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In Topic: D500 vs D850?

28 October 2017 - 08:16 AM

To be fair its not really an argument; more to the point its a fact.!


In order to keep things fair you must do the same to the D850 If you did the same to the D850 i.e. turning off GPS etc. you would still fall short of 600 shots, compared to the D850, thats a lot of shots if your doing lets say a wedding or a horse riding event for example like i sometimes find myself doing. Even underwater it still holds true.


Its a bit like have two cars with the same fuel tank and spec {both cameras are not a million miles apart} but one is more efficient than the other, the smart money goes on the car that does the most miles for your money.!!


Is this a good basis to switch cameras maybe not. Is this a factor to weigh up when choosing a camera, yes because we are now on the verge of semi/pro cameras, but most pros I know do not use a D500 and need to keep shooting as long as possible, The D5 is the choice but thats a different kettle of fish and this post was about D500v' D850 and upgrading to either or.


Still havet swore.! :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:



In Topic: Full Circle Fisheye: Yes or No?

28 October 2017 - 04:32 AM

I love it.!! Would defy put it on my wall.!


For me me its visual thing. You/we often look at things with blinkers on, you know straight down the middle kinda thing. Plus a lot of images can appear flat so to speak.


Remember we are underwater and trying to get a picture across, we make a photo and what better way than to create a full on in ya face fish eye kinda thing going on.


I agree it has to impress as the image above, Alex's I do belive, and not all images would work.


Really find it hard not to swear now.!!!! :clapping:  :clapping:



In Topic: D500 vs D850?

28 October 2017 - 04:04 AM

Hi all, 


Little late to the party....


Firstly I noticed the original post of D500 v's D850, so lets compare on a practical underwater lets go diving mind set. 


Bear in mind I use the D800 and will not part with it unless a camera knocks it out of the water, so much so it would be worth upgrading.  I housed a D90 and wanted to house a D700 and was told not to bother so you kinda get where I'm coming from.!


D500 is cropped D850 is full frame, so collected choice is to change all your lenses etc like i did. Read not above. Never looked back big expense but worth every penny.


I noticed the Battery life on the D500 is shockingly bad to the tune of 600 shots thats two dives in my book, and one less battery change than needs be. 


Would I be right to say that the D800 can flash sync to 1/320 where the D850 and D500 can't and will only go to 1/250.?


Other than that then its a choice of the two, if you've always had cropped then stay as you are.


You cannot compare image quality on any camera and say its the camera, as optically you will always get a better more optically pleasing image with a prime lens as to a zoom lens say 16-35mm.


To compare the full frame 16-35mm to a prime lens is just simply wrong as the two will not stand up together. I own both for the 800 and the 15mm fish eye is the tits compared to the 16-35mm zoom lens, but then I'm using that as more of a portaight lens under water, but this is about the two cameras and not about the lenses we all use underwater..


I said all that without swearing.!!! :clapping:



In Topic: Dome port o-ring maintenance

28 October 2017 - 02:57 AM

I as a rule just do a visual as bear 35.


Also keep an eye out for the conditions of where your diving as I was recently in Holland Zealand Delta and they had this fine sandy silty type residue and that did cause a few problems as I never noticed it straight away, {by then it was too late}.


I just use a clean tissue to wipe away any excess water and another to clean both surfaces when i put everything back together again.


Happy Days.



In Topic: Using Teleconverters on Full Frame

30 January 2017 - 02:01 PM



As far as the Canon 100mm Macro f2.8L IS USM use :   goes I shoot with the D800 and the equivalent is the nikon 105mm prime lens and to be fair I've never bothered with teleconverters since the diopters and such hit the market. I did stack telecenters when i had my D90 and got some pretty good results. 


As far as the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye f3.5-4.5 DX ATX : goes this will be the sigma 15mm and i did try this but it was a bit shit producing some real crap soft edges as the converter (the way i understand it) brings the image closer to the camera and therefore turned out to be way to close there producing the soft edges.



Not to sure on the Canon 16-35mm 2.8L iii USM use : as this will be my 16-35mm lens but i can imagine there would be no extra gain in using a converter on this lens.