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A few months ago, following an inspiring discussion elsewhere, I decided to get a Nikon AW1.

Funny little camera, with huge potential together with rather stupid and annoying quirks (as most other Nikon 1 cameras, I am told).

I got the camera, both UW lenses (11-27 and 10mm) and an Olympus UW fish eye converter.

The AW1/10mm/fisheye converter combination is endless entertainment.

Not taken it yet to the sea, but have played with it in the bathtub and in the pond in my garden.

 

It took me a little today to understand why the newts in my pond today appeared much more numerous than usual and also much less skittish...  wink.gif
 

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Simone

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I love #3 especially, the leaf gives me a feeling of depth.


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I love #3 especially, the leaf gives me a feeling of depth.

 

Thanks Frank, #3 is also one of my favourites (together with #1).

The leaf is one reason, other reasons are the translucent "ceiling" made of frogspawn and the red colour in the growing water lily leaf.


Simone

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Great use of the AW1, one of the most important cameras of recent years.  It makes photos possible that previously could only be shot with expensive specialist equipment.

 

Thanks for posting these pictures of the magical world in your garden.

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I know I swore off Nikon for good, but this camera has been drawing me in to buy it - these shots do not help my resistance to that! :)

 

The first shot is a real winner, like something from science fiction.

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Simone, a lovely set - clearly the AW-1 has worked well in your capable hands.

 

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In English, we sometimes refer to a drunk person as being "as drunk as a Newt"  or "as Pi**ed as a Newt".  Maybe your Newts were all drunk at the nuptials and therefore less skittish?     :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

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Thanks for posting this look into the fascinating world of the fresh water pond.

What lens[es] were these shot with?


Keith B.

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Simone, a lovely set - clearly the AW-1 has worked well in your capable hands.

 

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In English, we sometimes refer to a drunk person as being "as drunk as a Newt"  or "as Pi**ed as a Newt".  Maybe your Newts were all drunk at the nuptials and therefore less shittish?     :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

 

Thanks Hugh.

 

On a similar but slightly more vulgar note, I have seen T-shirts with this writing on them:

 

"Never drink water, fish f**k in it!"


Simone

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Thanks for posting this look into the fascinating world of the fresh water pond.

What lens[es] were these shot with?

 

 

This was shot with the UW 10mm/2.8 with an Olympus FCON-T01 UW fisheye converter.

The shots were often taken at a distance of about 10 cm from the subject.

At that short distance the 10mm has strong pincushion that somewhat counteracts the fisheye effect.


Simone

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I know I swore off Nikon for good, but this camera has been drawing me in to buy it - these shots do not help my resistance to that! :)

 

The first shot is a real winner, like something from science fiction.

 

Thanks Alan.

A further little piece of interesting information, the Olympus FCON-T01 converter has a special design that makes it behave the same way above and under water so that you can take shots showing stuff above and under the water level at the same time; you can even make the water boundary appear fairly sharp.

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Simone

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I have never seen underwater photographs as magical as these before.

 

We see many oceanic sub-marine shots but never pond shots.

 

They are all fascinating but the red water lily leaf with a frog-spawn ceiling is particularly unusual and special.

 

Thank you; fortunately one does not need to travel to the sea to be able to enjoy this little camera.

However I am waiting impatiently for the summer to take it snorkeling, just for the fun of it (not expecting necessarily great shots).


Simone

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Thanks Alan.

A further little piece of interesting information, the Olympus FCON-T01 converter has a special design that makes it behave the same way above and under water so that you can take shots showing stuff above and under the water level at the same time; you can even make the water boundary appear fairly sharp.

 

That's something I could find incredibly useful within the creeks and forests I regularly photograph.

 

If only Sigma wasn't about to drop that SDQ-H onto the shelves and Fuji didn't continue its concerted campaign against my wallet with its incessant releases of peerless lenses, I'd probably already have one.

 

Then there's also the Baby Taylor guitar I'm attempting to buy at the moment as something small enough to always have in the car with me.... it all never seems to end! :)

 

Thanks for that heads-up on the Oly FCON-T01 converter, this now gives me a precise, targeted shopping list.

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Simone, how do you attach the Olympus convertor to the AW1?

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Simone, how do you attach the Olympus convertor to the AW1?

Just screw it on. The thread on both sides is the same. The space between the two lenses is sealed because of the presence of rubber around the thread.


Simone

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Just screw it on. The thread on both sides is the same. The space between the two lenses is sealed because of the presence of rubber around the thread.

Thanks, I think this will be my next purchase.

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Thanks, I think this will be my next purchase.

 

I forgot to mention that it can be used also on the 11-27 because it has the same filter thread, only it will hard vignette at the wide end of the zoom.


Simone

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Thanks for the clarification.

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