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Elipe last won the day on October 20 2021

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  1. I am a Nauticam NA-XT3 / Fujifilm X-T3 user and, as ChrisRoss said, I am very happy with the combo. If Nauticam keeps making housings for the XT series (ie XT-5), I will go for one, not just because I have built a system for macro (fujinon 80mm macro) and wide angle (fujifilm 15-45 + MWL-1), but also because I like it. It meets my expectations, I love the XT series cameras, and Nauticam build and excellent housing for the X-T3. I have to admit that I mostly shoot macro (you can see some of my pics on my instagram account @wetdereamsphoto) but I see many options too for wide angle in the Nauticam port charts. I understant that there are better options for uw photography than Fujifilm, but for me, as a novice uw photographer, it is more than enough. Best Regards.
  2. Yes, NA-XT3 with removable back. I remove and clean/dry the o-ring when shore-diving, when I find water between the o-ring and its groove, or after a few dives. Most of the times, yes. They are really small fluffs, that probably never cause a water flow, but I am very maniac with the o-ring cleaning, and they get me nervous anyway... I find blowing the o-ring causes statics on it, so it tends to attract more fluffs... Seems a good idea I do. I normally do the vacuum check a few hours before the dive, but doing it after the o-ring maintenance seems a good practice... Yes, I agree you, I bougt the vacuum system together with the housing, because I wanted that peace of mind, but the flying fluffs still annoy me, so that's why I was wondering about some kind of anti-statics shoap... Anyway thank you all for your advises, I will keep been carefull and trusting my vacuum system. Elipe.
  3. Hi everybody, I live with a lovely beagle, Indiana. I love her, but she has thousens, millions of small, tiny hairs. Some are nearly invisible. Even trying to be the cleanest person in the world, there are allways some micro-fluff stuck to my fingers, my sleeves or flying around me, especially when I am putting the o-ring into my housing. My normal routine after dives is: remove o-ring, clean o-ring with water and hand soap, clean groove, let everything dry, clean my hands one more time, put the o-ring back. No grease, because it is the main o-ring in a Nauticam housing, and there is no danger of twisting it. The problem is statics. Most of the time, some flying fluff ends stuck to the o-ring, due to statics, making things very hard. So, what is your strategy when doing o-ring maintenance (specially the main o-ring in your housings) Is there some kind of anti-statics shoap or product to avoid this problem?? I will appreciate all your wise advises. Elipe.
  4. Cratena Pregrina, Ifach Rock, Spain @wetdreamsphoto Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon 80mm macro into Nauticamhousing + 2x Backscatter MF1
  5. Thank you Troporobo!! Still much to learn, but sometimes things seem to go in the right way. Best Regards.
  6. Flabellina Affinis, La Llosa-Benidorm, Spain Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon 80mm macro + Nauticam housing + 2x Backscatter MF1 @wetdreamsphoto
  7. I'll be posting the pictures I get with my actual system, Fujifilm X-T3 into Nauticam housing. Please, feel free to criticize the pics. Flabellina Affinis, Ifach Rock, Spain. Fujifilm X-T3 + Fujinon 80mm macro + Nauticam housing + 2x Backscatter MF1 @wetdreamsphoto
  8. NA-XT3 housing, with both, 40mm and 110mm ports. Usually vacuum 1-2 hour before diving, just until light turns green (12-13 pumps). Normally Mediterranean, so water themperature is 15-22° Celsius, air themperature 18-30° Celsius. There can be a big difference between air and water, last weekend 33° air vs 17° water. No issues or false alarms until now. Perhaps 2-3 pumps just before going on board is a good advice I am going to adopt from now on. Best Regards
  9. Hi Froop!! Did you process the pictures in LR or C1, or are they plain jpgs?? Are you using some film simulations?? Cheers!
  10. Ok, I just found your post about it on strobes and lights. Thank you anyway!!
  11. Did you adapt the Backscatter optical snoot to a Z330?? Please post some pictures of your DIY!! How are the results??
  12. Thank you very much Chris, your explanation is very clarifying. I will explore the UCL-67 too. I think this can be a good option for an "all in one" setup, and quite compact for travelling. By the way, do you have experience with the WWW-C?? I supose the image quality can't compare with a good wide angle or fisheye + a good glass dome, but I have read that some wet lenses equal, or even improve the iq.... Thank you very much, for me, as a begginer, it is a blessing to have the support of people with your knoledge.
  13. Hello, I am planning to use a 15-45 zoom on my fuji x-t3, probably paired with the WWL-C for wide angle. I was wondering the macro capabilities of the XC 15-45 if paired with a wet macro lens, i.e. the CMC-1. The minimum working distance of the lens is 5,1" at 15mm and 13,8" at 45mm, and the reproduction ratio is 1:4,2 So, what is suposed to get with a wet macro converter on a non macro lens??? Shorter working distance?? Bigger reproduction ratio?? Has someone any experiences in this topic?? Thank you!!
  14. The overall exposure is too high tnan is difficult to get black background when snooting. If I follow the 180° rule my shutter speed is 1/50, even at f16 this means too much exposure. I think a ND on my port would help with this. Anyway, I am not an expert on video, nor in photography, just trying to experiment... Any thoughts about this will be welcomed!!! (If I shoot with any film simulation, velvia, Astia, Eterna... , the iso starts at 160, but on fLog it drops to 640)
  15. The ND filters look an interesting area to experiment, for me. I want to shoot video this season, and the base iso when shooting flog in my X-T3 is 640, which is way too high for some creative macro shooting. Do you have any suggestions about good and cheap 67mm ND filters??
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