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60mm vs 105mm VR Macro lenses on a d7000 w/ Ikelite Housing

10 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Hello All,

I recently upgraded to a Nikon D7000 and went with an Ikelite Housing (not a perfect build, but the alternative housings are stupid expensive). I am planning a trip to Bonaire in late April so I will be in clear warm water with lots of little critters and fish that I'd like to photograph.

From what I've read the 60mm is going to offer a larger field fo view for the bigger fishes, but the 105 will give me the ability to get some nice bokeh on the little critters that I'll find. I've also read varrying opinions on the autofocus.

I do plan on having an autofocus assist light mounted on top of the housing as well.

I guess my question is, does anyone have any experience with the ikelite ports for these two lenses? I plan on renting the lenses so its no big deal either way, but I'd rather not buy uncessary ports - anyone used a single port for both of these lenses and had good results?

I should also note I already plan on using a tokina 10-17mm with a dome port for the wide angle shots, so I'm covered there.

Thanks for the replies in advance.