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CamelToad

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Best housing and setup for Nikon d810

03 February 2016 - 07:25 PM

I know a guy with the Tamron 15-30, but he doesn't use it underwater. Really nice lens. If Nauticam came out with a zoom gear for it, I'd be very interested.

In Topic: Best housing and setup for Nikon d810

02 February 2016 - 07:21 AM

I have the Nauticam NA-D810 and am very happy with it. All the controls are well placed, easy to use, smooth in operation, and have great feel. Right now I have the Sigma 15mm fisheye, Nikon 20mm 2.8 D, and 105VR as my underwater lenses. The sigma shoots great behind smaller domes, like my Zen 170mm, while the 20 (and the 16-35 I may get soon) need bigger domes so I picked up a Nauticam 8.5" (which may be a bit too small) recently to see how it goes. I don't really want a 230mm or bigger dome at this point.

 

I wouldn't use the Ikelite for my D810, as I don't like them, but many people do -- it's my preference. 


In Topic: Need lens cap - Nauticam 87 macro port

01 February 2016 - 09:07 AM

I'd suggest you take it off before you you enter the water and leave it onshore. I almost never take a lens cap/cover. Occasionally I have taken a neoprene cover on my big dome port if there's a RIB ride involved. But even then... it's usually more trouble than it's worth.

 

Same as Tim. No real reason to bring a macro port cap into the water, IMO.


In Topic: Complete Nauticam System for Nikon D-800

28 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

When you decide to split it up, and I expect you will, PM me for these two:

 

1) zoom gear for 16-35

2) extension ring 70 with lock.


In Topic: Best option to backup and view RAW pictures while travelling?

27 January 2016 - 12:10 PM

I bring a MacBook Pro 15" along with an external USB3 drive. I also have plenty of CF cards (and SD cards if needed) so that I don't have to re-use cards.

 

Process is simple: Import the day's shots, run through Lightroom CC to see which are even keepers and rate them 3 stars. Anything not rated gets deleted. Copy rated shots to external drive. That gives me three copies of each raw file (Mac, USB HDD, and CF card).  I usually don't edit much past that while I am on a trip.

 

I don't do RAW + Jpeg. I don't think the jpeg is all that useful to me and is wasted space as I never use them. The only time I shoot jpeg is if I am shooting an event and they need the files quick with no or very minimal editing to get on the web/social media and such quickly, for example.