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G7X with wp-dc54 which macro lens and adapter?

Discussion in 'The Canon Corner' started by lulazz, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. lulazz

    lulazz Angel Fish

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    Hi,
    I am more and more attracted by underwater photo and I would like to buy a macro lens.
    I have a G7X in a canon housing with 2 strobes, 1 sea&sea ys-03 and 1 ultramax uxds3
    I just got the ultramax and done only 1 dive with it and I have to say I am not able to use it yet ;-)
    I would like to get a macro lens and I have seen the inon ucl165 and ucl100 and the dyron double macro +7 and the older model +5 that is a bargain at the moment on the dyron shop
    Also I have seen several adapter for the wp-dc54 housing from inon, h2o-tools and bubblescuba I like the bubblescuba because I could flip the lens when not in use
    I would like not to spend more than 300$ for lenses and adapter
    Can you please let me know if the adapters work well in particular the flip one?
    Also what about the lenses? which one is suited to start?
    I was also thinking of buying one +7 and one +5 dyron that can be stacked (or 2 +5 if they are good quality) in case I need super macro

    Thanks
    Lulazz
     
  2. matador

    matador Nassau Grouper

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    I have also a G7x in a canon housing; I also use a howshot flip adaptor and a inon 165 macro lense.
    I cannot recommend highly enough both of them. Howshot makes great products and Inon is ... Inon.
    I just love the flexibility of the flip over adaptor and it is one of the reasons I havent gone to DSLR - go for it!!!

    I see that you can get those two from diver vision for less that $200 so well within budget as well.

    All my macro pictures in the link below have been taken using this set up.
     
  3. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    I have 2 Inon ucl165 and love them.
    I don't know what the depth of field capability of the G7x is but the more power of the diopter the thinner the depth of field will be. I had a s-95 and with one ucl165 it was pretty thin but i was able to get a sharp focus with a decent depth of field with 2 stacked I pretty much gave up until lately when I've moved the the Canon SL-1 which has much better f stop range than the s-95.
     
  4. lulazz

    lulazz Angel Fish

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    thanks for the info
    unfortunately it is difficult to order from divervision since I am from Italy
    I can get the bubblescuba one that is very similar
    regarding the depth of field it gan go up to f11
     
  5. lulazz

    lulazz Angel Fish

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    matador I was looking at your maldive pics
    didn't think that the g7x could achieve these reuslts
     
  6. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    The ucl 165 is a +6 I believe. F11 is sufficent for the ucl 165 but any thing beyond that power was frustrating with its field of depth for me. I did read somewhere that the stated f stop range of the s-95 (f4 to f11 i think] actually less than stated but now my SL1 has a f2 to 22 range and I can get a much deeper range of field and actually can get a strong background blur now when I want it also.

    Divervision is easy and fast to the US, Italy will take longer but it still might be possible.
     
  7. matador

    matador Nassau Grouper

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    hey, the photographer deserves some credit as well :wink:

    Given than visibility was pretty bad those days the G7x did pretty well especially for macro ...
     
  8. lulazz

    lulazz Angel Fish

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    lots of credit goes to the photographer :)
    any idea of how the dyron works?
    I do not want to buy from outside EU since in Italy you have to pay tax, vat and other charges that are quite high
    any good shop in the uk?
     
  9. matador

    matador Nassau Grouper

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    The dyron lenses you mean? should be fairly standard lenses but I have only used INON I am afraid so cant comment.

    I would say even with taxes diver vision should be much cheaper that any other shop ...
    From the UK I have bought from www.camerasunderwater.co.uk before and those guys are also pretty good.
     
  10. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    My Dyson for my wpdc48 just pushes on over the housing, it's a firm fit and over time watch for loosening of the screws holding the housing glass to the poly housing.when removing my Dyson I'm careful to put pressure on the housing so it reduces stress.
     

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