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#393496 D500 vs D850?

Posted by trimix125 on Yesterday, 12:03 PM

had the D300 and then a Oly OMD5 and now the D500.
For mostly macro, i would take it. Specially for supermacro, simply because of the DOF against any FX.
If you add some plus lenses or even combinate them, your field of raser sharpness will get so small....

If you pm me an email adress, i can send you pics, and you try what you can get out of them.

There will be allways a better, newer camera,
but the question is do we need it???
Or is sometimes the "old"one better for our Goal?


PS: can add you a pic from last weekend in front of a mountain hut.
5 am, lots of stars, a little bit of moon and 15 sec....

#393295 The DSLR / Compact Dilema

Posted by trimix125 on 13 March 2018 - 11:25 PM

then you should micro four thirds or a mirrorless system give a chance ;-))
A Sony A6300 is small, and you can choose between a "standard" zoom or take a prime lens.
Same with a Olympus omd.....

To many possibilities.....


#392815 which of 3 strobes for cave diving, imaging for science

Posted by trimix125 on 28 February 2018 - 06:41 AM

what size will the square have, you want to lighten?
In a cave you normally never have enought light ;-))

I would think of a diffusor, and instead of S2000 of a pair of D2000.
Gives you more power and more uniform lightning.
And you can easily operate them manuall, have an external sensor.....


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#392322 It's time to give a big applause...

Posted by trimix125 on 13 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

there is nothing to add to SMYs text!!!
Ist great that this forum is runing that way, other wise it would have to be founded ;-))


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#391629 Professional on dry land - Strobe insights

Posted by trimix125 on 24 January 2018 - 01:57 PM

dont know which fibre cables you use, but just go to your favorite dealer and take all different cables in your hand.
Place one series of ends to a light source, and have a look to the other ends....
Means that you should try to hold them paralell directed to the light and other side to your eye.
Then you get an idea which one is bringing the most light....
There are big differences!

If the best one is still not working, then you need a DIY version.
Or simply change to an Inon type4 D2000 / Z240 or the new Z330.
They are a lot more sensitive than the S&S ones...

Have spend a lot of time checking this out, because the design of the originally Hugyfot D500 optical plugs was poor...
Including some hundreds shots, or tried to shoot, with different cables, plugs, a lot of different strobes...
Now there is a new design for the D850 housing, and so i sent mine in for changing.
Should be back by end of the week.
Then i can do new testing, and hopefully it will work with my turtle Trigger ;-))


#390642 Maratua critters ID help

Posted by trimix125 on 29 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

number one is a kind of sea urchin, maybe Maretia planulata.

The second shows Commensial Sponge Isopods Santia Sp.



#390079 Port Glass "Cloudiness"

Posted by trimix125 on 05 December 2017 - 07:58 AM

Hi Tim,
yes polishing.
Long time work, but was worth it.
As long there is no coating on the glas!


#390070 Port Glass "Cloudiness"

Posted by trimix125 on 04 December 2017 - 11:45 PM

what you can try is


Have done this with a Nauticam macro port for the m43.
Use a Dremel, takes long time....
And you should cool from time to time...
The Dremel and the port...



#388838 Whales of Tonga 2017

Posted by trimix125 on 29 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

Great shots!
One more thing to do....


#388360 Longimanus shark attacks my SMB

Posted by trimix125 on 13 October 2017 - 02:20 AM

nice video and pics!
Like the one where it looks like the shark is trying a scarf ;-))


#386457 On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

Posted by trimix125 on 03 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

Hi Davide,
have seen some specials of a shark week in 1994 when i was in florida.
Yes, very dramatic...
With the time i have been working / diving with 3 documentaries, and if you know what was done / filmed and then told as comments....
All of these 3 where "fake news"....
Everything dangerous, divers risking their live and so on...
Even here in europe.
Its just the dramatic factor for selling it.
Using footage that has nothing to do with the "real" expedition, simply because they had it and they did not wanted to do more because its expensive...
Or if the producer is a " movie star" as well in his work, so it happens that their goal was more important than the work of all others. And after months you see a documentary that has nothing to do with you were working for, no scientific results......
It looks like everything has to be done like a blockbuster. So just data is too boring. No risk factor, blood...

We have a dvd box from Custeau jun at home....
With a safety diver that is allways frightening for their lives, deadly sepias, full face mask comments....
There is a clip he tells about ocean warming and corall bleaching, and he shows a table corall, and i couldnt belive it, had to scroll back, no heat issues, there was a crown of thorne sitting......
But no word about it, it is a bleaching....

So what was my conclusio?
We dont have a tv in our flat any more.
But at the best time six salt water tanks, so we could change channel with moving to a different room....


#386081 D500 or 5D iv, for AF, macro/wide, battery life and on land use

Posted by trimix125 on 23 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

i have a Hugyfot housing for the D500.
And used a Nikon 85mm macro on the last trip.
Cheap and very leight weighted.
Alternative i have a 60mm AFS, and a 70 - 180mm macro zoom.
The Sigma 105mm OS macro was great, very sharp, but got stolen with my first D500.
With my D300 i often was using the af to get close to the focus point and then move back and forward.
The D500 just nail it.....


#385762 Batteries for strobes

Posted by trimix125 on 11 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

get two sets of Panasonic Eneloops per strobe and you will be fine.
I use the white ones, not so "strong" but more cycles....
And a charger per strobe ;-))
Normally you will get two dives out for sure, but the third can get to much...
Have fun,

#383103 Looking for 60mm oly or the 45mm Panasonic

Posted by trimix125 on 13 April 2017 - 06:15 AM

got mail ;-))
The water dots are gone. Sonax profiline glass polish is a great stuff for that. Just needs some time and time...
In my case they there not so massive, so no idea if it ever helps.

Here a pic how the lenses look like, very similar...
So i have filled the inner side of the zoom gear with some foam stuff, and now it runs the focus barrel.


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#382991 Looking for 60mm oly or the 45mm Panasonic

Posted by trimix125 on 09 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

sorry ;-))
the 60mm Oly and port.
Will send you pics in the evening.