60mm vs 105mm macro
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:22 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:24 PM
Edited by Kenr, 31 January 2013 - 01:35 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:59 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:17 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
I have both lenses and prefer the 100mm but it really depends on what you are interested in. If you like nudibranch, corals, or anything that you can get close to without spooking or stressing your subjects there is no real advantage to the 100mm as both can do 1:1 imaging. At the same time the 60mm is more broadly useful and able to take images of larger subject without having to back off as much as with the 100mm. So with the latter you are more locked into macro for the whole dive (or head shots of larger fish). Just ask yourself how often you would have liked higher magnification but simply couldn't get any closer. If that is something you want to address, get the 100mm, it is my underwater microscope and I never end being surprised by what there is to see.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:21 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:18 PM
Well when I go to Anialo it is a nudibranch site from what I gather and other small creatures. I am just trying to figure out if I should go with it.
Both. Depends on the vis. and you may want the 60 for a night dive at Basura. I generally use the 105 on a DX camera and sometimes the 12-70. Depends on the site.
P.S. I like the 10-17 with 1.4 x TC in a mini dome port - w/a "macro"
Edited by Deep6, 31 January 2013 - 07:21 PM.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:38 AM
If you don't have a flip filter like the Macromate or the Subsea you may like that better then the 100 but I would get both and a focus light. I am sure you deserve it... ;-}
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:01 AM
Anilao is great for macro and must be one of the best places in the world for nudis. You can see some examples in my gallery from the trip : http://flickr.com/gp/jaalvarez/Za39n2
Edited by elbuzo, 01 February 2013 - 05:32 AM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:07 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:09 AM
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:37 AM
I am trying to work out the pros and cons of getting a new 105mm lens or using something like a subsee diopter on the 60mm
whats peoples thoughts?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:36 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:48 AM
I was in the water with a D7000 and a 105mm and my friend was in the same water with a 60mm and a 7D. We were both shooting these mackerel. Most of his shots were side on as the mackerel broke to swim past us but the extra length of the lens I had meant I could almost fill the frame with them front on
These damsels tend to duck into their coral heads if you get too close. Very difficult with a 60mm, easier with a 105mm
Same, fill the frame from a distance and don’t spook the fish
Again, very difficult to approach leopard blennies with a 60mm
This working distance is also necessary when using strong wet diopters like the SUbsee +10 otherwise you find yourself on top of the subject, with less magnification which makes lighting more difficult.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:42 AM
Stunning pics by the way!!!
Edited by Longimanus1975, 02 February 2013 - 01:48 AM.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:40 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:58 PM
I love the 105 and will not leave home without it. The 60 stays in the bag more.
Folks above have covered all the bases-I suggest getting them both.
Edited by onokai, 02 February 2013 - 09:04 PM.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:16 AM
Here are few non edited non cropped shots with the Nikon 60mm and Kenko pro 300 1.4x TC.....which is my favourite macro setup at the moment.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:32 AM
or magnifiers. I have found the 105mm to really excel with the addition of SubSee magnifiers allowing me to get super macro shots
or close ups of critters I couldn't do with the 60mm. My feeling is the greater working distance of the 105mm brings the element of
haziness to images not seen with the closer range 60mm. Of course however with some critters the 100/105mm is the only way to
get a shot at all.
Each lens has its strengths/applications and weakness/limitations.
Edit- having said all that, I just checked and I haven't taken the 105mm of my camera except for two dives since Sept last year. Been
having too much fun exploring the strong points of the 105mm
Edited by JimSwims, 06 February 2013 - 10:46 PM.
D90 in Nexus; 60mm, Woody's Diopter, 105mm, SubSee +5 & +10 magnifiers, 10-17mm, Kenko 1.4 TC, 18-55mm & Inon Z240 strobes.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:06 AM
Would the Subsea diopter be something to look into if using a 60mm on a flat port? In general how is the viz in Anialo? So right now I think I will hold off on the 100mm.