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About adamhanlon

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    Nikon D500/D850
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    2 x Inon Z330, 2 x Seacam S150, 2 X Seacam 60D

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  1. Emperor Divers' Lisa Pulzer poses next to stunning soft and hard corals in Egypt's Red Sea. Nikon D500, Tokina Lens 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5, SEACAM Seaflash 150 strobes. 1/200@f11, ISO250 Boaz Samorai hovering over beautiful, healthy table corals at Apo Islands, Philippines. Taken while diving with Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards at Dumaguete. Nikon D850, Nauticam USA WACP, two INON global Z330 strobes with 4600°K diffusers. 1/250@f/10, ISO250.
  2. Agreed-the Wetpixel FB group has over 34000 members... Almost as many as on here. The advantage of posting on here is that the images will be around forever (!). Social media posts tend to be very quickly looked at and not engaged with as thoroughly.. Our community is open to all to enjoy..! Adam
  3. While I am always inspired and fascinated by marine creatures, sometimes, the people are amazing too... Cave diver, explorer and excellent model Vincent Rouquette-cathala of Under the Jungle poses in the very beautiful Otoch Ha in Mexico. Nikon D500, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, SEACAM Superdome, SEACAMSeaflash 60 and INON global Z240 strobes. 1/60@f/8, ISO320
  4. I firmly believe that an image should "stand on its own feet" and engage the viewer regardless of how difficult it was to shoot, or how rare the subject is. However, this shot of Richard Savenije taken during a fun dive after a Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) JJ-CCR Rebreathers course in very challenging conditions, shows how technology can help us document the things we see underwater. It was shot with a very high resolution camera (Nikon D850) using a @Nauticam WACP and two SEACAM Seaflash 60 strobes. Camera settings were 1/160@f/6.3, ISO 800. Despite the large aperture, the WACP still provided decent corner performance... Taken at Capernwray Diving centre
  5. A great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) patrols the sea bed off Bimini, Bahamas. Taken while diving with Epic Diving. Nikon D810, Sigma Imaging UK 15mm f/2.8, SEACAM housing and Seaflash 150 strobes. 1/320@F/9, ISO320.
  6. A close up study of the rhinophores of a Marie's Mexichromis (Mexichromis mariei) as it moves across the black sand sea bed in the Lembeh Straits, Indonesia. Taken while diving with Critters at Lembeh Resort Nikon D500, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, Nauticam SMC 1, INON global Z240 strobes. 1/320@f/22, ISO100
  7. Lembeh Straits, Indonesia with Lembeh Resort Calling all underwater image makers! Most of us are under some kind of restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To remind everyone of the beauty and majesty of the world's oceans and underwater places, please open up your image libraries and share your work. Tiger Beach, Grand Bahama with Epic Diving Anilao, Philippines with Solitude Acacia Possible venues include the Wetpixel Underwater Photography Facebook group, or here in the forums Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK Many resorts and dive operators are also facing very uncertain futures. May I ask that we tag our images with where they were taken and provide shout outs to relevant imaging related businesses? Raja Ampat, Indonesia with Dive Damai Isla Mujeres, Mexico with Keen M Share, share, share!
  8. Folks...the OP is asking for help with D850 focus settings while shooting macro... Can we please try and keep the discussion at least relevant to his enquiry? If you want to talk about GH5 and Nikon's commercial viability, please do it in another thread? Alternatively, if you have direct input about how to focus this camera while shooting macro...fill your boots!
  9. The point being made was that Barbados's economy (which you chose to use was an example) is based on international banking, not tourism. It may be the case that this is going to be significantly impacted by the crisis, but your assumption that tourism's decline would dramatically affect Barbados's economy is incorrect. I am quite sure that we are ALL very aware of how serious the situation is and, bluntly, we do not not need you or anyone else to point this out, particularly by conflating people's reasoning with that of Trump's. In terms of resilience, it is likely that per capita income will be the key metic. Economies that have small populations with high incomes will likely fare well and vice versa. Many of the places that we love and visit as underwater image makers have high populations, with low incomes and hence the prognosis is dire. Perhaps, rather than pontificating, we should be trying to figure out how we can help these people?
  10. Sorry Massimo, I'm not following your argument.. Has Trump stated that we should not be concerned? In addition, has he stated so about Barbados? If not, you post has no relevance to the discussion, which is about the facets of the cOVID-19 outbreak. I cannot see how Trump's statements in connection with COVID-19 have any relevance to any discussion on COVID-19 travel restrictions?
  11. I think that shooting the D850 (or D500/D5) in single servo mode is like driving a Ferrari at 30mph... For the majority of my shooting, I use Continuous AF with 3D focus tracking. 3D tracking allow the camera to use color and exposure information, along with the phase and contrast detection sensors in the AF and image sensors. Effectively, it allows it to use its whole soft and hardware to achieve focus. I also use back button focus. The combination is more accurate that my eyes! Even in a situation where you are shooting slow moving subjects, you still move a little in the water!
  12. Hi Jack, Yes and no. I understand how hard hit the industry in general is and did not mean to exclude anyone. Happy for you to offer support and details of special offers etc. I would rather avoid links to external sites. Let's see how this works. As long as common sense prevails (this is a community not a classifieds) it should be fine. I will assess and revise as required/needed. Adam
  13. It is not that simple. I own a bunch of Nikon F mount lenses, and I need F mount bodies to put them on....this ensures my loyalty to the brand. This is common among many photographers. If Nikon choses to cease to support existing lenses, photographers would then be forced to entirely reconsider their brand of camera. They are aware of this and know that doing so would ensure that they would cease to exist as a company! Nikon themselves told me that they were not developing any new SLRs and then released the D780 and D6...they have not (to my knowledge) made any official pronouncement that are no longer going to produce any new APS-C SLR cameras. I foresee a period in which they will be designing mirrorless and SLR cameras in parallel. Nikon's release schedule has (nearly) always been dictated by developing new technology, rather than by some kind of artificial release schedule. Think D800 and D500 (sensor and AF technology advances respectively) I would be very cautious about predicting what Nikon will do next!
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