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JDeighton

Member Since 22 Feb 2009
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In Topic: I need some help

11 May 2010 - 07:41 AM

I also shoot a D700 topside, and wanted to make the transition from Compact camera to DSLR underwater.

I ended up getting a refurbished D90 + Nauticam housing for the same cost as the D700 housing alone would have been. Combined with the Tokina 10-17 it was an awesome combination.

Having made the jump to DSLR, and even while I'm still paying off the credit card, I would not switch back to the compact camera if I had to make the choice again.

You CAN create some fantastic images with a compact camera, especially something that shoots RAW like the S90, the process of making the pictures is so much more enjoyable with a DSLR.

In Topic: Calling Nauticam D90 user

11 May 2010 - 07:21 AM

Glad it's working for you! Enjoy the housing.

In Topic: Calling Nauticam D90 user

11 May 2010 - 07:05 AM

I have try to adjust the tray but what happen is when the tray all the way in all the control in front of housing work prefectlly. Only the two dial at the back not working. I has try to adjust it slightly out to touch the main commend dail but front button not working....


I suspect there will be a "magic-point" where both front and rear controls will work - can you try putting a small piece of paper at the front of the tray, to control how much the tray is held back. You can fold the paper to make it thicker as needed.

You may also want to try putting the paper on one one side of the tray (left or right) to see if the plastic mount is not quite square relative to the camera controls.

Also, I found that the controls matched up better when I followed the user-guide and closed the 2 bottom latches together before the top one. Not sure if you're already doing this?

James.

In Topic: Calling Nauticam D90 user

11 May 2010 - 05:50 AM

I had a similar problem with my Mode dial when I first put it into the housing (Nauticam). I found that if I didn't push the camera on the tray all the way into the housing before locking it in place, all of the controls worked. It only needed to be about 0.5mm difference.

When the camera was correctly seated for all of the controls to work, the back of the tray lined up smoothly with the base of the housing. If I pushed the tray all the way in, there was a slight bump between the tray and the housing.

Good luck - Let us know if this sorts your problems.

James.

In Topic: Website Help?

09 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

Hi Alex,

My vote would be for Smugmug. It isn't free, but the ease of setting it up and customizing it is worth the fee I think. There is a free trial available. "Power" level allows you to brand the site without smugmug logos etc.

The fees are not far off what it costs to host a site for a year anyway!

I find it so easy to just export my images straight out of Lightroom straight onto my site.

You can set up all sorts of gallery styles etc.

Adam


Second vote for the SmugMug suggestion. The site is a lot more customizable than the standard gallery pages, if you select the "Journal" style for a page, you can add a pile of text along with the images.

The real reason I like them is that the images just look better there. They apply a carefully worked out set of sharpening etc by default (which you can adjust or switch it off), and it really helps the way the images look online.

I uploaded the same set of pictures to SmugMug, Flickr, MobileMe, A wordpress blog, a blogger blog, Posterous, Tumblr and an Apache web server running on my mac to compare them all. The images on the SmugMug site simply looked better.

James.