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    Depending on the day of the week, either Bamako (Mali), Poynton (UK) or Amsterdam (NL)
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    Sunlight reefs, warm seas, good food and fine wine. And Manchester City Football Club.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D500, Nikkors 105 and 8-15, Tokina 10-17mm
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    Subal ND500
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z240
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    ULCS

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  1. A couple of times I've had to borrow a zoom gear which was slightly too big for the lens barrel. A rubber band or piece of neoprene around the lens can fill that gap nicely and give the ring enough grippage to turn the zoom.
  2. Thanks Seewolf Seems curious to me that a combination that doesn't work on the Z7 does work on the D500; and the one that works on the D7 doesn't work on the D500. We live in interesting times. "Luckily" I had no buyers for my "old" Kenko TC1.4 so I still have it. So I'm good for either the D500 or the Z6! (Not that I had any plans to house my Z6) Can any electronics ninja explain the apparent discrepancy between the Z6/7 combination and the D500? Or is it a bit like colour TV, I like it but have no clue how it works?
  3. I updated to v3.0 yesterday on my Z6 and this is what I have found: A. Z6 + FTZ + N-AF 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 DGX (ie the new one that works with the D500) + Nikkor 8-15 does NOT work. No focus, no aperture reading. B. Z6 + FTZ + 1.4X Teleplus Pro 300 DG (ie the "older" one that does NOT work with the D500) + Nikkor 8-15 DOES now work following the firmware upgrade. Focuses and aperture read out. Go figure! How come your DGX works and mine doesn't?
  4. Yeah, Joss, you could be right - I think it was to use on FF. It's not needed so much on DX. I've not used the 10-24 but I have used the Tokina 10-17 and that didn't need anything - although, of course, its FE rather than rectilinear. I used the Nikkor 12-24 way back with the Nikon D300 and that was fine without anything too.
  5. Hey Joss A good description by bill1946. It's worth doing a search on WP for the S&S lens Correction Lens. The subject has come up a few times and, from the posts I've read, the folks that use it rate it highly for FF WA use.
  6. Hey I've got the Z6 and have just set it up with the FTZ + Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro DGX + Nikkor 8-15. The camera does NOT register the lens - so no sign of the aperture which I couldn't change; nor would it autofocus Annoying D500 + same TC + Nikkor 8-15 is fine
  7. Well not before 31 Dec 2020. But you can always buy from the EU. Check out onderwaterhuis (see link) in the Netherlands. Subal are in Austria so no problem there either. https://www.uwcamerastore.com/?SID=flkskmgb2uk54i6ab8a34fi415&___store=default&___from_store=nl&_ga=2.1104369.1917287655.1581866917-1628411502.1581866917 I use them quite a bit
  8. No worries Diamond, not easy I appreciate, but if you can try one of the others out first, it'd be well worth it. Not sure where the UW dealers are in Ireland - if there are any though.
  9. Diarmuid Don't give up on Subal and Nauticam too quickly,. They are superb and second hand prices can be very good. Reckon on paying approx 30% of a new one for a housing which takes the "last" camera model. For example you can probably find a Nikon D800 housing for a really good price. Subal have a second hand section on their website. Check out too the Classifieds here on WP and on UWP magazine.
  10. Depends how friendly they are! Not 60mm I'd have thought unless you want shots of eyes. 16-35 should be good. 8-15 too distorting would be my view.
  11. Yeah, I think you come to a good conclusion here. If folks are content with good-enough, then fair play to them and use a system which will deal with most situations. But if you really want to try and get the best you can out of any situation, then, sadly, I came to the conclusion too that optimisation is the way to go. So, set up for macro and don't worry if there's a whale shark on the dive: just enjoy the moment rather than the moment-through-a-viewfinder which, I fear, we do maybe too much (well I do anyway!). I suspect wrecks and caves are even trickier as, I'd guess, you'd prefer not to use a fisheye as it distorts maybe too much. So rectilinear which equals a big dome with FX; not too bad with DX and probably ok with compact. But then, yes, not so easy maybe to operate with dry gloves etc. Life eh?
  12. Good call. I use the Sola and never see the impact of that light on the image when shooting with strobes.
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