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  1. I have a used INON Z-240 for sale with a YS mount. Works great, I just upgraded my setup so this one needs to go. $300 private message me for details. I'll send bigger pics than they allow me to attach here. Strobe
  2. Hello Bill, Thanks for your message. I'd take $1500 for it. Its hardly used and I am not pressed for cash so I am not open to dropping the price any more. Let me know if you want to see pics and I'll email some over (this site limits the file size of uploads pretty dramatically). -Hank
  3. Hello Divers- I have a Zen 230 dome port for sale. It is in Excellent condition and needs a new home. This port was used with the Sigma 15mm as well as the Nikkor 16-35mm with excellent results. Only been used on about 15 dives. I shoot mostly Macro, so this big dome port is sitting here sitting here unused. Will ship in the US only. Shipping from Fort Lauderdale, FL Reply here, or Private message me at ' scubahank at gmail ' with questions and or to see pictures. It really is in Excellent shape.
  4. I'll think about this... I have been considering getting the 8-15 just to fool around with the circular images and add a few to my portfolio... I'll touch base soon (and I live right next door)...
  5. If you still have the Strobes and the Fiber Optic cables, I'd be very interested... I just flooded one and need a strobe badly before an upcoming Photo Workshop scubahank@gmail.com
  6. Hello, I am attending a Photo Workshop next month and have flooded one of my INON Z240's. I am hoping to find a pair of Z-330's or a pair of Retra's before the workshop vs. buying a used Z-240.. If anyone has any leads at all, please send me a message. Thank You So Much! Hank
  7. Not sure if you have sold this yet but if not, please let me know if you would sell the Z240's separately (I flooded ine ) ... -Hank
  8. Everyone I have called including Blue Water has a backorder... 2-4 months is what I am hearing...
  9. Hello All, I recently flooded a Z-240 Strobe and need to find a new used one. Unless someone knows where I can get a set of Z-330's Please message me if you have a lead on a Z-240. Thanks, Hank
  10. Thanks Fellas. I just uploaded the image above now... Buddy, I understand shooting at a higher f/stop will increase DoF but I was already shooting at f/18 and happy with the other elements (Background blur etc)... My inquiry is really weather or not using the GRP focus mode like you see in the image I attached, will increase the size of the focus area without losing the other elements a lower f/stop number will give me... Perhaps it is just getting use to the Full Frame sensor and I'll just have to adjust my shooting style more...
  11. Hey Nikon Shooters, Has anyone done any significant testing using Nikon's Group (GRP) Cluster focus points (see attached image) for Macro photography? I am running into issues on my D850 with my 60mm lens where I need a larger area in focus (eg. I want the eye and the nose in focus on a subject). On my D7200 I didn't have this issue using Single Servo w/Single Point focus but on the D850 I am... Please see the attached image for reference to the Focus clusters I am considering plying with... I am not sure the GRP cluster will work but it's worth asking other Nikon shooters out there I reckon.... Thanks, H
  12. Thanks... I already know quite a bit about Lightroom and Photoshop, I am really looking for industry professionals who can take my skill up a notch... I'll keep an eye on the Dive Show seminar line up this year! Thanks...
  13. Hello Divers... Does anyone know of any professional level training on Adobe Light Room and Photoshop? I know enough about each to be dangerous but would like to invest in some top-notch professional training... Any and all suggestions welcome! It's time to step up my game... -Scoobz
  14. I've upgraded and need to sell all my old stuff. Nauticam 10-17 Tokina Zoom Gear. $70.00 USD - You pay shipping Let me know if you have any questions.Contact me at my username at Gmail.com -Hank
  15. So it's official, I got the Zen 230 port, the Nikon 16-35 lens and the 8-15... Now I need to get a 2nd job! Off to Fiji in a few weeks.. Stay tuned for the results thanks for all the info!
