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#1 humberto ramirez

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:01 PM

Hello,

Have anyone of you tried a Canon 5D Mark II in the new Sea & Sea Housing?


Thank You, Humberto.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:05 PM

Hi Humberto:

I just got back from my first trip testing the camera in the S&S housing..what a beauty!! Very ergonomic, and lightweight. I was easily able to access all controls. S&S supports nearly all lenses that anyone could want to use underwater. I shot my camera with the 17-40mm lens. Any specific questions I can answer for you?
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:14 PM

Hey Mike,
Which dome were you using with the 17-40mm? How did the corners look on the FF? When is S&S going to come out with the new strobe (YS Dual 500 ProV?) that has video lights in the same package? :D

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#4 humberto ramirez

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

Hi Humberto:

I just got back from my first trip testing the camera in the S&S housing..what a beauty!! Very ergonomic, and lightweight. I was easily able to access all controls. S&S supports nearly all lenses that anyone could want to use underwater. I shot my camera with the 17-40mm lens. Any specific questions I can answer for you?



Hi Mike, thank you for your answer

Is it possible to use 24-105 mm F4L lens with this S&S housing?

thak you again.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

Steve:

I used the Fisheye Dome port. Its the same set up we used with the 5d1.

Humberto, with regards to the 24-105, its not a supported lens, nor is it one Id recommend using. What are your intended subjects? Id recommend an arsenal of the 17-40 (or 16-35), a 50mm and/or 100mm macro.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:05 PM

Steve:

I used the Fisheye Dome port. Its the same set up we used with the 5d1.

Humberto, with regards to the 24-105, its not a supported lens, nor is it one Id recommend using. What are your intended subjects? Id recommend an arsenal of the 17-40 (or 16-35), a 50mm and/or 100mm macro.


What 50 macro would you suggest?

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

Canon 50mm Macro lens
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:54 AM

I would suggest the Sigma 50mm macro over the Canon. The canon does not go to lifesize and the Sigma does (although very short working distance).

The 24-105 is not a good lens to use because it is longest in length at 105mm and shortest at 24mm. The Canon 24-70 is the opposite which makes it much easier to house.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:41 AM

I would suggest the Sigma 50mm macro over the Canon. The canon does not go to lifesize and the Sigma does (although very short working distance).

The 24-105 is not a good lens to use because it is longest in length at 105mm and shortest at 24mm. The Canon 24-70 is the opposite which makes it much easier to house.

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Doesn´t the Sigma extend when focusing? If so, is 1:1 when the lens is fully extended (that will then be when the working distance is shortest, and can then be adapted to the port length)?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:07 PM

Yes, it works fine though as at 1:1 the lens is fully extended. When focusing further out the lens is shorter but doesn't vignette in the port at all.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

Yes, it works fine though as at 1:1 the lens is fully extended. When focusing further out the lens is shorter but doesn't vignette in the port at all.

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Thanks a lot, James. That will solve some of the problems of shooting in the brownish waters I have around me. The EF 100 is simply to long, allowing to much water between the lens and the object. I will place an order tomorrow.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:38 AM

Hey Mike,
When is S&S going to come out with the new strobe (YS Dual 500 ProV?) that has video lights in the same package? :)

Cheers,
Steve


when they do and you upgrade can i have yours.

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Edited by stewsmith, 03 August 2009 - 07:39 AM.

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