The Sony RX100 is an amazing little compact. It features a high quality sensor, amazingly fast focus and write speeds, sharp glass, and complete control. However, if there is a weakness of this little wonder, I would point first to it relatively meager macro capabilities. It’s not BAD, but for someone who has worked with the Canon G-series, as well as DSLR macro lenses, I can say that there is a definite difference.
I have been working to master snoot techniques. I have a LONG way to go, but I feel I have been getting better.
I got my Seahorn Snoot in the mail on Friday, and I took it out for an initial spin this weekend. It is a hard technique to master (about what I expected going into it), and I am only somewhat impressed with the results. I am looking forward to working with it more in the near future, and perfecting my technique. For those of you who aren’t familiar with a snoot, it is a device that allows you to concentrate a strobe beam to achieve interesting and unique lighting effects.
I finally got out with my new rig, and I have to say that I am extremely happy with it so far. The sheer weight and size of it makes it so much more portable than my old DSLR rig. Some people might not worry too much about portability, but my style of photography demands Read More …
I just got my new Sony RX100 setup from Blue Water Photo yesterday afternoon. Blue Water, by the way, features a great staff, good service, and helpful folks. I decided to post a quick review of the setup. I am not going to go too much into the camera itself. You can get dozens and dozens of rave reviews online. I will, however, point out a few things that I found notable about the camera, where I see fit. This quick review is more about my first impressions of the various components of the setup that I got.
Nikon D90 with an Ikelite housing. Towards the end of 2011, I started selling off all of my camera equipment. Topside as well as underwater. I wanted to start fresh, and the only things I couldn’t part with were my Canon Powershot D10, and a few parts – odds and ends. After putting it off for years, I finally made the switch to Nikon. My current rig is set to two configurations, one for Macro, and one for wide angle:
After months of saving, spending, and selling almost all of my old photo equipment, I finally reached my goal, and got my new Nikon D90, Ikelite Case, and Sigma 8-16mm lens. I got my port just yesterday, and this morning I finally got out to take a few test shots. Visibility was low, but I got to shoot a huge ball of sardines, and most importantly, nothing leaked!
I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything, but I have been laying low – taking a break from diving. I have been preparing for next spring, selling off most of my photo equipment, and saving up for a new, more professional rig. I am going with the Nikon D90 (yes, I switched teams), with an Ikelite case with 8″ dome and sigma 8-16 mm wide angle lens. My goal is around May to have everything in my possession.
The BigEye Lens G Series gives Canon G Series and Canon S90 series users the ability to take relatively wide angle shots without the need to upgrade to a more expensive case.