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In Topic: How's my logic...

13 August 2014 - 05:51 AM


the 16-35 at 16mm on a FX body (D800) is about the same wide as the 10-17 at 10mm on the D7000 (DX). But the wight and size is certainly an issue...


This is incorrect, probably a typo.


The 16-35mm at 16mm (on FX) is about the same angle of coverage (a little over 100˚) as the 10-17mm at the 17mm (on DX). The 10-17mm then goes a lot, lot wider ,when zoomed out. In short there is very little overlap between these lenses - although both are useful.



In Topic: Strobe Arm Length?

30 July 2014 - 12:36 AM

In the end there is no one solution. There are times when long arms are essential and times when no arms at all are best (to stop the damn things getting in the way!).


Here is a photo of my rig on normal wide angle shooting. But there are times I wish for longer arms, and times I wish for shorter.

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I have taken arm sections off underwater (a pain when they have buoyancy on them) and also times when I have put all the arms on one side to get a strobe where I want.


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And there are shots that are best taken with no strobe arms at all. For this dive (as I usually do for WAM shooting) I went in the water with the strobe attached directly to the housing (no arms), while shooting with a fisheye.


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The main controller on required strobe arm length is camera to subject distance. Not lens. Not particularly conditions.







In Topic: How to shoot like Japanese UW photographer?

25 July 2014 - 01:48 AM

Don’t forget shooting wide angle with nothing in the frame!


(I am only joking!)



In Topic: Temperate water photography lenses

21 July 2014 - 06:00 AM

I prefer the wider macro option in the UK, as I find the 60mm too long in murky UK waters, as it forces you to shoot through too much murk and also harder to aim and hold still because of the narrow angle view, when diving in a drysuit.

In Topic: Red Sea Workshop With Alex Mustard Blogs

15 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

How dare you! Making mermaids look fat!