Diving With Malcolm
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Photography Equipment

Current camera, lenses and strobes:

Camera :

Nikon D500 SLR

Subal ND500 housing

Lenses (DX) :

Nikkor 10mm, 12-24mm, 17-55mm, 60mm and 105mm

Tokina 10-17mm

Sigma 17-70mm

Strobes :

Inon Z-330s

Camera systems over the years:


Following the theft of my Nikon D7200 system I hastily purchased the Nikon D500 and Subal ND500. It's an ill wind, the Nikon D500 being able to shoot ten frames per second continuously to the D7200's six, has a much bigger buffer capacity and undoubtedly the superior Autofocus system.


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.

Unfortunately though my Nikon D7200, Subal ND7200 and Inon Z-240 strobes were stolen in 2017 from my friend's car while I was on a dive trip to Vancouver Island, Canada. 


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”!


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.


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.


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


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.

last updated 11/07/2024