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#1 pointy

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

Could someone using an Ikelite housing/dome share their thoughts on the use of a Sigma 8-16 zoom lens underwater. I don't own this lens yet. I don't think the shade is detachable - would that not present a problem for its use behind a port? Do you have anything good or bad to say about this choice of equipment (before I buy)?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

The integral shade is very small - smaller than the one on my older Zuiko 7-14mm that I shot with behind the Ike large dome.

There's a few other discussions here that might help, although they don't use the Ike dome but rather a custom 5" diameter minidome from another member here:

http://wetpixel.com/...topic=40726&hl=

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.

 

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

Thank You rtrski,

I enjoyed the discussion from your link.

John