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In Topic: Quick help with Stock Footage licensing contract

25 June 2016 - 06:55 PM

New may refer to a new medium that has not yet been invented. In perpetuity is major league red flag. I would walk away from this - only use your own form. IMHO your contract must be explicit in the extreme that you are licensing for one use only - this does the opposite.

In Topic: Nauticam buoyancy arms filled with water

23 June 2016 - 04:21 PM

I had one come apart on me while watching mantas at night on the Big Island - needless to say it was full of water before the end of the dive as well as not being able to hold the strobe. Not a good design for a strobe arm since it easily unthreaded. Locktite or something similar to the rescue.

In Topic: Lembeh Gulen Shootout - Charlton's filefish photo - how?!

23 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

Looks too powerful to be a dive light or torch in British lingo. For me, the noun version of torch is something with flames leaping from it! :->>  A slaved strobe, maybe with a lensed snoot like the LSD - note the sharp-edged spot of light on the bottom. Maybe a night dive?

In Topic: Considering upgrade from D300s to D7200 or D810?

03 June 2016 - 01:06 PM

Why don't you consider the D500?

From everything I've read the D500 looks to be a winner.



I agree - we just need to see the housings. As well, wait for any "issues" to get sorted out.

In Topic: Comparing large domes for FX

03 June 2016 - 01:04 PM

I am trying to find the most cost effective way to use my Nikon 16-35 UW with the D810. How does Sea and Sea acrylic fisheye 10in dome fisheye port compare with Aquatica Megadome or Nauticam 230mm? Please help.


Given that the Sea&Sea internal correction lens is made specifically for this port - this will theoretically give you the best result also given that you are using the optimal port extension per Alex above. Nevertheless I am finding the S&S lens works very well with the Seacam superdome tuned (optimal port extension) to a given lens. A consideration is that the curvature of the virtual image varies by focus distance - flatter closer up.