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Highlights of Raja Ampat trip

06 January 2015 - 08:05 AM

Here are a few of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Raja Ampat.  Constructive criticism is welcome and encouraged :)


Decorated crab posing like a decorated king













Sea fans






Bobtail squid burying itself in the sand






Juvenile Barramundi 






Boo windows in the morning light






Two beautiful flatworms






Huge tiger mantis shrimp -- creature of nightmares



Macro lens for Raja Ampat liveaboard?

22 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

I'm wondering what lenses to take for my Raja Ampat liveaboard.  I have a Canon 100mm 2.8L macro, and a Tokina 10-17 w/ 1.4 teleconverter for CFWA.  My biggest question, is whether I should add the Canon 60mm macro to my lens collection for this trip?  


Some background -- I shoot a Canon 7D in Aquatica housing with dual S&S 110a strobes.  Since switching to a DSLR, I've mostly done big animal photography.  I've only done one trip where I actually used my 100mm macro (Sipadan & Philippines), and I had results I was happy with. (This trip was four years ago.)  I'm thinking of taking a tripod to try and do some macro video, and wondering if the 60mm will be better for this than the 100mm, or whether the working distance of the 100mm will be better for video.

Canon 7D Mk II compatibility with existing 7D housings?

15 September 2014 - 08:53 AM

This is always the pipe dream when a new camera is released.  At a quick glance the layout of buttons looks identical, so maybe there is a chance? Any further insights are appreciated.

new 50,000 lumen video light - enough to replace strobes?

12 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

Just noticed that Edge has released a new 50,000 lumen light, which, importantly, has a strobe setting.  Price aside, I'm wondering if two of these could feasibly replace my strobes for still photos.  Given the results I saw on an earlier thread testing 2x 19,000 lights (i.e., 38,000 total lumens) in strobe mode, it seems that two of these with a 100,000 lumen combined output would do the trick.





Galapagos 2013 Pictures

28 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

We had a fantastic trip to the Galapagos; truly the most spectacular big animal diving I've ever experienced.  Here are a few selections.