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Aussiebyron

Member Since 04 Jan 2009
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In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

Today, 06:23 AM

Hi Wolfgang,

 

The reason why I kept the D7000 for so long was because I wanted to stay with Dx format and there wasnt anything coming out really worth updating.  I primary use the Nikko 10.5mm and Tokina 10-17mm and dont see the benefit of going full frame. I am impressed with how the sunburst came straight out of the camera and will be trying for some more turtle sunbursts until the Manta's and Leopard Sharks turn up in a few months time.  I see the D500 come into its own with 4k video and huge buffer which has slowed me down in the past.

 

Cheers Mark


In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

Yesterday, 06:16 PM

I was impressed with the D500 performance with sunbursts.  Cant wait until summer time when we have Leopard Sharks (Zebra) and Manta's in clear water.

 

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In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

Yesterday, 06:08 PM

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Large female Grey Nurse Shark shot at 10mm

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AF-S GRP AF-area


In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

Yesterday, 06:00 PM

More Test shots from yesterdays dive.  JPGs straight off the camera unedited only resized to give you an idea of the cameras performance.

 

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In Topic: Nikon D500 and Aquatica AD500 first impressions

Yesterday, 05:46 PM

Mark,

 

Nice pics and info. Like you, I've been using a D7000 and Aquatica housing for 3+ years. Just bought a D500 for my wife's wildlife photo hobby. She got some great pics of puffins last month. Guess that I need to find the $$ to get the new housing.

 

Thanks again.

 

Harry

 

Hi Harry,

 

The D7000 has served me well for the last 6 years and is still a very capable camera. My biggest issue with it was the size of the buffer for shooting action shots and the D500 has made up for this.  One aspect is that Aquatica housings still look good after years of abuse and still get decent money when you want to sell them second hand which makes getting into a new housing a little less of a financial issue and I am sure your wife will let you borrow her camera to put it in ;-)

 

Cheers Mark