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Alastair

Member Since 04 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2015 03:36 PM
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In Topic: Are you happy you changed from DX to FX?

19 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

i agree for travel i like the size of my D90.  Also if i am honest and not overcome by gear lust / envy there is still not much wrong with my D90.  Key specs for me are more focused around things that help me take the photos i want,  focus speed, sharpness, buffer (mantas and sharks), low light performance, back up memory card, sync speed, physical size and weight underwater. 

 

 

So i think that based on this i will stick to my oriignal thought and look to stay DX, go with the 7200 and spend the difference on more diving :)


In Topic: Are you happy you changed from DX to FX?

15 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

intersting article and i agree with a lot of the words of wisdom  here..  However now that the D7200 has finally arrived does that change anyones opinion?  I was looking at the D750 until i noticed the flash sync - 1/200.. with my D90 it is probably the thing that i dilsliked the most, so for me a win is the slightly higher sync speed of the D7200 and that coupled with the improved buffer seems good.

 

Of course if i could afford a D810 and housing that would be a different argument, so it is looking as though this UW photgrapher will more than likely sticking with DX for a while longer... 


In Topic: Upgrade to YS-D1 or Z240-Questions

28 April 2014 - 10:40 PM

i have used the Z240s for years now and love them.  Sea and Sea seem easier to setup though.  My wife uses YS-110a and i also think that they are quality kit as wel;l but the Inon have the edge for me.  i like the battery compartment and it seems that with eneloops the Z240s seem to recycle faster and they are easier to pack and travel with.  and a bit wider? and switching between the two i seem to find them easier to position for CFWA.  Size helps for Macro as well.  I also use the warming filters as in some situations they can be a bit cold..  you couldn't go wrong with either..

 

good luck on that choice ;)


In Topic: Nauticam SMC in Puerto Galera

25 March 2014 - 03:50 AM

it definitely looks as though the SMC is sharper than my macro mate and quite a bit stronger. 

 

Alex do you find locking focus an issue or do you use the focus lock and slowly edge into position?

 

Nice shots as always!!


In Topic: Oil Rigs 03/22/14

25 March 2014 - 03:47 AM

Nice to see what is under the rigs normally (I used ) to be standing on them!  at least they are giving something back..