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Alex_Tattersall

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#345224 Nauticam SMC in Puerto Galera

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 29 March 2014 - 01:25 AM

With the 7D, I’d turn off the half-shutter press off so you are focusing on the rear button, find a suitable subject, no current or swell, and a place where you can put a sand spike to rest the housing on. Use the rear lever to focus to the magnification you want approx then release. Using the sand spike, gradually ease the housing forwards and backwards until you see the subject in focus and then pull the shutter. Take lots of shots as the DoF is very minimal especially as you increase to 1:1 on the lens. Think about the out of focus areas and how they will appear in the image. Breathe and work within depths that you are very comfortable with. Spend 30 minutes with a subject.




#344721 Nauticam SMC in Puerto Galera

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 19 March 2014 - 10:15 PM

Hello all,
 
Just returned from a Photo workshop I was running in the Philippines. I didn’t take the 105mm macro off my D7100 for 9 days. Here are some results with the outrageously strong and sharp Nauticam SMC. Mostly uncropped.
 
 
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#344115 OM-D EM-5 Nauticam with 9-18 zuiko?

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 04 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

Yes, my friend Doug did well with the SMC on the 12-50mm in uncropped splendour

 

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#343478 OM-D EM-1

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 17 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

Karen,

 

Just screw the Subsee +10 to the front of the macro port you are using with the 12-50mm, you’ll get good results with that combination.




#343066 OM-D EM-1

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 08 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

Great news Karen, look forward to some images.




#342343 OM-D EM-1

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 24 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

Karen, you could mount a T plate on the handle and then use a sliding locline T-plate base such as those by Ikelite or 10 bar to attach your locline arm to the handle.




#340817 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 18 December 2013 - 07:58 AM

The photo that makes me smile each time I look at it. Happy 2014 all of you.

 

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#337783 FIT LED 2400 lights in action

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 05 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

Hi Jason,

 

Yes, we will. 

 

See you there!

Alex




#335589 Love hurts!

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 09 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

A little kiss 
 
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is not really as nice as it seems
 
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Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam NA-EM5, 12-50mm (mode macro), 2x INON Z240, 1/100, F18, ISO 200



#334735 Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 D IF-ED Lens

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 22 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

I borrowed the 200mm macro lens from Martin Edge last month and took it to the Red Sea. With no diopter, it was an excellent fish portrait lens for the more skittish. I had two INON Z240s on very long arms ahead of me. Here are some results:

 

Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, several extension rings

 

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With a FIT Pro +5 and +8 close up 

 

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With a cokin radial blur filter

 

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#332274 Cockburn Sound Muck Macros

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 02 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Third nudibranch is amazing!




#331956 Cuttlefish action in Devon, UK

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 27 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

Each year, cuttlefish arrive on the coast of Devon in the UK for spawning. Many of these are caught in pots laid out in wait for them throughout the bay but this year numerous cuttles have made it to the shallows . 
 
The males fight for several days to find mates and the couple stays together despite the advances of other males. We were lucky enough to witness some of this amazing behaviour last week.
 
1. The male protectively stroking his girlfriend.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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2. A single male approaches and is warded off by the long tentacle of the protective male
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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3. If two courting couples approach each other, the tension also mounts.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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4. Here the stressed male demonstrates striped patterns and the eyes dilate.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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5. More eyes!
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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6. The black and white stripes intensify as the males approach each other
Olympus OMD, Nauticam NA-EM5, 8mm Fisheye
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7. Male and female will join to pass the sperm sacks from male to female.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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8. Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
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9. The female lays black eggs infused with ink which are attached to the weeds
Olympus OMD, Nauticam NA-EM5, 8mm Fisheye
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10. Aliens attack!
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1/4x Kenko
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Hope you enjoy looking at them half as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 




#330971 Nikon 60mm vs Nikon 105mmvr

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 07 May 2013 - 02:10 AM

Yes, it is.




#330840 Zoom ring on Tokina lens came off - need help

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 04 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

I use superglue to glue the pieces back together. Happens quite often with the Nikon version of the lens.




#329472 Sony 10-18 f4 e-mount lens

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 09 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

Yes, a 7 inch dome is available already for this, (ref 36129) and SE1018-Z zoom gear (ref 36173)