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  1. Thanks, I'll look them up, much appreciated Mike Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  2. Very happy with the D500. Ended up with the Nikon 8-15 with kenko 1.4x in a zen 4" mini-dome, with the 60mm, 105mm and SMC-1 for macro. I kept my old 8" dome in case I ever need it, but wanted the small dome for travel. Very happy so far with the setup, I'm sure a D850 with WACP would provide technically superior results, but for web use and the occasional print I'm more than happy. Excellent detail, quick focus, certainly good enough for me. Mike
  3. Hi all, The family holiday this year is in tenerife, more specifically Costa Adeje. I've never been here before, and whilst its family time, I can still probably get maybe 3 days diving in. The dates are in late July. I've read there may be decent sites for turtles and rays but apart from that I have no knowledge of the area. Can anyone assist with ideas and photographer friendly dive centres please Cheers Mike Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  4. Just an extra thought, west palm beach area of Florida - shark dives available, phil foster park for macro, Blackwater diving, probably more with a bit of internet scouring I used Jim Abernethy last time as a starting point. Mike Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  5. Take a look at El Gouna, just north of Hurghada. I dive there with a local instructor / guide / keen photographer called Moustafa Housin who freelances for Orca Dive centre. Moustafa is obsessed with the small stuff and will hunt around you for macro subjects as you compose your shots - absolutely no rushing, and he knows the sites like the back of his hand. Long dives welcomed, plenty of patience, and he gets a real kick out of getting you the subjects you want. If you want dolphins, you can probably persuade them to do a trip to Sha'ab el erg, aka Dolphin house, where if the stars align you can get some really close ups of the resident pod. I'm no expert, but here's some from the last couple of years with him https://www.mikepoolewildlife.co.uk/elgouna2019 https://www.mikepoolewildlife.co.uk/hurghada19 https://www.mikepoolewildlife.co.uk/hurghada17 Let me know if you want more details Mike
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  7. 100mm now sold, sigma still available Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  8. Sigma 15mm fisheye, canon mount, a few pin prick sized rub marks to the coating, nothing that affects, pictures, looks better in real life than in these shots - £250 Located in the UK Mike
  9. No longer required after moving to Nikon, so - Canon 100mmL macro. unboxed, excellent condition, very minor rub mark under the 100mm plate, invisible in the photos. £450
  10. Located in the UK, will ship anywhere with appropriate insurance Mike
  11. Switched over to Nikon for U/W work now, so some surplus gear if anyone fancies some bargains! Nauticam 1dx housing. Fully functional, never flooded, 2 minor issues. First, the shutter release doesn't return after a shot is taken, probably just a missing spring, has no effect in real life. Secondly, the housing comes with the vacuum valve and electronics. The valve is stuck so to release the pressure, you need to twist all the valve as if you were going to unscrew it. It is still 100% functional. Handles included, obviously ! £1100 Macro port 94 for the 100mmL macro - excellent condition - £250 Nauticam TTL flash trigger, a few light rub marks, nothing major - £300
  12. Thanks pal, its on a D500, 105vr and the nauticam SMC-1, so I had the crop factor in my favour this time compared to the D850, but with the SMC its over 90% of the original frame Mike
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