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  1. The setup is a temporary thing.... Have to reduce weight now for some time because of medical reasons with my hand. Thats the only Nauticam WA dome i have in the moment, and a very universal one. If i can find a Zen mini dome port fitting from the old changeable style, i could use that... Mine is Hugy.... For the Hugy i have a big fish eye dome, a small one, and an Athena 170mm with S&S fitting and adapter. Plus some macro ports.. Other ports are the flatport 72 for the 18 - 55mm and the 6omm adapter plus 60mm extension for the 90mm macro. Plan would be to get a Nikon Z DX setup, but will wait for the next generation... Than i can reduce to only Nikon...
  2. Hi, Was doing my calculation in the wrong direction.... the Tokina 10 - 17mm is for the 4,33" mini dome port planned with 50mm adapter on the Nex / Axxx housings. For the Canon Dslr its only the 4,33" mini dome, or plus 20mm for the 8,5" dome. I have the 60mm adapter and the 8,5"mm dome, so i need only the 10 extension ;-)) The 20 & 40mm extension are laying around, but no fitting port either... Regards, Wolfgang
  3. Hi, thanks for the info! Found now that i have to use either the 34,7mm adapter and 10mm, because the 35,5 is a N100 to N120... Or i buy the 45mm N85 to N120 adapter.... That one is more expensive, on the other side gives me direct the 45mm without any other rings and has a zoom knob that maybe works... The 140mm glas dome port would be nice, but then again to long. Have the 60mm adapter, that is fine for the 90mm macro, but too long for the domes. Time to think... Regards, Wolfgang
  4. Hi Interceptor, this is what i wanted to know and thought how it could work. Thanks! The lenght difference results from the Metabone adapter, but the radius / port tio lens form factor should stay the same. A posibillity in that case would be to use the N85 to N120 35,5mm adapter and add the 10mm extension to my 8,5" dome. That would be nearly the same as the Dslr with 20mm extension and the 26mm for the Metabone adapter. And to compaire the other lens / port combos that are not in the N85mm chart, i wanted to know the Nikon N120 and the Sony N100 both style flange differences. So i can figure out what makes sense, what to buy and add to my list. Regards, Wolfgang
  5. Hi Bill, but the entrance point should not change, thats why i want to know the measurements. Maybe not the right explaining from my side... When i use the same Tokina 10 - 17mm on a Canon DX or on a Sony DX the inside port to lens distance should be the same. The projection of the picture should not change. Only the lenght of the tube behind the curved part is a different one, since i have to use the Metabone adapter. But in the lens chart is no bigger port for the N85 system, and the only reason i could figure out, would maybe the force of the bigger port against the smaller housing / port connecting N85 vs N120. For dslr you can use from 4,33"" to big ones. I have been using this lens in the Hugy housing with a Zen 100mm dome or the Hugy fish eye dome. Different radius, different distance, ok. But if i use it on different systems, which would work in the charts for DX dslr, it should work for a DX mirrorles with the same port as long as i take the same distance. Hope i write it now clearer ;-)) Regards, Wolfgang
  6. Hi, asking for a little help: Could Nauticam housing owners of different systems, specially Canon N120 / Nikon N120 and Sony N85 and N100 both styles measure the distance between housing and camera flange in milimeters please? Simply reason, some lenses, specially from Sigma and Tokina, are in all these charts, but sometimes with different ports, or combinations. The Tokina 11 - 16mm f2,8 is in the Nikon chart with 50mm extension, in the Canon with 60mm, both for tee 8,5" dome. For sure the Canon style lens is 3mm longer, but then i would be better to combinate 25 + 30mm, or? The Tokina 10 - 17mm is in the N85 chart only with the 4,33" mini dome.... So which would be the best big dome with the Sigma or Metabone adapter, and which lenght? I have some ports and try now to figure out a small system with a Sony A6300, and have to find out which N85 to N120 and extensions would be the best solution. But my Nikon dslr rig is Hugy, so i can not compare it ;-)) Any discussion is welcome. Thanks a lot, Wolfgang
  7. Maybe Oly 12mm f2 for using the light from above? Small setup, lowers the Iso, not fisheye style.. Had used it for tresher sharks, was nice... Which lenses do you have now? Regards, Wolfgang
  8. Hi, dont know how it is in february, but diving in Cozumel was very expensive as i remember... To close to the states... Night dives in the red sea can be great as anywhere else. We had lots of stuff in Dahab, where i was often, but i would not recomend it now out of security reasons... Yes if you are solo and stay away from crowded places, should be ok. Most of the shopes have closed, Planet divers is a euopean shop, polish tek divers, last time i was staying there, the sport divers got a guide, and i guided the tekkies... Nightdiving at lighthouse or caves was ok. Since this is the first year without a 2 week dive trip, which is normally the longer holiday every year, i am looking for a one week destination as well for march... Out of medical reasons it will be a last minute trip, if the doc gives a ok ;-)) So we think about Marsa alam, or Maledives... Regards, Wolfgang
  9. Hi, think that Red Sea is a good option. You can get even pygmy seahorse or frogfish, lots of shrimp and so on. Maybe think of a resort working together with a biological station, so you can get entousiastic guides ;-)) The normal ones sometimes dont know what is living there, if it is smaller than 10cm... What we liked much was Marsa alam, great hose reefs, depending on the resort and Elphinsdome just a short boatride... We ve been to one resort for years, could dive what we wanted, but then it changed to an egypt owned resort, and you needed a guide for a house reef dive, so we never been there again... These guys freeze, want to leave as soon as possible and we knew all the places better than the guides, since we have been there for many years... Mangrove bay was nice as well, but long time since the last visit... This year maybe the Red sea will see us again, so if you find a good place, please let me know! Good luck, Wolfgang
  10. Hi, the neoprene dome cap is on the dome for entering and leaving the water. I made two small holes in it, on opposite sides near the edge, and clipp it with the double sided piston clip, i use to fix my strobe arms as a handle for lifting out of water, during the dive. Two holes because otherwise it could float in the picture..... Same with the plastic cap from my 4" Zen dom, there is one hole enought. Worked well until last trip i took it off after installing, for a last shot, where it escaped from my hands.... Strong current and wall is a bad combination in that case... Regards, Wolfgang
  11. There is some, but you have to find it by yourself... Lot of time hanging on the edge of canals looking for sharks in the blue. The guides are only for big stuff.... Would plan wide angle and fish portraits. Regards, Wolfgang
  12. Hi, or check a strobe more with a slave trigger, so your buddy can hold it between diver and wall, to get these shadow shots. So only the trigger should be lined up to you, and the strobe is not seen... Have fun and great the cenots for me. Regards, Wolfgang
  13. Some old guys say spit a lot on the dome and rib it, so there will be no drops... I have heard as well that a fresh cut potatoe ( better its juice ) helps. And you could try anti waterdrop fluid to stop forming drops as well. All the best, looking forward for that shots, had some ideas about this topic as well, Wolfgang
  14. Hi, you are wellcome. We grow different species from the indo pacific in our tanks and breed frags. So i know how theyshould look ;-)) Sorry for no id, as its a caribean species, thats not my spezific area. And we once got a very small basket star as a blind passenger, or better we bought the gorgonie because of him ;-)) He was living for some months with us, but had been starving during transport and before selling, so was only recovering a bit even with lots of food ;-(( Regards, Wolfgang
  15. This is a type of gorgonie. Not looking good, as the white tips are skelet where the coral is going back... No polyps outside, but algae on the surface... A basket star is looking very different.... Regards, Wolfgang
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