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    Nikon D500
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  1. Ken, Thanks for the quick reply. When I bought my first Nikon in 2001, I'm pretty sure my first lens was the 28-105. I stopped using it because I didn't like the "screw" zoom (not sure what you call it). I was shooting topside exclusively for a few years and with a polarizer, it drove me nuts! I can surely see it's value underwater from your images. How often do you shoot at the long end? I did a 2 month trip to S.E. Asia last year. Started using 10-17 and 105 ... then eventually started using the 17-70, because it covers most bases, but not tack sharp. Could shoot most anything I ran into. Really held it's own for threshers in Malapascua. Bob
  2. So Joss, basically, you can really cover the entire trip with a Tokina 10-17mm on a crop sensor camera?
  3. This got me charged up. Still packing for a trip I leave for on Monday. Epic! Thanks
  4. Ken, Really nice writeup, vid and images. I don't see any tech specs. I have a crop sensor D500 and I've seen recommendations from just bring a Tokina 10-17 fisheye to 10-20 Rectilinear as well as a Sigma 17-70mm. What are your thoughts after being there? Oops, I did see your setup listed.
  5. Is there any difference in image quality? Or just a bit wider FOV?
  6. Did you go? Did you find an operator? Would you recommend them? Any contact info? Thanks, WanderingBob
  7. I'm told there are 2 dive resort in Ambon. One close to diving and the other is an hour boat ride from diving. Anyone have suggestions on where to stay for best diving? I don't care about where I lay my head, but perhaps, would like quiet, safe and secure. Thanks, Bob
  8. Thanks Tim, I downloaded the free Dive Log Manager app years ago, but never used it as it was not intuitive ... for me. Just been hand entering data as always. Recently, a friend was telling me how much he liked MacDive, so I decided to look into both . However, there's a woman at Dive Log tech that has been exceedingly helpful. Today I ordered a dongle and hope to set this up before a long trip, that start next weekend. Hope it works. If not I have a coupe of log books! Ha!
  9. Thanks for the response. I dived Bali, Tulamben and Amed and loved it. And yes, was looking at Ambon for a macro destination, although it's been many years since I targeted a spot for macro. I visited Maldives in June and the Channel dives there kicked my butt, but it was an Epic Trip! Bob
  10. <<once November hits the currents change, and can be so strong that visibility is quite limited. The north of the park tends to have the best sealife, which is generally avoided from November through February when dive shops go south>> Sheesh, I just booked with a boat on NOV 18-23 out of Labuan Bajo! Is it really that bad? I have from NOV 12th-17th before trip. Was going to try to go to Ambon as there's a direct flight from Sorong, however from Ambon to Labuan Bajo, I have to go to Denpasar and send the night. Seems a bit excessive. Sooooo, I was thinking about going to Labuan Bajo for the entire time. If viz is that bad during the time, I'm not gonna het much time dialing in my camera outfit! Thoughts? Thanks, Bob
  11. Good to know. I wonder how things have changed.
  12. So, I did a factory reset on the D300 that would not trip the strobes. It made no difference. I did not want to rest the D500, as I have adjusted the settings for quite some time. I finally did a reset. And, the flash now fires with the basic factory settings, with the speedlight. AND the Strobes thru housing. 1st D300 does not ... although it does fire using the SB500 and SB800 speedlights. I am still confused about this entire thing, but think I can go to Socorro with the NA-D500 working properly. However, it will take time to adjust the settings for U/W shooting. Does anyone have a "Cheat Sheet" for settings on a D500 for shooting u/w in a Nauticam? Not sure if that would be different than any other housing. But, I am days away from my trip and hope to be ready to shoot once I get there. Thanks in advance? Bob
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