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Overexposed Seahorse

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  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!
  14. Hello, I am selling my two year old Olympus E-PL3 Micro 4/3 camera setup, as I am upgrading to a DSLR. All items are in great condition and are in the original packaging. I am selling: Olympus E-PL3 camera body Olympus 14-42 IIR lens Olympus PT-EP05L housing Inon UWL-H100 28M67 Type 2 Wide Angle Lens Panasonic 45-200mm lens Zoom gear for 14-42 lens Shading rings for the standard port and dome port (dome port not for sale) 2 spare o-rings for housing 2 spare batteries for camera Slot Stay with T base (with spare camera mounting screws) 45cm Flex Arm with YS mount Sea and Sea Fibre optic cable Hoya 37mm Polarising Filter All of the above is in fantastic, almost new condition, and has been well cared for and is in full working order. The housing has never been flooded. The housing and Inon wide angle lens have protective covers that are not pictured. The Panasonic 45-200mm lens has just been used once, and the optics are in like new condition. The Inon wide angle lens also has like new optics and has only been used on one trip (purchased July 2013). This setup has everything that you would need apart from a strobe. It is a great camera and a brilliant step up from a compact camera, with full manual controls and a larger sensor, and is equally a great camera for the more experienced photographer. I have spent over £1900 on this set up. I am looking for £850 given the fantastic condition. I am based in the UK, buyer pays postage or collect. If anyone has any questions, or want more photos, please ask! Many Thanks!!
  15. Thanks very much to both of you, however with Alex Tattersall's advice I have gone for the mini dome regardless
  16. Thanks very much Jack, and great photos too! How obvious is the lack of sharpness in the corners on a mini dome - i.e. what size do photos need to be viewed at in order for it to be noticed if you weren't looking for it? Thanks!
  17. Hi there, I was wondering what are the positives and negatives of using a mini dome (4") with a fisheye lens compared to a larger dome, and which you would recommend. I have read a good post by Alex Mustard on the subject, who says good things and bad things about them, and doesn't really come to a definitive answer. I like the fact that a mini dome would enable CFWA shots, which aren't possible with a larger dome, but Alex also says that the optical quality is not as good? How much worse is it?? What are everyones thoughts on this?
  18. Hi, I am looking to buy a second strobe to complement by single YS-110a, if anyone has a YS-110a or YS-D1 for sale at a good price, then please let me know. Strobes must be in good condition, never flooded and in full working order. I am based in England (UK) so a UK sale is preferred. Many thanks!
  19. Thanks for that, it is an interesting choice, and certainly a good lens. The only thing I worry is whether it would be wide enough. I use a wet wide angle lens on my Olympus, which is 100 degree angle, and sometimes I wish for something wider, but I also know that I can take it off if necessary (although I can't think of a time when I have)! Thanks!
  20. Hi there, I'm just upgrading to an SLR (Nikon D7100) from my Olympus m4/3 camera, and was just wondering which lens I should start with. I can only afford one lens to start with, and my favourite shots are wide angle. I am thinking the Tokina 10-17 as many people have recommended it to me, although I was wondering whether it would be too wide as the only lens I would take. I only have one strobe (at the moment) so would the 10-17 be too wide and something like a Nikon 10-24 would be better? I'm going to Egypt at Easter, so I am unlikely to be taking photos of sharks or wrecks, and many people say that rectilinear lenses are not as sharp in the corners. If I get the Tokina, I would put it behind the 4.33" port. I am not looking for a macro lens at this time. Many Thanks!
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