Sea & SEa 16mm lens for Nikonos
Posted 08 February 2003 - 04:40 AM
Posted 08 February 2003 - 05:19 AM
The Nikkor 20 is an incredible lens. Probably the sharpest lens of the Nikonos. It just isn't wide enough for most. I would suspect the 16 to be lesser quality yet. Doesn't it attach to a 35mm?. IMO you would lose more than you would gain.
Posted 13 February 2003 - 03:17 PM
The screw on 16mm wide angle adapter lens is not very good at all, the edge deffinition is very poor and it's very heavy. It is not the smartest thing S & S ever did. I had one given to me, and I promptly passed it on. The very concept of screwing a heavy lens onto a smaller bayonet one frightens me somewhat too!
The 20mm Nikonos lens is my 90% bread & butter lens, its small, cute, sharp as a pin and does the business.
The Sea & Sea 20mm lens is also very good and the only difference I can see from the above is the cost, it is also very sharp with slightly closer focus (5" @ f22)
As Scotty said: The 15mm S & S is very inferior to the Nikonos, but do try out the S & S 12mm lens & finder.
The 12mm is pin sharp from 0" to infinity on f22. This is my favouritist underwater 'arty' lens ever.
Posted 14 February 2003 - 12:17 AM