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bear35

Member Since 24 May 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2017 08:10 AM
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In Topic: Nauticam CMC with Nikon 60mm Macro

11 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

I was interested in this as I have a CMC lens and I am moving to a dslr setup soon.

But as said it's a 10mm working distance... I use it with the 60mm Olympus that has a working distance of 22mm and that I find a nightmare to use so I won't even be attempting it at 10mm!


In Topic: Questions to Sea&Sea ys d2

08 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

Have you tried taking a picture of the strobe? Put the camera in the housing and face the strobe directly at the camera, link up with the fibre optic cable sit to the side so you can see what the flash does... Is it just a single flash? Look at the image you have taken and it should show a bright flash. If it does then it is set up right. If not try on the other settings until it does.

It may also be worth trying it on the manual settings if your not happy with the TTL. 

I know it can be frustrating at times but play around with it in a dark room so you know it is working properly.


In Topic: Oops... Did I just mess up my kit?

08 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

No problem at all... That is exactly how I have always transported my kit.


In Topic: Nikon Comparison D500 vs D7200

08 March 2017 - 03:44 AM

Thanks for everyones comments.

It boils down to if the improvements are worth spending the extra £900 ($1100) on the body. It would seem most people think yes then as no one has said they would stick with the 7100/7200.

Looks like I have some more saving to do! 


In Topic: Which Olympus model to upgrade to...

02 February 2017 - 04:35 AM

My experience for what it is worth... Buy (with in reason) the best you can afford. I was in a similar position to you a while ago, so many options I was just fed up of thinking about the pros and cons of each choice. I ended up making the decision between the top pen at the time (the exact model I can't remember now) and the what was new OMD EM1. I already had a pen camera with only housing so ended up going for the cheaper upgrade with the new pen. 

It wasn't long before I ended up cutting my losses and opting the the far better OMD and Nauticam housing. To put it bluntly the controllability you get is far better (for underwater use is a major factor), the build cost is far better and robust. So if it means saving a bit longer I would do that or look for a used setup.

Ask around if anyone is using the setups your thinking about and compare the two. If your in the South West I am always out diving with my EM1.