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PeteAtkinson

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
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In Topic: How's my logic...

09 August 2014 - 05:13 AM

I made the switch from D7000 to D800 Nauticam. I convinced myself that the high ISO ability would be useful, cropping etc. But really the big drawbacks are the loss of the Tokina 10-17 (and the ability to use small domes) and the increase in size and weight. I do like the ability to crop drastically but the weight and size is an issue for me. The 16-35 is ok, but seldom wide enough, and I'm not fond of the fisheye look for many subjects with the Sigma 15. I think would stay with the D7000...


In Topic: Major frustrations with a new D800 Focus seems soft

25 December 2013 - 06:11 PM

At the very least you need something like Lens Align to calibrate every lens to that particular body. The amount of AF fine tune you need will vary for each lens, with zooms you will need to choose a compromise as the amount of AF fine tune required varies with focal length usually. I think we only have one lens that requires no AF fine tune, but some require as much as -18.

There's no shortcut to doing this yourself and you can learn from Google how to do it.  We also use Focus Tune, but for most purposes I think Lens Align is enough.


In Topic: Sonys' new A7(r) FX mirrorless

30 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

Perhaps Nauticam will make a housing and adapter for this to work with a Nikonos 15mm lens - which would be a handy size even if the corners are no better.


In Topic: Which lenses?

19 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

If you decide you want rectilinear rather than fisheye, I have the Nikon 12-24 $450, and the Sigma 8-16 $550, for sale.