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  1. Thanks Mark - hopefully Nauticam makes a dome for the Sigma 60/2.8 - since in Monterey most of the cool stuff is little, and vis is typically... not so good. Any reason why not to use the Sony 20/2.8? Physically it's a hair smaller than the 16/2.8, so should fit the dome ok?
  2. Where are you located? Very interested.
  3. So, first outing shooting underwater. Bought the rig at Backscatter, and promptly hopped in at Breakwater. Setup is a Sony NEX-6 with the 16-50mm kit lens, Nauticam housing with Nauticam flat port for the 16-50. No diopters or other adapters. Sea and Sea YS-01 strobe. Vis was absolute garbage down to 30' (see last pic), where it really opened up. Dive #1 produced nothing good, which was a bummer because I saw a juvie wolf eel swimming around, which I'd never seen before. Biggest lesson learned - turn on the flash. All my pics were either totally black, or totally white after I turned the flash on and realized I had no idea what the settings meant. D'oh! I also had left the camera in fully automatic mode - figured that was best for my first try. Note: In between dive #1 and #2, a body was pulled from the water. That was a real downer, but a good lesson for the beginner diver we were with to always use the buddy system. Dive #2, started to get some pictures that I feel good about (because after dive #1 I was thinking I may have just wasted $3K. So here they are, suggestions would be appreciated. Mean-spirited criticism will be met with snarky retorts. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/9128085544_0c3a98cf72_o.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/9128086656_2f9ec36278_o.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/9128086900_a8b47fed85_o.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/9125867743_82d17b81f6_o.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/9128087880_82cc44e4b9_o.jpg
  4. Ah, ok - I couldn't find it on BackScatter's site or on Nauticam's site, but it does appear in their dome selection PDF for the 10-18. Makes the choice easier, as the flat port seemed odd to me.
  5. So after a trip to South Africa with Andy Murch and a bunch of other serious photographers, I made the initial plunge and have invested in a Sony NEX-6 and a Nauticam housing for it. I would really appreciate everyone's help in selecting the right lens/dome layout. I was thinking the new Sony 10-18 wideangle lens with flat dome port OR the 16mm prime lens w/ fisheye dome port. I'll be shooting primarily in California, between SD and Monterey. Thanks for your help!
  6. Just picked up a Sony NEX-6 and going to grab a Nauticam housing this wkd. Now I need help here deciding on what dome and lens to use!
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