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Yellowmon

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#361392 Nikonos RS 20-35mm Lens Converted for Nikon Digital

Posted by Yellowmon on 21 May 2015 - 02:59 PM

Yes, the the Nikonos RS 13mm works brilliantly on Seacam for Nikon D800 and D810.  I had the Nikonos RS 13mm conversion done by Seacam USA last year and have been using the lens extensively the past several shoots.

 

As a matter of fact, this double page spread in the current issue of DAN Alert Diver was made using this lens.

 
But to my knowledge, Nautical does not have a conversion for the Nikonos RS 13mm lens..  The port adapter you mention is for use with the Nikonos 15mm lens, which is a very different lens.  It is extremely sharp but will be ALL manual focus, ALL manual aperture and it is used on the SONY A7 full frame cameras or NEX  cropped sensor cameras.  
 
I also have this lens and housing in my arsenal and it works quite well.  I plan to use it in the coming months for "smaller" wide angle subjects, such as sea lions and small sharks.
 
 

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#361388 Nikonos RS 20-35mm Lens Converted for Nikon Digital

Posted by Yellowmon on 21 May 2015 - 01:20 PM

Has anyone seen results of the Nikonos RS 20-35mm Zoom lens converted to use for the Nikon D800/D810 digital cameras?  Seacam offers a conversion which could make this 22 year old lens useful once again and I am wondering if anyone has seen results.

 

I had the 13mm converted earlier this year and have been blown away by the performance of the lens, even with wide apertures and low light.

 

Anyone?

 

Thank you!