Ikelite Housings and Zoom Lenses
Posted 09 June 2003 - 04:56 PM
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Nikon D300 in Aquatica housing with housed SB800 flash.
Posted 10 June 2003 - 04:05 AM
For wide angle, I am considering the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D AF Zoom-Nikkor. Comments about image quality, depth of field, etc. from anyone who has used this lens with a diopter would be greatly appreciated. Also, since the minimum focus distance for the lens is 1 foot, it seems to be right on the edge of whether or not the diopter is required. Again, any comments would be appreciated.
Posted 10 June 2003 - 05:21 AM
The 18-35 requires a +4 diopter when used in the Ikelite housing. The filter ring size is 77mm and I bought a B&W diopter at David Haas's recommendation. It is good glass and doesn't degrade the image quality as far as I can tell.
Here are some shots from a winter trip to the Flowergardens (50' viz):
For topsides use the 18-35 is my workhorse lens. On the S2/D100 it has a field of view of a 28-56mm lens. It's also lightweight and not prone to flare.
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 10 June 2003 - 06:38 AM
Thanks. Your recommendation regarding the brand of diopter answered my final question.