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craig nelson

Member Since 14 Mar 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2016 01:40 PM
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In Topic: Sea & Sea optical to Inon z240 - good cable recommendation

01 April 2016 - 11:33 AM

Cheers Bill.

Craig

In Topic: Looking for longer cable (UK-Germany to 2x Inon Z240's)

27 March 2016 - 10:16 AM

Hi Rutger

Your housing has standard 5 pin nikonos bulkhead.

Look on ikelite website for nikonos to sea and sea strobe cable, that should work fine they are normally longer than S&S

Hope that helps

Craig

In Topic: Few questions regarding lenses

28 February 2016 - 09:46 AM

Hi john
Let's go back to basics when shooting underwater.

Take as much water out of the equasion as you can between you and your subject. It matters not how many MEGAPIXELS one has if there's lots of Water based debris between you and your subject, image clarity will be poor forcing you to spend lots of time in photoshop attempting to correct it.

Move closer to your subject rather than zooming in. Most modern lenses such as 10-17 or 12-24 allows one to get close enough to force out that H2O between you and your subject. You might find that housing the 17-70 will work great for you with what ever it is your looking for in your images however you also run the risk of being "lazy" and zooming in.

I find that 12-24 is perfection for me. I have used 18-70mm underwater but I generally used it when jumping into the unknown for the first time and my focus is on items of equipment a diver is using.

All you need to do is give it try , grab an extension ring and give it a go. If you have to buy a new dome. I just don't think it's worth spending the extra on the dome to potentially be unhappy with your results due to turbid water conditions.

Grab a 12-24 if you don't like the fisheye , they are an aquired taste.

I just use a 40mm extension on my dome to switch from 10-17 to 12-24mm

Again 105 or 60mm. How close can you get ?

Hope this helps

Craig

In Topic: Sea & Sea DX200 - Nikonos Bulkhead to Optical conversion quest

18 October 2015 - 05:36 AM

This is the conversion in question

In Topic: Sea & Sea DX200 - Nikonos Bulkhead to Optical conversion quest

18 October 2015 - 05:26 AM

Hi Adam

They are located just off to the left side of the top centre of the housing. The hugyfot converters I found on some other posts, basically strip out the standard nikonos bulkhead (easy to do) and screw in the optical acrylic unit. Found on the web for 55 euros.

Triggering will be via a mini led flash unit if I can get it in the housing. Not holding much hope TBH as it fits like a glove.

Jim, I've been in tough with Kevin, will send the unit to him. I've opened it and inspected and rebuilt it all working fine. I found nothing wrong but it's pressure integrity is suspect so it has to go off.

See how I get on, that's the plan in my head anyway.

Regards
Craig