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Everything posted by sarthur1

  1. I guess what I'm really asking is if there is another wide lens that would fit the bayonet macro adaptor ( https://www.scubastore.com/scuba-diving/fantasea-line-bayonet-male-for-67mm-macro-lens/136978430/p?utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=merchant&id_producte=7690110&country=il&gclid=CjwKCAiAqIKNBhAIEiwAu_ZLDscslc7z-kFN3oVK2bfzwBGz1ZZha4xaB17ay95xiHP6kAeX0eUJMhoC1sEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds ) or one of the other adaptors, while costing less than 400$
  2. Hey all I want to buy my rig a wide lens, the only problem is I have the fantasea bayonet system (not gonna replace it). How can I know which lens fits this system? I was considering the Fantasea uwl-400q but I'm looking for a more budget friendly one. I have Fantasea FA6500 + sony a6300. Thank you all
  3. I'll try it, thank you! The problem with the kit lens is that I kinda have to use it. I want to be versatile during the dive (macro and from time to time regular or wide angel) and with that port it's either the kit lens or one of sony's macro lenses (30mm, 50mm or 90mm)
  4. Hey guys! So about 2 or 3 months ago I fell in love with macro photography. My gear is: sony a6300 + 15-60mm lens (kit lens), Fantasea FA6500 housing, AOI ucl-09f (+12.5 supermacro) and inon d2000s (that works once in a while). I noticed 2 mainly things: 1. Focus- I don't always get the focus on the area I want. I've tried center focus until now, on my last dive I tried wide focus and it worked a bit better. Since I mostly like to take pictures of nudi, I get only part of the nudi in focus (both with a wide and a narrow aperture). Is there something I'm missing in settings? Usually I take pictures with SS 1/250, ISO 100 and aperture of 4.5-6.3 if the strobe is not working or 8+ if it's working. 2. Sharp images- I noticed it on my dry photos as well as on the wet photos. Some pictures are sharp and some aren't, on the same settings as mentioned before (for UW photography). Is it becuse of the lens? Something in my settings other than my SS ISO & apt?
  5. Condition: Used - Like New (Looks new, a few tiny cosmetics which doesn't show in pictures) Price: 280$, shipment included in the price. I got it with my previous camera and it won't fit my current housing. I haven't used it since I don't really like wide-angle photography. Info from: bluewaterphotostore
  6. I recommend you to check out Brent Durand youtube channel, it helped me a lot with strobes positioning and camera settings
  7. I was just about to ask the same question. My INON D-2000s died last week (I put it for inspection but I'm pretty sure it's not repairable) and I encountered this strobe. it has focus light, manual mode and 0.85 recharge time according to the company stats which is very tempting. I guess it's rivals are the INON s2000 and the Sea&Sea ys-01 solis?
  8. Hey all I have a sony a6300 and Fantasea housing and up until now I used only the 16-50 lens for UWP. I bought myself the Fantasea ucl-09f +12.5 wet lens and I found myself loving more and more the macro photography, but, I still love to take pictures of other things (my buddy, maybe a stingray or guitarfish etc.) Which leads me to my 2 questions: 1. Will this lens (sony 30mm macro) fit to be kind of all-around lens for UWP or it won't be good for things other than macro? 2. If I'll put the macro wet lens on this lens, it'll give me a higher magnification or will it ruin the picture? Thanks!
  9. Hey all I recently purchesed AOI Flip Adapter for my Fantasea FA6500 housing. It's suppose to fit the port but for some reason it's not (FML Flat Port 34). Does anyone with the same port and adapter had the same problem? Is it just me not knowing how to put it on the port? Thanks to the helpers
  10. I'm its second owner, still brand new. bought it because I thought I'll use it for wide angel angel but I came to realize I like macro more than wide. 2 lens covers, never used and always kept in a safe place. 220$ + free shipping worldwide
  11. I'm using the 16-50 lens (kit lens). If I'll use the bayonet system it means I'm limited only to Fantasea lenses (I think) and if I'll use the flip I'm possibly blocking a position for my strobe. If that really is the case then I'm going with the bayonet system I guess thank you kindly!
  12. Hey all So I'm debating between 2 Macro wet lenses and I can't really understand what's the difference between them: 1. Fantasea Line UCL-09F +12.5 Super Macro Lens -320$ 2. Fantasea Line UCL-06LF +12 Macro Lens -220$ What makes this 100$ difference and is it worth it? Also, should I buy the Fantasea Bayonet system for the lens or the AOI M67 Flip Adapter? My housing is Fantasea FA6500 Thanks to the helpers
  13. Hey all 1. Flex-Arm double lens holder: new-unused, selling because it doesn't fit my current arms (ultralight arms). -60$ 2. DYRON SWAL13 wide lens: used (I'm the second owner) in excellent shape, been in water a few times but mostly kept wrapped in safe place. selling because I don't use it and it doesn't fit my Fantasea housing. -250$ 3. Flex-Arm GoPro tray with handles and flex arms adaptors, new wasn't used once. -50$ 4. Ikelite Tray with Dual Release Handles with one Ikelite Ball Mount for Quick Release Handle- used in good condition, comes without the screws. -80$ open to offers, shipment on buyer expense.
  14. so what does that mean? I'll get a lower FOV than 120 degree?
  15. so this is also kind of a dilema of me. I have a Sony a6300 with fantasea housing and I just love macro but the kit lens (16-50) isn't enough. I'm trying to figure out what's better- buying the sel30m35 or buying a diopter and shoot with the kit lens. I'm guessing the big con of the sel30m35 is the same as with all the dry macro lenses- I'm loosing versatility, I won't be able to take pictures of a stingray swimming or things like that...
  16. Hey again so I did what you told me and it was awesome! I learned my camera as I should've done when I bought it and now I finally know how to coordinate between the strobe and camera. thank you so much for your time and advices my friend
  17. Hey guys So I want to buy a wide-angle wet lens for my housing (Fantasea FA6300). This 2 lenses are pretty much the same price, the only difference is the 04F is 160 degree and the 400Q is 120 degree. Does anyone has experience with those lenses and share his thoughts please? Thanks to the helpers!
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