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Aquatica and wet close up in general

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I have a "legacy" (the big one) aquatica macro port and would like to try shooting some supermacro. Would love to hear some recommendations or experiences from those who do the same. I currently shoot macro with Canon 100mm 2.8 L lens with a 5D mk2.

 

It does not look like Aquatica has a flippable system for the older, larger macro port. Instead, there's an adapter plate that is held onto the macro port's rim by 3 screws. Has anyone tried installing/removing this or the close up lenses underwater? Is it feasible?

 

If not, it seems I would be better off simply installing a dry CU lens directly onto the main lens.

 

Otherwise, I'm not ready to shell out $1100 for the mini-macro port + flippable mount + lenses, as I'm not sure how much I'll like shooting supermacro.

 

What's your recommendations on shooting supermacro with a legacy Aquatica port?

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The close-up lens holder is held very securely to the older Macro port. Though if you'd like extra protection, a piece of duct tape on the port's edge will ensure that you don't get scratches on the port lip. As long as you smear a bit of silicone grease on the o-ring of the Aquatica closeup lens, then it's easy to pop them in and out of the holder.

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The Aquatica +5 and +10 closeup lenses are designed to pop in and out of the holder using an o-ring system.

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