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Davidhol

Member Since 18 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2014 10:09 AM
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D7000 MICRO LENS OPTIONS

26 July 2012 - 04:43 AM

Hi. I have a D7000 with the a 18-55 Nikon lens in an Ikelite housing. This lens uses the 5503.50 6" dome port. I'm thinking of getting a micro lens and the Nikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR or Tokina AT-X 100 PRO D have caught my eye. I want to house them in the same port if possible to ease travel logistics
1. The sizes seem to fit the dome port - but is it possible? Ikelite suggests flat ports for these lenses and I am trying to understand what happens if I go with the dome. I will loose some magnification vs a flat port but will probably need a +2 or +4 diopter so I will get some back and can focus closer (critters allowing).
2. Does anybody have experience with these lenses whether with the D7000 or other cameras?
3. Other suggestions for lenses?
Thanks

Feedback required on Andaman Islands Diving

12 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

My wife and I are planning a trip in early September 2012 and are thinking mainly of Manado/Lembeh area. I recently learned of Andaman Islands diving. Havelock Island and Neil are the ones that come up on Google. We are looking for land based and not live aboard diving.
1 Are there any other Islands in the Andaman Islands that we should consider?
2 How does the diving etc compare with Manado? I've heard of bleaching?
3 What dive operators do you suggest
4 What airconned accommodation can you recommend?
5 Should we spend a week on Neil and a week on Havelock or less on one or the other?
Thanks in advance

D7000 autofocus settings query

04 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

When I first started using this camera I was amazed at the autofocus speed. I have been learning the camera and have fiddled with almost all settings but now find that my autofocus has slowed down a lot and cannot remember my starting point.

I'm using AF S and single point focus right now and have tried all 3 number of focal point settings since noticing the slow down. I do not think that there has been much change in water clarity but I'm wondering if an increase in micro particles might be a cause? Any suggestions and your preferred settings will be appreciated.

Nikon D7000 in Ikelite - memory card error

16 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

I have just done my first sea dives (not swimming pool) with my new rig. On the second dive I had an intermittent memory card error. The camera suggested that I replace the card (a bit difficult at 18 metres) and then hung up. I switched it off and on, played with the buttons and controls and suddenly it would work again for a few shots before hanging again. I have been unable to replicate the problem out of the housing. I should probably have tried in the housing on land (and will do that now) to see if its pressure on something but I still would not know which button was the culprit. Does anybody have an idea where to look to solve this?

Saving Raw files directly from Nikon D7000

13 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

When I save Raw files directly from my camera to my computer using Windows Explorer they download as jpeg. If I use photoshop's clunky system I get Raw files. Am I doing something stupid or will this always happen? Thanks, David