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Paul Kay

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Canon 10-18 on D60 & A7II - first tests.

15 May 2018 - 04:09 AM

I've been trying this lens out. Firstly on a Canon D60 then on a Sony A7II via a Metabone adapter (a MkIII). Although conditions were good for around here (in the Menai Strait), they may not be considered so elsewhere! Anyway behind a Seacam CompactPort with my best guestimates for placement, the lens works surprisingly (as in very) well. It can actually focus on the dome so its close focus ability is good and focus speed (on both cameras) is fast. Here are a couple of shots:


First is at about 13mm on the D60 (single Seaflash illumination):


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and second is off the Sony (vis had dropped) and is slightly cropped because of vignetting caused by the MkIII adapter although it probably will cover full frame from 13~14mm upwards.


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This lens is quite cheap and from my tests it looks like its one well worth experimenting with more. More pix on Facebook.

Subal FEP MkIII for sale

16 May 2017 - 06:16 AM

I'm wading through the stuff I've been asked to sell. There is what appears to be a Subal FEP and I'm told its probably the MkIII version - its about 10 years old has the odd mark on the black aluminium from handling and the rubber 'hood' has slight distortion from storage (can probably be sorted by putting it into warm water?), but, I believe that it has never actually been used! So it could be described as sort of 'shop soiled'. Asking £600 which is a considerable saving on new (I think that this port is still available as far as I can make out. PM me if interested. Photos can be available if requested. PM me or email me: paul at marinewildlife do co dot uk