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#1 Damo

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:32 AM

Hi folks,

Currently using a tokina 10-17mm in a sea n sea dx200 housing with zoom gear.

Just thinking about adding a teleconverter but then thought...if I add a teleconverter, the zoom gear wont work anymore as there is now extra length to the lens assembly.

Just wondering, do fellow wetpixellers leave the focal length fixed on their tokina 10-17mm, when diving with a teleconverter- and if so, what length do you prefer??

Any thoughts/advice much appreciated as always
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Damo

This may help, I have just ordered the bits for my nauticam housing and had to order some new zoom gear as well, maybe sea and sea do the same?

Edited by Longimanus1975, 07 September 2012 - 09:04 AM.


#3 adamhanlon

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hi Damo,

Sea & Sea may offer a specific zoom gear for the purpose.

I found that by reversing a Subal 10-17 gear, I was able to use it with a TC, so it may also be worth trying this with your Sea & Sea.

You may be aware of this, but you will probably also need a port extension. This is typically a 15mm one.

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#4 JimSwims

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hi Damo,

there is a third party zoom ring for that combo available.

Cheers,
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#5 Damo

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:33 AM

Brilliant guys.
Thank you so much.

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