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jaypee

Member Since 13 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2011 01:22 AM
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In Topic: D70 Camera Ikelite Housing and D125 strobe 60mm macro lens

17 October 2009 - 06:30 AM

What settings, ie: Auto, Manual P ?, or what.I am using Nikkor 60mm macro lens. Do I use TTL on the strobe or use manual settings. When I take shots they are most of the time bleached out. I have used auto and m a p settings on the camera and nothing seems to work right. Please tell me what you guys have had success with. I only have 8 more dives to get it right and today missed an opportunity to photograph a sea horse.

TYVM Tom B.



Hi Tom,

I have used this setup for quite a while (60 AF-D) and its performs perfectly on 1/80 - 1/125 / F18-F29 / ISO 200 and TTL -1 ^_^ I just love it, however your lens might hunt whenever you're focussing closely.

Cheers,
Jaap

In Topic: White balance preferences

25 March 2009 - 03:27 AM

I used a White Bal. card only with my Magic filters when I don't use any strobes, you need to balance about each 3ft of depth changes, in my macro shots (with flash) I commonly use FLASH as whitebalance preset and select a little more yellow/pink in the color adaptation. This because of the fact that my diffuser is on the strobe. (might be possible to resolve this with some LEE filters on the strobes).

In Topic: Philippines?

25 March 2009 - 01:13 AM

We've been to central Philippines aka Visayas, to the island of Cebu in the MoalBoal municipal. It's easy bangka-diving only 2 dive operators in the neigbourhood. We stayed at Magic Island (www.magicisland.nl) and used there diving facilities, definitely recommended if you like unique boat AND shore diving, relaxing and good dinners! Took my first pictures there in 2006 :) see also http://www.bonaire-v.....l Underwater/

Cheers!

In Topic: High ISO under the spotlight in Lembeh

24 March 2009 - 07:10 AM

Hi Alex,
I think the octopus is amazing as it remains sharp, has a nice DOF and colour balance in both foreground+background! I think shooting HIGH-ISO is quite a bit 'unspoken' as people are used to fire at will, "Strobe Power!"... Anyway thanks for inspiring again. :)

In Topic: First Macro Lens to buy?

24 March 2009 - 06:58 AM

Agree, I like the focal length 60mm, good macro lens in close range, and a very nice portrait lens as well!