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jmauricio

Member Since 21 Apr 2009
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In Topic: Question about 16-50mm Sony E-mount lens

26 January 2015 - 01:07 PM

I believe the 16-50mm was largely panned as a poor lens with lots of distortion and required a lot of cropping when correcting the profile. I don't have any experience to compare it directly to the rx -100.'

 

You may want to reconsider the nikonos 15mm. It might actually be a good option for you. at f8, it has great dof (so less fiddling with focussing, etc). you can still leave your camera on aperture priority and get metering to change shutter speed/iso. I think the downside is more likely weight (forward pitch) than settings. 15mm = c. 23mm on full frame equiv whihc would work out well with the subjects you were thinking.

 

another option would be e-mount 16mm + wide angle converter which is c. 12mm (non fish eye) which would give you 18mm in full frame equiv. the 4.3in dome isn't hard to move around at all.


In Topic: Sony a7 series with 28mm and clip-on fisheye

22 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

excuse my ignorance here but as a short cut couldn't you set to minimum focus (1.5m i think) and set f stop to 8 or higher and get sufficient dof?


In Topic: Sony a7 series with 28mm and clip-on fisheye

20 January 2015 - 11:07 AM

I think its hard to answer your questions b/c the lens combo is not yet available. Also is there a dome port for the a7 series housing?

 

most images I've seen from a7 cameras underwater are using nikonos wide angle lens or the 28-70mm in a nauticam port.

 

I believe the 28mm+Fish Eye adapter will give 16mm FE fov. Again, a proper dome will need to be available.


In Topic: Diving Blue Heron Bridge in October; Advice???

16 January 2015 - 07:48 AM

Laz Ruda is one of, if not, the best guide on the bridge. You can pm me for email details or reach out via Pura Vida (linked to above). I've dove at the bridge multiple times and still seek out Laz. He's awesome


In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

13 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

I'm totally cheating as well. 

 

I made a conscious effort of late to create depth in my wide angle images. This is not the best one, but shows what I mean and I like it because of the sense of motion conveyed.

 

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This was my first time shark diving. I'm hooked. Sadly I was a little too excited to take any proper photos but I was pretty happy with this one

 

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