Hugy minidome vs FE dome for 10.5 or 10-17hugyfot minidome
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:29 AM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:27 AM
I recommend the minidome in combination with FE lenses. Shooting close focus it gives you the advantage that the flash light reaches the subject; large domes tend to get in the way. I use the Tokona 10-17FE with a Subal DP-54B mini dome (no extention rings) exclusively and am happy with the results.
Nikon D600, Nikon D80, Tokina 10-17mm FE, Sigma 14mm, 24mm macro, Nikon 60mm macro, Sigma 180mm macro. Nauticam NA-D600, 45° viewfinder, Subal ND80, GS180 viewfinder. Sea&Sea YS350 and YS90. ULCS arms.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:50 AM
I own both domes, using the fisheye dome with Nikon 10-24mm lens. Since I bought the 10-17mm also got the Hugy mini-dome.
I have almost no experience on fisheye photo and I'm still practicing, but so far the pictures look quite sharp, and without the ability to focus closer, I think the potential of the 10-17mm would be lower.
So in my opinion, go for the Mini-dome!
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:08 PM
I have not been that impressed with how easily the Hugy acrylic gets micro scratches. It seems that even with a brand new cloth and thorough air blasting, the acrylic is just too soft for atmospheric dust. My advice here is to pay the extra cost and go with glass. At least you will have a better second hand product to sell when you upgrade. I wish my Hugy flat port was glass!