Until now, I have only taken a GoPro down on dives (last time with bull sharks in Fiji) and every time I was disappointed by the colour cast and the lack of photoshop flexibility (Imagine my disappointment). I need RAW and flexibility, and my Hero 3 does neither.
So, I wanna photograph in the deep blue with better IQ and am wondering how best to proceed. I have read some of the theory and watched a couple of videos.
I own a Sony APS-C mirrorless a6000 with the 16-50mm kit, the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 and the Samyang 12mm f/2
Considering the crop, the kit is a 24mm on the wide end, the Sigma a 28mm and the Samyang a 18mm in full frame terms.
What I understand it boils down to:
Underwater = Wide or macro. Macro is not my piece of cake. Wide it is then.
I do not like the kit lens that much on the wide end to be honest.
I'd prefer to use the Samyang or the Sigma.
The Samyang (great lens by the way) is manual aperture and focus, but i guess prefocus and stopping down could get me there???
So, here go the questions:
Is a 19mm (APS-C = 28mm full frame) wide enough?
Would you guys shoot a 12mm (18mm) manual lens under water?
Or should I initially use the kit lens at the wide setting and live with the horrible corners?
Currently I am leaning towards the Meikon housing.
Thanks for reading this!