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MacroMate external diopter vs. 2x teleconverter btw camera body and lens

10 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

I recently upgraded my Canon XTi rig to a Canon 5D Mark II in an Aquatica housing. Because I have now gone to a full frame camera, I no longer have the benefit of the 1.5X on my 100mm macro that I had with the cropped sensor on the Xti.

I am considering either Backscatter's "Macromate" external diopter solution, or the 2x teleconverter attached between the body of the camera and the lens, with a port extension for the housing.

The thought of having the flexibility to choose the level of macro I wish to shoot, while diving, with the Macromate accessory is appealing, however, I would like to know if anyone has actually used this before and has opinions on the pros and cons of the two solutions and, more importantly, the ease of use and quality of the pictures.

I welcome any and all feedback on this and thank you in advance for your opinion!