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#372542 Guadalupe - Liveaboard advice

Posted by Tinman on 12 April 2016 - 08:12 PM

I attempted to book a September 2016 Guadalupe trip on the Nautilus Explorer (sister boat to Nautilus Belle Amie)  a while back, but the trip I wanted was already full. This particular boat does advertise allowing divers to climb on top of suspended cages when conditions permit.


Since the trip I wanted was already full, I booked with the M/V Islander out of San Diego. The Islander has a good resume of clients. We'll see how the trip goes in September 2016.


If there's a particular target week for when you want to go, book early. It sounds like the trips consistently fill. I thought I was attempting my booking with the Nautilus Explorer early enough; it wasn't!



#360013 Wide Angle Question Tokina 10-17 vs. 11-16mm?

Posted by Tinman on 13 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

Well, not everyone favors the Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye. I've got one, but I like my Nikkor 10-24mm better with my Nikon D7100 rig. While the Tokina Fisheye undoubtedly has applications, I'm not a fan of the curvature one gets with it. Of course, tastes vary. 


While I've got the large 8" dome and appropriate extensions to use with both the 10-17 Fisheye and the 10-24, I use a Precision Dome with the 10-24.


Hope your macro is a Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8G ED. It's a great lens.