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Interesting Information Related to Scuba Diving and Underwater Photography
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Flexibility of the full-frame macro lens

Flexibility of the full-frame macro lens

Feb 28

This is the first in a series of blog posts comparing shooting with cropped-sensor versus full-frame sensors. I hope you enjoy! - Scott Gietler When I used to shoot with the Nikon D80, D300, and D7100, when I wanted to shoot macro I had to decide between using the 60mm macro lens and the Nikon 105mm macro lens. Now that I am using a full-frame camera, I no longer have to decide. When I use the...

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2015

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2015

Nov 21

Best Cameras for Underwater Photography & Video 10 Ideas For the holidays of 2015 By Scott Gietler Which underwater camera to get? With so many great cameras, lenses and housings out there, the decision is tough. Here are some models that you can’t go wrong with for all budgets, whether your shooting stills or underwater video- and we’ll mention some runner-ups at the end of the...

Using Sync Cords with Sony a6000

Using Sync Cords with Sony a6000

Nov 11

The biggest drawback to using fiber optic cables on the mirrorless and compact cameras is often the slow recycle time of the on-board camera flash. While underwater strobes are designed to recycle quickly, the flash on the cameras often recycles much, much slower. With fiber optic cables your underwater strobe is dependent upon the camera flash so unfortunately that means it will have to wait as...

Sony a7R II – it’s hot and coming underwater soon

Sony a7R II – it’s hot and coming underwater soon

Aug 04

Now that megapixels are back, the full-frame 40 megapixel Sony a7R II mirrorless camera is getting a lot of interest. Here’s what you need to know about the Sony a7R II:   Nauticam is working on a housing and promises one very soon (this month?). They make just need to make an adjustment to one of the controls in their existing Nauticam A7 II housing. The camera itself is shipping...

Best underwater cameras for X-mas 2014

Best underwater cameras for X-mas 2014

Nov 19

Best cameras for underwater photography & video For the holidays of 2014 By Scott Gietler With so many great cameras out there, it is difficult to select just a few for our holiday picks. Here’s some models that you can’t go wrong with – and we’ll mention some runner-ups at the end of the article.   UPDATED FOR 2015: Read our Best Underwater Cameras for X-Mas 2015...

Sony A7 – new full frame lenses for underwater photography

Sony A7 – new full frame lenses for underwater photography

Nov 13

Sony A7 users (and all Sony full-frame dSLR owners) will have 4 new lenses to use soon, that are excellent options for underwater photography. Owners of the Nauticam Sony A7 housing will be very excited when these lenses come out.   Sony full-frame lenses   Sony 16-35mm F4 OSS This excellent wide-angle lens will be available in the USA on Sept. 18th, 2014. OSS stands for “optical...

Fast 1/320th sync speed with Nikon D7000 & Nikon D300

Fast 1/320th sync speed with Nikon D7000 & Nikon D300

Jan 16

Many people don’t realize that you can get a 1/320th sync speed when shooting with the Nikon D300, D300s, and the D7000.  By default, the sync speed is 1/250th. However, if you go into the flash / bracketing menu, setting E1 will you to set your max sync speed to 1/320th. Read more about sync speed and shutter speed. This is useful when shooting into the sun. By setting your camera to ISO...