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Blind diver

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  1. Hi,

     

     

    I am planning to buy a housing for my D7000. Dont know what manufacturer yet.

     

    I am sitting on a tight budget.

    Is it a good alternative to buy a 18-55 mm lens, so I can shoot both macro and WA.

    Instead of buying a macro and WA lens imediality.

     

    Or is another lens better to have a litte bit of both worlds ?

     

     

    Ps. Is there more news about when the review of all the housings will be available ?


  2. Hi, I'm back again.

     

     

    I've looked around a while, and somebody told me that there is a way to put a LCD screen on your housing to replace the viewfinder.

    And what do i see today on wetpixel, that sony makes a screen for on dslr camera's.

    Anyone has experience with this ?

     

    I think it would be better then a viewfinder to see it.

     

    Gives it a delay like the live view on the d7000 ?

     

    Anyone who can help me or give me advice ?


  3. I think i will buy the nauticam or aquatica housing somewhere in june.

     

     

    I would wait a little bit to buy a WA lens and port, beacause thats a lot less buget i need.

    And upgrade later.

    In murky waters it is very dificult to take WA shots i think ?

    Meanwhile i will use my 18-105mm lens for WA shots and buy the macro 60mm lens and port.

     

    At this moment i have a S-2000 inon flash.

    Will this flash be goud enough to take shots for macro and fish portraits ?

    If i have to buy 2 new flashes, thats a lot of buget, i would upgrade later like the WA lens.

     

     

    And i would buy a bigger viewfinder.

    The inon or nauticam, i dont know it.

     

     

     

    Is this a good choice ?

     

     

     

    PS. Anyone nows if there is a video review of the nauticam housing ? I would like to see it in video....

     

     

    Anyone who has a defenitive advice ?


  4. I think i will buy the nauticam or aquatica housing somewhere in june.

     

     

    I would wait a little bit to buy a WA lens and port, beacause thats a lot less buget i need.

    And upgrade later.

    In murky waters it is very dificult to take WA shots i think ?

    Meanwhile i will use my 18-105mm lens for WA shots and buy the macro 60mm lens and port.

     

    At this moment i have a S-2000 inon flash.

    Will this flash be goud enough to take shots for macro and fish portraits ?

    If i have to buy 2 new flashes, thats a lot of buget, i would upgrade later like the WA lens.

     

     

    And i would buy a bigger viewfinder.

    The inon or nauticam, i dont know it.

     

     

     

    Is this a good choice ?

     

     

     

    PS. Anyone nows if there is a video review of the nauticam housing ? I would like to see it in video....


  5. Blind Diver. Is your eyesight good enough to use a monocular viewfinder or would you intend to use the Live View feature of the D7000.

     

    If you are using the viewfinder then investment in the brightest and largest one you can find would seem to make sense. Some research will be needed but I believe many of them can be retro fitted to other housing makes including Ike.

     

     

    On land if it is daylight i can see the viewfinder in dark conditions not.

     

     

    I have gget the price for an ikelite and nauticam housing + z-240strobes and arms + tokina 10-17 + nikon 60mm macro + ports

     

     

     

    Nauticam + viewfinder : 8,315.20

     

    Ikelite + inon viewfinder (if it can be attached ) : 6,442.95

     

    Thats a difference off +- 1800


  6. Whaw !! A lot has been said in this short time !

     

     

    I think an enlarged viewfinder would be a goods solution to see the image better.

    I think the problem will be that I can't test the viewfinder and housing VF underwater.

    If i buy something i would like to now if i can see it :-)

    Because underwater is different then above water.

     

    I rather thinking of going to aluminium housing because the enlarged viewfinders are a lot more choice.

    But thats again a large cost !

     

     

    I think i best buy my flashes and arms secondhand, so i can spend more on my housing.

    I am also afraid that if i buy secondhand there will be something wrong with that things.


  7. You would never need to change the body.

     

    Unless it is not doing something you want. Which is highly doubtful.

     

    If you like shooting with one lens all the time, and "mastering that one focal length", on land, then this old school advice is appropriate.

     

    If you like shooting a variety of focal lengths, and are willing to sacrifice absolute image quality, for flexibility in perspective, then starting out with a sigma zoom macro, and/or the tokina 10/17, and the appropriate ports might me more to your taste, and less limiting.

     

    Fiber optic triggers work perfectly well on an ike housing. Just a little black duct tape in front of the strobe, on the outside of the housing.

     

    How often do you dive there at home?

