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Member Since 21 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2015 10:54 AM

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In Topic: Nikkor 85mm Macro Vs 105mm

09 October 2015 - 12:57 PM

No don't make the "upgrade" if you shot with DX cameras. 85 is better, more usable in any conditions. 105 is very long and offer a shallow deep of field. I normally use the 60 afs on my D300. Last summer I' ve switched to a 105 afs: very hardly compared to my previus combo. A lot of shot out of focus and an hell mantaining the target inside the frame, especially in drift movement. I have olso tested 105+tc14, very very long option inside the water, in a natural pool river, no drift no uncontrolled movement, a perfect situation. In any case 85 is good solution, in my opinion.

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

09 October 2015 - 12:31 PM

Jaen has the answer,
but I remember that I' ve read about these kind of ports where made using an industrial standard screw type,

A few years ago I contacted the Italian manufacturer Isotta, they have the tecnology and the materials, but the production costs are too high and the finally results could be not satisfying. 8 inchs are anought for wide angle but today we use wide agle zooms that need the correct extension. Every housing system need different extension, it's hard to think about a serius market for any manufacturer. The only one colud be Aquatica, having his system for target. But they made different choices and that' s the end of it.
The only way we have to bring to the digital era the old A80-sport System is in the future ML slim cameras.

In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

26 September 2015 - 10:41 PM

You tell the truth nonedeless it is very sad for me to lay unused my old Aquatica system in the boxes. A80 was an essential sturdy housing, I stll hope to fit any new mirrorless inside, at the moment it is impossible but in the future ... Never say never.


In Topic: Re-use aquatica domeports for Aquatica 80 housing

26 September 2015 - 12:26 AM

I remember that Aquatica commercialized A80 and sport up till the end of the '90. In my calendar are only 15 years.
I don't understand the reason of the absence of an adapter to the new bayonet type. Of course it will lost the fisheye usability (I 've two 8" dome A80) but will be good for new longest wide zoom. This Aquatica decision is the reason of my switch to a different system, added to the fact that in Italy is very difficult (sadly) to purchase Aquatica.
I still use old style Tlc arms, are fantastic tools!

In Topic: Dome ports for D800+Sigma 15+Nikon 16-35

23 May 2015 - 06:15 AM

I use the same gear. No vignettig problems with fisheye 10.5 or 16 Nikon under 240 dome without any extension. My rectilinear wide is the old nikon 17-35/2.8 af-s with the 240 dome I use two extension ring (40+20). But I'm not completely satisfied. Now I'd like to try the newest s&s ring 50. I hope to improove the corner sharpeness.