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JustinBeevor

Member Since 27 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2016 01:33 AM
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In Topic: Upgrading to Mirrorless

09 March 2016 - 11:29 PM

No, never stepped into the world of video.


Justin Beevor
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In Topic: Upgrading to Mirrorless

08 March 2016 - 04:45 AM

Thanks, very kind!

I've only ever used the 16 with the fisheye converter, so negotiable I would say that the 10-18 is a far better lens - the main issue being that you're comparing fisheye v rectilinear, and you may have a preference. The 10-18 suffers from soft corners too, but I assume this is caused by the dome rather than the lens - the issue is probably accentuated by the size of the dome, and manageable by stopping down. But the 16+converter definitely has soft-corner issues: we need a fixed fisheye, and I have been tempted to try the Samyang 8 (which is fully manual) but never taken the plunge.

Can't help re the Inon, sorry.


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In Topic: Upgrading to Mirrorless

07 March 2016 - 03:46 AM

I'm just going through a NEX6 to A6300 upgrade, and so am rather biased. There's a few shots on my Flickr feed (https://www.flickr.c...os/justinbeevor) with the 50mm Touit and the 10-18 zoom ... although nothing underwater since last September. Check the Cayman and Bonaire/Aruba and Aliwal galleries.

The problem with the Touit is that its operating range is very close, and gets even closer if you diopter it. With the Subsee +10 we're talking probably 40mm; and I haven't even tried the SMC as the compatibility charts show it goes down to 10mm. I've also found it to hunt for focus on the NEX, but I have never been able to work out what triggers the hunting. So I'm upgrading to the 90mm too (thank god for interest-free finance).

I'm going to stick with the 10-18, though, at least for the time being. Its zoom range is very usable, both above and underwater, and I do like the perspective stretch effects you can get with rectilinear. But I prefer fixed-length to zoom (the additional zoom control is distracting) and the dome port is massive and very floaty - although very good for splits. So I reckon the WWL could be an interesting alternative and look forward to giving it a go - I would use the Sigma 19mm in preference to the utterly miserable Sony 16-50mm.


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In Topic: New Sony a6300 - new housing?

18 February 2016 - 12:47 PM

Thanks Mark. A little bird has told me that there will certainly be a new housing for the 6300. [emoji41]


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In Topic: Inon LF-800N

11 February 2016 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Alex. Hope to see you tomorrow.


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