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In Topic: Need identification of this critter for presentation to camera club

23 November 2014 - 06:35 PM

Exactly ! spearing mantis shrimp

Good luck with your presentation

In Topic: This fellow not geting tired at all

16 October 2014 - 03:52 AM

Really cool !. Thanks for sharing it

Where was that ?

In Topic: Macro lens for Raja Ampat liveaboard?

22 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

My recommendation take both with you . I shoot a cropped sensor Nikon camera with the 105mm and 60 mm macro lenses , but your options are very similar.

The 60 is great for things that allows you to get close , especially in places that the vis is not too good ( like muck dive sites ) and 100mm is the choice for subjects that don't allow you to get close like some gobies , pigmy seahorses ,etc. I've been to Raja Ampat twice and i used more often the 60mm than the 105mm but some shoots are impossible without the 105mm

Extra magnification is a must, like the macromate or subsee wet diopters .

I think same concept applies for video .

Happy shooting


In Topic: 10.5 vs 10/17

19 September 2014 - 09:05 PM

Interesting to hear you say that the 10.5 is sharper..

That's only my appreciation , i didn't made any test or side by side compare. But anyway if any difference , it's minimal.


In Topic: 10.5 vs 10/17

19 September 2014 - 08:56 AM

God post Bob !

I had the same question in my mind since long time . I had both lenses and shooting the D7000 too .

After i bought the 10-17 i had never used again the 10.5 for the only reason of the advantages of having a zoom capabilities on my camera, which can help a lot to change compositions of
certains situations/subjects .

I think that the 10.5 is a little bit sharper and produce less chromatic aberration than the 10-17 but the advantage of being a zoom put the 10-17 as my top choice , specially for the kind of wide angle photos that i made most of the time : reefscapes,big animals and caves.

For static subjects , like wrecks i all probably prefer the 10.5 over the 10-17

Happy shooting