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Larry C

Member Since 10 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:40 PM
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In Topic: Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

Yesterday, 05:29 PM

I have that problem a lot with my Sea & Sea port extensions.  I used to use a giant channel lock wrench cushioned with rags, but have since got a rubber strap wrench at the local hardware store that works quite well.  I take it on all my trips with me.  Plastic handle, long rubber strap folds over.  Trigger tightens the strap, then you just bend it left until it breaks loose.


In Topic: Replacement vacuum pump

Yesterday, 05:25 PM

Haven't tried it, but I was told when I bought mine at Backscatter that theirs was specifically designed so if you didn't have your pump, the wine pump on your live aboard would work.  They said the Nauticam one pretty much copied theirs and that you should be able to use most any wine pump.


In Topic: House d7200 or reinvest in rx100 MK V?

03 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

If you check the classifieds right now, there's a nice Nauticam set-up for D7100/D7200.  I'd hurry though.


In Topic: D500 focus options underwater?

03 August 2017 - 01:03 PM

I shot AF-C 3D focus throughout our trip to Cozumel and was quite pleased with the few out of focus shots I got.  Where it did fail me was shooting a large school of fish in a hole.  I would get a large section of the school out of focus, where in the past I've used spot focus and had whole schools within focus range.  I think the camera locked focus on another object closer than the school and the f-stop I used for that depth prevented good depth of field with my 5 1/4" dome.  Probably should have bumped the ISO and raised the f-stop to f11, but I thought f7.2/f8 would be adequate with the 10-17.  The other place I'd prefer spot focus is getting the eyes on large subjects like turtles instead of the camera focusing on the body or leg which was closer.  I might try AF-C S here at home where I shoot the same subjects all the time.  What I'm loving about this camera is that when I saw disappointing results on wide shots, hazy backgrounds and dull looking pictures, I was able to make large adjustments to lighting and use ridiculous white balance numbers without getting any weird pixels or grain as I did with the D300.  Crops were also pain free.  You can hardly tell that I've cropped out 2/3's of the picture.


In Topic: improved zoom ring for tokina 10-17mm (nikon mount) on Nauticam housing?

21 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

I'm using it on the 10-17 and 60 AF-D f2.8G.  I just spin it off of one and put it on the other.  The Sea & Sea uses a smaller diameter gear, so they fit right on.  According to the website and package, that one fits Nexus and Sea & Sea. You'd have to look up yours.  I only have experience with the Sea & Sea.