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mcgowman

Member Since 15 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active May 17 2018 10:17 PM
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In Topic: sharpnose puffer

17 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

I agree with tursiops, a little cropping is due.  Too much 'dead' space on the left side of the original.  Wishing the puffer was in a bit more of a profile to capture the pattern around the mouth.  The colors are beautiful though.  Nice shot. Those guys rarely stay put for long.


In Topic: Good deal on brand new Ikelite D7000 FL housing - worth upgrade?

30 March 2018 - 04:04 AM

divengolf makes very valid points.  While the D7000 is still a capable camera, I would question the expense of housing a DSLR that's 7+ years into it's life cycle.  By the time you purchase all the components of an underwater rig, the camera itself is not the most expensive part.

 

IMO, the value of D7000's & related housings are dropping.  Nikon is on it's 4th generation of the D7XXX model line.  If you 'have to' have something for this trip, go with divengof's recommendation on purchasing a well maintained housing on the used market.  Then maybe sell it quickly upon return to get back something on the resale and put the proceeds towards a newer/current camera.  Think of it like a rental.

 

Another option is get an 'action camera' for the upcoming trip and continue to save for a current model.