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#1 mdex73

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have a Nauticam D800. I am currently using a 200mm dome port for my 16-35lens. I got the 200mm port for dirt cheap , so I had to buy it. The question is, will the 230mm port give me dramatically better images/corners, or is it a slight improvement?



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

The answer is yes, the 230mm Zen is better with w/a rectilinear glass, DX or FX. I shoot 10-17 on FX with the 200mm but will only shoot the Canon 16-35 with the Zen 230mm on DX. Sure, it all comes down to image quality and the shooter's expectations. But if you are shovelling cash at FX, get the Zen 230... (or the new Nauticam rectilinear port)

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

Do you see a big difference shooting the 10-17 with a 200 vs a 100 mm dome port ?

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:31 AM

I only use the DP-100 when shooting with the Tokina and Kenko TC (CFWA). However with just the Tokina the difference between the DP-100 and DP-200 should not be great but I'd expect the DP-200 will out-perform the DP-100 by a stop or two. Check out Alex's authoritative presentation on domes - http://wetpixel.com/...thout-the-drone

 

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· Canon 5D3, 7D & Nauticam housings. Sigma 15mm, Canon 16-35mm, Tokina 10-17mm, Sigma 8-16mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Sigma 70-200mm, Sigma 120-300mm, Canon 60mm & 100mm
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· SmallHD DP4 monitor & NA-DP4. Fisheye Aquavolt 3500s & 7000s
· Zen DP-100, DP-200 & DP-230