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PeteAtkinson last won the day on October 30 2020

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About PeteAtkinson

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  • Birthday 04/01/1957

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    Nikon D800, Nikon Z50
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  1. I think the issue should be less about camera bodies and more about lenses. If there was a FF equivalent of the Tokina 10-17 for Z cameras, then switching would be a no-brainer. The 8-15 circular fisheye is hardly more useful than the Sigma 15mm on full frame but much more expensive. On a crop sensor Z50 it has a useful field of view akin to the Tokina 10-17 but has to be used with an FTZ adapter. I think we are more likely to get an adapter for screw focus lenses like the Tokina than a full-frame 10-17 equivalent, sadly. The brief lag between looking through the viewfinder and it turning on is my biggest irritation with mirrorless.
  2. To avoid the issue of big domes and port extensions for rectilinear on full-frame you might consider a crop sensor camera with a kit lens and a WWL-C water contact optic. This provides a compact, light rig, 130 degree corner to corner view, rectilinear but with some barrel distortion. The corners are better than a dome on full frame. You can see a comparison of angle of view for Tokina 10-17, Sigma 8-16 and WWL-C on my phuketpools facebook page https://www.facebook.com/phuketpools/ On the Nikon Z50 the Tokina 10-17 doesn't autofocus. There's also a picture of the Nauticam Z50 housing and WWL-C on phuketpools earlier on.
  3. The 8-15 in Canon and Nikon go from full-frame fisheye (which is useful) to circular fisheye (which in my view is useless on a full frame camera). An equivalent of the Tokina 10-17 in full frame that goes from fisheye, 180 degrees corner to corner to something narrower would transform the choices underwater, like the Pentax 17-28 full frame fisheye. On a crop sensor camera the 8-15 is far more useful, emulating the the Tokina 10-17, but it is much more expensive. Unfortunately the AF of the 10-17 won't work with Nikon FTZ adapter.
  4. I think the sweet spot is DSLR crop sensor. I went from D200, D7000 to D800 and now Z50 mirrorless. Mirrorless has advantages for focus above water, but none underwater where we are using wide lenses at smaller apartures. Crop sensor mirrorless has the advantage that you can use water contact optics like the WWL-C but if you have a D500 and a Tokina 10-17 I think you will hardly ever need the WWL-C. A D500 or D7500 would be my choice. This could change if anyone made a proper zoom fisheye for full frame like the old Pentax lens.
  5. I have an inexpensive 8" Aquatica dome port available for US$300.
  6. Has anyone attempted polishing a scratch on the inside of an acrylic dome? Is it possible? Are there low rpm electric tools which can help? Asking for a friend!! Really!
  7. This post has a real-life comparison between Tokina 10-17, Sigma DX 8-16 and WWL-C taken from the same vantage point. https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/67658-angle-of-view-comparison-wwl-c-and-16-50z-with-sigma-8-16-nauticam-85-dome/&tab=comments#comment-429715
  8. Is it possible to trigger an Ikelite Substrobe 200 optically from the camera? ie not remotely with a slave trigger. Thanks!
  9. Your looking for ikelite substrobe. Excellent condition ikelite 100a substrobe $150usd plus shipping I have an ikelite AI substrobe which is used but good condition. The 100a and AI are the same model just the 100a is a couple years newer 100 watts of power 96 degree coverage 4800 kelvin

    $275usd plus shipping for 2 substrobes and one sync cord



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    2. saga7


      sounds good

    3. saga7


      these use d size battery not a specific ikelite battery pack. i would supply the 8 rechargeable batteries

    4. PeteAtkinson


      Thanks, but this won't work for me as I want to continue using optical trigger cables, so I will need a D-type strobe. Unfortunately.


  10. If you decide to sell any gear I would be interested in the two Ikelite SS 200 strobes. Being a professional underwater photographer for many years means that I am now greatly "non-profit" unfortunately! You can see my work at peteatkinson.com
  11. Here's a link to a new podcast of an interview done in Phuket about 10 days ago. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-92-phukets-very-own-jacques-cousteau-pete-atkinson/id1479413829?i=1000531548436&fbclid=IwAR2nnO320FDxo7Yn7Shf_hBym8K6IMbWgSt5Sunrx_U6kO_TQWYm4-Visks
  12. It is very kind of you to share this on Wetpixel - much appreciated.
  13. You would think that businesses would learn from the outpouring of hate, not to piss off their customers. We still use Win 7 Pro, Lightroom 6.14 and PS 5.1 and see no reason to change. I added a Nikon Z50 recently so I have to run the files through the DNG converter before importing them to LR, but it's not a major hassle. I am very happy that other software is eating in to Adobe's monopoly.
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