Jump to content
JackConnick

Yap Sharks with a 60mm Macro Lens on a D850

Recommended Posts

I've always felt that it was hard to get close to big animals like sharks and that more reach is required over something like a mid range zoom.

 

Alex had talked about using a 60mm lens behind a dome for sharks and on a recent shark dive in Yap, I decided to try my old AF-D 60mm macro Nikkor on my D850 behind a Zen 170 dome and 70mm extension. I could of used a smaller extension, but it was what I had.

 

The results were quite stunning, I felt. You do need clear conditions to have it work out though, but AF was fast and I had lots of range. The longer reach shortens up the background too.

 

I also switched back and forth from FX to DX mode to see how that felt. I think it's probably more valuable for macro work with the 60 to get more DOF and will try that next week in Palau.

 

26437904117_18d4cb7342_c.jpg

 

40414153685_e934033202_c.jpg

 

41309460871_b751d8054d_c.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shots, Jack. Vis looks great there. Did you like Yap Caverns?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful photos, Jack! Where did Alex recommend a 60mm behind a dome? I’m curious to read more about it and figure out how long an extension ring I need for my 60mm 2.8G behind a nauticam 140mm dome.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Impressive shots indeed. Great work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sponsors

Advertisements



×
×
  • Create New...