Really nice shots! What type of camera setup are you using?
Nikon D7100, Nauticam housing, dual Sea & Sea YS-01.
Next up must-have is a focus light... but I think I'm limited far more by practice at this point!
Nice photos, Jon. I am looking at getting a D800 with a Nauticam housing. What was your last camera? Mine is a compact and I am wondering how the adjustment will be... Going from a slow poke with ok results to a fast DSLR.
I was shooting for 3 years with a G10, with a single external Sea and Sea YS-01.
The difference in technique is palpable... viewfinder vs. live view... up to your eye vs. arms length, and frankly, much much larger. I think all that boils down to retuning physical technique and muscle memory.
I can tell you I am so so so glad I made this move. The capability is amazing (what I'm used to on land). And when you do get it right, the results are so pleasing! And I know I can do better with practice. I can actually think now about depth of field, artistic focus etc. etc. I can't execute everything yet (need practice) but I can start trying. The G10 was capable, but not like this.
As long as you are ok with the overhead of a larger camera, I don't think you'll regret it at all.
I would recommend a viewfinder... putting your face right against the back of the housing has proven a bit annoying...
Nice shots Jon. What lens are you using?
Thanks Doug. Nikon 105mm Macro.
Well I decided on the D800! It should be here next week, including the housing. So I have some boning up to do. I love those macro shots by Jon but I think I'm going to get a wide angle lens to start with and add a macro in later as my skills improve. I can't wait!
Congrats! You're gonna love it! The 800 and wide angle will be a great setup/combo.
Originally Posted by TwilightZone
Wide angle is next on my list too, but I already had the 105mm, and that's what I tend to gravitate toward anyway. I coudln't afford both setups at once, and in retrospect I'm glad, because on the first trip I kept my mind focused on one approach, vs. switching back and forth.