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In Topic: Cooling Filters for Ikelite Strobes

13 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

I don't really see the point of adding a cooling filter for macro photography has it is very easy to adjust colour temperature in post processing but if you really want to do it use the Lee Mired Shift Calculator to figure out what colour filter you need.  It's what most people used to use to calculate the correct warming filter for Inon strobes before Inon put out their own warming diffusers.  It should do the same job in reverse to suit your needs:




Reversing my calculation for a warming filter for my Inons (resulting in Lee 444 - 1/8 CT Straw) gives the nearest result as Lee 218 - 1/8 CT Blue

In Topic: Subal or Nauticam?

03 June 2014 - 04:44 PM



I am strongly considering biting the bullet and buying all new ports and switching to Nauticam ......

Why bother buying new ports, just get a Nauticam Subal port adapter and use your Subal ports on a Nauticam housing.  After owning a series of Subal film and digital SLR housings over many years I switched to Nauticam four years ago and am still using my Subal and Zen Subal mount dome ports on my Nauticam housing.




In Topic: Removing water marks on port glass?

18 May 2014 - 04:27 PM

Try CLR (Calcium LIme Rust Remover), I found it worked really well for removing water spots from my rig:



In Topic: Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8

09 April 2014 - 02:21 AM

I've done eight dives with OS version on my Canon 7D and I like it a lot.  It is much longer, heavier and the auto focus is a little slower than my Canon 100 .macro.  The minimum focus distance is only approximately 40mm/1.6in more than the Canon 100.  Shooting super macro with a Subsee +5 yields around the same 2:1 that I get with the Subsee +10 on my 100 macro but with double the working distance, so it is much easier to use for this type of photography.  Using a Subsee +10 on the 150 will get you around 3:1 magnification but is an exercise in frustration as this is very difficult to achieve unless you are shooting in very still water and have the camera held very steady.  I find it is a great lens for small fish that don't like you getting too close and it will be my go to lens for dedicated super macro photography.























In Topic: Paper choices and you

18 March 2014 - 01:09 PM



Go with the metallic paper Bill suggested, results for underwater images look stunning on this type of paper.  I run a small photo printing business from home as a sideline using an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and once my customers see their images printed on metallic paper they won't settle for anything else.  I started out using the Red River Polar Pearl Metallic but couldn't purchase it in rolls in Australia and switched to the very similar Chromajet Metallic Pearl.


I've also used the Red River Polar Pearl Metallic with the same printer as yours (Epson R1900) and the results were also excellent.