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emptech

Member Since 08 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2014 08:23 PM
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moving to 17-40mm from 17-85, good move?

17 November 2014 - 12:46 PM

Currently I have a Canon 30D with a 17-85mm and a +4 diopter in an Ikelite housing, 6" dome port.  I want to upgrade to a 7D (which I already have) and upgrade the lens.  I don't want to use a diopter lens, so need to choose something that will focus to less than 12".  I'm considering a Canon 17-40mm and a 6" dome. 

 

I have Ikelite DS125 and DS160 strobes, so I should have plenty of light.

 

Next part, more of a comment, since I will now have the ability to shoot video, I plan on mounting my two L&M SOLA 2000 video lights to my strobes, will look a little funny but will give me both options, I'm giving up using a seperate video camera.

 

 

Is anybody else using the 17-40mm lens, and if so, any comments or suggestions? I would like the 16-35mm but I need to cut some costs.

 

Jim