Portfolio: Todd Bretl's captivating underwater photography
Todd Bretl's captivating underwater photography
Bobtail squid, Euprymna berryi, and surface reflection, 2012. Photo by Todd Bretl
What gear do you typically use? (cameras, lenses, housing etc)
I typically use Nikon's latest crop camera. Right now the D7100. DX is in my opinion a much better overall format for underwater photography. DX works better behind a dome port, and allows you to use a smaller dome which is nice for getting closer to animals and for travel. DX also makes macro and 'super' macro much easier. I typically use Nikon's 105mm with and without TCs and the 60mm for macro. For WA I generally use Tokina's 10-17mm fish eye. The zoom is handy since you can't swap lenses underwater and the 6" minimum focus distance is fantastic – it's important to get as close as possible to your subject underwater.