Jump to content

AlexDawson

Member
  • Content Count

    86
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

About AlexDawson

  • Rank
    Moray Eel
  • Birthday 07/23/1974

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.dawson-photo.com

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interests
    Professional photographer & underwater photographer from sweden who specialize in baltic sea wrecks, mammals and commercial photography.

    https://www.facebook.com/alexdawsonphoto

Additional Info

  • Show Country Flag:
    Sweden
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D800E, D810, 16mm f2,8 14-24 f2,8, 16-35mm f4, 85mm f1,4
  • Camera Housing
    Sea & Sea MDX-D800
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Subtronic Mega Color 350 watt, 2x Sea&Sea YS DS-1, 2x Hartenberger D2 Video
  • Accessories
    a lot of ULCS
  1. I am interested if anyone still sits on a Subtronic mega color 350 w/s strobe. Preferably with the newer (NC or NmH) battery. kind regards // Alex
  2. I will do a light meter test between the Subtronic mega color 350w/s and the Hartenberger 625 in end of april and come back to you guys with the information. kind regards // Alex
  3. Hi Adam, sorry but i nerver publish fullres images on the web on unique wrecks. Unfortunately and luckily I have only dived that kind of sites since I got the camera. If I get the chance of diving an public site I can publish a fullres but I don't think that will happen before you get the hold of a housing... When it comes to pixel peeping quality of the D500 I am not sure wether it's better or not than the D810 but I know I like it. Kind regards // Alex
  4. I have posted two more images from the D500 on FB now. Both images ISO 1600. https://www.facebook.com/alexdawsonswe/posts/1780587555494382?pnref=story kind regards // Alex
  5. Thank you Wolfgang! yes all shots where taken with the D500 that I posted from my recent trip. The iso on the prop is 1600 & and the other two images iso 3200. kind regards // Alex
  6. Hi, the Nikon D500 handled great during my dives last weekend and the only function I was missing was the ISO button. Regarding AF it was better than D810 but not as much as I was expecting after reading online. A big mistake on my first dive was that I forgot to change the ISO and the whole dive was shot at ISO 100 i pitch black water and pushing the D500 3-4 steps in green waters does not make the file look good. But like I said it was a huge misstake by me. I am a fairly new rebreather diver so my focus was more on my JJ machine... The following 6 dives I remembered to preset the ISO to what I wanted 640-3200 range. Some dives I even tried to shoot wide open with absolutely decent results regarding corner sharpness compared to what you can get with the same port and a Nikon D810. That made me happy and I think this camera will do great for my usage. It's yet to early to tell if the D500 can replace my D810 for low light shooting but it looks promising especially regarding corner detail. I hope to get my Sea&Sea housing soon so I can do more accurate testing side by side against the Nikon D810. I posted one image here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1772763296276808&set=a.1652036835016122.1073741830.100006294649177&type=3&theater kind regards // Alex
  7. Hi. I have done the first tests underwater with the new Nikon D500 DX camera but mainly to get it to work inside my Sea&Sea D810 housing. So far I can use Aperture, Shutter, AF-On, on/off and take pictures. I had the menu button, multi selector (only up) and ok button working to but was pretty useless as you need multi selector (right) to work to make settings. The second reson for my test was to figure out what port combo that would work best with the Nikon 10,5mm @ f4 I tested the following domes and best one starting from the top and worst one at the bottom: Sea & Sea fisheye port 230mm Zen dome Sea & Sea optical port with 20mm extension ring (a little vignetting). Sea & Sea optical port I will do real dark water shooting during the next 4 days and I will keep you posted on how the new D500 handles in those conditions. So far what I have seen in the pool is that the DX D500 will give me a ton of better corner sharpness compared to my FX D810 witch was expected. kind regards // Alex
  8. Interesting, there was no problem getting all functions on the Sea&Dea MDX-D800 housing. I understand that its bad business releasing a kit if they also release a new D810 housing
  9. The kit was easy to fit and after reading the instructions carefully and getting ll the necessary tools. The Nikon D810 works perfect will all it's functions. I have to say that once I started using D810 I will never choose to put my D800E back in the housing again It will serve as a top side and backup camera... Check out my D810 images from Gulen Dive resort Norway at my https://www.facebook.com/alexdawsonphoto kind regards // Alex
  10. Yes it is a Sea&Sea update kit. I got half of the mounting instructions for the last week and got the rest yesterday and they came from Sea&Sea Japan. Kind regards // Alex
  11. I have no idea if it is Sea&Sea original but I think so. Price is around €400 I think. Email them and ask. // Alex
  12. I got mine from http://www.scubasupply.se kind regards // Alex
  13. Thanks, I got my Sea&Sea D800 to D810 conversion kit a few days ago and will do the surgery during the weekend. There is a lot of parts... I hope I can make it // Alex
  14. Hi Alex, I assume all shots are with the focus point set in the middle? I get a feeling that i get better corner sharpness wile maintaining the center sharpness by using the outer focus points with the 16-35 and the 14-24 at wide apertures. What is your opinion on that? kind regards // Alex Dawson
  15. I will do that later this month with some wreck images from Croatia
×
×
  • Create New...