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quantim0

Member Since 31 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2009 08:15 AM
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Wide angle for 1D Mk2

06 October 2005 - 08:07 PM

I will shortly be getting a Subal housing and setup for my 1D2 (and in a few months a 1DS2). I have macro covered, but I need some suggestions on wide angle options. I don't know what lenses are wide enough for UW use. I was thinking either the Sigma 20 1.8 or the Canon 24 1.4 for primes and possibly the 16-35 2.8. I have heard serious conflicting reports on the quaility of the zoom, so that's my last choice. I know there is a huge difference in price, but lets not worry about that. Also if there is anything else that I'm missing let me know.

Andrew

UW setup for 1D2

22 August 2005 - 04:04 PM

I'm starting to figure out a setup for my 1D2 and eventually a 1Ds2 and I don't know too much about some of the top of the line housings. I am considering either the Subal system or the Seacam system. Has anyone used either one, and what would be the difference in operation between these two systems? I know that the Seacam is a little more expensive, but if its decidedly better I have no problem spending the extra money.

The lenses I plan on using are the 100 macro and 17-40. Also if I can use the same port, I am considering the 15mm fisheye. Any experience here?

Strobes are something I know little about as well. I have use DS-125s in the past and they were good but not great. I was thinking about Inon strobes, but have no idea what models are highly regarded or any other manufacturers that are good.

This is probably the last UW housing setup I will buy for many years with the capabilities of the 1Ds2, so I want to do this right. I am moving to Fl so I will get a lot of use out of this housing and want it to be as good as possible. Thanks so much for answering my many questions.

Nikon 60mm macro

19 May 2005 - 07:07 PM

flawless condition 60mm macro. lens is in perfect shape, no marks on the body or glass. a 9.5/10. this is a US lens. $300 shipped.

Sold: Ikelite DS-125

19 May 2005 - 07:06 PM

used for about 20 dives never flooded and the electrical connections are all as good as new. charger is included. $375 shipped.

New Nikon 12-24 Lens

09 May 2005 - 10:09 PM

Brand new in box 12-24 f/4 lens. Blank warranty card and box. mounted once but decided it was too wide for the work i typically do on land and was going to use it exclusively for UW use. but i am going to canon so i no longer have a need for it. all payment forms accepted.

$800