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bear35

Member Since 24 May 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2017 11:38 AM
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In Topic: Beginner, trying to figure out how to make the best use of a limited budget

08 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

The problem you have there is you are probably not going to find what you want for your budget. 

Your list of requirements was pointing my suggestion towards a four thirds setup, however for $1000 dollars you would be very lucky to buy a camera and lenses for that let alone ports and strobe/strobes.

My advice would be to decide what sort of pictures you plan to take mostly. If it is macro Canon do some great compact options with the advantage of wet lenses for wide and macro.

Think about the conditions you will be diving in.... If you need a focus light. I only tend to use one if it at night or conditions make it seem that is night! More important are strobes!

I am not sure of the housing you have mentioned but be wary of going down the cheap route.... You are in a very unforgiving environment and even when care is taken they can take a beating in rough conditions.

Most people have a similar decision to make but there is not one easy answer (other than wait longer to save more!) to achieve what you want for the budget you have.


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!