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MortenHansen

Member Since 29 Mar 2012
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Focus problems, 7D, 60mm Macro+Aquatica Minidome

Today, 03:10 AM

Hi everyone,  

 

Here is a question for you techies out there! 

 

After reading a few posts on shooting with the Canon 60mm Macro behind a minidome I decided to try it out today in the pool before heading to Australia to hopefully shoot some seadragons and other medium sized subjects. 

 

I have a Canon 7D, Canon 60mm USM, AquaticaA7D housing, Aquatica 100mm minidome and Aquatica extension rings.  

 

I tried it 3 different ways:

 

1: Without extension ring, it could hardly focus, it would only focus on subjects >50cm from the front of the lens but even then with a lot of "searching" for focus.

 

2: I tried it with the 18456 (16,5mm) extension ring, and that helped but I still did not get 1:1 magnification, minimum focus distance was still increased and the focus was still a bit slow

 

3: Finally I tried with the 18453 (28,5mm) extension ring and it worked well. 

 

Can anyone explain to me why this is? It seems that other people have managed to use the 60mm without any extensions?

 

Best regards, Morten


Favorite dive-sites in New South Wales?

23 October 2014 - 03:39 PM

Hi everyone! 

 

I will be heading to Sydney to visit family in January 2015 and would like to get a couple of dives in while I am there. 

 

I don't mind driving around a bit as I have a full month time there. 

So lets line them up, what are your favorite dive-sites in NSW and why? 

 

I have a fair amount of experience, currents/rough conditions is no problem. 

 

As usual your advice is much appreciated! 

Lots of greetings from sunny Bali, Morten

 


Is selling stock images worth the trouble?

27 May 2014 - 03:18 AM

Hi everyone! 

 

By now I have quite a few nice underwater pictures lying around on my hard-drives and I was wondering if anyone out there actually manage to earn any money on pages such as shutterstock.com etc? Or is it simply more trouble than its worth? 

 

Any advice would be most appreciated! :)

Best regards, Morten


Diving in Bali, Indonesia

18 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

Hi all,

 

A short 5min video about diving in Kubu, Amed, Tulamben and Nusa Penida. 

 

www.vimeo.com/89384150

 

I hope you will enjoy it, I am especially happy about the pygmy seahorse shot at 1:45, took me quite a few dives to get those few seconds! :)

 

All the best, Morten


Experiences with the Apeks WTX-D18 wing?

24 February 2014 - 03:08 AM

Hi gang! 

 

I am looking at exchanging my good old 32lb OMS wing for something smaller and more streamlined. 

 

I have been looking at the 18lb travelwing from Apeks, does anyone have any experience with it and do you know if it will fit the standard aluminum OMS plate?

Or do you have any other recommendations for a wing which is smaller than 20lb? 

 

As always your help is much appreciated! :)

-Morten