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#1 NWDiver

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

So leaving for a trip and while weight is always an issue wondering what those of you that have played with combination of the Tokina 10-17 with a teleconverter think about it for fish portraits and the like vs. the Sigma 17-70??? (I have a Nikon D200) I like the Sigma but willing to take a chance on the Tokina combo in hopes of getting something a little different. Anybody with examples of there attempts?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:16 PM

So leaving for a trip and while weight is always an issue wondering what those of you that have played with combination of the Tokina 10-17 with a teleconverter think about it for fish portraits and the like vs. the Sigma 17-70??? (I have a Nikon D200) I like the Sigma but willing to take a chance on the Tokina combo in hopes of getting something a little different. Anybody with examples of there attempts?


Hi NWDiver,

I just posted a couple of pictures that may interest you on the DIY forum, under cfwa mini dome and I have many more examples to explore the possibilities.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for the link, looks like it is worth a try. I like the new dome but will attempt it with my Aquatica 6" dome. Wow the 10-17mm might not come off the camera this trip might have to think about buying a back-up, lol.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

Here's a couple from my first attempt with the 10-17 plus 1.4X teleconverter behind an 8" dome:

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And here's some taken with the Zen 4" dome:

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(soft coral in foreground is only 75mm high, the one is the background is around 900 high)

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Canon 7D, Nauticam NA-7D housing, 2 x Inon Z240, 1 x Inon S2000, Tokina 10-17 & 12-24, Sigma 17-70 Macro, Tokina 35 macro, Canon 60 & 100 macro, Tamron 2X & Kenko 1.X Teleconverters.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

Great stuff, gives me hope.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:48 AM

Great shots Gudge!

I am new on the Forum and now contemplating between the tokina 10-17mm and the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical

I hear good stories about the 10-17 underwater and that it is crap above the waterline. It is also very fisheye on land.
Now the tamron 10-24 keeps all the lines straight and has had a good review on http://www.dpreview....24_3p5-5p6_n15/
but that means nothing underwater.

Does anyone have experiece with the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm???

looking forward to your thoughts

Cheers,

Frits