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Sid the Sloth

Member Since 22 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 02 2012 11:08 AM

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In Topic: Nikon to Canon adaptor

26 September 2011 - 04:06 PM

While I have no idea if there is a fully functional solution for autofocus Nikon lenses on a Canon EOS body and I doubt there is I go the fully mechanical way with a (highly recommended) Novoflex adapter. I've already hacked my Nimar housing in order to use the zoom gear to pull focus on a 50mm f/1.8 Nikon lens. The iris is controlled via the on-off knob with a custom built bowden cable. A firmware hack (Magic Lantern) also helps with such a setup since it allows to remap functions, show a live histogram and focus peaking in in Live View mode and many more quite essential features.
Sid :laugh:

In Topic: Newbie Must Read: What new system did you just buy?

26 September 2011 - 03:33 PM

Hi everybody!
I'm a seasoned scuba diver and occasional UW-snap-shooter. I've been toying around with a Nikonos II and a Panasonic FT-1 (called that way in Europe, name may differ elsewhere) for some years now, but I'm just about to get serious. The FT-1 shoots some impressive video, too. Unfortunately it lacks manual controls for video and the stills are outrageously bad.
Finally I got bitten by the dreaded underwater shutterbug and got myself some quite decent, yet affordable gear:

Canon 550D
Nimar housing
Magic Lantern firmware hack
:laugh: :) :fishblue: :fishblue: :fishblue: :fishblue:
Somewhat OT:
The Magic Lantern really adds some useful features to an otherwise basic setup. It adds manual focus control even though the housing allows for no such feature. Anyone shooting on a Canon 550D, 60D, 600D, 50D should consider installing it.

I'm quite happy with my gear so far and still shopping around for a pair of lights to complete my setup.