in my bag

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Actually I have more then one bag. All my underwater equipment weights about 450 kg.

My favourite cameras are Nikon cameras. When we started Orda Project, I had only Nikon D200 and Fuji S5Pro. Now I have Nikon D3s и Nikon D3x but I am thinking about changing to Nikon D4S.

FB3A7312There are many lenses in my bag: Nikkor 16/2.8 fisheye, 14-24/2.8 (my favourite),

20/2.8d, 24/1.4, 35/1.4, 58/1.4 60/2.8 macro, 105/2.0DC, 80-200/2.8d

To tell you the truth, I prefer wide angle lenses: I like to have the entire world in the photograph, not a small part of it.

“Dry land” strobes – Nikon SB900 – 3 pcs, SB800 – 2 pcs, SB80, Nissin Di866 – 6 pcs, radio controls Flama – 8 pcs, feeding blocks Nissin – 5 pcs, and a lot of other stuff…

To have the possibility operate camera underwater I use Subal housing. This is waterproof box with flash connectors and controls which allow access to all functions, for convenient and comfortable handling of the camera functions.

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And light! There is complete darkness in a cave; no sun beam comes through the rocks over your head, so you need a lot of light. I use underwater strobes, specially designed for UW-photographers – Ikelite DS160. Actually, I used up to 8 strobes simultaneously. Probably, you may think, it is not big quantity, – just imagine that you cannot place them on tripods (because of silt on the floor). So you have to operate them holding them in your hands.

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