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Nige Wade

Member Since 28 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2013 02:15 PM

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In Topic: N. Sulawesi: Bunaken or Gangga??? (following 10 days at Lembeh)

11 May 2013 - 12:28 AM

Santika resort with Thalassa dive centre is right on the northern Manado coast meaning the best Bunaken sites are only ten to fifteen minutes away and they run regular day trips to Gangga and Lembeh so the best of both worlds,
The sun sets directly behind Manado Tua here too giving you something to shoot topside before hitting the Bintang in the bar ... Perfect

There's also mangroves which are diveable at high tide right next to the boat jetty.

In Topic: Subal ND800 / D800E Controls Problem

11 May 2013 - 12:17 AM

I had a similar problem with my Subal ND800 with the 3 o'clock button on the game pad controller not lining up properly when under pressure (underwater) I had to return it to Subal for re-calibration, it took them just a week to sort it out, works fine now.

I think there were a few teething problems with this particular housing model with such fine tolerances on the controls.

In Topic: D800 / Subal strobe synch speed problem.

04 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for your reply Alan,

I've also tried the D800 in my older D300 Subal with white connectors and there's no limit to the shutter speed either, that's why I was thinking it may be a camera / menu problem. I reset the menu to the default settings .... no change .... and was worried there might be a fault with the camera, so thank you for trying the different camera / subal / strobe combi's, you've put my mind at rest.
I can live with it, although I'll need to be a little more disciplined when shooting and keep an eye on the settings (no bad thing).
As I said earlier there's also the fibre optic route which solves all the problems and in reality I'd have to have a seriously productive set of dives to drain the battery.


In Topic: D800 / Subal strobe synch speed problem.

28 April 2013 - 03:08 AM

Just tried that Alex and same results.


It's not a big problem just annoying as I sometimes get lost in the moment and inadvertently wind the shutter speed up past its limit and see the shutter shadow in the final image.


I totally agree. Shooting at 1/400th plus is a great option for sunbursts and with the extra MP's on the D800 cropping out the shutter shadow's no problem I'd just like the choice of locking the max speed to 1/320th.

There's also the option of fibre optic synchs. I've used them, and really like the advantages this gives but with the pop-up in use for nearly all the shots the battery takes a hammering (even at minimum power).



In Topic: Wetpixel D800 review

18 May 2012 - 04:54 AM

Hey Adam,

I'm really interested to know how the camera performs in 1.5 crop mode with a Tokina 10-17 or how the images taken in FX with the 10-17 and cropped post production come out.
Have you plans to include this in the camera test? (if not would a pretty please work?)