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#1 rumblefish


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

Hi all,

I made some unscientific test shots in the pool the other day, to see how the Tokina 10-17 FE performs on a 24 mp full frame camera behind two different dome ports. 

Camera: Nikon D600, Tokina on 15mm, ISO 6400 (ambient light), Aperture priority. Focus point was at the center. I ran the raw files through Lightroom to adjust white balance and lighting. No cropping, sharpening or noise reduction were applied. I sharpened for screen upon exporting to jpegs. 


First three shots using the Tokina 10-17FE behind Subal 4" minidome (DP-54 B)

Last three shots same lens behind Subal 6" dome (DP-SW B). No extension rings.


I guess f11 is the limit. At 15mm behind the 6" port the dome shade is visible in the corners (slight vignetting), limiting it's use to the long end. 

Best regards,


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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.