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Stan

Member Since 30 Oct 2002
Offline Last Active Dec 27 2013 03:22 AM
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In Topic: Subal ND800

27 December 2013 - 03:26 AM

My first attempt at housing the lens on Nauticam was with the Macro 60 port, and a 30mm & 70mm extensions. My choices were made to allow future flexibility for also housing Nikkor 60mm & 105mm VR lenses. However, this combination was very slightly too short when the lens was fully extended (max zoom, closest focus), so it needed an additional 10mm extension. Unfortunately this combination produces substantial vignetting across all focal lengths.

 

My next attempt will reuse the old Nexus macro port configuration I have for this lens, and a Nauticam-Nexus M5 adapter. The advantage is that the macro port is much slimmer, and I already know it doesn't produce vignetting.

 

Stan


In Topic: Subal ND800

17 December 2013 - 03:15 AM

Yes, it's quite a front-heavy configuration, but I had the same when using just the Nexus and it was manageable underwater, if a little cumbersome. The optical benefits outweighed the inconvenience, and yes I do have a float-belt for it. Definitely a wrist challenge though, especially while waiting ages for that tiny critter to perform, and therefore a rig best used from clear sandy seabed, not while trying to hover over pristine reef.


In Topic: Subal ND800

16 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

My planned solution (not got all the bits yet, but should work I believe):

  • Anthis Nexus MP105-5 port (115mm length, 90mm front diameter, M5 housing mount)
  • Anthis Nexus AE60-7 port extension (60mm)
  • Nauticam-Nexus M5 port adapter
  • Nauticam TN1017-Z+1.4 zoom gear

That zoom gear it meant for another lens, but fits snugly over a grip rubber without the inner plastic part. If using the Anthis zoom gear (ZGP-N70/180) then you can also get the Nauticam-Nexus 80mm adapter to fit over it to fit the Nauticam gear.


In Topic: Subal ND800

15 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Ah, great to hear from someone else who has actually used this setup! I already have the zoom gear solved, and I'm running with auto-focus to simplify matters, as I don't have the manual focus Nexus port. Sorry to hear it was stolen; a fabulous lens that hasn't been equalled since, and difficult to source; good luck finding it again. If you find one for sale it's easy enough (and worth it) to get the tripod collar removed by a service tech.

 

Stan


In Topic: FS: Nikon/Nexus D300 (inc. W/A & macro ports)

15 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

Macro ports no longer available for sale, and I'm now including the Nikkor 12-24mm lens to make a ready-to-dive wide-angle system. See http://www.pelagicon...sc/fs-nexus.php as before.

 

Stan