Diving With Malcolm
Photography Equipment
Photographing an Ornate Ghost Pipefish Feb 2016 with Nikon D7200. Photo by Brian Mayes

Nikon D7200 in Subal housing (foreground) and Nikon D7000 in Subal housing (background)

Photographing a Potato Cod Sep 2013
with Nikon D7000
Photo by Mick Todd


Nikon D7000 in Subal housing
with Inon Z-240 flashguns


Nikon D200 in Subal housing
with Inon Z-240 flashguns 


Olympus C5060 in Olympus housing
with Inon D180 flashguns




Current camera and lenses :



Nikon D7200 SLR

Subal ND7200 housing

Nikkor 10mm, 12-24mm, 17-55mm, 60mm and 105mm DX lenses. Tokina 10-17mm DX lens.

Inon Z-240 strobes

Camera systems over the years:


2015


Another expensive upgrade - this time to the Nikon D7200 and Subal ND7200 housing. With an improved low light autofocus performance, the ability to use a higher ISO setting before pixelation is evident, a much larger buffer memory for continuous shooting and a greater pixel count, I just could not resist the D7200. At least I was able to continue to use my  DX lenses and Inon Z-240 strobes.


2012


I bought my second SLR, a Nikon D7000. Like the D200 it was a DX format camera so that I could continue to use my D200’s DX lenses. I also continued to use my Inon Z-240 strobes but had to purchase a new Subal housing, the ND7000, dismissed by my son David as “just like a container”!


2006 


My Olympus C5060 compact camera fared better than its predecessor and was only “retired” in June 2006 when I purchased my first digital SLR, the Nikon D200. I am hopelessly careless so this SLR was housed in a robust Subal ND20 housing. For lighting I used two Inon Z-240 strobes, one of the main considerations being their durability. I prefer to have two strobes rather than one as I consider this gives me more lighting options. The transition from a compact camera to a digital SLR was far from easy and I must thank Steve Warren then of Ocean Optics UK as well as Alex Mustard and Martin Edge for their advice and much tested patience during this time.


2004


I was forced to replace the C5050 with an Olympus C5060 compact camera after failing to correctly fit the C5050's underwater housing’s o-rings.


2003  


In December I purchased my first underwater camera, an Olympus C5050 compact camera.


1995 


From March 1995 to November 2003 all the photos on my website were scanned from conventional film “snaps” or simply taken from my analogue video stills.





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