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Photobeat

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Need some advice for D700 short on time

30 May 2009 - 04:58 PM

I need to get a housing in two weeks. I have an Aquatica D100 set up and ports, and twin nikonos 103 strobes. I can't see useing the D100 anymore as I own a D300, D700 and D3 (I am a wedding photographer) I think the D700 is what I want to take UW. 95% of my UW shooting is Wide Angle and will be with a 16mm. I hardly ever get UW like in the old days but I have the following questions.

1. I am considering Ikelite because I dive so infrequent but I hear the super dome might vignette with the 16mm anyone know for sure?

2. I have Aquatica ports already and the D700 is a great camera for the long term should I just bite it an get the Aquatica as I can use it for a long time, except for video but what about lighting UW? - see number 3 below

3. I see the D700 as a long term camera investment with the exception of having video like The 5D markII. however UW we would need video lights and strobe would we not? maybe a housing is not really a long term investment then or do the lighting issues kill having still and video UW?

4. I always shoot manual but will TTL on both systems with 103 strobes cost more etc?

5. Could I even sell an Aquatica d100 without the dome?

Thanks so much I have searched but am short on time. As far as money goes it is not a HUGE issue, not getting UW a lot is the main justification issue to lower costs.

Wanted: D300 or D700 housing

29 May 2009 - 08:58 AM

Aquatica would be nice as I have ports, any other would want a dome port.

For Sale - Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye

02 March 2009 - 09:39 AM

Nikon 10.5 dX fisheye.

This lens is in great condition, some finish wear on the lens mount from taking on and off, thats about it glass and body is great. Lens caps, original box, lens bag, warranty card all included... USA lens. $575.00 shipping included USPS two day. Paypal ok.

I can email pics if you would like them. I picked up a 16mm for a D700 and am looking to get a housing.

If your not thrilled with it for the price I will take it back.

direct email photobeat@aol.com