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In Topic: which lens for sony nex 5n for sharks?

03 October 2014 - 04:44 AM

Yes, i would go with two strobes. you will need two for wide angle coverage and if you are not able to get very close to the sharks you will need the power. its really important to be close. as is the golden rule with UW photography

In Topic: which lens for sony nex 5n for sharks?

30 September 2014 - 05:40 AM

I would suggest you run with the 16+fe adapter. You will be fine. just will have to get close! 


Another option is to buy the wide angle adapter to the 16mm. this gives you 12mm (i think) rectilinear. it works with the 4.33 dome.


Then you have a choice before you go in the water 10mm FE or 12mm rectilinear. 

In Topic: which lens for sony nex 5n for sharks?

25 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

I wouldn't buy the rokinon 8mm. Not sure with the 5n, but with my nex 7 it has purple fringing. you also lose aperture and focus control. 


I would say your 16mm with fisheye would be fine. Most shark photos tend to be shot with the 10-17 tokina fisheye. (16+FE = 10mm FE). switching to a sigma 19mm, which is rectilinear would significantly decrease your field of view vs the fe. I wouldn't bother. 


if you don't mind spending the money, you could go the 10-18 route but stick to the 10-14mm end of the spectum. Don't have the math but fov for 18mm fe vs 10mm rectilinear that is what you will want to consider.

In Topic: NEX Macro Option?

16 September 2014 - 08:16 AM

also lets hope there nex ports avail too along with fe. 

In Topic: NEX Macro Option?

30 July 2014 - 06:16 AM

there have been loads. 90-100mm seems to be the consensus. I'd be happy with either at the moment.