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does a Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX fit to Aquatica AD7000 housing?


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#1 vagabonder

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

I'm in the process to purchase a housing for my Nikon D7000. I want to use a Nikon 35mm 1.8G DX lens, but is that possible?
On a dive trip to Malapacua, Philippines I meet a semi pro photographer who used the 35mm lens to a lot of his shark pictures. He had his camera in a sea and sea housing but I'm interested in using a Aquatica AD7000. On the lens chart 4 from Auqatica there is nothing about the Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens, but it could probably fit behind a dome?? The reason I ask is I'm not sure they list up all kind of lenses on the marked in the charts. This is the case with sea and sea, they haven't listed this lens in their chart but I know positive it can be used.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

It should fit, as it's not a big lens. As for working, given that it has a .98 minimum focus distance, it should work with even the 6" dome, though you'll likely get better corners using the 8". 35mm though on a crop sensor gives you the FOV of a 52mm lens, sometimes, the sharks do get up close to you.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

Vagabonder, It fits and will work with the 6", 8" and 9.25" given the somewhat narrow field of view, the 6" would fare well and would make for a more streamlined and better balanced ambient light kitkit, but if you plan on getting wider lenses (+/- 100 FOV) such as a 10-24mm or 10-20mm, then I would get the 8" port, it is one of the most versatile size of port out there and this size of port (or bigger) usually will accept the largest selection of lenses.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:28 PM

OK, thanks for the information and fast replay.
Will probably go for a 8" since I already have a Tokina 11-16mm for the northern light photographing. I have heard that its not so good for UW, but that's what I have now.

Edited by vagabonder, 04 May 2012 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

I've been shooting it behind an 8" dome on my Aquatica D300 housing. I like it.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

Hope you all don't mind me asking, but how do you determine whether a lens will work in a dome?

The reason I ask is that I have the same lens but have a nauticam housing, will this work in the Tokina mini dome?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

The radius of the dome and the field of view of the lens coupled with the application (to a certain extend) will determine the compatibility of a lens/dome combination.

Super wide angle (as in rectilinear) will benefit from the large radius dome port while fisheye, because of their typical curved image, will get away with smaller dome.

A small dome will create a virtual images that is closer than a larger dome would, so minimum focus is to be taken into consideration as well, a lens of a field of view like the 35mm (+/- 46 degrees) can be used with dome a small as 6'' or wider, the smaller 4'' dome port are just too radical fo anything but some fisheye lenses.
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