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raarsen last won the day on March 13 2013

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About raarsen

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    Wolf Eel
  • Birthday 04/10/1964

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    The Netherlands
  • Interests
    Underwater photography and wreckdiving. Editor in chief of 'Onderwatersport', the monthly magazine of the Dutch Dive Branch.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D810, Nikon D600
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-D810, 45 viewfinder, Subal ND80
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS D1 2x, YS 350 Pro, YS 90
  • Accessories
    ULCS strobe arms
  1. +1 for the ThinkTank. I use the international version for housing (D810) with the 1"balls attached facing forward. 2x YS-D1, 1x YS 90, SMC converters, viewfinder, batteries (packed in plastic boxes), tools and some battery chargers. Ports, Dome, arms etc go in the dive bag which is a Scubapro Atlas. I use bubblewrap, wetsuit and clothes for protection. ThinkTank and Atlas go as checked luggage. Cameras and lenses are in a Mindshift backpack that I carry on board.
  2. A TC doesn't give you more magnification. It just crops the image by turning the 105mm into a 150mm. If you need more magnification you can use an extension tube which has no glass in it. This decreases the working distance and gives you more magnification. For extreme magnification you can best use the super macro converters: wet lenses you attach to the front port during the dive. I get my headaches from using the Nauticam SMC-2! :-) DOF is in millimeters. --Rob
  3. Hi Francesco, I used this strobe for quite some time with good results. You can use it with a Sea & Sea optical cable, just stick a mounting block on the slave sensor at the front of the strobe. Set the strobe to slave and you're in business. This is what I mean with mounting block: https://reefphoto.com/products/fiber-optic-mounting-block-1-hole Best regards, --Rob
  4. Hi Jef, I used Sea & Sea strobes since 1991 (YS-350, YS-D90 Duo, YS-D-1) and they never failed (not even once). --Rob
  5. Hi Alex, I'm interested in the 10m cord extension, is that still available? And is there a connecter at the other end to plug it into the strobe? Best regards, --Rob
  6. I tried to create an Instagram account three times now. Each time it sent me an e-mail after a few hours saying they were sorry I had trouble logging in (I didn't login) with a link to reset my password. Resetting the password I get a notification that my username is not connected to an account. Can't get in. Accounts 1 and 2 seem to have dissappeared from Instagram completely. The last account I created is still there but with a different account name (very complicated), user name still mine. Any ideas? --Rob
  7. Hi Kees, I use the 8,5" dome with a 70mm extension with good results. --Rob
  8. Hi all, I am considering to sign up for the Creative Cloud / Photography plan. Currently I use LR 4, Will I be able to copy my catalogs to the new CC version Rob
  9. You can use the 10-17 on FF but you all be limited to the long end (15-17 mm). I posted some test shots a while back, comparing its use behind two small domes (4" and 6"). See http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49826&hl=%2Bdome+%2Bport+%2Btest Why not go for a Sigma 15 FE? Best regards, --Rob
  10. Hi all, I am looking for an underwater image of the Galapagos iguana to publish with an article about sea reptiles in our magazine 'Onderwatersport', which is the publication of the Dutch Dive Branch (circulation 15,000). Can you help me out? Please pm raarsen@kpnmail.nl Best regards, Rob Aarsen Editor Onderwatersport
  11. mine wobbles a wee bit. perfectly dry though. No worries. --Rob
  12. I use the Nauticam 8,5" acrylic dome and when shooting towards the sun, it reflects so bad I can see the camera tray in full detail.
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