  16. Hello Everyone! I am about to head to Fiji with my new setup and plan to primarily shoot video during this trip... I am new shooting video using a DSLR (D850 w/Nikon 16-35 and a Nikon 8-15) so I need some pointers... I understand the baseline settings is to have your shutter speed double your frame rate (30 FPS = 1/60th) etc. and an ISO that gives you the exposure you're after... However, I know we all vary from the baseline so I am curious to know what you video shooters are using as a starting point. Are you shooting at 30 or 60fps normally? I like the idea of being able to slow things down so the higher frame rate is appealing... Also, for ISO, has anyone noticed a threshold on the D850 where they've noticed a drastic degradation from noise? Lastly, what focus modes are you using or do you suggest? Any and all suggestions welcome... Hoping to reduce my learning curve and come back with some great videos:) -Hank
  17. Larry, Just curious what resolution you are shooting the 64 Gig cards at? Reason I am asking is that I just bought the D850 and plan to shoot video at the highest resolution and I don't want to buy the 128's if I can avoid it due to cost. I'd rather buy 2 64's if they aren't filling up that fast... Hank
  18. Tim! I appreciate your reply and honesty... I have been spending so much time trying to justify the costs of everything that I was making the wrong decisions. Today I ordered the ZEN 230 Glass Port for the 16-35 and bit the bullet... Not point in doing it wrong right? Your reply came after I ordered it (and after a bottle of wine) so that helps me feel better about the decision... Next I need to figure out what Dome to get for the 8-15 but that is less of a rush for me. Cheers! H
  19. Thanks all. I am about to pull the trigger on the Zen 170 Dome with the Nikon 8-15 and the Nikon 16-35... and of course the proper extension... I just need to research the Nikon 20mm prime a little bit more before I turn over my CC # -H
  20. Thanks Jack! That's great info and your last sentence answered the real question about the Tokina... As I was fearing, it looks like it's time to upgrade my lens'... BTW, while I have your attention, what other lens do you recommend for shooting Wide Angle Video (Sharks, Mantas etc)? -Hank
  21. Hello! So I am shooting the Nikon D850 in a Nauticam housing and have been told the Tokina 10-16mm lens is un-fit for this camera due to the high resolution of the camera... Is there anyone out there that can explain this further to me? Should I really be looking at the Sigma 15 or the Nikon 8-15mm? Furthermore, does anyone have any experience with the Nauticam N120 8.5-inch Acrylic Dome on the D850? I am concerned about weight with a glass port and I want to do Split Shots so I have my eye on this port. Any info on using the Tokina on the D850 or opinions on the Sigma over the Nikno 8-15 are much appreciated. I like to get advice from other shooters (who aren't the ones trying to sell me the products) . Cheers- Hank
  22. On my 60mm Macro Port (Nauticam) there is a Cold Shoe (looks like a Hot Shoe flash cradle) that I mount my Go Pro on while shooting Macro.. So on dives where I am shooting Stills, I can easily turn on the Go Pro quickly when the Pygmy Octopus Riding the Juvenile Whale Shark inevitably swims by. You can buy a COLD SHOE and epoxy it to anything you want to mount your Go Pro to....
  23. Tokina 10-17 for Nikon Perfect condition $299 + Shipping I also have a zoom ring for $130 (also in perfect condition). Reply here or email scubahank@gmail.com Cheers! Hank
  24. Thanks for both of the replies above. Although I agree with both ideas, I find that if I don't actively spend (at least) my return flight home sorting, deleting and rating photos I never have time once I get back to work. Understanding the workflow is an important part of keeping the hobby fun and manageable, I wish it wasn't so taxing on the camera batteries and phones/ipads to theather then together. My iPad would fill up after every dive if I did it that way. If I am honest about the small little Macbooks, they still have the charger, and the necessity for the adapters/dongles to connect to USB's and SD cards etc. What you shed in weight comes back in connectors etc. What I wouldn't do for an Ipad with a SD slot right about now!
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