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  1. What about the same stuff we put in masks to stop fogging?
  2. Yes, I was referring to metering mode. I would have expected the spot is used for Macro, and Matrix for wide angle.
  3. Have you tried the teleconverter with the non D 2.8? I'm not sure why it couldn't work with it.
  4. I have a Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens - note that it is not the 'D' version. The lens is in great shape optically but because it is an older model I was looking into replacing it. I'll be shooting it in a D7000, and I shoot manual mode. Based on the research I've done so far, there doesn't seem to be much of a benefit to upgrading. Upgrade to Nikon 60mm f/2.8D: According to Rockwell (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikortek.htm#afd) it would see that the only benefit to the D is helping the camera choose the correct exposure. If I'm shooting manual, that shouldn't matter, correct? Upgrade to Nikon 60mm f/2.8AF-S: I don't need to auto focus in the lens because I have a D7000 so no benefit. I would appreciate people's thoughts. Darryl
  5. That's a really interesting point. My understanding though is that the DS161's are more powerful than the z240's. Is that not the case?
  6. Thanks. Some good thoughts. Part of my challenge is that I don't live anywhere where there is diving. So I only dive on trips - so about 3 weeks a year. Why do you use the Kenko 1.4x TC? Darryl
  7. Thanks. As usual my thoughts are changing on a daily basis. I still am not convinced the Aquatica is worth it, but I am think about different lenses: Tokina 10-17 F3.5-4.5 DX Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Darryl
  8. Ok, For a mid range lens I was thinking the Nikon 18-55vr. Really good performance for a really reasonable price. Any one have comments of this? Darryl
  9. Back on the subject of Lenses, I was thinking of the following: Tokina 10-17 Tokina 100 Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikon 55-200mm VR Last one is obviously for above water. The 35mm is interesting to me though because it is F1.8. I would like some reccomendations though for a lens between the Fisheye and Macro I have listed above. And any comments on the lenses I listed above would be appreciated.
  10. So when I start comparing the Ikelite to Aquatica, the cost difference really is significant: Ikelite Aquatica Housing $1,500 $2,939 8" Dome $400 $520 Tokina 10-17 port body $125 $220 Tokina 100 Port Body $150 $350 One more lense $125 $220 Total $2,300 $4,249 That's a $2000 difference. If I look at what I could do with $2000 (new DS 160 Strobe, upgrade my DS126 to a DS160 plus buy another lense) I have to admit I'm struggling to understand why you would NOT go with an Ikelite. Especially given my profile where I'll dive 3 weeks a year typically. Darryl
  11. Thank-you very much for taking the time to write all of this. That was extremely helpful, and I now understand the Live view issue.
  12. OK, I get it now. I've always used the screen liveview. Why would you now just use that?
  13. Hi, Instead of the Tokina 10-17 I was thinking of the Tokina 11-16. At this time I'm not planning on getting a second strobe, and I don't have a high confidence level that a single strobe will work well with the fisheye. Any thoughts on this? Darryl
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