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In Topic: Inon UCL-165 vs. UCL-330 Macro close lens.

05 April 2013 - 03:37 AM

I also want to purchase a macro wetlense which I can use with this mount base:



I alternate between the UCL-165, which is a +5, and this one: UCL-02 with M67 connector +8 /125mm, which is a +8.


Many people recommend to stack two +5 together.


My question: If due to budget restrictions I don't want to purchase two UCL-165 +5 lenses, would you then recommnd me to buy the +8 or just the +5 ?

In Topic: Camera Setup?

31 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Hi Chris,


the G12 was exactly the camera I was looking at about 30 minutes ago ;-)

For those of you who are interested what the G12 can do, here is an awesom photoset on flickr, most pics are taken with G12:


Do you think these photos were taken with an external strobe? If yes, can you recommend a low-priced strobe?



 As you can get a Canon G12 with a housing for 400€ i suggest you to go this way.


I've been looking for exactly that setup for the last hour on eBay, Amazon etc. Unfortunately I wasnt able to find a second-hand G12 AND housing for 400 €. Did you really see that offer somewhere or was that a rough guess?


Rgds, Jan


P.S. Thanks for the invitation to Sardinia - I might actually visit Sardinia this or next year and get back to you about that ;-)

In Topic: Camera Setup?

31 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

Hi Chris,


thank you very much for all that information!


I have to admit that at the moment it's probably out of my budget range to buy the ikelite housing + port (around 1300 euro) plus(!) an extra macro lense (around 50 euro).


Meanwhile I understand that with my 35mm will probably not help me to shoot any good macro photos.


As I think about switching to a full frame camera maybe in 2014 or 2015 (as soon as Nikon offers an affordable model with built-in gps) I now even think about purchasing a point and shoot digital camera (instead of using my DSLR) just because of budget limitations.


I'm currently browsing Flicker to find out which point and shoot camera would produce photos to my liking..


Regards, Jan

In Topic: Camera Setup?

30 March 2013 - 04:52 AM



I'm a beginner in DSLR underwater photography. I'm new to this forum and unfortunately it's not possible to start new topics for newbies here. So please excuse me for hijacking this topic ;-)


I need an advice for my DSLR setup for underwater photography. I've used my old Casio Exilim S600 with underwater housing for over 8 years. Now I would like to take my Nikon D5100 DSLR underwater and I consider buying the Ikelite housing for the D5100 for my next diving holiday (in Panama, starting mid April).


Currently my only lense which would fit into the underwater housing's lense port, is the Nikkor 35mm 1.8G (my Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 OS HSM wouldn't fit into the lense port). Would the Nikkor 35mm combined with the Standard - 6" Dome be an ideal solution to start DSLR underater photography? Or would I regret that and should rather buy another new lense (which one)?


Any hints are highly appreciated!


Regards, Jan


I like to shoot close-ups of fishes and macros of smaller things (nudibranches etc.). I don't yet favour shooting wide angles - maybe on my next diving holiday...