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In Topic: Second connector port for strobe

05 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Hi Guillaume,

finally I realized the second connection. It's a very simple operation witch needs only a few instruments and some patience.

I've told about this on my blog here:

 

http://fotobestiali....a-mdx-d800.html

 

You have to go down at the end of the post. Here you can find a lot of pictures explaining "how to do".

Sorry but at the moment the description is in in Italian and I've to confess that it was just hard to explain every passage even in my native language!!

 

bye


In Topic: Sea & Sea MDX-D600 - problems

31 March 2014 - 02:43 AM

I've some problems with the push button on the back of my S&S MDX D300, but only using the Sigma 8-16. For this lens I use a zoom ring modified to fit the body lens, so the problem is link to the particular configuration. But I recognized that S&S have a very very little tolerance in the camera position inside the housing.

 

Have you removed the plastic rear display cover from the camera body, and the rubber eyepiece too?

This is very important to make a correct "accommodation"  of the camera inside the housing.

 

bye


In Topic: Nikon 17-35mm on D800 with Zen 230mm dome - diopter needed?

31 March 2014 - 02:24 AM

Hi Jack,

70mm are good for the 16-35 but probably are quite long for 17-35. As I said, I tried 40 mm with the Sea&Sea 240mm acrylic dome, and the results are good.

The New Sea&Sea lens chart suggest 80mm for the 16-35, and (you know) the 17-35 is shorter than the 16-35. So I think that 50-60mm are the good compromise. 

Last week I purchased the 20mm extension and, as soon as possible, I'll use the 40+20+Dome 240 with the 17-35 on my S&S MDX D800.

 

Now I'm fighting with the second strobe connections ...

 

bye 


In Topic: Easydive LEO II housing, any comments?

21 January 2014 - 07:05 AM

Well, I've looked in the Leo Lens Chart for Nikon. 

Yes Easydive produce a 9" acrylic dome port, but the lens chart suggest the use only with fisheye full frame lenses (and the old AF 14mm).

Mmmmm ... no indication about 9" acrylic dome uses with rectilinear wide angle zoom (for instance the 16-35), further Easydive tells to housing wide angle zoom with the optical crystal dome plus exensions. Lens chart of all other manufacturers gives clear indications about this applications.  

 

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In Topic: Torn between DX and Full frame (D600/D610 vs D7100)

19 January 2014 - 04:53 AM

Damselfish,

I'm not a regular fisheye user, I prefer rectilinear wide angle lenses and in this applications DX give some advantages. Obviously FX sensor are more efficient in terms of ISO, and Gamma, that the reason of my S&S MDX D800 + extensions and dome port for Nikon 17-35. Furthermore, normally DX camera are less bigger than the FX which means more compact housing (is a great skill when you package the equipment).

 

Today the photography community looks to Olympus OEM-D System with increasing interest. Housing manufacturer started to build housing for the newest Olympus and I believe that 4/3 format System will give new great opportunities to the users.  

 

I've just to say only one thing more: I make shot by FOW not by FL, the first imposes the second not the contrary (sorry for my bad bad english  ...  :pardon: )

 

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