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Lenses that work with the RDX Standard Port

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by divertimmy, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. divertimmy

    divertimmy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Denver, CO
    I was curious if we might be able to make a list of lenses that would work with the RDX Standard Port and 31119 Zoom Gear that the Sea & Sea chart calls for. Is the Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS the only lens, or are there others that you all know of?
  2. BluewaterPhoto

    BluewaterPhoto Bluewater Photo & Travel ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Culver City, CA
    The 60mm macro lens will work fine with that port. - Scott
  3. Xkey

    Xkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne. UK
    Yes the 60mm lens works behind the S&S standard port.

    but the zoom factor that is added to a 60mm lens on a cropped sensor camera makes it a 96mm lens,
    plus u get around one third extra zoom when using a flat port so this makes it even more zoomed in something like 130mm

    Great for macro of small critters but u cant really photo anything much bigger than a face as u are required to back off from the subject too much, where u loose detail and clarity from doing so.

    This is a photo in UK waters of a buddy around 3m/10ft away just for an idea of the level of zoom on a 60mm lens using the standard flat port.

    Hope this helps


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  4. divertimmy

    divertimmy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Denver, CO
    Thanks so much! That is very helpful from both of you. Trying to decide if I should get a standard port to start with, or get a body with another port/lens as my first combination.

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