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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D7100
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-D7100
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-110a
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    Tokina 10-17, 4.33" mini dome, Stix float arms
  1. Has anyone tried the Nauticam Compact Macro Converter with a nikon 60mm micro lens on cropped sensor dslr? Says it works on the Nauticam site, but how well? What sort of working distance do you get? Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, I havent been able to find it..
  2. Ah yes, I didn't realise that the housing was that much more than the 100d. However, the 100d is considerably more (£2200+) compared with the compacts (£950) also.
  3. How about a micro four thirds camera such as Panasonic GH3 or GH4 if you like video in particular? It will be a little more expensive than the G1X or RX100, but has the advantage of having interchangeable lenses, so you could use a 45mm or 60mm macro lens, and will have better image quality than the compact. The GH series is well known for excellent video capabilities, with the new GH4 taking 4K video. Both take excellent stills too. Otherwise the Canon is a good camera, but I'm not sure if the Sony is the best choice for Macro? Someone who knows the camera better may well correct me though!
  4. You will want a strobe. In my opinion, I would rather have a cheaper camera and a strobe than a more expensive camera and no strobe. I think that the greatest improvement in underwater photos comes when you add a strobe for the first time. Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with what Jmauricio says!
  5. Hi There, I am going out to Cozumel for 2 weeks diving in July this year, and having never dived in the Caribbean area, I am unsure as too what lenses to take. I normally go to the Red Sea and mainly just leave my TOkina 10-17 on my camera for most of the week, and enjoy the wide angle shots of all the reefs there. However there are few decent pictures from Cozumel on the web so I don't know whether the fisheye lens will be too wide. Due to baggage restrictions I can't really take more than one lens/port combination, so I am OK with the 10-17 fisheye, or is it best to take a macro lens or 10-14 wide angle. Thanks!
  6. Hi there, Whilst the 20mm is a fantastic lens above water (my favourite focal length), it is a bit unnecessary underwater. Because the water narrows the view anyway, 20mm is too narrow for wide angle, and it has no macro ability either. As a result there is unlikely to be a port for it - I'm certainly not aware of one! Just because there would be so few people using it! If you like the 20mm because of what goes into the image, then the wide end of the 14-42 kit has about the same coverage behind a flat port , although with a slightly different perspective!
  7. Hi, I am currently looking for opinions on where to go this July for some warm water diving! I am based in the UK, so am considering places between the Indian Ocean and Caribbean, places like Indonesia/Australia are a little too far in the time I have. The Red Sea is superb, although I go every April, so I'm looking for somewhere different. The places that are currently on the shortlist are: 1. Cozumel 2. Cayman Islands 3. Bonaire 4. Maldives I am mostly interested in good photographic opportunities (especially wide angle), and good coral and fish life for nice diving, rather than wrecks. If anyone has any thoughts on these places, or has any other suggestions then I would be delighted to hear!! Thanks!!
  8. No worries john, probably more the computer than yourself! Thanks, and hopefully the lens will still be there for you later! Sorry for it being such a long auction, but I go on holiday soon, and I couldn't have it finishing whilst I was away!
  9. Hi, I've got an E-pl3 for sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/231183567256?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  10. Nice photos! The Nikon d7100 has a 1.3x crop mode, which means that it uses a smaller portion of the sensor, but would it have a similar effect as the 1.4 teleconverter?
  11. Thanks everyone, I actually have the sigma 17-70 as my 'land' lens anyway, so possibly in the future i will look to try that underwater!
  12. Hi, I had a quick look into this when it first came out, as I thought exactly the same as you. I emailed Cameras Underwater about it, and they said that from the measurements that it wouldn't fit, but they didn't actually have a lens there to test. However as they haven't added it to their website under compatible lenses, then I think it is unlikely that it works. Even if it does fit, then it may well be that the lens is too close to the dome to get sharp shots.
  13. I was wondering how to take my camera with me to Egypt next month. I have just upgraded to a DSLR which weighs around 6kg, not to mention regulators, laptop etc etc. Having seen how luggage handlers treat the hold items, I do not want to put any of it in the hold, with the exception of strobe arms. However the bag is still over the weight limit allowed (5kg) and I'm sure that a lot of you will have had to deal with this in the past and so I am interested to find out the best way around it. The airlines rules are 5kg in 1 bag. I was planning on taking my camera out and putting it in a pocket, but it still means the housing would have to be weighed! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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