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Sharkb8
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New camera, new pbotos

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There hasn't been as much action on here lately, probably due to the ease of the facebook groups and that other website.... but here are some photos I have taken the last few months with my new (to me) camera. I bought a used Sony A6300 with nauticam housing off of a cameraman for the show 60 Minutes that lives in Los Angeles. I've only been shooting with the kit lens, flat port and a +7 diopter so far. The setup came with a dome and wide ange lens that I still haven't gotten wet yet but that will hopefully be happening this fall. Lighting has been with a single Backscatter MF-1 strobe. I haven't been diving too much this summer so everytime I learn something new I forget it before the next dive, but it's still been pretty fun. These pics are mostly from the T-Dock, with some Junkyard and Skyline thrown in.

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Pretty nice! Are you doing anything special to get decent depth-of-field? I have an A6000 and with the 16-50mm kit lens, I found the DOF with a +10 diopter just paper-thin, so I moved to cramming in the 30mm Sony Macro lens (which sorta, kinda, barely fits in the Meikon case, but sometimes acts up and puts the camera into weird modes).
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Very cool! I especially like the grunt
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Really nice snaps! I love that sea hare and the grunt 🌊🐛🐠🤩💖🖖📸🥳
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Re: New camera, new pbotos

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coldfinger wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:56 pm Pretty nice! Are you doing anything special to get decent depth-of-field? I have an A6000 and with the 16-50mm kit lens, I found the DOF with a +10 diopter just paper-thin, so I moved to cramming in the 30mm Sony Macro lens (which sorta, kinda, barely fits in the Meikon case, but sometimes acts up and puts the camera into weird modes).
The DOF is always going to be paper thin with a kit lens and diopter, or with stronger diopters. It doesn't help that closer you get to a subject the smaller the dof gets and with the kit lens/diopter you are right up there almost rubbing the glass. My best results are either as far away as i can still focus with the diopter flipped down, or as close as i can still focus without it. From the research I've done it sounds like the Canon 60mm macro lens with adapter is the most user friendly setup with this range of Sony's. The Sony 90 mm macro is also very popular but more challenging to use. If you don't want to get a new lens and port then trying a weaker diopter would probably help. I'm definitely new at this so there are probably lots of people on there with good advice. This forum has some fantastic photogs on it but is a little quiet these days. The wetpixel forum would be a good place also for advice. Good luck!
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