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Larry C

Member Since 10 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2018 05:41 AM

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In Topic: Port adapters

08 April 2018 - 06:19 PM

Doesn't appear to.  Nauticam makes a SeaCam adapter for their housings, but that's the only one I could find.  It's possible you could have one custom made for a price.

In Topic: Sea and Sea housing experiences?

19 March 2018 - 08:01 PM

I've been very happy with both the Sea & Sea on my D300 and my Nauticam for the D500.  They're both well made and sturdy.  I had a couple of issues with the Sea & Sea.  One was that it had a combination lever for the back focus button.  You had to pull and twist it for that function and the little screw came off the end of mine a couple of times, leaving the shaft loose underwater and held by only the o-ring.  I had to keep my finger over the end of the lever until I got it out of the water to prevent a flood.   Other than that, it was terrific.  I find the Nauticam has a little more access to some of the controls I use most, which was why I bought it.

In Topic: Nikon D500 memory cards - XQD question

24 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

With my D300 and with my D500, I have always used the second card for overflow.  In twelve years shooting underwater, I've never needed a backup card and I typically shoot over a hundred shots per dive on at least 100 dives per year.  I've found the overflow much more useful for topside shooting, where I might shoot 1000 high speed shots at a motorcycle race or while whale watching and them cull out 900 of them.  Video also makes for full cards, although with a 64 gig XQD, I've yet to come close.

In Topic: Nauticam ttl converter for d500 housing

02 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

Still just OK on wide angle.  I'm not getting much boost even at +2.0 and am having to boost the exposure of my shots substantially in Lightroom.  Fortunately, the D500 is much less sensitive than my old D300 and doesn't grain up on boosted exposure.  It still isn't helping my foreground pop, though.  I may try boosting the ISO for my wide angle, as the D500 also does much better with that.  Bumping up to 400 or 800 may allow me to keep at least 7.1 or 8.0 on the aperture and keep some sharpness with my smaller dome, but I'd like to be able to get a boost from the flash without having to go full manual on it, as the YSD-1 tends to really flare in green water with even a bit too much flash.  I kind of miss my old YS-110's in that respect.  Not nearly as powerful, but a much softer and more controllable spread. RIP as they both died and Sea & Sea no longer supports their repair parts.  I'll try the old style cables, but I hate spending another couple of hundred bucks unnecessarily and then finding out it didn't help.

In Topic: Nauticam ttl converter for d500 housing

24 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Thanks Pavel.  After resetting strobes and playing with shutter/aperture and +/- settings indoors, the camera is now shooting consistently from f4-1/60 to f16-1/200, with only expected fall off at the edges of the picture on higher shutter speeds/f-stops.  Also, the strobe +/- adjustment now works and the camera +/- gives consistent results. 

I had been using the red but previously had a bad camera setting and the experts I took it to, though finding the camera issue, switched to the blue mode when I continued to have a problem.  I'll try it underwater tomorrow and see if everything works properly there.