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vigfus

Member Since 13 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2013 12:31 PM
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In Topic: Moving from a G11 to a dSLR

08 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

Thanks for the added input Otara!

 

Weight might be a bit of an issue since I'm used to bring my own dive gear as well and still manage 23kg with a few grams to spare, but with all the feedback from other UW photographers and forums like this one I think I'm probably, maybe, might go for a D7000 and 60mm lens - at least until tomorrow ;)

 

Best Regards,

Vigfus


In Topic: Moving from a G11 to a dSLR

06 July 2013 - 02:57 AM

Thanks for the added input Jim!

 

To be honest I haven't dived in my swedish waters for many years now. Since 2008 we do a three week muck diving vacation in the south east Pacific region in November (when the weather in Sweden is horrible) each year. This year's trip is set for Alor, Maumere and Bali and since Bali was were we started with UW photography I'm really looking forward to this trip.

 

You hade some really nice shots in both the 60mm and 105mm set Jim. I might get hold of a used Sea & Sea housing for the d7000 so at the moment that's the base setup I'm looking at. When looking for ports I used this Sea & Sea pdf chart and looked at the 105mm lens. I couldn't find any extension rings on their system chart for Nikon. I don't know if it's not available with their system, but if it is available maybe a 60mm + teleconverter is a better starting point?

 

Best Regards,

Vigfus


In Topic: Moving from a G11 to a dSLR

05 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the added input Paul!

 

After discussing with more diving friends and looking even more at flickr and flickriver I'm leaning towards a 105mm lens and most likely a d7000 or d7100 and sell the 650D.

 

Best Regards,

Vigfus


In Topic: Moving from a G11 to a dSLR

29 June 2013 - 01:35 AM

Thank you very much for the input guys - much appreciated!

 

Edit: I forgot to mention I already have the Sola 800P focus light. I've been heading to Asia for macro in November over the last couple of years and it has usually been enough particals in the water to affect the photo (or be an incentive to learn Photoshop). Most seem to suggested a 60mm macro lens for those kind of conditions to avoid to much water between the lens and the subject. I'm thinking I could go with a teleconverter + a 60mm lens. I assume I would need to get a longer port for a setup with a teleconverter. Would it be possible to go with a 100/105mm port in case the next purchase is a 100/105mm lens? I'm thinking that in that case I could just buy a seperate port for the teleconverter at that time and skip the 60mm port since I tend to almost only do close up shots (My type of shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/svpv9704/) or is that not a good option?

Can I keep my 60mm lense if I upgrade my camera house to a fullframe in the future?

Are there any differences to teleconverters due to brand if the specs say they do 1.4x? Do you pay for a brand or for performance?

Best Regards,
Vigfus


In Topic: ID of pygmy pipefish?, Arrow crab? and two shrimps

14 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for the help Bent!

Best Regards,
Vigfus