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Steve Williams

Member Since 23 May 2005
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In Topic: F'n Stop - big rookie mistake

27 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

I should correct you and note that this is not a "rookie" mistake.  I've been shooting underwater since 1968 and still make similar mistakes all the time.  And Stoo please note that I would never get to 120' without noticing I left the lens cap on.  When it happened to me I noticed it at about 60'.  Please note my avatar photo, yes that's a lens cap I'm holding.  It's very hard to remove the cap unnoticed on a little panga filled with your U/W photographer friends.  Thanks to Allison Vitsky Sallmon for capturing my pain for posterity.   I'd like to say Tim that I've never jumped off the back of the boat with no fins, but I can't.  


Clearly the answer Mr. Tales is to shoot manual, that way you must remember to actually control the camera.  Or said differently you can then screw up the shutter speed and ISO too.


Have fun,


In Topic: Red Bull Water 2 Dust - photoshooting project!

22 September 2014 - 06:29 AM

Unbelievably creative Predrag, love the images and the dedication.   You built the pool just for the shoot!  Congrats on turning your idea into reality.


Fantastic stuff!    :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:




In Topic: Canon 7d Mk II Lenses

21 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

In addition to the ones Otara mentioned, the new 16-35L is outstanding.  If you are on a tighter budget the 17-40 L is hitting the used market in large numbers  because folks are stepping up to the new lens.  It's a real bargain now and works very well on the 7D.  I have the 70-200 f4L  IS version and have found it to be an amazing piece of glass that is always in my bag.  It's a great boat lens for topside shooting.  Not as heavy as the f2.8 version and much less expensive, many think it's sharper too.  


Good luck!


In Topic: Canon 7D Mk II compatibility with existing 7D housings?

17 September 2014 - 04:21 PM

Thanks Walt,

Nauticam and others have come along way in their housing designs since the original 7D came out.  I'm sure the new MK II housing when it makes its debut will be much better than the older one, but it sure would be nice to have the choice.




In Topic: D300 to 7d Mk II Good Idea?

17 September 2014 - 04:15 PM

My wife will of course kill me if I house the 5D, because then I have to buy a new camera for surface photos.



Hi partner,

Not sure I understand, why?  The new vacuum systems changed my feeling on that.  I'm much more comfortable putting a 5DIII with expensive lens in the ocean now.  I haven't yet but I'm thinking about it.  Of course we could still have problems but I'm feeling much better about not having to carry two bodies, etc.  


By the way, I'm not getting into the brand conversation.   :innocent: