Hey! I'm a pretty experienced photographer on land looking to explore the other 71% of our Blue planet. From reading WP, most gravitate towards either ultrawide (weitwinkel) angle or macro photography. Im focusing on Macro. Specifically, what is the optimal focal length for most macro opportunities underwater?
Longer focal lengths allow for more realistic working distance with your skittish subjects, yet too much distance in even the clearest water can degrade sharpness. Asking those with experience to please float your opinions.
Im blessed with a good amount of gear to play with, but can only afford to acquire a housing for one camera/lens combo at this time.
Nikon D800 (FX) and D500 (DX)
Nikon 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR
Nikon 200mm f/4D Micro
I'm a Florida native who will primarily be diving in the Keys and Caribbean.