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#21 E_viking

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

The problem is that you would loose even more working distance adding a diopter on a 60mm.

I was generally preffering the 60mm on a DX. The 105mm was more of a special case for me.

If you want to use diopters. Then the 100/105 is the way to go

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

So just stick to the 60mm with no diopter?



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Diopter on 60mm is no point in doing. I had the 60, but returned it for a 105. As i found out it wasnt what i wanted for the very smal stuff. Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

A diopter can be useful on a 60 mm with an APC sensor camera.

60mm with 1.4 kenko TC and +5 Aquatica diopter.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

I think the answer is now crystal clear - take both 60 and 105


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:52 AM

I think the answer is now crystal clear - take both 60 and 105

That is the way to go :evilgrin2:

Get some wetdiopters and TC:s and you are set!

Then you have shifted the problem from packing for the trip to the Dive boat


Edited by E_viking, 07 April 2013 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:32 AM

Heartily concurr with observations on 60 mm and 105mm

 

I use both, but because I love shooting skitty fish up close i.e. blennies, gobies, and hawkfish...105mm is my weapon of choice...... all the time

I have the 60mm too....use it more on night dives...or of the viz is particularly bad.

 

Do not use either lenses with TC's or dioptres....yet ;-)............but would def,. consider the Subsee rig in the future....

 

Happy shooting!

 

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

I am a 105 guy. I don't take the 60 anymore. However, I dive in good vis. I always have a subsee +5 and +10 available.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

I've been playing with a Subsea +10 on my AF-D 60 micro and found it almost impossible to get focus or decent light.  If there's even slight surge, forget it.  The lens has to nearly touch the subject.  I've been thinking about trying it with a 1.4 tele, which will work with the 10-17 as well.  Haven't got a single keeper so far.  +5 might be easier.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

I shoot the +10 and +5 on a 105. My process:

 

1-Camera set to focus priority. (The camera will not take a shot unless it is in focus)

2-Camera in continuous focus mode, no delay setting

3-Strobes next to and parallel with the port.

4-Have buddy shine a light on the subject (If Pigmy shine from behind. The pigmy will turn away from the light toward the camera)

5-Get closer than minimum focus then slowly back out until the camera gets focus and takes shot

 

In surge it still rately works and, yes, the +5 is a lot easier

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

beautiful shot! 

Would a +10 work in combination with a 180mm macro (this has a minimal working distance of about 50cm.)

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

I shoot the +10 and +5 on a 105. My process:

 

1-Camera set to focus priority. (The camera will not take a shot unless it is in focus)

2-Camera in continuous focus mode, no delay setting

3-Strobes next to and parallel with the port.

4-Have buddy shine a light on the subject (If Pigmy shine from behind. The pigmy will turn away from the light toward the camera)

5-Get closer than minimum focus then slowly back out until the camera gets focus and takes shot

 

In surge it still rately works and, yes, the +5 is a lot easier

 

Good ideas. I just got the +10 and I am looking forward to playing around with it.

I really like the pic!


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Man this is getting so complicated. So I might buy a 100 for the trip. Should I even bother packing my WA for Anilao?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Beatrice has good wide angle with soft corals, but usually shoot macro in Anilao.


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