Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
Posted this in the U/W photo general section, trying here as well.
Asking this on behalf of a friend, I haven't jumped ship !
Is there a port and zoom ring combo available for this lens (Sigma 17-70) to use with the S&S RDX housing for the Canon 500D? Looked on the S&S site, couldn't see anything.
While I'm here, I have suggested he start of with the Canon 60mm macro, then the Sigma 17-70 as an all rounder and possibly looking at the Tokina 10-17 at a later stage. I assume the latter two will require a dome port, is there a "one dome fits all" solution?
We'd suggest going for the 10-17 straight off as it is a great u/w and land lens. But to answer your questions, the 17-70 would use the 30104 Optical Dome port, RDX Port Base L 30109 and the 56350 zoom gear. The 10-17 will also be compatible and would require the 31114 zoom gear.
Japan does not list the Sigma 17-70mm lens in th System Charts, requests have been made. However, we have found several users in the U.S. using the 56350 gear with the Sigma 17-70mm lens. The 56350 is compatible with all SEA&SEA DX housings for Nikon. It is also suggested to use the Fisheye Dome Port (56401).
I use the 31114 also for the 17-70! Just some rounds of tape on the lens - and it works.
For the DX-D80 I use the optical dome with SX- and the 40-Extension.
So now i have a 10-17 and no need for extra equipment
Old thread on wetpixel: Sigma 17-70 (non HSM) - Wetpixel :: Underwater Photography Forums
I can give a link for first Results with the 17-70 if needed.