Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


racqueteer9 last won the day on June 26 2017

racqueteer9 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About racqueteer9

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender

Additional Info

  • Show Country Flag:
    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D600, D610
  • Camera Housing
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D2
  • Accessories
    TLC Arms
  1. I gave up on that since anyone in US wanted absurd prices compared to Taiwan dealers. Woody at NexusAmerica may get back into it but I switched to Isotta. I've got a few Nexus items I'm looking to unload, what do you need?
  2. If it's not too late, check out Wandrd PRVKE. I have the 31L original and it works well. I carry Nikon D-600, 16-35 f4, 105 micro, 2 S&S YS-D2, Isotta housing, 165mm dome with extension, and macro port. Weighs a lot but airlines damaged a housing one time on a trip to Galapagos so I prefer to carry all I can instead of checking.
  3. The Nikonos V with 15mm lens and Fuji Velvia is easily capable of producing BETTER UW photos than digital. The 15mm was designed for UW and film still has a wider range of tones. It doesn't take that long to learn IF you take the time to learn exposure and depth of field principles. Get a good strobe(s), properly set hyper-focal for conditions, and you can concentrate on composition with the smallest, most agile rig on the boat. If your focus was off you either need to learn to judge distances better or learn how to set hyper-focal focus. It's quite wide on the 15mm. However, although viewfinder parallax needs to be considered for close focus, the viewfinder is extremely easy to see through. The Nikonos 28mm is also a dedicated UW lens capable of exceptional results, although more difficult to use. I have a dedicated viewfinder for mine that is so rare I've never seen another or even a catalog listing for it. Is it the only piece of Nikon gear that never had a model number on it? Yeah, it sucks to not have instant feedback and be limited to 36 exposures per dive. But, I still carry my Nikonos 5 when I want a small rig for strong currents, beach entries, or just to enjoy a dive for the sake of diving without concentrating on photography yet still have a camera along if I see something interesting. If I were you, I wouldn't hesitate to burn some film through that rig.
  4. Is anyone housing the Tokina 11-16mm? Ken Rockwell can't say enough good things about it for topside use but I notice most discussions here are about the 10-17. I understand the differences between fisheye and standard but have never owned a fisheye, unless you consider my Nikonos 15mm as such.
  5. Make me an offer. I have 4 short and 4 long arms and haven't taken the F4 out in ages. I need to invest in a digital housing for my D90 but don't get to dive very often anymore.
  • Create New...