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Everything posted by coinee

  1. Oh, and I have a Nauticam 70mm extension ring (makes the 16-35mm work with the dome) - $200. And a 45° viewfinder - $700.
  2. Hi everyone! I have a full wide-angle set (minus strobes) for sale! Nikon D750 (with 3 batteries, 2 64GB SDCards) (new: $2000+, willing to sell for $1000) Nikon 16-35mm lens (with Nauticam zoom gear) (new: $1100, willing to sell for $700) Sigma 15mm fisheye lens (new: $600, willing to sell for $400) Nauticam NA-D750 housing (with vacuum system, 5pin strobe cable port, lanyard) (new: $3800, willing to sell for $2200) Nauticam 8.5" acrylic dome (new: $600, willing to sell for $300) Everything in great working condition, I just find myself not using it enough. If you want the full set I'll part with it for USD4200 - roughly 50% off. It shoots VERY acceptable images PM me for questions.
  3. I bought a bunch of stuff (housing, ports, gears) from JBriggs and everything arrived quickly and perfectly packaged! Thanks!
  4. What do you have left, and how much would that be?
  5. Okay, if that's what you're going for I can only recommend going to workshops and also shooting a lot. And trying new things. I can recommend Martin Edge's workshops and tuition days, he has a great way of explaining things in an understandable way, and I'm sure the same would be true for Alex Mustard and others. Oh, and look at all the winning pictures of these contests, there's a bunch of commonalities that you can find that apparently help.
  6. I had the exact same thing with my 8.5 inch dome and 70mm extension. I'm not exactly impressed with the lack of instructions available for this combination. It is airtight however, so that seems like a good thing.
  7. If you shoot in FX mode it's very likely you'll significant vignetting. I have a D750, and used a Tokina 17-35 DX lens, and that starts vignetting at 24mm if I recall correctly. The Pro should work, but get a big dome. I'm somewhat unhappy with my 17-35 Nikon and a 200mm dome.
  8. That last one is bizarre, and I mean that as a total compliment! In general these are very good. There's a bunch of things that could be done in post, like frog fish could be a stronger picture if you rotated it slightly so it's symmetrical, or a graduaded filter on the clownfish to account for the lack of light at the bottom of the frame... I'm wondering: what's your goal?
  9. Curious, I have the same effect when importing that file, checked in Lightroom and Photoshop. What color space is your camera set up to use?
  10. Hi String! Zou want to set up the profile in Lightroom correctly - in 'Camera Calibration', all the way at the bottom of the develop settings, you can choose your profile. And if you hit shift while choosing (I think it's shift?) it'll let you choose the default. After I set mine to camera standard (figure out which one you like, then use that) I lived happily ever after. Good luck!
  11. Love the two last images. Great rays! (Also, sorry I missed you at the shop - I was there while you were on the Solomons. )
  12. I went diving in a mountain lake at 2400 meters above sea level this weekend - there were three icebergs, rapidly melting, that made for a great subject... I'd go again next weekend, but unfortunately the ice will be gone by then. Next year it is!
  13. +1 to what Tim said, that's an awesome blue-ringed octopus. And the clownfish are nice too. The nudibranch seems a bit over-sharpened?
  14. I somehow doubt the issue is whether the dome is 8 or 9 inches. Sounds to me like this is an issue about zoom lenses and fixed distance extension rings (which I've been think about recently). If only someone were to meet Edward Lai (Nauticam Hong Kong) on Sunday and could have a chat with him about this issue.
  15. Hard to tell about corner sharpness at this size, but it definitely looks acceptable to me. Thanks Tim!
  16. Oh no nonononono... The image quality will deteriorate rapidly with distance. I would not suggest doing this. Wait... Were you joking?
  17. Just read this thread too (http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46806) and it looks like the 16-35 is what I need to get. And then I need an extension ring. Good times.
  18. Thanks guys! Tim, I'd love to see a couple of shots with the 8" dome - I have an 8.5" dome, so that should compare nicely.
  19. Hi, crowd wisdom of Wetpixel! I was told I needed to get a Nikon 17-35mm in addition to my 15mm and 105mm. Seems reasonable, I have a pretty big gap there. I was looking at prices and was just wondering if the 17-35 is still the preferred lens, or whether I should go for the 16-35 instead? Has anyone done any A/B testing? Any other drawbacks or advantages either way? Thanks!
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