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DocTock

Member Since 04 Dec 2008
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In Topic: Advice on housing for D90 (Hugyfot?)

13 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

I had my D90 housed in a Nauticam housing. 

It was perfect for me. Ergonomically well designed, easy to handle, excellent port lock system, optical strobe control built in.

 

I would second the suggestion to look at the Classifieds here and on ScubaBoard.com.

I successfully sold my D90 housing here.


In Topic: Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8

08 April 2014 - 06:40 PM

The land reviews of this lens seem to indicate that the OS version (newer version) is very fast to focus.


In Topic: Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8

08 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

I'm interested to hear about experience with this lens too.


In Topic: D800 write to card delay

08 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

Any updates on this issue?

 

I just got back from my first trip with a D800 and experienced the "hourglass" on a very intermittent basis. Sometimes 2-3 times per dive, sometimes not at all.

The camera is a late 2013 build with all updated firmware.

Cards were Sandisk Extreme SDHC-1, 32GB purchased from B&H photo. One is listed as 80MB/s, the other 45MB/S.

It did not seem to matter which card was used - both demonstrated this issue.


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

21 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

I appreciate all the input and suggestions.

 

Here's what I have learned so far:

Nikon 105VR required service for aperture and focus issues. 

Tokina 17mm proved, per Tokina, to "not work on the most modern Nikon bodies" - which would explain why it tried (and failed) to AF in MF mode, and would not focus at all in AF mode.

Nikon 24-85 was an early,  poor quality lens - since dumped on eBay and replaced with a modern 24-85VR.

 

I used FoCal to fine-tune a Nikon 50mm, and Sigma 15mm. (Both are +4)

Along with higher shutter speeds & higher ISO (up to 3200) to get to those shutter speeds, I'm finally seeing some razor sharp images.

 

I will be interested to see if the AF-fine tune is consistent through other lenses.