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#392175 Red sea trip

Posted by pooley on 08 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

Unless you are major into macro stuff, I'd recommend the 8mm and the 12-40 for that trip.

That should cover the scenic shots and most of the regular fish life - morays turtles blue spot stingrays stonefish etc and the reef fish.

There is plenty of macro life if you look hard but it's not macro based like lembah for example.

Water temperature will be nice but it's often windy back on the boat so make sure you have a couple of warm tops available


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#382068 WTB Nauticam flash trigger, viewfinder for dslr (prefer 45 degree) and macro...

Posted by pooley on 08 March 2017 - 02:32 AM

Hi everyone,


I'm hoping to get a nauticam system very shortly, and need a couple of accessories quite quickly, otherwise I'll need to buy new.


If anyone has an external viewfinder (preferably the 45 degree but may consider the 180) or a macro 94 port sitting around gathering dust, and you're willing to ship to England, please give me a shout.


I've asked one member on here about their flash trigger (for Canon) but again, I'll look to buy the first one offered





#340863 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by pooley on 19 December 2013 - 06:13 AM

Mines from Orimas thila in Noonu atoll in the Maldives. Was hoping for some in your face shark action but the current wasn't running fast enough so ended up spending some time on 'plan B'


Batfish by Pooleypix, on Flickr

#317829 Malteasers...

Posted by pooley on 04 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Nice shots Damo - I've just got a d200 for U/W and you've set the standard for me to try and equal. Wish me luck!


#317729 Help moving to the next level

Posted by pooley on 03 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Have a think about what subjects you want to shoot. If you're happy with macro and reefscapes then get a good compact such as the canon s100 or similar in a good housing like a fisheye or nauticam that can easily take add ons when the time is right.

However, if you intend to shoot moving subjects then I'd look at a mid range mirrorless as the lag and slow focussing of a compact is a right royal pain. You don't have to go mad, an Olympus epl model with kit lens , 9-18mm wide angle, zen port and 1 or 2 inon strobes could be had within total budget.

Lastly, don't overlook a used older slr setup. There's not a lot wrong with something like a canon 40d or nikon d80 and if you're up for lugging it around the focussing is streets ahead of the others

I've tried all the above and for you I'd go the mirrorless route