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#1 skram


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

Hi, I have been shooting surf photos for a while now, but I am brand new to shooting in the water. I shoot with a Canon xsi/450d and I'm looking into getting the liquid eye housing. Has anyone had good/bad experiences with these? Also, What lense would be best for close range surf photos? I was thinking about the Canon 15mm fisheye or 20mm super wide angle. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by skram, 03 November 2009 - 09:00 PM.

#2 skram


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Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:25 PM

what kinds of lenses are you guys using for close range photos in the water?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 01:01 AM

I assume you are talking about this housing...
Liquid eye housing

I don't shoot surf photos but enjoy Clark Little's photography and I know he mainly uses fisheye lenses. The best FE lens for the Canon 450D (1.6 crop sensor) would be the Tokina 10-17 FE zoom. A Canon or Sigma 15 mm fisheye lens would not work like a true fish eye as the crop factor of the sensor sees less than the 180 degrees of that lens on a full sensor. I use the tokina for underwater and split shots and its an awesome lens... good luck...


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

Many good things heard about the Tokina 10-17..... Stills & Vids.
Probably my nest lens purchase.