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canon s95 + ikelite housing + 15mm dyron wet lens = ???

Discussion in 'The Canon Corner' started by esaav22, May 12, 2011.

  1. esaav22

    esaav22 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: honolulu
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    Aloha,

    I have the s95 & ikelite housing. I'm thinking about adding on the dyron 15mm wet lens. Has anyone used it? Comments? sample shots?

    It sounds really, really good on paper, but i haven't heard comments from users or have seen actual sample shots.

    Any advise? If anyone has any sample photos that they would like to share, that would really help a lot!

    thanks,

    -erik
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  2. esaav22

    esaav22 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: honolulu
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  3. Indigo Scuba Africa

    Indigo Scuba Africa Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Gordon's Bay (Cape Town) South Africa
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    1
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    Hi there

    I have a Canon S95 with Ikelite Housing and the Dyron 15mm WA lense. It all fits together nicely and I've taken it into the water but it was a deep, dark dive and without a strobe my pics came out very very dark and very very grainy. Very very disappointing.

    Hope to get it in the water this weekend and will post some photos for you.

    Not much use to you right now, I know, but I promise to keep you updated.

    :D
     
  4. Indigo Scuba Africa

    Indigo Scuba Africa Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Gordon's Bay (Cape Town) South Africa
    71
    1
    8
    Hi

    As promised here are the first shots taken with my Canon S95 in Ikelite Housing with the Dyron 15mm lense. I have not edited or cropped the photos at all, so what you see is what I got.

    I was expecting crisper images throughout the picture and am quite disappointed with the results as it appears out of focus for most of the image. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? I am definitely focussing correctly. The Canon is an excellent camera but these photos do not do it justice.

    Also, I have done 5 dives with this lense and am very very careful with my camera equipment, My camera never goes anywhere near the sand sand and I already have sand inside of the lense :depressed:

    I don't know how to post Picasa photos into a post so here's the link....

    https://picasaweb.google.com/KateJonker/DyronWAPhotos?feat=directlink
     
  5. ozziworld

    ozziworld Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Philippines
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    Indigo,

    To post from Picasa.
    Right Click on the Picasa Image and "Copy URL"

    then click the "Insert Image" icon and paste the URL

    You can check preview to make sure the image will look right before you actually post.
     
  6. highdesert

    highdesert ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: SW USA
    2,259
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    I have the same setup only with an S90. Haven't gotten the Dyron lens wet yet, but I'm hoping my results are different than yours (BTW, sorry about your results). Did you set your camera in macro mode? I've read that you need to put it in macro mode and leave it there when you're using the 15mm Dyron. I won't be able to post any of my results here until late July ... we'll compare then. I'd like to hear Scott Gietler's (US Dyron rep's) take on this in the interim.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  7. Indigo Scuba Africa

    Indigo Scuba Africa Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Gordon's Bay (Cape Town) South Africa
    71
    1
    8
    Hello

    I have now added the photo settings to the bottom of each picture.

    In summary:

    Sponge photo:#127 - macro, ISO320, 1/125, F2
    Sea Urchins and anemones:#131 - macro, ISO320, 1/125, F4
    Swimming through gully: #134 - not macro, ISO320, 1/125, F4
    2 fish above reef: #138 - not macro, ISO320, 1/125, F6.3

    Perhaps my settings were not correct?

    I had to shoot on ISO 320 as it was quite dark.

    Hopefully they will get better. And hope yours are better too!!

    :depressed:
     
  8. Indigo Scuba Africa

    Indigo Scuba Africa Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Gordon's Bay (Cape Town) South Africa
    71
    1
    8
    Thanks Ozziworld! This is a great help!
     
  9. highdesert

    highdesert ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: SW USA
    2,259
    500
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    Still looking for some input here, Scott!!!
     
  10. Indigo Scuba Africa

    Indigo Scuba Africa Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Gordon's Bay (Cape Town) South Africa
    71
    1
    8
    Still disappointed..... I am having to crop each and every photo (shot in macro) taken with my WA lense. Kind of defeats the object. Can anyone shed any light on this? Did I read somewhere there was a faulty batch? What about the people who bought these lenses? Will they be replaced?

    Any update would be appreciated.

    thanks
     

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