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About jemery

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    Sea Nettle
  • Birthday 04/07/1989

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    Currently based in Maldives

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony a6500
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon z330, Big Blue VL5800

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  1. Has anyone tried carrying their underwater housing setup (without arms and strobes) just as it is? I have done this on internal flights before where I had 1 checked bag (30kg dive and clothes) 1 carry on lowepro camera bag (15kg laptop, lenses, batteries plus accessories) and then I just carried my underwater housing with camera inside and 170mm dome attached. When on the plane I place the lowepro bag in the overhead compartment and the housing underneath the chair. I have only done this on internal flights and not international so not sure if you would get away with it.
  2. Yes unfortunately it is impossible to achieve a higher flash sync even with the S-Turtle TTL Trigger. (but I would still highly suggest on buying the trigger for higher recycle times) To achieve better black backgrounds in macro photography try using different strobe placement techniques. Such as inward lighting. Turning the strobes inwards, facing towards me or the housing in the wrong direction, the background immediately behind a subject can be underexposed achieving the black background you desire. It works by using the very ‘edge’ of the beam angle. Have a look at the diagram below and happy experimenting and shooting!
  3. I shoot with the Sony a6500 with Inon z330's and the S-Turtle Mobie inside a Nauticam housing and it works like a charm. Much better than relying on the pop-up flashes slow recycle time. Highly recommend TRT-ELECTRONICS and the great customer support from Balazs
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  5. I brought my Inon Z330's April last year from Alex at Nauticam UK. I am very lucky to be diving everyday with them and they work great, no issues. Good luck on getting them.
  6. Thanks everyone for your input, it has been very informative and helpful. Big thanks to Simon and Phil for your example photos. I will update as soon as I upgrade in a couple of months
  7. Fantastic Simon, that has given me some hope. I will most likely get this setup. I would love to see some more photos in detail if possible Cheers, James
  8. It is possible to use the Canon lens, but if you want to use a rectilinear lens it will be better to go with a native Sony lens. You will have better reliability with AF if you go native. Have a look at the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4, it's nearly $1000 cheaper than the f2.8 and both lenses are pretty much the same optically. The extra stop in light doesn't give too many benefits underwater.
  9. I switched from Canon to Sony one year ago now and generally been happy about the switch. Due to being a hybrid shooter, who needs to provide 4k video to clients. But recently my work has shifted toward more photography than video and I am really missing CFWA and the 'fisheye look' that came from my previous setup (Canon 7D and Tokina 10-17mm). I still have the Tokina 10-17mm in my arsenal and have adapted it with a cheap Fotodiox Pro Smart adapter onto my current Camera a Sony a6500. Unfortunately, I am unable to use the Tokina daily as it is too unreliable with AF (with photography) and even locks the camera completely on some occasions. I have since decided to upgrade to full frame and have chosen to stay with Sony A7iii as I still need the excellent video performance from the Sony. But the problem still exists that Sony doesn't have a dedicated Fisheye Zoom. Whilst searching the interwebs with continuous research on the best options I have come across the fantastic Canon 8-15mm Fisheye which can be adapted to the Sony by a Metabones adapter. I have read a few threads and articles on people using this setup but with not much detail of its success. I would like to know if the AF works, (luckily I am in warm tropical waters so ambient light isn't too bad) also if it ever crashes or locks the camera? Anyone with a Sony A7 series camera and the Metabones Canon setup could share some light would be most helpful. I have also looked at other options like the Sony 16-35mm and the very expensive Nauticam WACP but have ruled both out because the 16-35mm is still a rectilinear and the WACP is too expensive.
  10. I was wondering if any A6500 owners have had an issues with overheating underwater, photo or video. If so what housing do you use? I am looking to purchase the A6500 with a Nautical housing and will be shooting mainly video. I am based in the Philippines where our water temperature gets to 30-25c. Very worried about the overheating before I purchase. Any help very much appreciated James
  11. 1 Ikelite DS160 Underwater Strobe Flash LED Focus Light w/ Lithium Ion Battery & charger. 1 Ikelite Underwater Strobe / Flash Head DS51 2 1-inch Ball with Extended Sensor Mount Mark II for Quick Release Handle Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Sync Cord Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord All in great condition 25,000 BAHT or $700usd I am based on Koh Tao, Thaialnd but can ship worldwide at an additional cost Message me for more details
  12. bvanant Thanks for the reply, would you be able to post the pictures? Does the image go soft?
  13. Hello, this is my first post so hope I am in the right place for this question. I have a Canon 7D in a Nauticam housing, set up with a Canon 60mm macro and Nauticam Port 41. I love the versatility of the 60mm but would like to do some super macro shots. I was first looking at purchasing the Nauticam SMC but was told by a few pro's that its not a good set up and I would be better off purchsing the Nauticam CMC. Has anyone used the CMC with a canon 60mm and could you tell me or even show me some results? Thanks, James
  14. Hello this is my introduction... enjoy
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