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#1 J-S

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:43 PM

Hi,

Actually my setup is : D700 + Sigma 15mm FE + Ikelite housing with big dome (8").

I love CFWA.

Wich setup could work with my FF camera in Ikelite?

I've read "Thoughts on Mini Domes" By A. Mustard. Alex said he have some problem with the sigma 15 and his Subal D700.

So, Zend Dp-100 could be a good solution?

Maybe I need to go back to the DX?

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:13 AM

I have one of these - http://uwcamerastuff...ular_5_dome.htm - on an Ikelite D90, with the Tokina 10-17mm. It is listed as being suitable for the Sigma 15mm as well :)

I did a little report on it here >>>>>http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=41322

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:57 AM

Hi
Yes we have a good mini dome for the D700 + Sigma 15mm FE. Take a look at the links below for more information. I also wanted to clarify that the dome we make for the Tokina 10-17 is a different dome than the one we make for the sigma 15mm ad the focal point / entrance pupil is different for these two lenses. Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens or the Sigma 15mm Fisheye on the left and Tokina 10-17 Fisheye lens or the Nikon 16 mm F2.8 AF lens on the right.

two_domes.jpg

Also note that Underwater Camera Stuff domes are modular so you can use tele-converters and other lenses with the domes.


General dome information http://uwcamerastuff...ular_5_dome.htm

Customer Statement and photo's http://uwcamerastuff...Kok_in_Malaysia

Edited by blibecap, 16 June 2011 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:57 AM

Hi,

Thank you Bill & Sean!

Does somebody have tried with D700?

I will read your link :)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:00 AM

At this time I don't have any users with that camera. The ones I have sold are using a Canon 5D Mk II. Where are you located, I do have a evaluation dome.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

Hi,

Bill, I'am in France.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:39 PM

Hi,

Bill, I'am in France.

JS.


Hi JS,

Have you had an opportunity to review the links I provided? Do you have any other questions?

Since you had mentioned that Alex Mustard had some problems with the Sigma 15 and his Subal D700, I re-read his “Thoughts on Mini Domes”. The backing plate of the UnderWater Camera Stuff Modular 5” Dome for the Sigma 15mm has been designed to eliminate the problems he described. When compared to the backing plate of the Tokina 10-17 Modular 5” Dome, you can see that the Sigma 15mm backing plate has been (using Alex’s words) “machined away to work”. The picture I posted in an earlier reply shows the difference in the backing plates.

As I said earlier, I do have a blemished dome that I could loan you for evaluation. However, with a shipping costs of $40 in each direction, it seems cost-prohibitive and not a good option. We will be starting a new production run of the Sigma 15mm domes soon and I could hold one for you from the batch. I am confident the dome will perform well with your system but, if you discover any issues once you use the dome, I will work with you to reach an acceptable resolution.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

Hi JS,

Have you had an opportunity to review the links I provided? Do you have any other questions?

Since you had mentioned that Alex Mustard had some problems with the Sigma 15 and his Subal D700, I re-read his “Thoughts on Mini Domes”. The backing plate of the UnderWater Camera Stuff Modular 5” Dome for the Sigma 15mm has been designed to eliminate the problems he described. When compared to the backing plate of the Tokina 10-17 Modular 5” Dome, you can see that the Sigma 15mm backing plate has been (using Alex’s words) “machined away to work”. The picture I posted in an earlier reply shows the difference in the backing plates.

As I said earlier, I do have a blemished dome that I could loan you for evaluation. However, with a shipping costs of $40 in each direction, it seems cost-prohibitive and not a good option. We will be starting a new production run of the Sigma 15mm domes soon and I could hold one for you from the batch. I am confident the dome will perform well with your system but, if you discover any issues once you use the dome, I will work with you to reach an acceptable resolution.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Bill


Hi Bill,

I've read your Link. Very usefull. Thank you.

I'm sorry for my english, what is "backing plate" and wich photo is?

I've another question, how close I can get? Alex can fill the frame with a Urchin with the Zen (4"). Is it possible with your 5" dome?


Thank a lot!

JS.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

Hi Js
The "backing plate" is the back part (the black) of the dome shown below. The Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens / Sigma 15mm Fisheye on the left. The Tokina 10-17 Fisheye lens or the Nikon 16 mm F2.8 AF lens on the right.

two_domes.jpg

I've another question, how close I can get? Alex can fill the frame with a Urchin with the Zen (4"). Is it possible with your 5" dome?

You can get as close as you want to get until the object touches the dome. The tokina 10-17 really has a really close focus.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:32 AM

Bill:

Had any requests for a minidome for the Sigma 8-16mm yet? Interested? It's a bit of a longer lens (physically) at about 4"... http://www.sigmaphot...56-dc-hsm-sigma

Starting to plan out my kit, have this lens with a Sony DST-a55 now (and possibly an -a77 come October), and right now Ikelite looks like my best housing chance. But I'd like of like to avoid the huge 8" dome in the packing this time, while still wanting to take WA shots.

(EDIT) crud, this was a total thread-jacking. Sorry....

Edited by rtrski, 22 June 2011 - 06:32 AM.

Current rig: Sony SLT-alpha55 in Ikelite housing, Sigma 105mm f2.8 DC Macro w/ Ike 5505.58 flat port or Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM behind UWCamStuff custom 5" mini-dome. Dual INON z240 Type IVs triggered with DS51 for TTL mimicry, or DS51 alone with home-made ringflash assy for macro.

 

Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC (Saving for Sony 70-400 G2), Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:19 AM

Hi rtrski

That would be a special dome between the Canon 15mm and the Tokina 10-17 with a 5510.16 port. I can custom make one up for you when your ready for a slight premium. The modal point moves about 6.5mm or a little more than 1/4". What this means is that it can only be perfect at one focal distance but it would be close throughout the range.

I think you would be happy with it and get good quality images.

Your also correct "(EDIT) crud, this was a total thread-jacking. Sorry...."

Have a great day
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:59 AM

Thanks for the great info!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

Reef Photo, in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, has made a Zen mini-dome specifically for a Nikon D700, using a 15mm Sigma lens in a Subal housing. I know because I got the first one. :-) I love it!

My first dive with it:
FMF_2834.jpg

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:31 AM

Reef Photo, in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, has made a Zen mini-dome specifically for a Nikon D700, using a 15mm Sigma lens in a Subal housing. I know because I got the first one. :-) I love it!

My first dive with it:
FMF_2834.jpg

Fletcher


Fletcher,

Nice Wa shot!

Do you have a CFWA shot to show?

Thank you :)


Hi Js
The "backing plate" is the back part (the black) of the dome shown below. The Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens / Sigma 15mm Fisheye on the left. The Tokina 10-17 Fisheye lens or the Nikon 16 mm F2.8 AF lens on the right.

two_domes.jpg

I've another question, how close I can get? Alex can fill the frame with a Urchin with the Zen (4"). Is it possible with your 5" dome?

You can get as close as you want to get until the object touches the dome. The tokina 10-17 really has a really close focus.

Bill


Thank you Bill!

I will make some dry test on land to show how close I can get with the TC 1.4.

Sigma, also, have a close focus. :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:38 PM

A CFWA shot of the Spiegel Grove wreck in the Florida Keys. The coral is about 6-7 in. across.

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FMF_2740.jpg
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:09 AM

Hello!

there is two Zen minidome for Ikelite.
One for Tokina : DP-100-IT
One for Canon : DP-100-IC

Maybe somebody have made a test with a nikon full frame D700 with Sigma 15"?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

I've choosen the one made by Underwater camera stuff :
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Have to test in real underwaterworld :)