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In Topic: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 STM IS

19 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

Crazy Badger,


Already have it and shot a lot of surface pics...Great bargain even at super low cost.


Pool shot planned  next week with my Ikelite Canon Sl1 system. I don't expect razor sharp corners or slightly as wide as the popular Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye, Sigma 15mm or Canon 8-15mm Fisheye lens I shot in Bonaire in May. 


That's fine for me as it can serve double duty as a rectilinear surface lens.


Stay tuned.



In Topic: Ikelite Canon 100D / Rebel SL1 : review ?

12 July 2014 - 06:19 AM



My opinion on WA lens choices is this:


* If you absolutely NEED or WANT the full 10mm of the popular Tokina 10-17mm lens then Bill's dome is tops...........Preset the lens at 10mm and go for it......But zooming the Tokina in to about 11-12mm in the standard Ikelite dome isn't bad either....


* The popular Sigma 15mm Fisheye on a cropped sensor SLR like the Canon Rebel SL1 / 100D is still very nice too........A friend will be shooting his Sigma 15mm in the Philippines on his Canon SL1 early September.


* The Canon 8-15mm F4L lens is super spectacular and can be used in the Ikelite dome preset at one focal length......I shot it at 12mm in the Ikelite dome and was very happy with the results. Bill may make a "tuned" version of his dome for this lens too.


* Finally, the inexpensive Canon 10-18mm IS STM rectilinear lens will be a great choice for Canon Rebel SL1 / 100D shooters..........It's a great surface lens and while not as wide as the fisheye choices will work well for land and UW shooters wanting to own one WA lens.....


Sample pics below from some of the fisheye choices.........First 4 pics Tokina 10mm in Bill's dome, then Sigma 15mm Fisheye (1 shot) and then a Canon 8-15mm Fisheye at 12mm (1 shot).


Also some more photos at this link. Same group of WA lenses and even some Canon 18-55mm IS STM "kit" lens shots.......A darn capable little camera....





In Topic: Ikelite Canon 100D / Rebel SL1 : review ?

28 June 2014 - 02:03 PM



I've shot the following WA lenses in my Ikelite Canon SL1 housing:


* Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye


* Sigma 15mm Fisheye


* Canon 8-15mm F4L Fisheye (preset at 12mm, no zoom.)


All produced great images and I also have the new Canon EF-S 10-18mm RECTILINEAR wide angle zoom I'll also be trying in a pool this week........The lens is a bargain and usable above and below water for any APS-C Canon shooter.........


Stay tuned.........

In Topic: Ikelite Canon 100D / Rebel SL1 : review ?

06 May 2014 - 05:12 PM

Phil (and Bill),


Actually the Canon SL1 has a Hybrid CMOS AFII newer version autofocus than the T5i......Yes, the T5i has all cross type 9 AF points versus the SL1 having the center point of 9 total being a cross type. But in real world shooting the SL1 is more than fast enough (I owned the T4i for a year, same AF specs as the T5i.)


The included dome port will fit the following lenses physically: Canon 18-55mm IS STM kit lens, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye, Sigma 15mm Fisheye and even the Canon 8-15mm F4L Fisheye. I'll have all with me on Bonaire next week so we'll see how this tiny SLR does in real world shooting........Along with the Canon 60mm Macro lens many if not most Canon SL1 shooters won't nee much more......


I think Bill may be alluding to many of us in the "F" days (film) used a lowly Nikonos III or V with great glass and that's what really makes the photo........Plus time in the water of course :)


This housing is designed to keep it simple and deliver great pics.......


Stay tuned..............

In Topic: Ikelite Canon 100D / Rebel SL1 : review ?

22 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

While the Canon 60mm Macro and compact port will be a true 1:1 macro the new Canon 18-55mm IS STM lens even in the included dome port may be all many folks need.


These were shot at 18mm to show the test subject size then at 55mm anywhere from f22 - f25....I think they're pretty darn good......


Next testing on Bonaire in 2.5 weeks..........


David Haas