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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon d7000, SONY RX100
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    dual Sea&Sea YS-D1
  1. Thanks Tim! Gives me some things to use as a basis
  2. It’s been about 5 years since I’ve been diving with my slr setup and stupidly reset and I’ve forgotten the generic settings for shooting wide angle underwater. I shoot with a d7200 and am heading back to Socorro in Jan. I mainly cannot remember what focus mode, focus type and metering mode to use. Any helpful reminders greatly appreciated :)
  3. Please check your messages. Want to buy! Simon
  4. I also have one, based in London, UK, less than 10000 actuations. Perfect condition. Now use a D810 (landscapes) and D7200 for underwater. Let me know if inteested
  5. I'm interested too, and would love to see some photos of the condition of the gear. Thanks Simon
  6. Great news. Hopefully the housing comes my way
  7. interested in housing maybe if you split...
  8. Maybe...It looked really good when I found it about 5-7 years ago, and with the new setup I intend to buy I would like to go practice somewhere similar.
  9. I once read about a swimming pool which was partly dedicated to divers being able to practice underwater photography. It had a rather large fake reef and other things in the water to photograph, but I can no longer find 1 piece of information on it. I thought it was somewhere towards Essex. Does anyone know the pool I am referring to OR any other training pool where I can take a new setup to get accustomed to? Many thanks Simon
  10. I've never had this problem, but I would assume it is seized due to dust/dried salt in the gaps between the extension and housing. With most things that are seized in place, adding a tiny bit of WD40 help to create lubrication 95% of the time works. I imagine as long as you gently fill the open port hole with cloth - say a tshirt etc (protect the inner workings), and spray the wd40 gently and sparsely around the outside of the extension/housing where it screws in, it should be ok.... I have never had this issue, not have I ever used WD40 on a housing, so maybe wait for some others to answer first.
  11. I always said to myself I was going to buy the d300s replacement whether that be the d400 etc or as it is now the d500. If I don't buy it, I will definitely always wonder "Would I have missed that Manta sun burst shot if I had 10fps...", "Would I have caught that kingfisher diving...". I guess that truly answers my question hahaha. Thanks for that pearl of Wisdom Tim!
  12. I'd be interested, but as it's new I'd be hit with import duty and then 20% tax on top so it's not really discounted anymore. Buying items from the US isn't as great value as it once was due to customs and excise
  13. I do like my d7200 and even though it's a great camera I cant help but think the D500 is worth the investment. The only reason I bought the d7200 was because I got tired of waiting for the d300s replacement haha. So, now that replacement has arrived i think I ought to buy it so I have a better chance of never missing those all important shots both above and below the water
  14. I have now sold all my old RX100 setup and lenses as I wanted a fresh start with dSLR. I am now torn between investing in a d500 plus Nauticam housing, or just housing my d7200... For a maximum of 2 diving trips a year some people would say the d500 is overkill, but I also do wildlife photography on land, and the way I see it is; investing in the features (AF, low light, burst mode) of the d500 will serve me well for the next decade etc just like the d300 did for many others. I think pairing my sigma 150-600 sport lens with the d500 would be amazing! So, can anyone who's owned both the d7200 and d500 offer any views on this? THanks Simon
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