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Member Since 05 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2017 05:41 AM

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In Topic: Packing tips for travelling around SE Asia, Indonesia, Australia

17 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

I have flown though out the Indo Pacific  and Southeast Asia with a 40+ lb think thank with camera gear on my back.

The only issues I have had is in Cairns Australia, they are very restrictive on carry-on weight at 15 lbs on Qantas

I would suggest you avoid Australia



In Topic: Nikon 85mm Micro

09 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

I like the zoom flexibility of the 70-180 mm micro lens,

but have found it soft on my D800E compared to the 60mm G and 105 mm VR



In Topic: New lens - what would you choose?

02 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

I do not know the Ikelite ports.  

But the 28-85 mm f 2.8-4D IF will fit into the Subal flat port V3 that I use with my Nikkor 105 mm VR or my Nikkor 60 mm with an extension.

If the Ikelite FL port that you have works with a Nikkor 105, it should work with the 28-85 mm f2.8-4D IF lens too. 



In Topic: New lens - what would you choose?

02 January 2017 - 07:49 AM

A good medium zoom that works well underwater is the Nikkor 24-85 mm f 2.8-4D IF.

It works with a flat port set at it's macro setting as a 35-85 mm lens that does 1:2 reproduction ratio



In Topic: Any live view users?

02 January 2017 - 07:01 AM



Upon occasions I have found it difficult for my eye to find the 45 degree viewfinder in the pitch dark of a night dive.

By turning on live view I can see where my lens is pointing and also orientate my eye to view the viewfinder.

With our Subal's it is so easy to switch on/off live view with ones thumb.