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New to UW Photo: Sharks & Wrecks

07 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

Hi All,

I'm so new to photography, both UW and topside. All advice helps... Im still waiting on my strobes, and I'm not able to expose much color in my shots. All our wrecks are 90-120' and I've been converting to black and white to get a bit more pop out of a greenish photo.

I'm just looking for general advice from whoever wants to help out.

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AP_Caribsea-120701-1939.jpg by A_Papa, on Flickr
This was shot with my d7000 (sea and sea housing) with /nikor 16mm fisheye @ f/5.6 1/160 ISO400.



First Photo Dives: I'd love some feedback

28 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

Hey all!

I just got a sea and sea house for my d7000. I've been using that with a 16mm fisheye and a really old leftover Ys-25 auto strobe (at least until my YS-D1's arrive) The viz was a murky 30, and I tried my best. This was really only the second day I have ever shot underwater.

Id love a little feedback.

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AP_06282012Papoose-120628-1877.jpg by A_Papa, on Flickr

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AP_06282012Papoose-120628-1741.jpg by A_Papa, on Flickr



S&S MDX-D7000

09 June 2012 - 03:41 AM

Is anyone out there using Sea and Sea's d7000 Housing, and did you opt for the sync cables or the fiber optic, and why?

Im at a point where budget is a concern, but my systems going to get used, quite a bit. Im worried about how delicate fiber optic cords are, and that I would quickly spend more replacing them. Although almost everyone I know have eventually had issues with their Sync cords.

Id love to hear your opinions.

I'll be using it with two YD-D1 strobes.


D7000 Advice: General, All-purpose lens for underwater?

24 February 2012 - 07:51 AM

Hi Everyone!

So, heres the deal. I just ordered my Nikon D7000, body only. I'm pretty new to photography in general. The plan is to take this baby diving in a Sea & Sea housing. Im looking for a good 'walk around' lens thats good to learn with, topside, but that I can still play with underwater. I've been looking at many many options and I'm making myself nuts looking at review after review from people who have no clue about underwater photography.

I've got access to a bunch of great lenses to take underwater, but am finding it hare to use them topside: 10.5 mm fisheye, 16mm fisheye, 60mm macro, and 12-24 wide angle zoom. Im lucky that I'll get to use these, but i find 12-24 to be unwieldy on the surface.

I know that the best way to learn is practice, but i find the above lenses to be a bit discouraging for a beginner. The lenses that I've been looking at are Nikon AF-S DX 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G VR and the Nikon AF-S DX 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED or the 18-105mm d7000 kit lens. I'm def limited by price, so I'm trying to keep it below $300.00 and I don't know how to find out what works best in Sea & Sea housings.


Does anyone out there have experience with D7000 underwater, that can offer me some insights on a pretty versatile starter lens?

Any/all advice is appreciated.