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Ikelite D700-What Lens and Ports?

06 February 2013 - 05:24 AM

All,

Sorry for the short fuse, but I am looking for some quick info on what lens and ports I need for the Nikon D7000 using the 105mm VR for macro and Tokina 10-17mm wide angle. I heard that it depends on the preference for the Dome Port. I was leaning toward the 8 inch Dome Port, but I would like to reduce the cost. Any thoughts on the Precision Dome Port vice the 8 inch Ikelite Dome Port? If I go with the 5 inch Precision, what extensions are required?

Below is what I believe I need, but I want to get some thoughts to see if there is a cheaper way to go.

#5510.35 Flat Assembly ...... $200 (For Nikon 105mm)
#5510.45 Dome Assembly ...... $400 (For Tokina 10-17mm)
#5510.75 1.75" Focus Extension......$175 (For Nikon 105mm)
#5510.11 Super-Wide Angle Port Body....$125 (For Tokina 10-17mm)
#5510.22 Nikon 12-24mm Port Body....$150 (For 105mm)
#6801.70 D7000 Housing.... $1395


Thanks for the help.

Time to Upgrade: Oly OM-D EM-5 vs. Nikon D7000

03 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

I have been an avid underwater photographer for about 10yrs. My underwater camera equipment for the last 7yrs has been the Olympus C-5060, Ikelite housing, DS-125 and DS-50 dual strobes. I recently purchased the DS-160 to replace the DS-50. See photography at: http://www.pbase.com/mjeas

While I have been very pleased with the results, the limitations and slow autofocus are finally driving me to upgrade. However, there are simply too many other options on the market. I have narrowed down my upgrade options to the OM-D or going SLR, but I am looking for some feedback from others. Cost is a relative factor, as I am hoping to keep the cost to about $5,000.

Option 1: Make a complete overhaul with the new Olympus OM-D E-5 with Nauticam housing, Sea & Sea YS-D1 or INON Z240 dual strobes with arms, and 60mm and 8mm lenses? Approximately $6,000 upgrade. This is more costly, but it offers a much lighter and travel friendly option.

Option 2: Use my existing Nikon D7000 and purchase the Ikelite housing, port assembly, 105mm, 60mm, Tokina 10-17mm lenses and 1.4x teleconverter. Approximately $5,000 upgrade. This is less expensive, but I can use my existing Ikelite strobes since I just purchased the DS-160. The new lenses can also make above water photography more appealing.

Please assist in providing ideas, options, and alternatives for someone who is interested in macro photography with the flexibility for wide angle.


Thanks!

Ideas for upgrade

01 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hey All,

I have been an avid photographer for many years. My underwater camera equipment for the last 7yrs has been the Olympus C-5060, Ikelite housing, DS-125 and DS-50 dual strobes. While I have been very pleased with the results, the limitations and slow autofocus is driving me toward finally upgrading.

Can someone tell me how to create a forum on this site? I want to pose the below question.

Time To Upgrade:

I am looking at two possible routes and I would like some feedback what is the best solution knowing any additional changes would not take place for another 6-7yrs.

Option 1: Make a complete overhaul with the new Olympus OM-D E-5 with Nauticam housing, Sea & Sea YS-D1 dual strobes with arms, and 60mm and 8mm lenses? Approximately $6,000 upgrade. This is more costly, but it offers a much lighter and travel friendly option.


Option 2: Use my existing Nikon D7000 and purchase the Ikelite housing, port assembly, 105mm, 60mm, Tokina 10-17mm lenses and 1.4x teleconverter. Approximately $5,000 upgrade. This is less expensive, but I can use my existing Ikelite strobes since I just purchased the DS-160. The new lenses can also make above water photography more appealing.

Please assist in providing ideas, options, and alternatives for someone who is interested in macro photography with the flexibility for wide angle.

Thanks!