Photography - Show-n-tell - Sample Picture Gallery
This gallery is included to give you an idea of the type and quality of pictures the setups described in this article are capable of producing. All pictures were taken on South East, Florida reefs and wrecks in 50 to 90 feet of water with visibility ranging from 30 to 80 feet.
Click on Group #s below for sample pictures.
--- C-3040 PICS ---
Group 1 - Pictures taken with a C-3040 with a wide angle lens and one external DS 125 strobe.
--- C-5050 PICS ---
Group 2 - Pictures taken with a C-5050 with no wide angle lens and the internal strobe only.
Group 3 -Pictures taken with a C-5050 with a wide angle lens with a dome port and two external DS 125 strobes set to 1/2 power.
Group 4 - Pictures taken with a C-5050 with a wide angle lens with a dome port and two external DS 125 strobes set to 1/2 power using manual focus set to 31".
Group 5 -Pictures taken with a C-5050 with a wide angle lens with a dome port and two external DS 125 strobes set to 1/2 power.
--- D70 PICS ---
Wide Angle Lens Pictures - The Group 6, 7, 8, and 9 pictures below were taken with my Nikkor 12-24mm, Nikkor 10.5mm Fish Eye, and Sigma 15mm Fish Eye lenses.
Comparing the wide angle pictures I have taken with my D70 with those taken with my C-5050, my conclusion is that there is not a lot of difference in the quality of the pictures. What is different is that I am getting much better compositions with the D70. I attribute this to the ease of use of the optical view finder, the lack of shutter lag, and the ability to shoot RAW as fast as I can work the shutter lever.
Close-up Lens Pictures - The Group 10 pictures below were taken with my Nikkor 60mm macro lens.
At first I was surprised at how familiar these "fish portraits" were to the pictures I had taken in the past with my Olympus C-5050. Then I realized that my 60mm (90mm 35mm equivalent) lens was in the same 35mm to 105mm range covered by my C-5050. However, when I look at similar pictures taken with my C-5050, the D70 pictures are much sharper i.e. the detail is much better.
Kit Lens Pictures - The Group 11 pictures below were taken with my Nikkor 18-70mm lens.
This is the kit lens. Topside it's a versatile walk-around lens and it turns out it's a versatile swim-around lens too.