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Matt Sullivan

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#387476 D500 vs D850?

Posted by Matt Sullivan on 11 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

There are people far more qualified than I to speak on this issue but:


I shot the d500 underwater for the first time this weekend. I usually shoot the d810. in terms of overall image quality, there is very little difference between the two at least underwater. Like Adam said, shooting through and under water will reduce many of the typical advantages of the d810 over the d500. If I were choosing now, id go d500 over d810 for underwater shooting.


The image sharpness may be slightly better on the D810, ISO performance in real world underwater looks nearly identical. I have to look at exif data if I really wanted to know which camera took which image. I prefer full frame usually for the narrower DOF, better high ISO, and wider FOV but underwater the former two don't seem to give any advantage to the d810 vs the d500 (d5 and d4 are a different story). The d850 may perform slightly better than the d810 but will need the highest quality lenses and ports as Adam mentioned. 

#387110 Nikonos 13mm Appreciation Thread

Posted by Matt Sullivan on 30 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

Figured this might be fun to start. To show off photos taken with the lens and just general all around discussions/thoughts on it.

So far i've only used mine with great whites but i absolutely loved it. There are certain challenges but to me the images it produces just have a 'look' that modern lenses don't have.



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#370229 Your Favourite/Best Image for 2015

Posted by Matt Sullivan on 07 February 2016 - 06:12 PM

hopefully this thread can get some more contributors, its one of my favorites every year!

here's pretty much my only UW pic this year


Wood Turtle from Pennsylvania

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#333421 Blue Heron Bridge Critter Help

Posted by Matt Sullivan on 25 June 2013 - 08:04 AM

the crab is some sort of swimming crab, theres a million of them at BHB haha

juvenile beaugregory

colon goby

saddled blenny (male in breeding colors)

#322058 Fiji, RX100, Wide and Macro shots

Posted by Matt Sullivan on 05 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

nice shots, epecially the first one with the boat its beautiful