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In Topic: D90 housing choice

12 December 2009 - 10:43 AM

I returned from my Red sea trip a few weeks ago and also got on very well with my Hugyfot D90 set up. I was using a Tokina 10-17 and a Sigma 17-70 - I didn't get the gearing or extension for the Sigma, but with the aid of a little velcro I could use the Tokina gearing on it without problems. I couldn't zoom it all the way though, so it was effectively a 17-55. I also put a bit of padding on the end of it to stop it hitting the dome port. I found the LCD on top a little difficult to see at times but I just used the info button and looked at the main screen instead. Other than that, no real problems to be honest; didn't take long to mount the camera and the Hugycheck system worked fine and provided me with piece of mind. On about 2 dives I had problems with the gearing but I think it was my fault for not securing the camera in exactly the right position; it does take a little getting used to. I just had one Inon z240 this trip so spent a lot of time learning how to light shots with the Tokina; I think I started to get the hang of it. Next time round I'll either get another strobe or maybe the flat port seeing as I have a Nikkor 105mm. The Hugyfot flatport doesn't allow gearing to use the (new) 105mm in manual which is a slight issue but I think I'll go with it anyway. Here are some samples, the rest of them are here: http://flickr.com/gp...0274@N03/ow3sNa

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In Topic: Hugyfot vs Aquatica for 5D mark II

27 November 2009 - 03:08 AM

I've just got back from a week in the red sea with my Hugyfot + D90 set up. I didn't have any problem using the bolts - takes about 2 minutes to unscrew them both and the hole for the allen key is deep so there was no wear and tear. While I've never used any other SLR housing, it gave me great piece of mind knowing I wasn't going to unlatch the housing accidentally.

In Topic: Whos made the switch from PC to Mac?

14 November 2009 - 08:04 AM

What? The Mac is FUNDAMENTALLY different because it essentially runs on Unix. It is nearly infinitely tweakable. It might be confining if you are constrained yourself, but it is certainly not by nature.

Fundamentally different? But what does that mean in terms of day to day usage? And is it really more tweakable than Windows?

I've used Linux almost every day for the last 5 years or so, but regularly use both Macs and Windows machines. Linux is truly tweakable because it's an open source OS unlike OSX and Windows; I don't see much difference between those two in terms of tweakability. The Unix side of things should make very little difference to the user other than the filesystem layout; these days I believe Windows etc asks for the admin password when you're altering the system, much the same as Unix systems.

In Topic: dog bicuit

14 November 2009 - 07:51 AM

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Beagle, meet Tokina/dome port/Inon combo!

In Topic: Wide-angle Macro - again....

06 November 2009 - 04:51 AM

I was wondering - when people use a teleconverter with the Tokina 10-17, what focal length do they usually go with? My zoom gear won't let me zoom the Tokina once the teleconverter is attached.