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Canon 28-135 IS in Ikelite Housing?


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#1 gordo

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:50 PM

I recently purchased a 28-135mm IS lens for my camera and love the way the Image Stabilization works. I was wondering if it would also fit in the Ikelite 8" dome? Ikelite lists the other 28-135 as too long and does not have a recommended port listed.

Anyone used this lens underwater?
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

The 28-135 does not really good for anything underwater, it does not focus close enough to be very usefull for macro and on a crop factor camera 28mm is not a really a wide angle lens.

If you want IS underwater try the 17-85. While 17mm is not extremely wide it is useable.
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#3 Stewart L. Sy

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:41 AM

I have used the 28-105 USM underwater with great success, while it won't do 1:1 macro or wide angle reef scenics, it's my critter-getter lens. I use mine behind a flat port with my 10D and I've gotten great shots from Nudibranchs to Trumpet fish...it's my lens of choice is I'm not sure what the site holds image wise.

The 28-135 is quite a bit thicker than the 28-105 due to the IS mechanism. If you can get it to fit in a port and zoom, then I suggest giving it a try. Stopped down to F8, it's should be pretty good...to get better magnification, get a Woody's diopter and you'll get about 1:2.5 magnification.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

I have used the 28-105 USM underwater with great success, while it won't do 1:1 macro or wide angle reef scenics, it's my critter-getter lens. I use mine behind a flat port with my 10D and I've gotten great shots from Nudibranchs to Trumpet fish...it's my lens of choice is I'm not sure what the site holds image wise.

The 28-135 is quite a bit thicker than the 28-105 due to the IS mechanism. If you can get it to fit in a port and zoom, then I suggest giving it a try. Stopped down to F8, it's should be pretty good...to get better magnification, get a Woody's diopter and you'll get about 1:2.5 magnification.

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Reviving this thread to see if anyone else has had success with the canon 28-135 with an Ikelite port.   I'd likely restrict it to the 70-100 range with a diopter.   The Ikelite 5.5" flat port 5505.5 looks like the logical choice.    I have the 8" dome port for my wide angle lens but would not think that it would a good match for the 28-135.   thanks.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:22 AM

Picked up a 5505.45 flat port to use with my 5d2.   The 28-135 fits in the port but is too wide to use the focus/zoom gears (so you have to pick and stick with one focal length).  With the lens set at 100, it worked fine.  Can't go much under 60mm without the lens seeing the port.   The port works with the Canon 100 macro lenses, so there is an upgrade path.