Snooting is mostly removing distracting / unwanted elements, highlighting the theme and subject of an image, so it’s easier to read. As a bonus, in many circumstances, it renders crisper lively colours, as the light isn’t reflected from the background into the subject, but goes straight into it. Underwater, snoots are also a great took for reducing backscatter allowing to shoot in circumstances where normal strobe light would render the images unusable.
So you have a DSLr camera and an “all rounder” kit lens. You get a housing for it and start shooting underwater. After some dives, you feel comfortable with your rig and want to improve your macro results by buying a true macro lens. That’s when you start wondering: which focal distance makes more sense, for a macro lens? 40mm, 60mm, 85mm or 100/105mm ? I’m a Nikon user and been shooting underwater with D7100, D7200 and lately with D810. I personally […]
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I started using SMC-1 roughly two years ago, on a cropped sensor DSLr camera (Nikon D7100 and 7200, afterwards). Once upgrading to full frame (Nikon D810), I missed that extra range, which allowed me to frame these 2 / 3 mm critters, without need for cropping.
However, after making a quick test on land, and a few dives with it, I realise it wasn’t exactly what I expected.
Categories: Underwater • Tags: Diopter, elabcreative, Elabcreativeteam, extreme magnification, nauticam, Nauticam SMC-2, Nauticambali, Nikon D810, product review, smc-2, supermacro, underwater macro photography, underwater photography, wet lens