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Which Wet Lenses for Bunaken and Lembeh? (Video)


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#1 Interceptor121

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:23 AM

I am about to get on a 12 nights trip to Bunaken and Manado and I will be taking the following lenses with me (all wet lenses I shoot with a Panasonic LX7)

 

I shoot video, if it was stills I would have no doubts about choice

 

Wide

Inon UWL-H100 (LD Bayonet) - 100 diagonal fov

Nauticam Wet mate (M67)- 84 diagonal fov

 

Close up

Inon UCL100 (M67+LD Bayonet)

Inon UCL165 (M67+LD Bayonet)

 

My crucial dilemma is what mount to take in water. If I take the LD bayonet the Inon UWL-H100 does not allow zooming as the image gets blurred. If I take the Nauticam Wet Mate I can use the zoom but I have less field of view. Zooming is essential for video if I don't want to be zooming with my fins all the time

 

I have done some homework and there not seem to be any large wrecks or pelagics requiring the UWL-H100 but I will still take it with me

 

So my default configuration unless I know there are pygmy seahorses is Wet Mate + Inon UCL165

 

Anybody that has been in the area can make comments on this?


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