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Everything posted by JustinBeevor

  1. Is this the rumour you mean? http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-are-these-the-next-fe-lenses-16-35mm-35mm-f1-4-and-90mm-macro/
  2. In Malta, diving with H2O, I was forbidden to use strobe when photographing a seahorse. Apparently it can damage their eyesight to the point of putting life at risk, so I'm fine to hike up the ISO and shoot natural light. As a good citizen of the oceans, I follow this rule outside of Malta too. http://flic.kr/p/nyqQR9
  3. Philippine Airlines have a 10 kg checked-in limit for domestic flights, which they enforce strictly. This can get very expensive due to most island-to-island travel being via Manila with a change of flights - so you have to pay twice. At Busuanga airport (for Coron) they didn't have a card machine, so as I didn't have enough cash to pay the excess, I had to pay at the Manila end before they released my luggage. It was great to have that option, but there wasn't a credit card machine in the Arrivals hall either, so I had to go through to Departures and pay there. 30 mins delay. I'll definitely take enough cash next time. Fortunately I never got my cabin baggage weighed.
  4. Interesting, I didn't realise. Does the same 1.5 factor apply to focal length?
  5. Would FE lenses work on a NEX? I thought not, but stand to be corrected. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. It looks like the firmware update is now available: http://www.zeiss.co.uk/camera-lenses/en_gb/service/download_center/touit_e-mount.html Let's hope it works - if you have the lens, do post feedback! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Interesting, thanks. Think I'll wait til the firmware fix ... and risk being stuck with the 30mm for yet another trip. [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Does anyone know if this issue is unique to the a6000? Has anyone tried it with the NEX6? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Richard, Alison - thanks for sharing! Tempts me to get back to caves ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Given the length of time we've been waiting for this lens (the Fuji version has been around sine the start of the year), this is really disappointing news. We can only hope that Zeiss/Sony get it sorted quickly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I just got an update from Dale Photographic in Leeds on the 50mm macro: "These lenses are due in the next 6-8 weeks. We don¹t have a delivery date from Zeiss yet." More delay over a lens that was originally scheduled for Jan and then slipped to March! Dale have it listed for pre-order at £790. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks to everyone for their comments! On the day, I took the 10-18 but mostly used it wide open. Vis was not good and there was a lot of muck around, so no great shots resulted. But like you say, it was great fun - even my non-diving wife joined in! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks. Is a 7-inch port practical in the cage ie does it fit between the gaps in the bars? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Monday. Cape Town. Cage diving. Great white sharks. Can't miss the chance, and need to get this right - advice please! I use a Sony NEX-6 (which is APSC) in a Nauticam housing, and have a choice of lenses and ports available: (a) 7-inch port with 10-18mm zoom; or (b) 4.33-inch port with either 12mm wide-angle or 8mm fisheye. Obviously (a) gives me more flexibility, but maybe the size of the dome could be an issue in the confines of a cage. Also, note sure whether the sharks will be close enough to merit the fisheye. Any advice welcome, please!
  15. Thanks Alec! I'm off to Umkomaas this weekend for my second visit to the Aliwal Shoal, hoping to get plenty of shark action (though out of season for the star raggies). Well worth it, despite the 5½ hour drive each way. Also hoping to complete a Trimix course while I'm here, but not sure if I'll have the time. Hope to catch you soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Hello all, I'm going to be working in South Africa for three months from January, based in Johannesburg. I want to maximise the weekend opportunities to get out of the city and go diving, but I realise this probably means driving six hours to Sodwana Bay on Friday evenings ... so I'm looking to share that burden and find a buddy/buddies when I get there. I'm qualified to PADI MSD and TDI Deco Procs, with over 300 dives, and (naturally) a keen photographer. If any WetPixellators are based in Jo'burg and would like to link up, or if anyone knows any knows any keen (and sociable) divers there, do please get in touch. Cheers, Justin
  17. Does anyone have any experience of using one of these things (or similar)? What degree of automation do they give? Are they compatible with a Nauticam housing and port? http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEO-Canon-EOS-EF-EF-S-lens-to-Sony-NEX-E-adapter-AF-AUTOFOCUS-USM-I-S-Work-/181093083503?
  18. if you're interested, here's a nice Nautican NEX-5 setup with two INON S2000s. OK, it's mine. It works very well with the fisheye converter. I upgraded last year from a Canon Ixus 980i compact which I was using with a single INON S2000 and the INON wet lens system. There are pros and cons to the upgrade: Pro: - much better quality, - full manual option, - on/off flash switch on the housing (love it)' - bigger screen, - RAW files Con: - lens choice - can't change lens underwater, - menu system takes some getting used to, but works well once you've learned it, - bulk. The lens choice is my worst bugbear. The 30mm seems too short unless you only want to photograph nudis - I haven't bought it yet, and I'm waiting for Sony, Sigma or Tamron to bring out a longer option. Meantime I'm learning loads about CFWA! Hope that's useful.
  19. Cool ... especially if Inon produce wet lenses for it ...
  20. Maybe Tamron will step up to fill Sony's vacuum!
  21. OK, I'm getting the message that I should wait to see if there's a new longer macro lens available before spending my hard-earned on the Sony 30mm. No worries, I don't dive much (i.e. at all) in winter anyway.
  22. Love them all Alex! The last lionfish is so clear in the blue.
  23. Thanks for your reply, Phil. From the above, I think you're saying the 30mm is hard to work with unless you use a close-up lens. In other words, it won't work with shy subjects. Or have I misunderstood?
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