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  8. Hello,

    The 60mmm macro will be the best for Belgium and Red Sea.

    Yes, it is great for fish portraits.

    I would add another strobe - but not essential to get going. Although a housing that offers fibre optic TTL would be beneficial.

    Macro requires better vision than wide angle. You might want to consider a housing with a large magnified viewfinder to help.

    Alex

     

     

    Hi, Alex

    What housing should you advice me, aluminium or ikelite ?

     

    Which strobe should you advice ?

    Do you think tou have to change the body every few yaers ?

     

    Because it is a big investment for me....


  9. Man, I gotta disagree with some people.

     

    This is the persons FIRST dSLR and it is a great camera. It wil never be necessary to purchase another.

     

    My general advice is to pick one style of shooting-macro, wide, or combination-and stick with it until you master the new rig.

     

    If you chose macro as your first style then my advice is to start with only one strobe.

     

    Therefore, pick you single lens and port. For macro either the 60MM, 85MM or 105mm depending on the water quality you expect to dive most. I started with the 105, and it did take some time, but I did get some great shots with a single lens. However, the 85mm was not around then and I don't have one so i don't know how good it is. In more murky water the 60mm is better and it is easier to learn.

     

    The wide angle choice is the Tonika 10/17 fisheye. Learning a fisheye lens is difficult. It will require two strobes.

     

    Another choice is a mid-range lens tha Sigma 17-70. This will shoot very good semi wide angle and will shoot macro down to 1:2.3. You can house it either in a dome (better for macro) or a flared flat port (large enough opening that the port will not obstruct the view in wide angle mode)

     

    I had an Ikelite housing and I sold it for an aluminum housing. My aluminum housing (Seatool) used fibre optic connectors to Inon Z-240 strobes while the Ikelite used electrical connections to Ds-125 strobes. The aluminum housing was simpler and easier to use in all cases except the Ikelite varied ttl strobe level better.

     

    So, if I was in your position I would purchase an aluminum housing that had fibre-optic strobe connections, one INON strobe and one Af-105-VR and wait for the rest. But then I am a macro guy. When the whale shark swims by I probably won't see it because I am hunting some insignificent bug in a hole.

     

    Hi,

     

    Most of the time i dive in belgium and Holland.

     

    Murky waters and once a year in egypt.

     

    Which macro lens should you advice then ?

    Can you take fish portraits with a macro lens ?

    At this moment i have an inon s-2000 wtrobe.

    Do i have to buy another strobe, a Z-240 ?

     

     

    Most of the people say that you have to change camera if a newer model is out, isn't it the lenses that make te difference ?

     

    I have a question, for which shots WA or macro do you need a very good eye vision ?

    Because....

    Actually i am a handicapped diver...

    I have just a vision of 10 procent, i have RP.

     

    I know its strange a person that had lost 90 procent of his vision is taking pictures and underwater...

    But i like it !!! :-)

     

    Can this play role in choosing which housing ?


  10. Hi,

     

     

    I took my first steps in dslr with buying the nikon d7000.

     

    It's a big diference then my pen !

    I would like to take the camera underwater.

     

    But i don't now what housing to buy ?!

     

    I dont have a lot of budget.

    If i buy the nauticam hausing + 1 flash my buget is gone.

    I then have to wait for 1.5 years for second flash and lenses.

     

    Then i have been thinking to buy an ikelite housing.

    If i buy that housing ik can buy a second flash and extra lenses.

    But is this a good housing ?!

     

    I dont know.

     

     

    Is it worth waiting to buy the extra flash and lenses and buy the nauticam housing.

    Or go for the ikelite and get better quality pictures with the extra stuff.

     

    Some advice please....


  11. Hello,

     

     

    I am a new member of wetpixel.

    At this moment i take pictures with a pen-pl1 and the olympus housing.

    My flash is a s-2000.

     

    I want to make the step to a dslr kit because the pen has a few disadventages, like the shutter lag and not viewing directly to optics.

     

     

    At this moment I am flooded with new dslr cameras and housings.

    I dont know anymore what to choose.

    I would like to have some advice from dslr users.

     

    What dslr kit do you advice me ? housing, lenses, camera, flash,....

     

     

    I have a budget of 4000 euro.

     

    If it isn't enough i would split it up in parts.

     

    Like buy a good lesn for both WA and Macro, and later buy a speciefied lens.

     

    I want a set that lasts more then 5 years :-)

     

     

    Bring on your advices....

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