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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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    Phuket, Thailand

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    Nikon D800, Nikon Z50
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    Inon Z240

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  1. 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.
  2. I have an Aquatica 8" acrylic dome, shade and cover available for US$320 if you need one!
  3. And here is the Tokina 10-17 from the same vantage point: Nikon Z50, FTZ, 8.5" Nauticam dome with 20mm extension and 85-120 adaptor.
  4. $US 290 now for the 8" Aquatica dome port, shade and cover plus post. Aquatica to Nauticam adapter now $US 250 plus post.
  5. I have used Rainex on cast acrylic domes before without any problems, but now I am using Pledge Lemon furniture polish as a beading agent and it works well. David Doubilet has recommended this for years!
  6. I wouldn't use the Kenko Teleplus with the 10-17 for humpbacks. Use just the 10-17. I would say 17-70 is too long for sharks unless you want a head-on shot. The water will be clear; get as close as possible and shoot wideish. I would be happy in FP with only the 10-17 underwater. Good for over/under too.
  7. Hot melt glue. Nobody said strobes should look pretty.
  8. Dome port in good condition. The new price is US$718 for dome, shade and cover. US$360 including trackable post. If you want to use it on a Nauticam housing, I have an Aquatica/Nauticam adapter also for sale for $260 including post. I will not sell this hard-to-find item separately until the dome has sold. There is a blank-plug in a 15mm hole in the backplate where I had installed a manual focus control. Details of the blank-plug on request. I compared this dome with the 8.5" Nauticam which I also have, and I could not tell them apart. I don't need both!
  9. I'm glad that worked out, and thanks for the useful links!
  10. It's acrylic in good condition. I use it on Nauticam with an Aquatica to Nauticam adapter. I added a manual focus control to the dome so I could manually focus the Tokina 10-17 on a Nikon Z50. The FTZ adapter doesn't support screw-focus lenses. For over/under manual focus is fine, since you focus on the underwater bit and let the depth of focus include the topside part. If you are using a lens with AF I can put a blank-plug is the hole for the focus control if you prefer. New price with dome shade is US$ 530. I can sell for US$ 300. I did a comparison test between this dome and the Nauticam 8.5 acrylic dome and there's no quality difference that I can detect.
  11. I have an Aquatica 8" dome I can sell you at a modest price. Works well for splits and will work for fisheye if you get one later.
  12. Focussing on the virtual image created by a dome port either requires a lens which will focus close, or a supplementary close up lens on the camera lens. B&W seemed to be better than plano-convex custom dioptres I had made in New Zealand. For experiments with over/under pictures I bought B&W lenses and had them cut in half. I can provide pictures if you are interested in any individual lenses, or make me an offer for the lot! B&W 77mm glass +3 split dioptre in B&W mount. (slight chip on the edge.) $US 24 Glass split +3 (probably B&W) no mount, 67.7 mm diameter. Chipped edge. $US20 Glass split +4 (probably B&W) no mount, 72mm diameter. $US20 B&W 77mm glass +3 dioptre. Complete. $US25 B&W 77mm glass +2 dioptre. Complete. $US25 B&W 77mm XS Pro Digital, HSM Circular polariser MRC $US50 77mm circular polariser. Brand unknown. $US20 Nisi 77mm ND1000 10 stop ND filter $US50 Hoya 82mm Skylight 1B filter. $US15 Custom +3.3 dioptre, glass, coated, in 52mm HOYA mount (Suitable for 6” domes). $US20 Cokin P111 Split field +1 dioptre 74.3mm diameter (Glass) $US20 Cokin P113 Split field +3 dioptre 74.3mm diameter (Glass) $US20 Cokin P113 Split field +3 dioptre 74.3mm diameter (Glass) in 77mm Marumi mount $US25 Cokin B111 Split field +1 dioptre 56.5mm diameter (Glass) $US15 Cokin Graduated ND filter, circular, 74mm diameter, no mount (Plastic) $US15 Graduated ND filter, 77mm circular mount. $US20 P124, Cokin graduated tobacco filter. $US20 P121M Cokin graduated ND filter $US20 Acrylic split dioptre +5, 74mm diameter. No mount. Free Acrylic split dioptre +6, 69.2mm diameter. No mount. Free. 1B Skylight filter, 73.8mm diameter. No mount. $US10 Hoya 62mm 1B Skylight filter $US10 Nikon NC protective filter neutral colour. 77mm in mount. $US20 72mm UV filter Free Magic filter 74mm diameter, Magic filter 26.8mm diameter $US20
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