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jcfig

Member Since 17 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 09 2012 09:53 AM
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Shots From Galapagos

05 April 2007 - 05:45 PM

I had the privilege of spending a few weeks diving in Galapagos last September. Life has been crazy since then and just now I am finally getting a chance to post some of the pictures from the trip. It was without a doubt an amazing trip. Unfortunately I had the misfortune of a flood early during the trip (first time in 4 years) which ruined my housing's ability to fire off my strobes. I had purchased some magic filters to try for the first time and that's how I finished shooting for the rest of the trip. Except for the macro shots, all the shots below were done using a Sigma 10-20mm lens with the magic filter at various depths - the whale shark was shot right around 90 feet.

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FS - Ikelite 6" Dome Port 5503.51

03 April 2007 - 12:49 PM

I'm changing my WA lens and upgrading to the 8" dome port so i no longer need this one. Port is in mint condition - use on one trip. $125. I'll ship anywhere in the US for free.

Nikon 18-70mm For UW use

16 August 2006 - 12:30 PM

So I took my 18-70 lens UW for the first time yesterday. Ikelite D-70 housing, dual 125s. I had a 4x diopter on it and was using a 6" dome.

After shooting with both the Nikon 60mm and the SIgma 10-20mm lenses I was rather disappointed with this one. Granted, the low visibility environment I dove in might not be the best suited for this lens, but overall I found it didn't perform well. I had to keep my aperture open near it limit in order to achieve decent exposure and focus was often soft. I even had to switch to AF-C because I was getting frustrated with it.

Now, I'm still new to using DSLR UW so it could have very well been all user error.

What do you think? Anyone using this lens successfully?

WA Shots

10 August 2006 - 04:50 PM

So I finally got all the parts I wanted for shooting WA (dual strobes, ports, arms, etc) and even a day with halfway decent visibility (~20 feet). Here's the outcome of my first attempt. I'm happy mostly because all the gear is performing, but I know I have a lot to learn and need to practice, practice, practice. Any advice and suggestions would be most welcomed. Thanks.

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f11; 1/60; ISO200

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f13; 1/100; ISO200

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f10; 1/80; ISO200

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f13; 1/80; ISO200

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f10; 1/80; ISO200

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f8; 1/60; ISO200

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f11; 1/80; ISO200