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Best lens for mola mola?

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#1 Painted Frogfish

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:25 PM

Will be going to Bali, Indonesia to see mola molas.
What is the best lens to use? I was considering 10.5mm or 12-24mm. Thanks.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:26 AM

I am hoping to be in Bali next month also to see Molas and have both lenses you mentioned. I am leaning toward the 12-24, but will probably use both. Depending on the vis and number of other divers in the water, I think the 10.5 might too wide and bring a lot of unwanted objects in the frame. Then again the fisheye distortion might make for some interesting shots of their odd shape.

Anybody have any examples from these lenses?
Nikon D70s w/Ikelite Housing, Dual DS-125 Strobes, 10.5 & 105
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