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Member Since 25 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Full Frame SLR wide angle corrector port tests

12 November 2015 - 05:50 PM

I would be interested in the loss of angle of view with Sea & Sea correction lens. A B&W diopter improves corners no-end but with so much loss of angle of view that it's seldom worth it. If you are testing in a pool, please measure it if you can...

In Topic: D750 which autofocus mode?

19 October 2015 - 06:52 AM

Alex, your generosity sharing your expertise is much appreciated, even by people who ought to know what they are doing by now...

In Topic: Nikon DX wide angle lens and dome

02 August 2015 - 05:45 AM

You might look at the Sigma 8-16mm too. Unlike the 12-24 and 10-24 Nikons you can't use a diopter on the front, but if you can borrow one, it's worth trying.

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

02 March 2015 - 09:09 AM

I'm not that delighted I switched from the D7000 to the D800, but for my wife's work shooting weddings the D800 ability to shoot high ISO is essential. (And using the same bodies seemed sensible.)  I really miss the 10-17. I don't care if it's not as sharp as the 10.5 (which I sold), it's certainly sharp enough for commercial work. I miss the size and weight of the DX housing. I only shoot wide these days; I'm not fond of the fisheye look but the Sigma 15 is a good lens. I have the 16-35 behind the Nauticam 230mm dome with 70 extension and it's ok, but my corners never seem that great, and it's a huge heavy rig like that. What I like best is the ability to crop drastically and still have a commercial file. Really, the ability to crop makes the 15 Sigma a 10-17 equivalent if you want.

I hanker after something smaller, maybe that uses the 15mm Nikonos lens.