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About AlexDawson

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    Moray Eel
  • Birthday 07/23/1974

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


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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D850, 8-15mm, 14-24, 85mm f1,4
  • Camera Housing
    Sea & Sea MDX-D850
  • 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 have the Nikon Z6 with a Sea&Sea Z6 housing. And I need to shoot Apple ProRes RAW to an external Ninja V recorder underwater, is that strange?
  2. Could be true. We just have to wait and see I have a solution on the way and will share it here when I know more within 2 weeks Happy weekend // Alex
  3. Thank you for you reply. I guess its the head of the HDMI 2.0 plug that's 28mm since the cable is only a couple of mm thick. Im sure someone will find a solution to this as more and more cameras will allow for externa RAW recording of video and the demand will increase. Kind regards // Alex
  4. It has nothing to do with 50/60 fps it's regarding shooting RAW video at a decent cost.
  5. Is the Nauticam M24D2R200-M28A1R170 HDMI 2.0 Cable a joke or what? Whats the reason for Nauticam to create a M28 (28mm) bulkhead for a cable that measures 9m? And force users to buy new housings just to use their Ninja V recorder Housing? I really hope some 3rd party creates a HDMI 2.0 cable with regular M16 bulkhead. I docent seem impossible to me. Or that some one else creates a housing besides Nauticam. Id like too hear a good explanation here #nauticam kind regards // Alex
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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