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In Topic: 16mm for nikonos III

11 January 2006 - 03:22 PM

This is so helpful!!! Many thanks! I will do as you say. Before I go, I will practice in our local pool. The lighting may be different, though. I do have a light meter, should I try to acquire an inexpensive housing for this? F22(or infinity), 1/60, use my strobe. Maybe I wont need it.

In Topic: 16mm for nikonos III

10 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

Thanks! I have just purchased the extension tubes. I did not get the lens. So now what? They have the wire finder, but looks like I need to look through the camera viewfinder to see them. Impossible with a mask on. Once again, set at infinity, and 1/60 sec with my strobe.(or 1/30) I know that I must be careful in estimating distances, someone said carry a stick with distances marked on it, and adjust for apparent distance. The Cozumel forum said that the island had a meeting with all the dive operators, and were to enforce the 3 meter rule. Am I screwed, payed money in futility?

In Topic: 16mm for nikonos III

10 January 2006 - 07:05 AM

Thanks! The lens IS a sea & sea 16mm, and I now see on the lens f5.6, 2.6 ft to eternity, etc.(is for sale on ebay) So let me get this right, if this lens really only shoots well at 15", then I need to be at f22. The strobe will only work at 1/60 or 1/30 with the nikonos III. Probably need to be at 1/30 with f22. At 15", can I fit in a baracuda, or a large coral fan? I probably need to re - read Jim and Cathy Church's Intro to UW Photography, where it explains the degree angle difference between the 15mm, 35mm, and the 80mm. I know I have to get close to get good pictures. Am I better off not having this lens if I am unable to get that close? I hear that due to Wilma, in Cozumel, divers are to stay 3m, or 10ft, away from the reef, for some unspecified time until the reef begins to recover. Am I screwed? Now I'm getting bummed.

p.s. The lens is now at $93.51.

In Topic: Introductions (original thread, now closed)

09 January 2006 - 08:00 AM

Hello, my name is Steve Dodge, from the Menominee Indian reservation in Wisconsin. I have enjoyed snorkling in the caribbean, and have now bought a Nikonos III with the 35mm lens, strobe, extension tubes, and the wrong viewfinder.(28mm, the add said it fit Nikonos III) Have not used the camera yet, and have only taken the intro diving course. Hope to take great pictures!