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#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.

#347812 EM-10 Housing?

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 17 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

First NA-EM10 housings have just arrived. 

#347416 Tokina 100mm and Nauticam

Posted by Alex_Tattersall on 07 May 2014 - 12:01 PM

Loving your avatar CamelToad

#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.

#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





#343478 OM-D EM-1

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



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.