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#1 andy_deitsch

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

I just purchased the Zen 100mm (4") dome for my Nauticam NA-7D and Tokina 10-17. What's the consensus on the need to use an extension with this configuration or can I use it without one?

I took a couple of above water test shots with no extension and they look pretty good. Does adding an extension make the corners even sharper?

Advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:27 AM

hi Andy

 

The 4" dome should be alright without the extension ring for the 7D. It is pretty sharp at 180 deg angle of view. I think you could have read something about this lens with full frame cameras hence the slight confusion.

 

The tokina 10-17mm could also be used with FX or full frame 35mm sensors like the 5D with a Kenko 1.4X teleconverter and that would require a 20mm extender otherwise it will vignette. Tokina also make a hoodless version of the 10-17mm that could be used without the extender. Ie. closer to the mini dome. The effect is like the 8-15mm Canon FE F2.8. On full frame the widest is almost a full circle in a black rectangle and from 14 to 17mm very wide angle but not 180 deg. Anyway your 7D is APS-c so the lens is made for this format. You might see cut-offs if you use an extension ring at the widest.

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:12 AM

Hi Andy,

  If you purchased a new Zen 100mm dome you are fine and won't need to add a extension for your 7D.  The original Zen domes were shorter and required a 20mm ext for the 10-17.  So if you bought it used you might need to add the 20mm.  You will have a blast with this setup.  There are thousands of amazing images out there just waiting for you to make them.

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thanks David and Steve for your responses. It's a new Zen dome and I'll be taking it with me to Lembeh next month. Looking forward to adding some CFWA images to my portfolio!

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