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#1 wommby

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:26 AM

Hi All,

I have read in the past that one of these lenses is better underwater than the other. I can't remember which one and what the reasons were that it is better. Can anyone give me some ideas before I end up getting the wrong one.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:46 AM

Hi All,

I have read in the past that one of these lenses is better underwater than the other. I can't remember which one and what the reasons were that it is better. Can anyone give me some ideas before I end up getting the wrong one.

Thanks for your help.

Wommby

Both lenses are great underwater, but probably the main factor in favor of the 16-35 is the fact that it can be used without a dioptre. It is also preferable to use a larger dome like the Zen 230 rather than the smaller 8" domes. Alex Mustard has commented to this effect in his posts and I agree.

Edited by loftus, 25 May 2011 - 02:47 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:45 PM

Both lenses are great underwater, but probably the main factor in favor of the 16-35 is the fact that it can be used without a dioptre. It is also preferable to use a larger dome like the Zen 230 rather than the smaller 8" domes. Alex Mustard has commented to this effect in his posts and I agree.



Hi Loftus,

Thanks for this, I knew there was a reason one was better. I have the nauticam 8.5" dome. This should be O.K with this lens???

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