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    United Kingdom
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D7000
  • Camera Housing
    Seacam D7000 Prelude V2
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z240 IV
  • Accessories
    Inon Arms & Greenforce Tri / Hepstar
  1. Yep, D500 would be great for catching fast moving fish like Pollock & Ling - Just starting up a new business so cash is tight so looking what I can squeeze out of a my current setup - also might look at a bigger dome port.
  2. This is the F11 at 10mm ISO 400 Sharp at the edges - I have a series of pictures at zoom of 10mm - 16mm and 20mm all similar
  3. I currently own the Wide Port 140mm - Compact Port 170mm or Super Dome 240mm are potential options - The Super dome if diving on Rhibs and Shore Diving may be difficult to look after - great for under/over shots though.
  4. Okay just back from the Pool, had the Sigma 10-20mm using a 25mm Extension Ring and the Seacam Wide Port (140mm Diameter) at 10mm - The F4 and F5.6 you can see blurring on the edges, F8 this improves and at F11 acceptable sharpness to the corners. Similar results for 16mm and 20mm - using ISO 400 - F4 Below and was testing a video light instead of strobes
  5. Just looking at the Tamron 10-24mm https://www.tamron.eu/lenses/10-24mm-f35-45-di-ii-vc-hld/ has anyone used this underwater? Going to be taking my sigma 10-20mm in the pool tomorrow night to test.
  6. Hi Algwyn, Thanks for your thoughts I have used Both Inon and third party Fibre Optic cables, the Inon cables were the best, however I'm usually diving in exposed conditions, strong currents and getting on / off Rhibs - the cables get knocked about. Hence why I went for the Seacam Housing, well engineered and tough the S6 Cables are expensive but have worked well for two years. My concern with the 105mm for Fish is the distance - lack of lighting from the strobes and the lens hunting for focus - do you use this just for Macro? - The Sigma 17-70 is interesting although what are practicalities with the change in length of the lens as you zoom - flat port or dome? Regards Paul
  7. Hi all, I've had my Nikon D7000 Seacam rig since 2013 haven't reviewed for a new setup for a few years, I mostly dive in Scotland from the Club Rhib / shore diving. Upgraded from optical flash cables (Constantly having to replace) to S6 Connectors, Purchased the Seacam 45 degree viewfinder to help get the camera under the subject. (Water Clarity and Backscatter are key factors) Currently use the: Tokina 10-17 Fisheye with a Wide Port with anti-reflective coating (140mm Diameter) - 25mm Extension ring - if I open up to 10mm I can see the Sun shades in the final image. For Macro - 60mm Nikon F2.8 ED standard flat port. - super sharp and some times use for fish behind the Dome Port. 2 * Z240 MK4 Strobes - S6 connections & Greenforce Hepastar for lighting I have Sigma sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 HSM for Land and Nikon 20mm F2.8, Nikon F1.8 35mm DX (Just bought) - which have been used occasionally underwater. I'm interested in Wide angle shots of Wrecks, Walls, Geological Features and getting better pictures of skittish fish - Cod, Ling etc. at depth 25 -35 metres ( I have been diving on a AP Rebreather for the last two years) getting auto focus and lighting right is an issue. After upgrading from the Olympus C5050 to the D7000 have benefited from the increased dynamic range and also improved autofocus for Macro. At the moment looking at my photographs, the low light noise on the sensor vs the loss in quality of the images on the edges (Dome Port Optics) is about the right balance. Thinking about what tweaks I can make - obviously big jumps are the Nikon D500 or Nikon FX which require a large investment for 5% - 10% improvement in quality? Other lenses that I've seen talked about are the Nikon 8-15mm Fisheye, Sigma 17-70 Macro, Nikon 105 or 85mm DX Macro Lenses? Seacam do other Dome Ports - Fisheye Port 160mm, Compact Port 170mm or Superdome 240mm Would be good to get feedback from other Nikon and Nikon Seacam Photographers on what combinations has worked well for them. Thanks Paul
  8. Hi I'm Paul, Based in Scotland, I've been focusing on Green Water Photography, Both Macro and Wide Angle Stills. Also bought a Go Pro Hero 7 Black video last year, started playing with Video.
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