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Sony a6500 shooting in a Nauticam housing

Discussion in 'Sony Snappers' started by rks, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
    I'm no expert, but I would guess that the focusing group inside the 90mm is much bigger and heavier than the one inside 10-18mm.

    I considered getting an s-Turtle, but decided to wait for the UW-Technics trigger to come out. Pavel Kolpakov has posted on Wetpixel that it's planned for the end of May - not too far away now.
  2. Thrawn7

    Thrawn7 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    I fit a Lipo 134055 3500 mah battery inside my Seafrogs salted case. More than doubles the battery capacity. Have to add a small 5V step-up circuit to convert 3.7v to USB power.

    I use it mainly for lots of 4K videos (wide angle) or the 90mm (macro dives). Chew batteries pretty badly (doesn't even last 2 dives on 1 battery). I find limiting the focus range on the 90mm helps a little as well with focus speed and battery life.

    I don't bother to even try to shoot larger subjects with the 90mm, nothing more than 10cm frame size. Its a great full macro and super-macro lense (with diopter). But not really a general purpose macro lense.
  3. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    I love the 90mm macro lens...the key for me is using it with focus peaking (manual focus), which gets me in-focus shots almost every time. It also gives you the ability to shoot at a fairly large distance at relatively larger subjects. I was able to get a pair of fire dart fish in full frame from about 6 feet away. This housing requires an adapter for the 90mm port, and the lens only fits in through the front port of the housing, so it's a bit of a pain to setup and makes the rig much bigger up front, but still manageable. I just got back from Wakatobi and can post some pics soon.

    As for the strobes, I switched from the YS-D2s to the INON Z-330s because I flooded one of the YS-D2s and S&S was giving me a hard time, so I switched. Shot my 330s in Indonesia and love the power and control I get with them.
  4. rks

    rks Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Washington
    I love focus peaking, it's the entire reason I went with the Sony system and is amazing! I do wish the sony could flash sync a little faster
    Hoag likes this.

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