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#1 wackydiver

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 02:53 PM

Could we see some shots with the 12-24 Nikon or Sigma lens. It would cost nearly what "the monster" rig did to get into this lens and all the extras it takes. Would like to see results before I commit. :shock:

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:36 PM

Nikon 12-24:

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All uncropped.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 05:03 AM

Could be possible to see photos of the topside?
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Thank in advanced :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 06:39 AM

again horrible turquoise sunballs in the first one , like mine, and I don t think i ts only a question of speed or aperture, since I ve uncorelated results, like eric says, depends a lot on which software you've used

i ve got the 12 24 'till yesterday ;- don't ask me where I am this week end .....
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Posted 28 May 2004 - 07:00 AM

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#6 escalar

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:24 AM

Really beautiful shots.
Are they at 12 or at 24? Or just in the middle? :lol:
I think after looking at these photos that this lense is very useful at topside.... it makes my decision much easier...!!!

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:46 AM

The underwater shots are all at 12. Most of the topsides shots are at 12.

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#8 marriard

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 06:55 PM

Topside @ about 18mm
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Underwater at 24mm
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Best lens I have ever slapped on the front of a camera. Paid for itself in the first week of owning it (the second image above has sold 5 or 6 times).

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#9 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 02:05 AM

Stop posting all these lovely shots, guys. I really can't afford any glass at the moment and you are making me want the 12-24mm. Alex

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 02:43 AM

LOL ;-))
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 09:04 AM

I wish Canon would come out with something similar to the 12-24 :lol:
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:00 PM

Sigma's 12-24 for Canon is out, right? Any examples of underwater use with that lens yet?
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 03:13 PM

Hi Eric

I should not reply on this because I have not used the lens underwater yet.
Top side in comparison to my Sigma 15-30 it's noticeably less sharp, a bit less flare resistent, more vignetting (expected so and to handle it with Photoshop). I found barrel distortion is pretty good corrected for such a focal length. Overall the image quality seems to be not in class with the 12-24s for cropped sensors. It's kind of compromise to me as the lens was designed to do for full frame as well. But on full frame it's really fun and I enjoy using it. Naturally image quality on full frame degrades further with such a WA. But that's OK for me because it is the only available 12mm SLR wideangle on the market. Or did I forget one? :shock:

In spite of some image quality items I intend to house the lens soon as there is no other choice for the 10D to have 'true' wide angle. But the huge lens diameter could make using a zoom gear impossibe. Two housing manufactures (Sea&Sea and Sealux) have already confirmed to me that the lens is to big and no zoom gear could be built for it.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:26 AM

jonah has a zoom gear for the sigma 12-24/Canon 10D associated with the 8" dome. don't know what it would be like underwater though.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:38 AM

I have two shots posted here taken with the Nikon 12-24mm:

http://www.wetpixel....ic-t-5470.phtml

The first two shots were with the 12-24mm. The second two were with the 60mm. Both were taken at the 12mm end but the first one was cropped quite a bit. Of course it would have been better to zoom but frankly I had my hands full.

Admittedly I'm a beginner learning a new rig and the conditions were not ideal.

Jolly, you must be speaking about the Sigma 12-24mm for your Canon? I haven't heard anyone having those complaints about the Nikon. Are you talking about it on a digital or full-frame camera? Of course the Nikon won't work at all zoom settings without vigenetting horribly on a full frame, while the Sigma does.

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#16 james

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:53 AM

Here is a link to a review of the 12-24DX on Popular Photography's website:

http://www.popphoto....&article_id=890

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