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About rijnland

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    Utrecht, The Netherlands

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    Sony NEX-5
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    Nauticam NA-NEX5
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea&Sea YS110a
  1. Selling my Nikonos 15mm f2.8 lens. In great condition, some damage to the outer black paint on the mount and the fixed hood/sunshade, but optics in great shape and both aperture and focus wheels rotate smooth. Used it with my Sony NEX-5n in Nauticam housing on the Nex-nikonos adapter. Recently got the 10-18mm and 7" dome, so the 15mm will no longer be used. Can send worldwide, but prefer Europe. Asking 400 euro.
  2. I am afraid it will not work. The nauticam nikonos adapter already places the Nikonos lens at the correct distance from the NEX sensor so it's image will be in focus only without additional adapters. The metabones adapter will do the same when used directly between the camera an the lens it converts (if they ever make one that fits your nikonos lens..) But then the combo will not be watertight, and there is not much use in putting an additional port around the 15mm+adapter combi. It will work with e.g. full frame canon lenses, for macro this might be a good solution, if you can find a port that fits. I just got the Sea&Sea 12mm f3.5 fisheye for nikonos fit to try on the NEX with the nikonos adapter. Will give almost the same field of view compared to the 15mm on full frame, only this is a fisheye...
  3. However advanced the technology will get, the better the picture is when you take it, the more flexibility you will have in post-processing. With high resolution lenses and even higher resolution sensors even serious cropping will still yield an very good image. But the laws of physics are pretty strong, and there is a definite maximum to the resolution possible due to many things, an important one the wavelength of light. I feel you should always try to take the best possible image when you shoot it. Cropping the eye of a plastic duck from a 1:1 macro image to a higher magnification is possible because it was shot with a high-res macro lens to begin with. If this eye was a tiny spot on the soft corner of a WA lens, you will never be able to obtain the same resolution, however skilled you are in photo-shopping. Modern technologies give you more, but certainly no unlimited flexibility.
  4. I made a similar list some months ago, and in the end I decided to buy a housing for a Sony NEX-5 instead of a Nikon of Sony DSLR. I have always used Sony and before that Minolta on land, hence my bias here. But no quality housings are available for Sony DSLR's so I decided I had to switch to Nikon, but that was becoming really expensive.. I am very happy I went for the Sony NEX-5, in the Nauticam housing. The housing is about the same size as a large DSLR without housing. Got two Sea&Sea YS110a strobes (new, very cheap, via ebay) and I so far I do not regret my choice. Specially since the smaller housing is also less expensive. Just to make it a bit more complicated that picking the right set already is. Reindert
  5. Hi, I have just registered here and was browsing the recent topics, when I came across this one. I have just bought a Nex-5 and Nauticam housing, and have only limited experience with it. However, with the latest firmware update you are able to customize many buttons on the camera, which makes changing settings a lot easier. As for shooting in M mode, rotating the dial directly changes aperture OR shutter speed, and you need only to press one button once (the bottom on on the control dial I think) to switch between the two. If you work like this, the nudi should not have moved to much :-) Cheers, Reindert
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