Galapagos bound - Need suggestion lens-wise
Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:14 AM
She shoots a D300 in a Nexus housing w/170mm port.
She's planning to bring he Tokina 10-17 and a 60mm or 85mm macro lens.
She's wondering which lens would help complement her setup for creatures that would not be close enough for the 10-17.
Any suggestions for her?
I have not been there so I rely on the WP community's infinite wisdom...:-)
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:53 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:36 AM
S&S YS110's & YS27's
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:45 AM
The rest could certainly be shot with the 10-17mm. 12-24mm might be nice to have too. When we were there the hammerheads just about give you a haircut on most dives, no problem getting close.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:18 AM
The biggest issue with a mid-zoom is water clarity. If you need to shoot a shark at 70mm, it's probably going to be washed out. I've had very clear to very soup conditions. Soupy conditions meant anything more than 5 ft. away was not particularly sharp.
So, a mid-zoom can be handy, but don't use unless the visibility is good.