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Nikon command dials need waking with a tap on shutter.

28 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

Info for Nikon D750, D800, 810, 850 owners... I was always irritated by having to dab the shutter release to activate the command dials to change shutter speed and aperture. Matija Kljunak on the D850 Facebook page came up with a solution I didn't know about, namely:


"The solution was in custom settings. Using this setting the problem went away and now I can change the aperture immediately after shooting:

Custom Settings>Controls>f4 Customise Command Dials>Menus and Playback>On(Image review excluded)."


On the D800 it's f9 and the D750 it's f5.

WTB flooded/unrepairable Nikonos RS 13mm fisheye

26 November 2017 - 11:03 PM

Anyone got a 13mm paperweight they would part with for a modest sum? I have an experiment I'd like to try with some 13mm bits.

Sony full-frame with Nikonos 15mm - thoughts?

17 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

I don't shoot macro and currently lug around a Nauticam D800 housing -which is great, but big. Rectilinear wide interests me much more than fisheye. Has anyone been using a Nauticam A7 housing with the Nikonos 15mm successfully and consistently? Does focus peaking work well?


Nikon D850 auto AF fine tune

02 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

I tried this the other day and I am not convinced it works well. Using a large Lens Align and the small one, it seemed, for example, that the correct AF fine tune value for one lens  (measured the conventional way) was +2, yet Auto AF fine tune consistently gave a value of -7. This looked wrong using the Lens Align.

Anyone else tried this and found discrepancies?

Half and half rig flotation

19 April 2017 - 02:53 AM

I'm hoping to be in mangroves with clearish water at the weekend and wanted a way to support a Nauticam D800 housing with the 16-35 and 230mm dome at roughly the right level for half and half shots. This inexpensive Pool School life vest from Toys R Us (in Phuket) even has holes for the housing handles. I added a hard foam collar to the port extension for a little extra buoyancy.