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Bent C

Member Since 20 May 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2015 08:33 AM

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In Topic: For sale: Nauticam NA-7D

28 March 2015 - 08:36 AM

Huge price drop. 750 euros and it is yours!

In Topic: Canon 7D Mk II compatibility with existing 7D housings?

16 September 2014 - 03:37 AM

If you're currently shooting with an SPL A-Series with a 5d MKIII, then you're in luck because it has the same configuration as the 7d MKII.  However an existing 7d housing won't work.  If you have an aquatech, then it's a simple tray and backplate replacement, then you're good to go.

Have you actually tried it in a housing? It sure looks pretty close. Slightly larger, but not by much. If you have tried it, are all controls unusable, or are there some that are usable?

In Topic: Maldives

15 September 2014 - 07:48 AM

Aren't the night dives great? The enormous nurse sharks are cool, but the mantas are hot!!
How did you light the mantas? I didn't get it quite right: I think that video lights held out quite wide may the best way...
Using strobes, the nurse sharks were much easier:

Thanks for posting your images, Bent.

I would rate the night dive with the nurse sharks as the coolest I have ever done! It was just amazing. The big rays were icing on the cake. I liked the manta night dive as well, but it was harder really to appreciate as we were in a group supposed to be kneeling on the sand. The sand turned out to be silt and the kneeling part was so-so, so the viz went pretty quickly. However, up till then it was incredible to have the mantas swimming straight towards the camera.

Lighting wise I didn't do anything special. Strobes pointing somewhat out on two arms, more or less. Video lights would probably be good, at least for getting consistent af.

In Topic: Maldives

15 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

A couple more from my trip, Tim:

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Personally the highlight was the night dive with the nurse sharks:


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