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  1. 60 mm macro 8-15 mm fisheye Just waiting for Santa to arrive with my Nauticam NA-7D, Zen and all the other bits. Must get my drysuit repaired though.
  2. Thanks for sharing Andre. Some cracking shots. Just bought one of these lens and I am looking forward to testing it on my 7D. Mark
  3. There was a programme on national geographic channel called predator csi: Corksrew seal killer anout these sharks that was worth a look. Mark
  4. In my hands at first probably not but with lots of practice I hope so :-)
  5. Hi Allison and thank you for your reply. Always nice to hear that someone has had good results with an item before buying. Should arrive tomorrow. Just hope I can do the lens justice. Mark
  6. Hi Tim and thanks for your input. The other lens though is a Canon not Sigma. I have now decided and ordered the new Canon lens. I guess it's just too new to get many people's thoughts. I will be buying the Zen 100 dome to go with the lens. Mark
  7. Hi and thanks for the reply. I had seen the article and have spent hours browsing the web. Will the canon be as versatile as the tonika underwater?
  8. Hi after the sad loss of my wife in what has been the worst time of my life it is time to get back in the water and more importantly get my 7d in a case. I have already decided on the Nauticam (phone call on the way Alex) and was all set to get the tokina but with the 8-15 now available (I know it's more expensive) is it the better option or should I just stick with the tokina. I have done the usual Internet search and the images do look a lot better with the canon but I also know the tokina is no slouch as many of you use them with great results. So my question is given the choice which one would you buy or is there any need for both. Regards Mark
  9. Hi looks like Alex is going to empty my bank account :-) I thought the grab handle was a really good addition to the rig and should make it easier getting on and off boats. A company called http://www.uw-fotopartner.com/ had some lovely carbon fibre arms at a good price but its a bit redundant if you have to cover them with foam. The stix set looks good. Its a bit anal I know but I prefer them with the edges rounded off like the ones in the review by Cor Bosman and Julie Edwards so will have to get my drill out. Going without your camera normally means you see lots of interesting stuff.
  10. Hi I have just been in your situation and have decided to go for the Nauticam over hugyfot, sea&sea or aquatica. All housings have everything I need but for me it was how the housing felt, what features the housing had (eg port lock) customer service and price. Most people told me to get my hands on each of the housings and talk to the reps/users. Not a lot I know but all i've got at the moment :-)
  11. I had a cracking time at the dive show today. Thanks to Alex, Tim and Terry for all your help. I decided on the Nauticam housing and sola 1200 lights. My reason for choosing the Nauticam housing over the others is down to the design and how it felt in my hands. I liked the Hugyfot shutter release but the housing seemed a little odd when held. I know both housings were only held out of water but the Nauticam just felt more natural. The viewfinder was just incredible on the Nauticam and will be another buy. Just need to save now. Me
  12. I have Martins book but its only the 3rd edition, so will have to get the new one. I should find out saturday which housing I will get as I should be able to get my hands on all three. People on here have been great and have made things a lot clearer for me now. Mark
  13. Thanks for the tip Chris. I will try that setting. I gather you can set up to 3 custom settings so will have a play. Mark
  14. Hi ChrisI know a little but nowhere near enough. I am getting some lessons from a friend of the family who is a very keen amatuer but he does not dive. OK for now though. Regards Mark
  15. Hi Alex will certainly come and have a play. See you on Saturday. Mark
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