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  1. I have Hugyfot minidome for sale. Part number FEK 7.605 In great condition, no scratches. New price was 900 euro. Asking 550 euro. Dome is located in the Netherlands, I will ship to most countries, buyer pays shipping. Reason I'm selling is that I've upgraded to a Nikon D850 in Nauticam housing. I've used this one in combination with the Nikon D800 and Sigma 15mm f2.8. It will give you a nice compact setup. The sigma lens will fit with the shades in place. In some focus positions you will see a slight edge of the dome shades, in others you won't.
  2. I'm open to offers ofcourse. Asking price is not set in stone
  3. I'm selling my Nikon D800 with hugyfot housing. The camera has 50K clicks and works fine. Housing has the obvious marks of use, but is functioning 100% OK. Was serviced last year. The set includes the FLP 6607 flatport for a 60mm macro lens, and the FEP 6608 dome port, to use with a fisheye like the sigma 15mm. Some spares for the housing and an extra battery will be included too. The housing has the hugyfot vacuumcheck installed. It has 2 electrical flash connectors (5 pin nikonos style) and a port for optical trigger. I'm asking 2800,- euro for the whole set. I'm located in the netherlands. Will ship to most countries Somehow my photo disappeared, so the link to the dutch ad, with pictures can be found here. Not included, but also for sale are 4 extension rings, of 20,30,40 and 60mm (95 euro each) And the hugyfot glass minidome FEK 7.605 (650 euro)
  4. great shots! the macro stuff of the corwn of thorns and coral looks surreal
  5. Yep, we crossed the red sea big time as you can see here on the plotted route. http://www.ultimatedivelog.com/dives_travel.php?div_ID=22215&usr_ID=1&num=15 I was on the MV Tala (Red Sea Explorers). That's an excellent boat that has everything setup for both recreational and technical divers They will do whatever it takes to make a great trip
  6. First week of December I was on a great liveaboard on the red sea. A mix of technical and recreational divers visiting deep wrecks and beautiful reefs Meeting thresher sharks at big brother for example: My best shots of this week can be found here -> http://www.h2olic.net/photos/2012/Egypte
  7. lens lust is becoming almost unbearable .... so before I hit the order button will the Nikon 16-35 f4 work behind the hugyfot fisheye dome (174mm) ? with a proper extension ofcourse or do I need a diopter? or a different dome ?
  8. yesterday I was looking into the wide angle zoom lenses that will fit the D800 I came to a list of these 7 lenses with their field of view Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm F2.8 G ED Nano 114 - 84 Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm F4.0 G ED VR Nano 107 - 63 Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 AT-X PRO FX Nikon 107 - 77 Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM 122 - 84 Sigma 15-30mm F3.5-4.5 EX DG ASPHERICAL 110 - 72 Nikkor AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED D 100 - 62 Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm F/2.8 D IF-ED 104 - 62 They all seem to to have some pro's and con's (weight, price, field of view, build, aperture) For a swim-around lens I think the Nikkor 16-35 f4 would be my top choice at the moment. The 35mm end gives you some zoom options for smaller subjects, F4 is reasonably fast, weight is 685 grams. Curious what people are using for zoom lenses on their Nikon full frame and if they would buy the sam lens again
  9. The square thing above my head is a valve protector. I found it easier to grab hold of my tank to do a valve closedown drill when I learned to tecdive with such a protector. Nowadays I can close the valves without it, but it still helps when I'm setting up my gear in the trunk of the car, so I just lazily leave it on. The self timer was set to 10 seconds. That's barely enough to swim into position, but with the sigma 10mm fisheye you don't have to travel far to be into your own shot So even in a boring lake you can have some good fun and learn new techniques
  10. On a solo dive in a really boring lake nearby I had an hour of fun experimenting with my camera's self timer So here's me as a photographer AND model
  11. Nice work ! I was there 2 weeks before you, great to see how every photographer takes his own view of a subject (like the Hilma Hooker for example) and does something creative with it.
  12. great shots of the airplane !
  13. While searching the web for directories that link to underwater photographer websites, I did not find much useful websites. Some old, unmaintained stuff, or way too general collections of links. Therefor I decided today to create a subdomain on my site to allow all UW photographers to post links to their sites. Hoping to build a nice collection of worldwide links to all your portfolios. I'll be manually approving all submissions, so your link won't end up between a bunch of garbage pointing to online casino's and drugs sites. Here's the url : http://underwater-photographers.h2olic.net/
  14. thanks! I was just reading that the AF-S are the newer design lenses, and that the macro AF-S has a special focus motor. combined with the fact that it does not grow when focussing I think that will be my choice I'm used to a 50mm macro on 1.5x cropfactor now, so that's like a 75mm macro full frame. Kind of inbetween the 60mm and 105mm for nikon
  15. I'm going to upgrade from my sony a350 / ikelite kit to Nikon D800 / Hugyfot Since this will be my first nikon camera I'd like to get some advice on which lenses to get. I'd like to start with a fisheye and 60mm macro lens, since those are the ones I'm used to on Sony For fisheye there's the Nikon 16mm f2.8 and the Sigma 15mm f2.8 Sigma is slightly cheaper and has closest focus of 15 cm versus 25 for the Nikon For the macro I see the Nikkor AF-S 60mm F/2.8 G Micro ED and Nikkor AF-D 60mm f/2.8 Micro similar in pricing, both 1:1, one being just smaller than the other there's also the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro any thoughts on the best combination?
  16. Yes, I used wannadive Did I meet you in the gear room at Windsock? Where we talked about close focus wide angle shots? If so, how did the shots work out you took there? I remember your wife / girlfriend posing on the reef for you
  17. just uploaded my best shots from our Bonaire holiday last week to my website (h2olic.net) here's the link to the gallery: H2Olic.net - Bonaire and here's my son, working on his own UW photo skills:
  18. I'm in almost the same position, trying to decide which one I want. D7000 is cheaper and smaller, D800 with 36 Mpx full frame and the latest technology seems like the winner at the moment. But still some months left to think it over.
  19. For years I have been a happy Sony shooter. My technical dives are taking me deeper than my Ikelite housing will allow, so now I'm starting all over again with a kit that will go as deep as 150 meters. Since hardly any aluminium housing is offered for sony I will switch brands to either Canon or Nikon for underwater work My camera list has shortened to the Nikon D7000 or the Nikon D800 and for the housing I think it will be hugyfot. Which one would you choose? Pro D7000 * cheaper body * slightly cheaper lenses * less weight and smaller * instant availability Pro D800 * full frame * 36mpx * more AF points * less shutterlag Any good arguments pro or contra either model?
  20. I'm doubting heavily at the moment There's an Ikelite dealer very close to where I live somewhere next week he will have the Ikelite housing in his store so I will drop by to try it. big plus will be the flawless integration with my DS125 strobe and it looks like it gives more control than the BS kinetics one another plus is the price drawback on the other hand is the 60m rating opposed to the 80m on the BS kinetics I'll just have to be patient ......
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