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In Topic: Ikelite Focus Extension for 105mm VR

18 April 2008 - 01:35 PM

A recent announcement is requesting users of the 105mm and the modular flat port to exchange their port bodies for a larger diameter version. My old style port body works OK here but its a tight fit and difficult to install without brushing the VR switch. I'll be sending mine back for the free update.

Can you clarify the "recent announcement" comment? Has Ikelite issued some kind of port exchange for some 105VR ports?

In Topic: 60 mm vs 105 mm

12 July 2007 - 08:45 PM

I have a Nikon D80 with a Sigma 17-70 mm lens. I'm thinking about getting a macro lens, and need some help from more experienced photographers.

I was thinking about getting either the Nikon 60 mm or the 105 mm, and I'd like to know the main differences between them (besides the price). Can I do everything with the 105 mm that I would with the 60 mm?


I agree with everything said about the 60mm but get the 105mm anyway, it's the bomb!

Glad to add to your confusion. The more lenses the better anyway.

In Topic: Hind? Grouper? Help!

10 July 2007 - 02:43 PM

Red Hind - Page 159 Reef Fish ID 3rs Edition

In Topic: Strobe arms with 10.5

02 July 2007 - 01:04 PM

I'm thinking of taking 2 8" arms (per each side) to use with my 10.5Dx lens in Alaska. Here is a shot I took in relatively poor conditions off of Santa Cruz using the 10.5 and the same 8" arms. It seems you can get a shot without a lot of backscatter in poor contions with carefull placement of the strobes. (DS125s with a diffuser on them)

What is you impression of the lighting? Okay with little backscatter or hot spots? Or should I bring my two longer arms?

Longer is better. The (2) 8" arms will work but if you have longer arms, take them. The 10.5 is so wide, that I was constantly having to adjust the arms to move them behind the 180degree field of view.

I am still debating the benifit of diffuser vs no diffusers with the DS125s when shooting the 10.5. Anyone else have an opinion?

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24 June 2007 - 11:21 AM

#3 is really nice. Good composition.
#2 is good also, how close were the jelly stingers?