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Kyle

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About Kyle

  • Rank
    Sea Nettle
  • Birthday 05/18/1984

Profile Information

  • Gender
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  • Location
    Gold coast, Tattooine
  • Interests
    Taking photos, being underwater, cider, rum, travelling, camping, smart sci-fi, fps's,

Additional Info

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    Australia
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 70d, 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    x2 ysd1's, focus light: itorch fishlite
  • Accessories
    ball mounted gopro 3,
  • Industry Affiliation
    ULCS Arms,
  1. Hey there, so I'm dying to get a new bcd especially for uw photography. Of course I've googled and researched "best BCD for underwater photography" and the simple answer is simple: it comes down to personal preference. My question to the more experienced divers, does a harness style bcd work better when shooting underwater? Is there better manueverablility? I believe Zeagle makes a few bed's with a harness. And Zeagle are pretty damn tough too.. Also Diverite is supposedly good.. Ive had my eye on an Apex black ice http://www.scubadiving.com.au/apeks-black-ice-scuba-diving-bcd However, the black ice doesnt have a cumberbun. Is this a big deal? Then there's also no harness.. Which is another worry... But i do love it as it has plenty of d rings that look tough enough to support my nauticam setup. Also, I'm serious about diving, so Should I consider Environmentally sealed regs? If so what do u prefer? I'm willing to pay good money for great quality when it comes to a bcd and regs. Moneys not an issue to me. It just means Im eating more from the bin. Haha Thanks for your help guys. I appreciate any thoughts and advice. I've seemed to be pulling my hair out and frustrated with so many questions...
  2. Tim, I'm newer to my own camera.. But as far as I know the only way to select the mf/af is a switch on the lens. If however, there's a way to override this and change it digitally thru the camera, then I'll be quite happy.
  3. I dunno why, but my topic double posted in the forum. Now there's ppl writing to 2 of the same topic. Sorry everyone. Thanks so much for writing tho guys. I find it interesting to see that ikelite and subal both allow to switch between af/mf. I'm actually surprised (and saddened) with nauticam, they seem to have such a high reputation with their housings and yet they don't give photographers the choice of changing af/mf uw. But maybe it's just me that wants this option?? Haha And Gudge, thank u, you answered my question. Damn you manual focus gear!!
  4. I dunno why, but my topic double posted in the forum. Now there's ppl writing to 2 of the same topic. Sorry everyone. Thanks so much for writing tho guys. I find it interesting to see that ikelite does allow to switch between af/mf. I'm actually surprised (and saddened) with nauticam, they seem to have such a high reputation with their housings and yet they don't give photographers the choice of changing af/mf uw. But maybe it's just me that wants this option?? Haha Tom Klein, could u plse explain a bit more to me what u mean about, "use a separate AF-on button and not the shutter button to activate AF. You can full-time MF with this lens." is there maybe a link that would explain this, thus saving u the tome of writing it out!!!
  5. Ok cool thanks for that. I'll have to try it out! I guess i should specify too, is there an accessory, that I can buy for my nauticam, that allows me to physically move the af/mf switch on the lens? I don't think so bit just making sure... Or are there any housings that do this? Also what do most ppl shoot in? Auto focus, manual?
  6. I have a Nauticam housing and a canon 70d with an L series 100mm macro lens. Is there any way to switch from manual focus to auto focus and again while underwater? If not, does anyone know of a housing that can? Thanks in advance!!
  7. I have a Nauticam housing and a canon 70d with an L series 100mm macro lens. Is there any way to switch from manual focus to auto focus and again while underwater? If not, does anyone know of a housing that can? Thanks in advance!!
  8. Hey Wolf Eel : ) I'll def have to have a look at that Olympus you speak of. Sounds alright. Why don't you feel that the G1x is a no go for UW? As for the 70d Hollywoodivers, I'm pleased to hear you like it. You mentioned the... ahem, more expensive housings... haha would you recommend the cheaper, Ikelite? Also, are there any functions that are missed out when having the housings on the camera? -esp the touchscreen? Any problems with that? Thanks so much guys for giving me your inputs! I appreciate it.
  9. Hello. I'm currently deciding which camera is most practical for me. I understand that the G1 X Mark II is obviously an all-around camera. -macro, wide angle, etc... And then you have an SLR like the 70d. -which of course, the lens you pick for use underwater, is what you are stuck with for that dive. So besides discussing these 2 cameras, and hearing your opinions/reviews, on them, I'd like to ask if there's another option with something like an SLR when underwater... if I'm underwater shooting with a macro lens, look up from photographing and spot a turtle going past, can i still take a decent photo of him with that macro lens? Maybe the answer I'm looking for is a diopter? Please forgive my lack of knowledge. haha I'm new to diving with SLR's and all of the equipment they entail for using beneath the water. Here's a link comparing the 2 cameras. http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_g1xii&products=canon_eos70d Thanks for any help and guidance. Kyle
  10. Hello everyone. I'm looking to connect with other dive-photographers in hopes of learning more about it all. I'm looking to discuss more of the underwater cameras, but of course in the better appropriate area of the forum. Thanks! Kyle
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