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#363932 Sacrificial anodes

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 05 August 2015 - 10:47 AM


#362842 EM-10 First Outing

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 02 July 2015 - 12:29 AM

Nice, Blue Heron, I hope to get there around DEMA time this year.

#362111 How do I avoid my wife murdering me when I come home with two more YS-250Pro...

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 11 June 2015 - 12:18 PM

My wife is our company accountant which puts me in a tough place every time I ‘need’ more stuff!

#360523 Which Nikon 60mm on FX

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 27 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

60mm AF-S on Nikon D800, great for portraits




#359881 Manado and Lembeh with the Nikon D750

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 10 April 2015 - 07:50 AM

11. With SMC and Multiplier (no crop 1:1)
ANother lens test, Nikon D750 avec 105mm
Nauticam SMC et Multiplier, no crop
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D750, 105mm VR Nauticam SMC, F29, 1/200
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15 Tiny dudes, D750, 105mm, SMC
16. LSD Prime , D750, 105mm VR, 1/200, F22
17. Coleman shrimp  D750, 105mm and SMC, 1/200, F29
18. Baby Banggai, D750, 105mm 1/200 F22
19. Filefish D750, 105mm 1/200 F9
20.  D750, 105mm 1/10, F22
I hope you enjoy.

#359880 Manado and Lembeh with the Nikon D750

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 10 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

Hello all, Manado and Lembeh, love them!
1. Nikon D750, Nauticam, Sigma 15mm, Zen 200mm dome
2. Nikon D750, Nauticam, Sigma 15mm, Zen 200mm dome
3. Nikon D750, 105mm VR, F4, 1/320
4. Nikon D750, 105mm VR, Nauticam SMC (Super Macro Convertor) F29, 1/200
5. Nikon D750, 105mm VR, Retra LSD Prime Snoot, F22, 1/200
6. Nikon D750, 105mm VR, F22, 1/10
7. Nikon D750, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan, F2.8, 1/320
8. Nikon D750, 105mm VR, Nauticam SMC, F29, 1/200
9/10/11 Lens testing 9, nudibranch D750, 105mm macro
10 With SMC Nauticam (no crop 1:1)

#358210 Thoughts on a g7x set up...

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 22 February 2015 - 10:06 PM

Hi Nick. I’d be a little wary of the G7X if I were you, it does not behave like most other compacts so needs some consideration. If you are thinking of going wide angle, the G7X is particular in that its lens is shorter when at its widest. The result of this is that if you screw a wide angle lens to the front of the standard port, you are left with a large air gap between the camera lens and the port glass with a result that the corners of the image become very soft and out of focus with heavy vignetting around the borders of the image. The alternative is to zoom in which then means you lose much of the benefit of the wide angle lens.


Nauticam have overcome this issue by offering interchangeable ports for this camera, a shorter port for wide angle and a longer port for macro. When you have the short port installed, you cannot zoom in beyond about 40mm as the lens extends and hits the glass. This does mean that you lose flexibility that you would normally expect with a compact camera but you do end up with good image quality for both wide angle and macro. As far as I’m aware, other manufacturers do not offer a similar solution.


We have sent a setup to a French magazine, Chercheurs d’Eau, who are currently running tests with the Nauticam, Isotta, Recsea and Ikelite housings for G7X with a variety of wide angle lenses so this will be worth watching.





If you are looking for flexibility to change from wide to macro underwater, I’d still personally think the Sony RX100 Mk2 is the winning choice for underwater. This camera though does not perform well underwater for white balancing and the flash recycle time tends to be longer than the Canon. 

#356067 OMD EM5 and Pana 8mm Fisheye which dome

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 31 December 2014 - 08:56 AM

Nauticam also has a 140mm glass minidome for the mirrorless mount. 

#355391 D750 or D810 for underwater photography?

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 14 December 2014 - 01:26 AM

I was very pleased with the D750 in Raja Ampat last week, small and compact, excellent image quality. Giving up my D7100 now.

#355330 140mm minidome on Nikon D750 FX format

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 11 December 2014 - 08:31 PM

Hello all,
I’ve just come back from an Alex Mustard workshop in Raja Ampat where I was predominately using a 140mm minidome on the D750. I was using it with the Sigma 15mm and sometimes with the 1.4x Kenko teleconvertor. I have to say that it has changed the way I think about FX underwater as I love the practicality of minidomes but did not want to compromise on quality. I am very pleased with the corner sharpness of the 140mm even up to F7.1 with the Sigma 15mm. Here are some images taken with the minidome.
1. D750, Sigma 15mm, F9, 1/60, ISO 500, 140mm minidome
2. D750, Sigma 15mm, F11, 1/60, ISO 500, 140mm minidome
3. On peut s’approcher très proche au subjet avec le minidome
D750, Sigma 15mm, F11, 1/125, ISO 320, 140mm minidome
4. Boo window, D750, Sigma 15mm, F9, 1/60, ISO 500, 140mm minidome
5. Boo window, D750, Sigma 15mm, 11, 1/80, ISO 320, 140mm minidome
6. CFWA with the Kenko 1.4x, D750, Sigma 15mm, Kenko 1.4x, F11, 1/80, ISO 320, 140mm minidome
7. CFWA with the Kenko 1.4x, D750, Sigma 15mm, Kenko 1.4x, F9, 1/80, ISO 320, 140mm minidome
8. Nemo school, D750, Sigma 15mm, 11, 1/80, ISO 320, 140mm minidome
I hope you enjoy seeing them even half as much as I did taking them. 

#353940 Inon Z240 Strobe Not Firing

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 02 November 2014 - 12:52 AM

Where are you based? You can bring it to us and we can have a look at it with some different cables for you. We are in Bournemouth. Did you buy it in the UK?



#353397 Nauticam Super Macro Converter

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 15 October 2014 - 11:49 AM

The new Saga holders fit the SMC with the SMC adapter it comes with. The only problem I found was the unused diopter getting in the way of the strobe but apart from that, fliptastic :)

#349895 Red Sea Nauticam Tryout Alex Mustard Workshop Pics

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 05 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

They aren’t knees, they are tail fin articulations.

#348966 GH4 lens recommandation

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 11 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

I’ll bring one for you to play with on the Nauticam trial workshop in the Red Sea next week Interceptor

#348437 Nauticam vacuum leak detector

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 31 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

The Nauticam system has been tested with a full battery and will give approx 1000 hours of constant green light on a full battery.