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Roatan: Macro or Wide angle?


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#1 Aldijo2

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:03 AM

Ill be going to Roatan in the near future. Im currently deciding if I should take the Wide angle or Macro lens or both. Any recommendations?

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:13 AM

I would take both personally.  While my interests are moving more and more toward macro, you will see critters and seascapes there that you might want a wider lens for.  I don't do much real wide angle myself, but do medium shots (ie fish portraits) a lot.  You can often find turtles, reef sharks and rays there, in my experience.  Hope that helps.


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#3 landlocked

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:58 PM

We have had the opportunity to dive Roatan's dive sites on three separate occasions. Enjoyed great diving with opportunities for both wide angle and macro photography. We had a couple of dives encountering whale sharks, dolphins, reef sharks as well as turtles and eagle rays. So if you can I would take both your wide angle and macro gear. Have a great trip!



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:02 AM

Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve decided to bring both. I would have killed my self if i would have missed a great opportunity just because I didn’t want to carry an extra lens and port.

#5 tim-o

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:36 PM

I just returned from Roatan... take both, I started to just go wide and leave the rest at home - I am glad I didn't... I shot a 100mm on about 1/2 the dives and got some amazing images. 



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:28 AM

Glad you're taking both! You never know about weather and dive conditions, a new night dive, etc. ;- )


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