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#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.



#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!


#335589 Love hurts!

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

A little kiss 
is not really as nice as it seems
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







With a FIT Pro +5 and +8 close up 




With a cokin radial blur filter



#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
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
3. If two courting couples approach each other, the tension also mounts.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
4. Here the stressed male demonstrates striped patterns and the eyes dilate.
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
5. More eyes!
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
6. The black and white stripes intensify as the males approach each other
Olympus OMD, Nauticam NA-EM5, 8mm Fisheye
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
8. Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1.4x Kenko
9. The female lays black eggs infused with ink which are attached to the weeds
Olympus OMD, Nauticam NA-EM5, 8mm Fisheye
10. Aliens attack!
Nikon D7100, Nauticam NA-D7100, Tokina 10-17, 1/4x Kenko
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)

#326684 How many controls do you actually use on your housing?

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 25 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

I use regularly:


Aperture, shutter speed, on/off, flash up and down, focus modes, AF-ON, shutter release, playback, rear dial, OK button, +/-, ISO, LV, Video Start/Stop, shooting modes (single shot/multi shot/ 2 second delay), mode dial WB, info, erase, lock photo, zoom in/zoom out, menu button


lens release when back on the boat.


So, all of them pretty much. 

#325508 60mm vs 105mm macro

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 02 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

Using a 105 doesn’t give you more magnification than a 60 Longimanus, it gives you more working distance. I found it useful for animal portraits where you want to give the animal a bit of distance.

I was in the water with a D7000 and a 105mm and my friend was in the same water with a 60mm and a 7D. We were both shooting these mackerel. Most of his shots were side on as the mackerel broke to swim past us but the extra length of the lens I had meant I could almost fill the frame with them front on

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These damsels tend to duck into their coral heads if you get too close. Very difficult with a 60mm, easier with a 105mm

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Same, fill the frame from a distance and don’t spook the fish

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Again, very difficult to approach leopard blennies with a 60mm

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This working distance is also necessary when using strong wet diopters like the SUbsee +10 otherwise you find yourself on top of the subject, with less magnification which makes lighting more difficult.


#325309 Shark bites pants

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 29 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

Is that a new form of chumming?

#323027 Trouble with Nauticam NA-7D

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 20 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

I love a happy ending...