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In Topic: Tokina AT-X AF 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye

17 February 2015 - 06:57 AM

What camera are you using it on? If it does not have an AF motor (like some Nikons), the lens will not AF



In Topic: Lembeh with a D750

16 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

Very nice!



In Topic: Teleconverters and the Nikon 105mm VR lens

15 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

There is a discrepancy between the site and real life...


I don't have the 2 X, but the I do have a Nikon 1.7 II and it works fine with my 105mm VR.



In Topic: Choose your weapon: SLR versus video camera for filmmaking

13 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

I think GoPros are amazing!


However, as filmmaking tools,  this needs to be seen in the context of what they do really well and what they do not! GoPros "trap" footage, essentially the idea is to put them into a unique POV and let them run. From the footage trapped, you selectively use the bits that are good. Hence they are rarely (but occasionally are) used as primary cameras. The exception to this is in places where the cameras are likely to be damaged/lost!


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The reason people attach them to big housings vary, but can include capturing back-up footage, as a parking place (they will be detached later), capturing 3D (hence two) or other specialized video including different frame rates for slow motion and capturing stills or time-lapse etc.


The core of my argument about them is that they have created a whole new generation of filmmakers (including underwater) who simply would not exist if their first camera had cost thousands of dollars! This is very cool, and is good for the industry. These same filmmakers will be the guys using more advanced tools in future....


However many established players, including camera manufacturers, see them as a threat, as people will buy a GoPro rather then their traditional alternative. I think that they fail to recognize that this customer would probably not have bought a conventional camera anyway, but may now do so in future....



In Topic: For sale: Nauticam NA-D810 housing for D810

12 February 2015 - 11:27 PM

The housing is now sold...