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albert kok

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In Topic: Great hammerheads of Bimini

23 February 2015 - 12:02 AM

what camera and lens combination did you use? what were generally the camera settings?

Some of the pictures when looking greater than just thumbnails are unsharp. I am asking this not as a critique but will go soon to the bahamas for the closup encounters with the Longimanus (Cat island). thanks

 

what camera and lens combination did you use? what were generally the camera settings?

Some of the pictures when looking greater than just thumbnails are unsharp. I am asking this not as a critique but will go soon to the bahamas for the closup encounters with the Longimanus (Cat island). thanks

The sharp ones are all taken with Nikon D7100,  Tokina 10-17 and Ikelite strobes. I always checked the eye and teeth of the ghh at 100% magnification for sharpness (e.g. see the eye of  nrs 1, 17 and 24). The settings are shown below the Flickr pictures. The pics taken with Olympus EPL5 and Panasonic 8mm (e.g. nrs 15 and 18) were taken with natural light, and show unsharpness of teeth and eyes of the shark. But nice warm colours.  More distant objects  are OK. It could be a focusing problem, or a that the shutter speed was a bit too slow. I took the Oly (without strobes)  together with the Nikon (with strobes) with me, and switched between cameras, leaving one camera on the sand. With the Oceanics you will be close to the surface, so yo could also try filter shots and leave the strobes on board. Better use fast shutter speeds (min 1/125) then.  Have fun!


In Topic: Great hammerheads of Bimini

16 February 2015 - 04:45 AM

Great pics. Can you guys recommend the dive center you guys used? Thanks.

There are two good operators: one in Neil Watson jr (located in Bimini Sands) the other is Epic diving (located on Cat island).

Best time is Jan-March.


In Topic: Fish eyes compared: Tokina versus Panasonic (test 2)

14 February 2015 - 01:58 AM

Here is recent shot taken on Bimini  with the same Oly/Pan combo, natural light and filter. Nice colours I think. But details of the sharks head would probably have been sharper with a flash. The head of the shark moved pretty fast..

https://www.flickr.c...rt/15889550904/


In Topic: Great hammerheads of Bimini

18 January 2015 - 07:15 AM

What a coincidence! Great spot dont you think? Cheers Al


In Topic: GH4 - Wide Angle Macro (WAM)

30 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

 nice picture and composition  but (sorry)  the seahorse (its head in particular)  seems to be a  bit out of focus?

 

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