had any problems with the very few MAHA chargers and batteries we've had whiie selling them for many years.

 

I would just go back to the dealer. Most times we just exchange the faulty unit and MAHA has done them same the next time we've ordered.

 

Jack


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

24 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Just giving this a bump. We still have space on this great Yap and Palau trip for singles or a couple.

Let me know asap! It's going to be epic!


In Topic: A few D850 Shots from Fiji

03 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

Hi Jack,

which flashes did you use?

Sascha

 

Sasha,

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